We did great with our eating on our first day.
For breakfast, we had oatmeal. One serving is 1/2 cup so I had that and Vince had one cup, along with a couple of strawberries. He drank coffee and I drank water. I had one small mandarin orange also.
For lunch, we had salad with spinach, lettuce,carrots, tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, black olives, bleu cheese crumbles, 3 ounces of blackened steak sliced up. We used olive oil and balsamic for the dressing.
For dinner, we had a little hummus with a few falafel crackers and carrot sticks.
I drank at least 8 glasses of water and had 6 ounces of kombucha with lunch and 6 ounces with dinner.
No Dr. Pepper. No Blue Bell ice cream. Not much knitting. I need to figure out a way to walk and knit because sitting and knitting just isn’t going to get the steps done that I need to get done. It’s 1500 steps to the end of our driveway and back. I can make it twice and then I had to come in and rest. Bad!! But . . getting better, right? I did it three times and managed to get my steps up to almost 6,000 but the Jawbone wasn’t charged and synced til mid morning. I had a few more stops but doubt I reached the 7,500 step goal. The weird thing is that most days, I’m way more active than Vince but for today, he had 15,000 steps! I think he’s cheating!
No caffeine . . I’m dragging!
Day one is off to a good start. Combining the exercise and the reduced calories is bound to show results, steady ones, over time.
I think you’re right….Vince cheated! 🙂 I had a day in DC where my pedometer said 13,000, and I thought I’d die that night! I hurt!!! If Vince isn’t hurting, he certainly couldn’t have done 15,000 steps!! Make him fess up! 🙂 You could also try losing weight like me – I’ve been urgently running to the bathroom too many times a day since Wednesday! I’m sure that’s helping my weight loss, but actually, I’d prefer another way to do it, thank you very much!! (Sorry if that was too much information…) Good luck!!
I don’t think there’s any way to cheat with his little gizmo that counts his steps. When we were at Walmart, he went to the garden center, bought a couple of carts of fertilizer, hauled that out the truck, then made it across the store several times. Then, he tilled up a big hunk of the garden and cut the weeds in the remaining part of the garden so I’m sure he really did take 15,000+ steps today. He’s a worker once he gets going.
Good for you and Vince!
I’ve had the best success i weight loss when I write food journal.
Maggie Priest says
My tracker counts steps whenever I knit and also when I go to handbell rehearsal. Neither activity involves any walking, just evidently the perfect arm motion to look like it!
I need the one you have! 🙂
Dar in MO says
I use a FitBit on my waist to count my steps because I think it’s more accurate than those on the wrists. My step goals are 7,000/day that I set for myself and some days it is very hard to get there. With all your outside chores of gardening and chicken duties, it shouldn’t be too hard for you. The best thing you have going for you is that you have Vince willing to do it too. That is a big incentive. Wish I could get my DH to walk and eat right. I know you can do it. You can do most anything you put your mind to. I will be watching you succeed.