Since school started, I have not been able to work out at least five days each week. I need to get up at 5:00 am just to get myself and my four kids ready to leave the house by 7:15, and I have been staying up late almost every night to work on school things, so getting up earlier than 5:00 am hasn’t been an option until today. I worked hard all weekend on lesson plans, worksheets, doodle notes, grading, etc., so that I was able to go to bed at 9:30 last night and wake up at 4:30 this morning. I enjoy starting my day with a workout. It wakes me up and makes me feel productive.
Last Tuesday, I adjusted my calorie goal because I am not exercising as frequently as I had been, and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to shed another two and a half pounds by the end of this month if I continued with my 1800 calorie limit. I ate between 1400 and 1500 calories everyday (except Friday) this past week, and I only have one pound remaining to reach my goal for August. I will update on September 1st to let you know if I reached my goal or not.
The yellow on the graph means I ate over 500 calories less than what I expended, which is fine because the other option on my app was 700 calories below, and I didn’t want to be that limited. My previous goal was to eat less than 1800 calories a day, so this has been a big change. I am hungry often, but I will drink water and remind myself not to give in because I will reward myself with a fun size Snickers at the end of the day. This has worked for a whole week. I will continue with this reward system.
I have lost 5.6 pounds since July 26th, but I would like to lose another 15 pounds. My goal for September is another five pounds. If you committed to going on this journey with me, let me know how you have done this month. I’d love to hear from others what is working for you.