Last Monday, April 4th, I got on the scale and wanted to cry. I was 1.2 pounds away from my all time high. And all I could think was- how did this happen?!? But really, I know how it happened: It was all the drinking, eating junk food, and just eating more than I was burning off. My jeans that were comfortably loose became tight. My shirts no longer fit. And with the weather warming up, I can no longer hide is sweatshirts.
I can’t believe I am about to do this but I need to own my weight and the choices I make. So here I am..
Percentage of body fat: 31.6 (Over normal/healthy range)
Body fat I needed to lose: 16.8lb.
BMI: 24.8 (normal)
So I decided to make a change! I started painfully counting calories, hitting the gym harder, and dropped my drinking to once a week. Using the app, Lose It!, I focused on my calories, fat, carbs, and protein.
To lose weight, the app gave me a budget of 1,269 calories per day. Ugh, did I mention how much I hate counting calories. My goal was to keep my carbs between 100-150g and my protein up around 111g. Not an easy feat!
So here is how I did:
- Monday- Carbs (126g) Protein (80g) Calories (1,239)
- Tuesday- Carbs (81g) Protein (110g) Calories (1,291)
- Wednesday- Carbs (130g) Protein (75g) Calories (1,182)
- Thursday- Carbs (120g) Protein (68g) Calories (1,029)
- Friday- Carbs (147g) Protein (68g) Calories (1,243)
- Saturday- Carbs (185g) Protein (75g) Calories (1,662)
- Sunday- Carbs (132g) Protein (72g) Calories (1,738)
I did a good job on my carbs but protein is something different. Today is weigh in day, it has been one week and I am not expecting a miracle. I am hoping for something positive.
Percentage of body fat: 30.3 (Over normal/healthy range)
Body fat I needed to lose: 14.1
BMI: 24.8 (normal)
I’ve improved some but I don’t think you can really tell in the pictures. Even though the number on the scale stayed the same, I lost 1.3% of body fat and how much body fat I need to lose has also went down 2.7lbs.
I need to keep in mind that it has only been a week but there are changes. So here I go with another week of hitting the gym hard, counting calories, and running 🙂