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Day at a Time Till Onederland, Puppy & Spark Reports

Monday, May 20, 2019

For 3 months I have lingered around 202 - 205 pounds. I am so close to onederland yet not quite there. I have been nutrition tracking all year, so I run the Calories & Nutrients Over Time report. It tells a good story, I am not starving to death! I am on a plateau/maintenance because I am eating too many calories. My median calorie range is often above 1,200 - 1,500 calories so no weight loss. The report shows I am often under my protein goals.

I calculated my Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and it's 1,780 calories to maintain my weight with absolute minimal activity. To lose weight I have to eat less than that every day. This year I am eating a little fruit, which I don't like too much but it's to have a better range of nutrients and more fiber.

I will cut back on my calories to get the scale moving again. For breakfast and lunch I will have Slimfast ~ Mocha Cappuccino - 180 calories each with 20 grams protein, 5 grams fiber, 40% RDI calcium.

Also I am looking for small everyday changes. Last week for my cup of coffee I switched back to one ounce of skim milk from whole milk which saves 8 calories a day.

I was watching my 600 Pound Life and Dr. Nowzardan said 'to make a lifestyle change you need - the right attitude, willingness to work hard, desire, and a proper understanding of what's wrong'. Something to think about when I walk Royce in the wilderness park today.

If you Nutrition Track on Spark look at this report www.sparkpeople.com/mysp

Calculate Basic Metabolic Rate www.sparkpeople.com/reso

Today I am launched on spring cleaning/decluttering. To keep it interesting I made a slip of paper for each room in the house. I did up an equal number of minute slips - 5, 10, 15. Each day I will pull a room and a slip for number of minutes. This morning I did the back staircase for 15 minutes and the ensuite bathroom 15 minutes. Once I am started I keep going till the task it complete so it was more than 15 minutes each task.

Sunday I got a phone call about an American Water Spaniel puppy. She was born the day before and I am so excited. The problem is I am on the west coast in Vancouver, Canada and the puppy is on the east coast in Maine. I don't want to fly the puppy in freight as it's not a direct flight and there could be complications along the way. But our daughter is having a baby August 1st so we don't want to go east till her baby arrives. The breeder said we should get the puppy by mid-July. We have to figure it out. However there is future puppy that will be born in Oregon at the end of the summer. I would prefer to get a puppy sooner so we have the summer for her to bond with the kids and get her potty trained. Regardless we should have our baby puppy 'Rebel' this year.
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    Well done for sticking with it, we know how hard those stuck numbers can be on the motivation. Excellent advice in the comments on varying your calories - I found I needed to up my calories for a couple of weeks (with protein and veg not cookies and chips lol) before my body started releasing some of its hoard. Really exciting about the puppies, spaniels are the bestxxxx
    147 days ago
    148 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    We been paddling that same boat back and forth,,up and down.
    ..just seems like my body is afraid of Onederland!!
    Increasing activity ..increasing weight of weights and walking more.
    Doing my best to eat at least 1200 to 1500 calories a day..many days I don't hit 900.
    always get my water in..someone said I am not eating enough to lose..might be?

    The pup adventure sounds great..but yes it would be good to have one closer to get to ..good luck with it.
    I am so glad I got Molly at the pound, unknown past indeed..but she is a Black Lab in appearance and attitude. She was a street puppy and was 10 weeks old approx. when I adopted her.
    Good luck with puppy and congrats on baby!
    148 days ago
    Small daily efforts toward better health is proving to be a great life! emoticon

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    148 days ago
    thanks for the links.

    The things that have helped me break plateaus -

    sprints (whatever your exercise of choice, vary the pace. Go all out for 2 minutes, then back to your normal pace, all out, normal, repeat, repeat, repeat)

    varying caloric intake. Eat at the top of your calorie range (or slightly over), mid range the next day, at the bottom of your range (or slightly under), etc. Keep mixing it up so no consecutive days are the same.

    If I've gotten away from measuring my food, I go back to that and will sometimes find that I'm getting a bit heavy handed with my portions.

    congrats on the pup!

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    148 days ago
    Great job on the tracking. Thanks for the great pointers on looking at the past to make changes in the future. emoticon on the new baby and puppy. I like the name ‘Rebel’.
    148 days ago
    148 days ago
    Good for you, figuring out the tracking!!

    Puppy plans in our household too: we are hoping late July/early August!!
    148 days ago
    Small changes that you will stay with for life is the way through a plateau.
    148 days ago
  • LIS193
    148 days ago
    Exciting news about the puppy! emoticon
    I like your idea for spring cleaning. I still need to get started in mine.
    149 days ago
    Puppy’s chew things so bad, I would prefer an adult dog!
    149 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    One thing for sure your life definitely is not boring. I know you will be in Onederland soon....
    149 days ago
  • no profile photo HOTPINKCAMARO49
    Awesome! Way to go!
    149 days ago
    Step by step works wonders! Congrats on the lovely puppy.
    149 days ago
    Good luck with the plan! Small changes work. So exciting to have a new puppy. I look forward to the pictures.
    149 days ago
    Small changes one at a time is how I lost (never to be re-found) almost 100 lbs. I started with no processed food, then fast food. Now I'm working on 3 meals a day nothing in-between.

    You can do it. congrats on the Puppy and baby
    149 days ago
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