I'm happy to report I've lost 1.6 lbs since last week. I'm sure it's a result from my increased exercise. At first, I wanted to jog 2 miles each to reach a 300 calorie burn. I did that Monday and Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, I was really, really tired, but knew I made a promise to myself so at 9:45 p.m. I started up the treadmill. But instead of jogging at 4.5 mph, I increased the incline to 12% grade and walked at 3 mph. When I reached 15 minutes, I had burned 200 calories. I decreased the speed to 2.5 mph and walked another 10 minutes to reach the 300 calorie burn. It was great! My legs were wobbly when I got off. The repeated this on Thursday night. Friday we went in the ministry and walked up and down a hilly street for 45 minutes in the heat. I'm sure I didn't burn the 300 calories, but I was so wiped out. I didn't do any extra exercising when I got home. My goal is to jog 5 mph for 15 minutes and then increase the incline to 12% grade and walk at 3 mph until I reach 300 calorie burn. I'm planning to do this on Saturday or Sunday, maybe both!
My food intake has been pretty good. I'm getting bored with breakfast, so I'm going to be thinking of some other ideas. Maybe some pancakes wrapped in sausage? And my fruit has been lacking a little. I miss the good apples at the market. I can barely wait until we go to the mountains to pick some. Homemade applesauce is nothing compared to what we buy at the grocery store. The only problem is, the kids and I eat it up so fast. It barely lasts us 2 months!
Started the challenge at 205 - June 12, almost 4 weeks agoCurrently weigh 202.0 - July 8Goal is 199 by July 22...which means I need to lose 1.5 lbs each week for the next 2 weeks to be in "one"derland.
I also wanted to talk to you all about rewarding yourself. How do you reward yourself after reaching milestone goals? I find myself lapsing into "food" rewards. You know what I'm talking about...I lost 1.6 pounds this week so let's go out for Mexican tonight and then Dairy Queen afterward. Not good! I read someone's post last week about letting a balloon fly off for each pound lost. I loved that idea! I believe she did it at the end of the month. I'm a very visual person and like the idea of seeing the "pounds" float away.
How do you reward yourself?
Hope you all have a great week!