Monday, July 4, 2011
Week 4 Results for Slimmer This Summer
-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 myfitnesspal.com. 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!