A Flury of Things
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I have been wandering aimlessly in the weight-loss race for a while now. Before I started Biggest Loser at my school, I was just sorta maintaining, not keeping an eye on what I ate, not exercising, just trying to spend some of my winter break recovering from what can only be described as on hell of a horrible semester. Once I got into the Biggest Loser program, I instantly had to get back to tracking and, what's worse, I had to start exercising, biggest loser style. I had to keep tracking and losing weight, and that was that. There wasn't a goal from me (well, except to get under 200lbs, which was only 15 pounds in 12 weeks, not really a hard goal), and they didn't place any expectations on us. So I have been goal-less for almost 9 months. Time to fix that.
This summer, as in before Fall classes resume, whether I am in them or not, I will no longer be obese. This shouldn't be a hard goal for me assuming that this horrible "work my ass off for a week, eat 1300 calories a day, and still only lose one pound" trend doesn't continue. I have nearly 17 weeks, more than three months(!), to lose the 3.5 BMI and 22 pounds, landing me at 174 (I totally typed 274 first, eventually I will learn that my weight starts with a one now) and a BMI of 30.
To try and combat my slow weight loss, I am upping my caloric intake a smidge. I am allowing SP to calculate my needs, and they say 1370 a day should be my minimum assuming I burn 1500 calories a week in exercise. That burn rate should hopefully stay way way lower than what I am actually burning each week, but since I won't be using the gym anymore soon I didn't want to set it too high. So that's that.
Today was one of the best days I have had since I started losing weight. And it had nothing to do with weight at all! My husband came with me to the school gym and worked out with another one of the Biggest Loser kids. It was so amazing to see him push himself so hard and suffer with us. He worked so hard, and I couldn't have been prouder! It's just amazing to me the changes I have made, and seeing him covered in sweat and really pushing today gives me hope that he will be willing to continue that at our complex gym, which means I will still have a workout buddy! I am so excited for my husband to start down the path to a healthier life. I am always worried about his long-term health, even though he is healthy now. I am hoping that this week that I can give him at the school gym with me will get him to the view of liking the gym so with a little nudge from me, he'll keep going and pushing himself. I am so excited to have this week with him! Only good things can come from this :)