I weighed myself on the scale at home last Friday for the first time, and I knew the results would be good this week because I’ve been in a very healthy groove lately. And I have to sat that stepping on the scale was so much fun today! I’ve lost 9 pounds since last Friday.
I’ve done some things differently over the last week. You may know that I’ve been counting calories for a while now, but I had been trying to stay under 2174 per day. I was losing weight, but I felt like I was eating too much. I felt too full so last week I decided to cut my calories to 1500 per day. That didn’t seem like quite enough with the workouts I’m doing so I’ve been floating around 1800 per day, give or take a little.
Here’s a snapshot of my caloric intake for the week. I’ll have more calories to add today, of course…and I haven’t added the calories that I’ve burned yet either, but you get the idea. You can click on the picture to make it bigger if you want to.
My workouts have also been more consistent this month. And that makes a big difference in my weight-loss too. I knew it would take some time to look forward to workouts again, but I’m there. I feel renewed again, and it feels incredible. I even managed jog around the entire track without stopping yesterday and today. I feel like a such an athlete! =)
I often say that I have a long way to go, but I’m a lot closer today. I feel confident that I’m steadily moving in the right direction again, and it feels good.