Friday, April 30, 2010

Next week's plan

So, I have gained 11 lbs since January of 2008.  I'm not beating myself up.

Back to the two year plan.

Today's weight: 160.6

This week's plan:

1.  Document every bite I eat - include an estimated quantity and my hunger level

2.  Journal at least 3x

3.  Workout - cardio - at least 3x

4. Get a library card

5.  Re-work 'fridge on MFD

That's it.  I have decided that I need more protein at breakfast.  I will get it from eggs, I think. 

I also have made the startling discovery that with a goal of 1 lb per month, all I need to do is cut 100 calories from my daily maintenance requirement, which MFD is showing to be 1635.  That's for my current weight.  That is one reason I want to re-work the fridge on MFD.  I know that I am going to have to log my food and count calories for a while. I'm also going to have to measure my food.  I'm easing into it.  And I'm also going to do my best to make MFD work for me with a 'fridge that functions my way.  And I'm going back to  my 'it must be easy' mantra.  I'll basically eat the same things for breakfast and lunch and then eat small portions of whatever we have for dinner.   

I really do want my eating to become intuitive as well as automatic.   This is why I'm adding the hunger level in my documenting my food intake.  I want to avoid eating if I am not hungry.  At the same time, I don't want to be terribly hungry for any length of time.  Why do I feel like I sound like a broken record?

I'm still fighting exercise.  This isn't a good thing and I'm thinking some 'tough love' may be in order.  It's time to end the fight and just do.  No choice.   I don't have to kill myself - I just need to move for 30 minutes three times a week.   That's all I'm asking of myself right now.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good plan Maura. I'm actually fighting exercise right now too - believe it or not! I plan to start spinning classes again next week. I think being at the gym is more fun sometimes. I guess I just always need to change it up. Isn't it crazy to think that 100 calories per week can cause you to gain or lose 10 pounds in one year? That always amazed me.



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