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EricaG87's Weight Loss Journal

Posted by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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This weight loss journey has officially started on January 31st.  My weight the week before I began my weight loss was 150 lbs. My overall goal is to weigh 122 lbs, like I did in 2007, 9 months after I had my first child and before I got pregnant with my second child. This means I will need a 28 lb. weight loss, total. This first seven days I am going to be keeping my calorie intake at between 1200-1300 calories a day.  On my second week I am going to add in cardio for 30 minutes, 5 days a week, on the third week I am going to add in 30 minutes of strength training, 3 days a week. On my 4th week I am going to raise my cardio to 45 minutes a day. As I hit plateaus in my weight loss or start to slow down I will make adjustments as needed. 

 My first goal is to lose 10 lbs in the month of February. I know that it's a pretty ambitious goal since it is like 36% of the total weight that I want to lose, but I know my body and I tend to lose quickly a first. Once I either reach my goal OR the end of February, whichever comes first, I will re evaluate and make a new goal.

I will be keeping a food and exercise journal each day in ther replies section of this post. 

I will also weigh in every day and edit this original post with my weight for that day, and also will note each weekly total loss and how much I have left to go!

NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING THIN FEELS!

1/31: 150.0

2/1: 147.6

2/2: 146.8

2/3: 147.6

2/4: 146.4

2/5: 146.2

2/6: 145.8

2/7: 145.8

Week one loss: 4.2 lbs!  23.8 lbs to go!

2/8: 145.4

2/9: 145.4 (I started spotting today for period... :( My periods are always very difficult.  I get very bloated, extremely emotional , have lots of cravings and want to eat A LOT. I'm pretty sure I have PMDD. I'm really really hoping this doesn't derail me. I know I will be seeing my weight numbers going up and I don't want to feel discouraged.)

2/10: 145.6

2/11:145.8

2/12: 145.6

2/13: 145.8

2/14: 145.6

Week two loss: .2 lbs.  Total loss: 4.4 lbs!  23.6 lbs. to go!

2/15: 144.8

2/16: 144.2

2/17: 144.8

2/18: 144.8

2/19: 144.4

2/20: 143.4

2/21: 143.0

Week three loss: 2.6 lbs Total loss: 7 lbs!  21 lbs to go!

by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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EricaG87
by Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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February 1st

special K bar: 90

2 poached eggs:140

2 pieces of toast:130

yogurt: 80

6 inch sub: 450

1/4 bell pepper: 10

Honeycombs and skim milk: 240

special k bar:90

Total: 1230

 

 

EricaG87
by Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

February 2nd

Special K bar: 90

6 inch sub: 450

chips: 240

Pasta: (whole wheat rotini, shrimp, artichoke hearts, spinach, fat free ricotta, olive oil) 400

yogurt: 80

Total 1260

EricaG87
by Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:12 PM

February 3rd

Special K bar: 90

2 poached eggs: 140

2 pieces of toast: 130

yogurt: 80

Dinner (pasta w/artificial crab meat, mushrooms, and onion that were sauteed in a tablespoon of margarine): 600

cheez-its:160

Total: 1,200

EricaG87
by Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:17 PM

February 4th

2 poached eggs: 140

2 pieces of toast: 130

Yogurt: 80

Rolos: 220

Pasta with broccoli and parmesan cheese: 448

Bell pepper slices: 25

4 slices of deli ham: 45

Toast and homemade blueberry jam: 180

Total: 1,265

 

EricaG87
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Feruary 5th

2 poached eggs: 140

2 pieces of toast: 130

6 inch sub: 425

Chips: 140

Salad (lettuce, yellow pepper, onion, mushrooms, tomato, croutons, cheese and lite sweet onion dressing):260

pudding cup: 110

Total: 1,205 (will add snack later!)

EricaG87
by Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM

February 6th

Oatmeal: 130

2 eggs: 140

2 pieces of toast:130

yogurt: 80

special K bar: 90

Chicken, broccoli, rice: 300

pudding: 220

popcorn:100

Total: 1,190

EricaG87
by Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:07 PM

February 7th

Cerel with milk: 185

6 inch sub: 450

Chicken and vegetable pasta: 550

popcorn: 100

Total: 1285

iwannalose10
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:11 AM

awesome log

EricaG87
by Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM

 Thanks :)

Quoting iwannalose10:

awesome log

 

EricaG87
by Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:56 AM

February 8th

2 poached eggs: 140

2 pieces of toast: 130

popcorn: 100

Dinner: spinach, artichoke, shrimp, whole wheat pasta and 1 piece bread with butter: 500

i dont really know how many calories I ate after this. I made cupcakes and ate one of those and also had some extra frosting lickings lol, I'm going to guess that could have been around 430 and  got me up to 1300 so I'll stick with that.

total: 1300

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