Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Perfect 10

I am joining Christine's 10 Week Calorie Counting Challenge --June 21st-August 30th, 2011.

Yeah I'm sure it won't be a perfect 10...but I'm going to aim for a GREAT 10 weeks of this challenge. I need this challenge.

  1. Define your Ultimate Goal: Weight loss (10-20 lbs?), health, fitness, clothing sizes, lifestyle changes? My Ultimate Goal is to lose the remaining 30'ish pounds that I have been struggling with for years. I also would REALLY like to have a NORMAL BMI. Sick of the overweight and obese ones!!! Clothing ...single digits, need I say more?!!!! And overall I'd just like to eat healthier, cleaner meals. Produce plus protein = supportive meals!
  2. How many calories do YOU need to maintain your current weight? For the purpose of this challenge, take your current weight x10 to get your daily maintenance calorie goal. Interestingly this shows 1600 calories (give or take a few). I believe my calorie intake should be between 1500 - 1793.
  3. Define your exercise goals: A good target goal is to burn 250-500 calories per day. My range I want to aim for is 250 - 500 calories per day.
  4. Define your food/intake goals: A good target goal is to eat 250-500 calories less than maintenance (see #2) daily. Again, this one I'm keeping my calories at 1500 - 1793. After figuring my BMR and TDEE this is what I come up with.
  5. Patience and consistency: Give it time to add up, don't give up before it all starts to pay off! Easier said than done...right? :)

I will be using Sparkpeople to track my food and exercise. My Spark Page

Here's to a great 10 weeks! Hopefully by the end of the 10 weeks I will be at least 10lbs lighter!!!

My starting weight (weighed in on Thursday 6/16/11) is 157.8

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