Monday, July 4, 2011

Week 4 Results for Slimmer This Summer

My Goals:
-Journal my meals
-Be under 165g of Carbohydrates/day
-Exercise 5 times a week for 45-60 minutes
-10 glasses of water a day
-Run/walk a 5K in under 40 minutes GOAL MET!
-Build a support network
-lose an average of 2 lbs/week, 24lbs total

Beginning Weight: 201.3
Week 1: 198.6 (-2.7)
Week 2: 198.6 (0) No change
Week 3: 196.9 (-1.7) Total loss 4.4 lbs
Week 4: 193.9 (-3) Total loss 7.4
(16.1 loss since I began my journey in January)

Daily Carb Count
(out of 165g carbs and adjusted for fiber intake)
Monday: 161 (4 under)
Tuesday: 204 adjused after fiber 174 (9 over)
Wednesday: 157 (8 under)
Thursday: 183-56 fiber bonus 127 adjusted (38 under)
Friday: 156 (9 under)
Saturday:172-39 fiber points 133 adjusted (32 under)
Sunday: 108 (57 under)

To view my food diary, visit  Profile name: ambreee

No big changes on my measurements. I lost a ½ inch off my chest and gained an inch on my waist.  I am sure I am retaining water due to my period. So hopefully I will see a greater change next week!

Here are the weekly goals I was working on:

-Get in two 40 minute runs
Accomplished!  I even reached my 5k in under 40 minutes!!  I ran 3.05 miles on Monday in 40 minutes and on Saturday I did a whole 5k (3.2 miles) in 39.17 minutes.  I will continue to work on improving my time.  I may sign up for a 5k in September.  I am looking for someone to join me.

-quit thinking about caloric intake, and focus on carb intake instead.  Counting calories is messing me up and I end up eating more.  I know backwards, but I am going to try it this week and see where it gets me.

It helped for me to focus on my carbs instead of calories.  I actually was much better about my eating overall, because I was able to keep my blood sugar under control.  I ate more fiber this week too, which is also helpful on my blood sugar.  And Heck, I lost 3lbs, so I am happy!!

-Start taking my vitamins and minerals again.  Many of these I quit taking when I was pregnant (as I was advised to), and it is time to get back into the swing of things for the sake of my mood, energy and blood sugar.

Big oops!  I still have not been doing this.  I always think about it at the wrong time.  I have to take them when my daughter is not around, because she thinks she can take what ever I am having.  I am going to shoot for this one again this week.

Yeah for Week Five!  Happy Fourth of July!

1 comment:

  1. I am impressed - 3 lb loss AND great job on the carbs. You're doing something right!