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Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
My name is Billie, I am a 43 year old mother of two. I have been mostly losing the battle of the bulge for the past 20+ years, now I'm ready to lose it for good. Come along on my journey to beat the battle.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil 4:13

Monday, October 12, 2009

I've Been Doing it all wrong

I had a very eye opening day today. I went to the gym for my fitness and nutrition consultation. I learned alot about me during this consult.
1. I can walk a mile on the treadmill at 3.5 mph in only 17 minutes and not die.

2. I am not eating enough calories. She says I need to be eating between 1650 and 1900. Dear Lord, how do you eat that many calories and lose weight. I'd have to eat 5 300 calorie meals a day and have 5 100 calorie snacks. I'm having a tough time getting in 1500 every day.

3. My BMI is 42.55% and it should be 22 to be healthy. (I knew this was not going to be good)

4. I have a poor heart rate. Walking a mile at 3.5 mph my heart rate was only 126 and it should be 141-150 to effectively burn calories.

5. Strength training really hurts. I guess it's not supposed to, but...when you haven't really done any in a long time, it hurts.

6. And the real shocker...I am obese. (Ok I already knew that too)

So it appears that the 2.5 miles I walk in an hour is really not that good. I thought I was burning calories, but apparently I am not. I thought the point was to eat less and move more, but I think I may have been wrong on that point also.

Now not to mention, mother nature is paying a visit, and I feel like crap and don't really feel like working out. But the fatty me would just stay in bed and use this as an excuse, but the skinny me will be pushing on and go and work out and do at least a mile at 3.5, then I may slow down a little, cuz I thought my leg was gonna fall off.

I have decided that when I get to the 10 pound lost marker - I am buying the armband for my IPhone so I have no more mishaps with the flying phone. So hopefully I am hitting the 10 pound mark this week.
Free Calorie Counter
my-calorie-counter.com
Cal Fat Sat Chl Sod Crb Fib Sug Pro
Breakfast
1cupMilk, nonfat, fluid, with added vitamin A (fat free or skim)83005103120128
1servingOatmeal150310027415
2333151033941313
Lunch
1servingWeight Watchers Smart Ones - Angel Hair Marinara23041064040479
23041064040479
Dinner
1Serving - 311 GHEALTHY CHOICE DINNER - DINNER - CHICKEN PARMIGIANA 11 OZ BOX32093206004061020
32093206004061020
Snack
11 ContainerFiber One Vanilla Yogurt500005513543
1Serving - 38 GORVILLE REDENBACHER'S - MICROWAVE POPCORN - SMART POP BUTTER 94% FAT FREE 3 OZ 3 PK BOX11020036026604
1cupGrapes, red or green (European type, such as Thompson seedless), raw1040003271231
2642004186612278
Water Tracker
Totals
Target
Balance
1047
1500
453
18
65
47
5
20
15
25
300
275
1761
2400
639
185
300
115
26
25
1
57
50
7
50
50
0
CalFatSatChlSodCrbFibSugPro
Activity
Totals0

Quote of the day - Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.


5 comments:

  1. Hey girl! You know I'm no nutritionist, but I've got a suggestion. 1900 calories sounds retarded, it really does. I'd encourage you to go to www.sparkpeople.com and set up a weight loss profile. It will ask your age, heighth, weight, goal weight, etc. And then it will give you a range of calories for you to shoot for. It told me 1200-1550. If it's safe for me to eat 1200 calories, I just can't imagine that you should be eating as many as 1900. I've always heard it only takes 2,000 and the goal here is to lose!! You have to make your own decision, but the guys over at sparkpeople are very knowledgeable about diet and exercise, and I've give that a shot before I make up my mind on the calorie count. Very proud of you for staring down Mother Nature and making it to the gym!! I hate that wench, but I also find that it is the week I work the hardest and push myself the furthest...you can do it too...she's a great motivator!! Headed over to check out your daughter's blog now! Thanks for the link. :)

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  2. Oh! One more thing!! Did the nutritionist mention anything to you about sodium?? It's crucial not to eat too much of this...it will KILL a weigh-in! I noticed you're eating some frozen meals, and those are GREAT for counting calories, but many times they have too much sodium. Just make sure you read the label to keep yourself in check, and it won't be a problem. I've heard that your max for the day should be no more than 2400 mg. My Dad used to eat Lean Pockets every day for lunch, and sent himself into severe hypertension! His doctor told us to cut out the Lean Pockets, and in a week his blood pressure was back down to normal....just something to think about. :)

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  3. Well, you have to start somewhere! You will be amazed at how quickly your cardio workouts will get better. When I first started, I could only walk 2.8 mph for about 20 minutes. Now, I do about 45 minutes, at 3.5 mph, and I do the random hills set on level 10!
    It's all about consistency - just keep doing what you're doing, and you'll get there.

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  4. Hi from across the pond, found you via Tammy, Good Luck on your weight loss journey.

    I look forward to cherring you along the way:)

    Sheialgh

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  5. Good Luck!
    I will be checking back to see how you are doing. :)
    Andrea

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