It’s been four days since I decided I needed to make a serious effort to lose some weight. Normally I go into something like this all gungho and everything. You know…eat a thousand calories and start out exercising an hour or two a day. That lasts all of…oh….a couple of days. This time I ‘ve decided to do things in a little more reasonable manner. Hopefully, it will stick.
First off, I’m looking at how much I eat. My goal is 2000 calories a day…more or less. On day one I carried around my Atkins Calorie Counter that I got as a freebie not too long ago. I wrote down each thing I ate and calculated the calories. That is one tedious thing to do. Not gonna happen on a daily basis…. But, it did let me see how many calories some things have and it also made me realize my portions are way too big. I also realized I need to eat my bigger meal in the morning. I tried eating a smaller amount before work…by 9am my stomach was growling.
The other thing I’m focusing on is drinking more water. I’ve probably been getting half the amount I should be drinking. Fortunately, the new habit for June at the Flyday website is drinking water. My goal is four bottles a day. I had one day when I had only one bottle and I was dragging by the end of the day.
Tommorrow I weigh in. We’ll see if there’s any difference after five days…..