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.


11 comments:

older singer said...

I get so nervous about the word DIET because when eating becomes an issue rather than a pleasurable biological activity, it can lead to dangerous obsessions. Nonetheless, this diet sounds reasonable. Just call it something else.
I'm going to be pleasurably devouring a little less this year, not because I want to be thin, but because I want to be healthy. I want to look as good a I can given my body type. I also want my husband to quit eating so much chocolate.

Get Fit in 2007 said...

Great Blog - I am so excited to have you on Get Fit!

Factotum said...

I'm not calling this a diet for the record, it's more of a lifestyle change. I really debated about whether or not to blog about this or not--I completely agree with you older singer--you can't obsess about weight. You've got to be happy with yourself as you are NOW. The main reason I'm doing this is to fit into my pants that are now too small and I want to be more energetic to keep up with my kids. I have no desire to be skinny, just healthy.

Kako said...

Okay, I'm in. My water goal is this: everytime I pee I have to drink 2 more cups of water. It starts to taper off, but right now I'm peeing all the time.

Factotum said...

I with you on the peeing!

Design Mom said...

I know I would love it if I drank enough water every day, but I can never seem to make the habit stick. I like your ideas for connecting water drinking to eating or other activities. If I connect it to diaper changes, that would be about the right number.

older singer said...

I think that the privilege of peeing should be based on physical exercise. If you don't exercise, you don't get to pee. If you run two miles, you can pee twice. Three miles gives you three times to pee, etc. Exercise makes you thirsty, which motivates drinking, and thus makes you really want to pee. But you CAN'T unless you've exercised. So who wants to take that challenge?

Factotum said...

I don't know, my bladder is already pretty weak as it is, I kind of tried that once just so I could make it to an aerobics class on time--a bit of a disaster to say the least. I think I'll pass, but by all means you're more than welcome to do that, just don't jog to my house.

bruce said...

Could you explain what you mean by "I think I'll pass"?

older singer said...

Factotum--you will find that your bladder works much better if you give up any sexual activity.
Bruce--did you want me to comment on "I think I'll pass?"

Factotum said...

"I think I'll pass" on older singer's plan for making sure you fit in your workout (you can't pee until you've exercised).

I'll let Noah know that abstinence improves bladder control, I'm sure he'll be quite relieved.