Friday, April 22, 2011

Weight Loss Challenge: 15 By June








Annie @ MamaDweeb.com has set forth a challenge of 15 pounds by the end of June. I'm taking it on! Annie's reasoning is for a conference, mine is for a water park birthday planned in mid July for Jeremy. Ok, I'll admit it, I want to be 15 pounds lighter by the time I slip into a bathing suite and expose this body to the world. My main focus will always be on health and fitness, but again, I want to look my best come this summer. 

So, the first challenge is to incorporate more water into my day, and, I feel pretty confident in this one. I'm setting my goal for 64 ounces, and that's above what I drink while working out. Now, the next step will be to focus on my nutrition as well as workouts. While using www.sparkpeople.com, I've calculated my need for 1200 to 1500 calories a day, striving to burn 2000 calories a week. Supposedly, the weight will simply melt away while using this formula. 

Ok, I'm a little scared. It's not the workouts that have me questioning it all, it's the food intake. I've just never been able to do it. If I go under 1,000 calories, I suffer from terrible headaches. And the evening snacks don't even help my cause. I have one more week til my exams and after that I plan on bringing back my morning and evening workouts. I'm hoping by getting an evening walk in, my appetite will be suppressed and the snacking will take a back seat to my goals.

All we can do is try, right? Right. So, here we go, let's move forward, let's have fun, and let's lose 15 pounds!

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