jvando74 wrote: »
Good morning everyone! Well, good morning here in California, not sure where the rest of you are. @LJRS2019 Keep up the good attitude! It is a new day. The 4 mile walk sounds great. Really good mental health break and great exercise to boot. Also you might try picking a favorite appropriate breakfast and eat that every (or almost every day) so that you start the day off right with little decision making. I do 1/2c 0% plain Greek yogurt, 1/2c berries, 1tbsp sliced almonds, 1tbsp grape nuts cereal (or kashi nuggets when I can get them). This works for me and fuels my run (along with a nonfat latte with honey!). Something else might work well for you.
Last night I did better, but not great on the after dinner snacking. I ended up ~80 calories under for the day — enough to not keep gaining, but not enough to start losing. I’m aiming for a 200-500 calorie deficit per day for weight loss.
I’m dressed for my morning run and am determined to get all my core work done today ( I don’t work on Monday’s and the kids are on Spring Break so no home school today so I’m hopeful I can get it all in). I think the gatekeeper to nighttime snacking for me might be not getting enough sleep. I often stay up too late trying to psych myself into finishing the core work I didn’t get to during the day. I think I need to prioritize sleeping more!
Minimal sugar post dinner
200-500 calorie deficit at end of day
Let’s do this!!
jvando74 wrote: »
So far pretty good: done with dinner, had a cookie with the kids and am at a 200 calorie deficit for the day. But now I’m in the danger zone. It’s 7:15pm, the kids are getting ready for bed and this is when I usually start to snack. I’m full from a good dinner right now, but I know the urge to eat those peanut M&Ms my husband bought (thank you???) is going to get really strong after 8pm when the kids are asleep and I’m sitting on the couch. Plus, I’ve only done half my core work for the day. Need some words of encouragement!!
CatieMay123 wrote: »
To all of you moms home with your kiddos and on your way to crushing your fitness goals... I have to give it to you! That’s got to be a lot of juggling and takes a lot of motivation. Keep up the good work!
I work in healthcare and had to temporarily leave the hospital due to health concerns with the Coronavirus. Finally getting off night shift and having more time at home is the only reason I’ve been able to make time for it. I’m in school part time, and focusing on my fitness goals right now. It’s been stressful not working but also a relief getting on a normal schedule and my life back, and focusing on my health.
Today has been great so far. I did 30 minutes of cardio in my beach body program. Somehow this cardio workout was the hardest workout I’ve ever done! I’ll be going on my 3 mile walk after dinner, it’s a beautiful day today!
Astrid_Vervoort wrote: »
Hello everyone! I will need some support too. I am very bad at tracking my food on the app, which needs to change. I hope it is okay that I am adding you as a friend. Feel free to add me as well.
My name is Astrid, I am 24 years old and I live in Belgium. A few years ago (2017), I wanted to lose 14 kg ("my freshman 15" was actually 30 lbs). Although I managed to lose the first 9 kg, I lost motivation to lose the rest of it and I kinda just tried to maintain weight instead.
A month ago I started to feel motivated again. I don't like to make changes, but when I do it, I reinvent myself usually in spring. I keep thinking of how much I would like to be in shape this summer, as a birthday present to myself. As a teen, I used to be a long-distance runner and I felt so fast and powerful, which I totally took for granted during that time. During uni and while finding my first real job experiences, I always said to myself that weight loss wasn't a priority because I had other goals, looked ok and was often busy. (Sure, I am sooooo busy) However, these days my life is getting pretty stable and I find myself longing for a healthy routine, especially during lockdown for my mental well-being.
PS: I have another (kinda funny) reason why I want to be more active. In a few months, I will be moving to a house and once settled in, I want to adopt a dog from the shelter. But in order to convince my partner (and myself) that this will be a responsible choice, I will take myself on a walk just like I would do with my puppy. I have been doing this every day for the passed two weeks. I once saw on a show that people shouldn't get an active dog when the animal won't fit their rather lazy life style. Therefore, I am making sure that my future dog will be happy, satisfied and very tired at the end of the day. - And tbh, just the thought of taking these walks every day with my imaginary dog cracks me up, whatever floats my boat, I guess?
jvando74 wrote: »
I’m going to try not to eat any more tonight, but I’ve got to say I’m feeling vulnerable b/c I have a weird headache. Fingers crossed! I’m going to think of you all for inspiration. The “good” news is that there aren’t any more peanut M&Ms b/c I just killed them. 😳🤦🏽♀️
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