Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fresh Start

I need to lose 14 to 15 pounds! I am planning to use this journal to help. I am very excited to be counting my calories again. I signed up for SparkPeople several years ago but have not signed in for about a year. I just signed in and recorded my weight this morning. By weighing in I got suggested daily calorie intake of 1,250 - 1,600 calories.

I was remembering last year when Mom fell and broke her hip and I traveled to FL I was down to 152#. I actually thought that was too thin. Yes I think one can get too thin. I lost 3# traveling, before that I was at the best weight for me. 155# or 156#. So what happened over the coarse of 10 or 11 months? I overate - plain and simple. I ate more calories than I was burning. My weigh in weight today - 170#. I am not going to let that get me down, BUT I am going to do something about it!!!!!

Overall Goals - The Long of it :-)
  1. Lose 14# to 15#
  2. Track/Journal every bite I eat (I bought a new notebook last week. I plan to use spark people's nutrition tracker to help me out here. They have a great resource as far as how many calories are in different food items.)
  3. Weigh In (at home) every Saturday (I have to note here it is not good to weigh yourself more than once a week so I am keeping my scale under my bed and am only going to pull it out on Sat. AM
  4. Be to my goal weight by July 4th
  5. Stay accountable with my partner, Kari (thanks sistah) and anyone else who wants to join in the journey.
Overall Goals - the short of it :-)
  1. Lose 14# to 15#
  2. Track/Journal every bite
  3. Weigh In (at home) every Saturday
  4. goal weight by July 4th
  5. Be accountable


  1. You go girl! I need to take off about 100#. I'd be happy if I could take off 50#. You'd think with chasing after a very active little one all day that I'd be shedding pounds but I'm not. In fact I've gained weight since Timmy was born. How depressing is that?!?! Anyhow, I am going to be following your progress and I'm going to check out that web site that you posted and see if I can't shed some pounds too. I'd be happy with shedding anything at this point. Thanx for the encouragement girl! It's made me want to get on the band wagon.

  2. Good for you Lisa! We need to be in prayer for each other on this too. It is such a spiritual battle. God's Spirit will give us the ability to say no and to say yes - to make wise choices, God honoring choices.