Day 1

Day 1 is in the books!

My starting weight is 194.1 lbs. I will get some neck, waist, and hip measurements tomorrow. I have the myfitnesspal app programmed to lose 1 pound per week. This translates to eating 2120 calories per day, and expending 1280 calories per week.

Today I consumed 1612 calories and burned 462 calories stationary biking. At this rate I am going to run out of energy very quickly. I have learned already that I can eat more than I ate today. There is no doubt that I will burn way more than 1280 calories per week through exercise. That number will be over 2000 for sure, not including the walking and working out I do with the kids daily at school.

I feel good about my day (except for being hungry and craving junk food haha). I feel that I am off to a good start!

3 thoughts on “Day 1

  1. It sounds like you’ve got a great start on a very important project. My habits have gone downhill during the pandemic and now I’ve got a foot injury which is making things even worse. I’m looking forward to watching along and learning a few things as well. Btw, my brother has been on his own successful fitness journey – see – maybe you would be interested in checking out his ideas or maybe connecting with him directly. Let me know and best of luck!

  2. Lucky you Chris! My MFP only lets me have 1,580 🙁 and that’s based off percentages of fat, carbohydrates and protein provided to me by a dietitian.

    I guess you are able to eat more food now! Do you have your app programed to add more daily calories based off of the exercise completed that day? I know whether or not they say to do that is a hot topic of debate.

    1. Hi Brittney, I am struggling to get even close to my daily calories. I’ve been under 2000 (well under most days) everyday except for on Sunday when I had a blizzard. My app does add calories based on exercise completed that day, which puts me even more behind where it says I could/should be. At this point, I am going to listen to what my body is telling me. If I am feeling like I have enough energy throughout the day, I will stick to what I am doing. If I feel like I’m lagging, I know I have plenty of room to add some extra calories into my diet.

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