Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Real Chick Challenge - Week 5

This past week has not been too bad, I was able to get three 30 minute workouts in, one 60 minute (Wii Just Dance 2, I love it!) and lots of mall walking as well as a good walk downtown. The Fitbit is really helping both the boy and I as far as tracking sets of stairs climbed, steps, miles and calories burned.

We have tracked all of our food through My Fitness Pal as well, love that app, works so well when you use the smartphone app bar code reader, so easy to add food.

I have lost more since last week, another three pounds. So I am at a total loss of 11 which isn't too bad. Figure an average of 2 lbs per week which I think is healthy considering that the boy and I are just making ourselves more aware of what we are eating and trying to stay within some calorie parameters and adding exercise.

I have come down with a terrible head cold, which has now moved into my chest. I am already on day three of this and while I don't have an appetite and haven't eaten much, I am not getting any exercise and there are a ton of calories in apple juice. I am really hoping to feel better by tomorrow. 
So, hopefully when I check in next week I will be at about 15 for a loss which would be awesome because that would be the halfway mark and halfway through my goal for the 12 weeks.

The boy thinks we need one cheat day. I think everything in moderation, and I try to bank calories if I know we are going out at night, I won't have much for breakfast or lunch and light snacks. Or I will make sure I get a good workout in. So far that seems to be working pretty well. The other thing is, because of our schedules and activities, we do eat out quite a bit, but we are both making better choices, looking at menus before we go out so that we have a good idea of some healthy options and even when we are deciding where to go, we look at the restaurants near by and compare menus.

Really hoping to feel better if not later today by tomorrow so that I can get some good exercise in this week because as of now I don't have the energy for much.

This weeks challenge is all water. I haven't been able to do that because of not feeling well, I have already had hot apple juice, apple juice and ginger ale, but I will definitely do this next week in addition to the next challenge.


Kat said...

It sucks to be sick! Especially since you've been doing well so far on your weight loss goals - hopefully this will not set you back.

I love My Fitness Pal - I can use it anywhere because of the app, it keeps me on track!

Unknown said...

Great job on the weight loss. An average of 2lb/week is awesome. It's no fun being sick, just know you can pick back up as soon as you are better.

Mrs. Bradley said...

OMG i love Just Dance so much. Wait til u try JD3... it is even more awesome. Congrats on the loss. I think you are doing great!! I hope that you stop being sick and FEEL BETTER SON!!!

Jacky Hackett said...

Great job Jilly!! Impressive work, hope you are feeling better soon.