Wednesday, January 03, 2007
A Word on Resolutions
Resolution #1: Of course, one of my resolutions this year is to lose the weight I gained last year. Designmom posted about this great blog to form a community of people trying to lose weight/ get in shape.
So here's what I intend on doing (I did this 2 years ago and lost 20 lbs in about 2 1/2 months): I'm keeping a food log with 1500 calories as my daily allotment. I have a sheet that lists 6 food groups with how many servings I should have a day (vegetables--4 servings, breads--5 servings, meats--2 servings, milk--3 servings, fruits--6 servings and fats--3 servings). I tried to scan it in, but we're having some computer problems and it didn't work so I'll scan it in another time.
I break up my calories like this: 300 for breakfast (light yogurt and toast with honey), 400 for lunch (a sandwich with a cup of low calorie soup), 200 for a snack (I like having a kudos bar--100 calories--and a serving of fruit--60 calories--), for dinner I eat whatever my family eats (smaller portions if it has a lot of calories). I also make sure to Tally up my water intake (I make sure to have 8 glasses a day, 2 each time I eat--it's amazing how drinking enough water lessens your appetite)!
When you reach your goal weight, you gradually increase your calorie intake until you stop losing and you're not gaining.