Monday, May 15, 2006

Twenty-five!

Even though I have many more pounds to go to reach my goal, it seems like such a milestone to say I've lost 25 pounds. I think I'll say it again:

I've lost 25 pounds!

This week I lost two.

My average daily caloric intake was way down this week – only 1077 per day, which I realize is too low. I found myself a couple of days just not even wanting to eat, either because I was busy or because I just wasn't hungry. This is quite a milestone for me – who ever heard of not wanting to eat just because you're not hungry? [You emotional eaters will know what I'm talking about!]

I averaged 105 minutes of intentional activity each day this week, including a rest day, and burned an average of 659 calories per day.

My dad and his wife just left to continue their journey south. It was such a treat to see them. They haven't been here in four years, I think. However, seeing my dad's poor health and limited mobility was difficult, and that increases my motivation to follow my 'get-healthy' plan. [Especially the weight training.]

I gave them a week's worth of menu plans and explained how to combine low-fat protein with good-quality carbs, but they're both of an era where bread is made of white flour, green beans are cooked in bacon fat and meat is fried. Dad's wife is a tiny little thing; her metabolism must be on fast-forward all the time. Dad? Not so much. And while I can do little more than sympathize and try to make things comfortable for him when he's here, I can certainly do much more to prevent the same challenges from limiting my golden years.

Thanks to all of you who read, e-mail and leave comments. You're keeping me on track, and I appreciate it so very much.

3 comments:

Mariah said...

25 pounds! That is just so great. It's time for a picture.

Suz said...

Woohoo, Debbi...terrific milestone!! Congrats. I lost 3.5 pounds my first week and daughter Sarah lost 3 (don't you love that first-week drop...I know it will slow down, but so inspirational.) I'm glad things are going so well for you!!
Suz

Debbi said...

New photo will happen either the 30th or 31st – I'll be traveling for a few days after that, and I usually post an update photo on the 1st of each month.

And Suz, congratulations to you and your daughter! I'm happy for you both.