Day 1: Lifestyle Change

Hi Guys,
I am turning 34 on Oct 2nd!! I need to change my lifestyle and stop making excuses on why I can’t eat better or exercise!

The feature pic is a daily pic of myself…. 

Let’s start with the basics:

Current numbers 258.6lbs and 5’11’’… I would like to lose 58.6lbs by end of April next year! My goal is not to lose weight because I feel bad about how I look but I am not healthy my diabetes are out of control and I am in pain mostly because I am overweight but also fibromyalgia! I need to not only watch my calories but also my carbs/sugar intakes.

I am using two apps to help me along the way:

1) Fit30- this is a free app filled with 30 day challenges that help you burn fat and so much more.. these are pretty much daily workouts starting at 6 mins building up to 15 mins in the first challenge and I am sure as I unlock more challenges they will extend the time. You can unlock one by one for free or all challenges for 4.99!

2) MyDietCoach- this gem is free but you can upgrade to the premium for 23.99/yr! I think it’s worth it because I was able to set challenges for myself like drinking water and squats before I sit on the couch. This app also sets a calorie per day goal and tracks what you eat as long as you are honest. It also gives you motivation and reminders for snacks and water. You can use the calorie goal and food tracker plus one challenge for free! A plus to this app is I can set a personal challenge to take my meds!

My daily goals are:

Calories: 2207 (being lightly active)

Carbs: under 250g
September 24th and after I ate breakfast I weighed myself at 258.6lbs and I am 5’11’’… 

9am- For breakfast I had:

2 eggs with shredded cheese topped with pepper sauce 

2 pieces of toast with margarine 

5 strawberries

4 yellow cherry tomatoes

½ avocado 

2 servings of my iced coffee:

12 oz Starbucks cold blonde roast

2 tbs Dairy Pure half and half

2 tbs Coffee-Mate Hazelnut Creamer

So Far Consumed: 

795 calories

52.23g carbs

After breakfast I completed Day 2 on the Fit30 app(I started Day 1 yesterday just to get myself going) workout challenge:

33 jumping jacks

21 high knees

6 push-ups 

10 lunges

5 tricep dips 

22 basic squats

11 crunches

Burning 159 calories

1130am- Morning Snack

1 small size pear

1 string cheese

14 Cheetos Puffcorn

Consumed So Far:

Calories: +187= 982

Carbs: +22.92g = 75.15g

0130PM Lunch:

2 cups spring mix salad

2 tbsp bacon ranch dressing

10 yellow cherry tomatoes

⅛ cup shredded Romano cheese

3 slices honey smoked chicken breast lunchmeat

1 pc bread

6 slices Italian dry salami 

2 tsp mustard

1 12oz can Sprite Zero

Consumed So Far:

Calories: +502 =1484

Carbs: +27.62g =102.77g

415PM Snack:

6 slices salami

21pc Cheetos Puffcorn

Consumed So Far:

Calories: +148 =1632

Carbs: +8g =110.77g

Exercise additions:

Went for a quick 5 walk around our building

Extra 10 push-ups

Extra 10 tricep dips

So far burning 313 calories so far!

I have 2 more meals to go and only 828 calories left unless I work out more and I don’t think I can!

600PM Dinner:

1 Stuffed Bell Pepper:

1 bell pepper

1 ground burger patty

1 sprinkle of cheese

1 cup Minute Rice white instant cup

1 cups spring mix salad

2 tbsp Taco Bell chipotle sauce

8 oz Minute Maid Fruit Punch 15 cal

Consumed So Far:

Calories: +703 =2395

Carbs: +80.72g =191.49g

I added another:

20 squats

10 push-ups 

Climbed the stairs again

Total burned calories: 391

Meaning I have 239 calories left for the evening!

800PM Dessert:

.5 cup strawberries

1 tbsp whipped cream

½ cup Honey Nut 

Consuming So Far:

Calories: +75 =2434

Carbs: +12.45g =203.90g

This is where I leave you.. I will be having a banana at 10pm so I can take my medicine.
That will bring my counts to:

Calories: 2538-391(cals burned)= 2147 under by 52

Carbs: 230.90g under by 19.10g

What I noticed is that I was picking some of the wrong options for what I was eating on the app so I now double check all with a little google search! 

Did I Pass:

Challenges (at the end of each day I will let you know if I complete them):

I am also doing 20 extra squats 4 times a day before sitting down.. can I just say my legs hurt so bad from working out because I am so out of shape and it hurts to sit down on the toilet lol but I will continue hoping one day it will not hurt! COMPLETED

Another challenge I added today was to climb my stairs at least 2 times daily.. if I go out with the car I may also add in the stairs from garage to lobby of our building! COMPLETED

I am also challenging myself to drink 8-8oz cups of water a day and since I drink from water bottles I drink half at a time! COMPLETED

Overall day 1 of the diet was a success and I am looking forward to day 2! Wish me luck and thanks for joining in on this journey! BTW do y’all want pics of my meals? I am thinking of adding in tomorrow!

Love Toria (PMP)

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