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I've started counting calories this week. I mean, like really counting every little thing. I mathed up my BMR which is 1,561 calories a day. A sedentary day I add 312. That's a day that I don't work out, sit at my desk for 9 hours and go home, lay on the bed and read. Lightly active: 456, moderately active: 624, very active: 780. Very active is running for over an hour on an active day where I'm not sitting at the office.

Since I want to lose 2lbs/week, I'm trying to create a deficit of 1,000 calories a day. I'm averaging about 800-900.

I know how the math works, but for some reason I suddenly feel like I'm doing it right- like I didn't count right before. I'm counting every freakin' calorie and I'm measuring everything I do. I think knowing your basal metabolic rate is really important (you can find the formula online).

So. My goal is to eat about 1170 calories minimum/day (that's a minimum of about 1lb/week). If I burn more than 2200/day, then I can eat more. It works out pretty well. I'll weigh myself every monday- I started at 180. Which is where I've been hovering for forever. However, today at the doctor's I got weighed and I am... wait for it...

180.

But that's with all my clothes on. No shoes, though. So, I think I can take off two pounds from that safely enough. I think I'll definitely be down by Monday morning. I practically know it, just because I've been paying so much attention to my calories in/calories out ratio. There are so many iphone apps that can help. I'm doing Shapeup Club, but Lose It is just as good and it's free.

I had my first checkup in over a decade today. My blood pressure was 110/60, vg. Pulse: 66 bpm- could be better, imo, but I was nervous- also, it turns out I'm 5'7" now. I used to be 5'8". When the doctor came in and looked at my information, she didn't freak about my weight or anything. She said, "well, you look like a very healthy little person!" She didn't care that I smoked, since I smoked so little. She didn't bat an eye at my alcoholic intake.

She did..., well..., her Doctor Exam Stuff and asked if I'd eaten today. I admitted that I hadn't, that I'd been nervous about the appointment, so she sent me to the lap to give blood for tests. In a week or two, I'll know my cholesterol levels! Woot!

Now for the bad bit. She scheduled me for a mammogram on Dec. 4th. Ugh. I've heard nothing by horrible things about mammograms and I am NOT looking forward to it. I don't care about the test results- it's just the exam itself. Argh. My titties do NOT like to be squeezed! Except gently. By my husband. Period.

So there you are. My privates feel invaded so I'm making DH take me to dinner tonight. Sushi.

I ate lightly today so I could enjoy it and maybe have a couple of vodka and club sodas.

**eta Total cholesterol is 190. Not bad- it's in the safe mark, but I'd like to get it lower, I think.

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