I'll go ahead and apologize profusely if this post seems a little self-pitying and whiny. That is not my plan, but I'm not having a good day and yesterday was pretty darn bad too. I blew my calories yesterday. I went over by 93 calories. Not a huge amount but I had been under my maximum calorie intake for a week now. Then I had to go and have macoroni and cheese for dinner last night. Serious calories. Then The Hubs and I wound up in an argument which has carried over into today. A stupid argument as well. But I don't really want to get into that. It will blow over, I'm just feeling down right now. (UPDATE: As I was typing this, The Hubs just came by my workplace before going to his. He just wanted to give me a hug. I feel some better. It'll all be okay, just one of those things.)
On the plus side, I did walk an extra mile yesterday. So I did 3 miles rather than my normal 2 and I did them in 45 minutes, which is at a rate of 4 mph. That means that I burned 459 calories during that time. Depending on how hot it is today when I undertake my walk and how much time I have - I usually walk between the time I get off work (3:30 pm) and the time The Hubs gets off (5 pm) but his week I've not gotten off before 4:30 - I may try to walk 4 miles today. We'll see how things work out.
I have decided on a slightly longer term weight loss goal than those I stated in my last post. It's still not completely down to my goal weight, but it is a goal I'd like to reach. My birthday is 26 weeks 5 days from today on November 22. I will be 33 years old then. Since this year on 11/22 I will turn 33 (cute, I thought), I'd like to make the goal of being down to 200 lbs by that time. That means losing 70 pounds in 26 weeks. This is a goal of approximately 3 lbs lost per week. It is a long period of time to sustain that weight loss, but I think I'm up to it. It would be wonderful to be back down to that sort of weight. It will make the 170 I'm aiming for seem much more doable!
I think I'm up to it. I'm certainly going to give it the good ole' Lynn try :D I think it helps me to set real, tangible goals like that for myself. If I have something I'm working towards and a reason for working towards it, it makes what I'm trying to achieve that much more real and important to me.
Now, should I be pregnant by that time, I won't actually hold myself to the goal of being 200 lbs by 11/22 :D That would actually be a much better birthday present! But, in the assumption I have to make based on 7 1/2 years of it not happening that it won't happen, I plan on celebrating my 33rd birthday with a new me of being 200 lbs or less! Now to start planning my birthday party. Anyone up for Savannah in November?