Fast forward to today and I've gained back the weight I initially lost and am out of shape from being so immobile. I've decided to spend the next 4 weeks taking care of myself; treating my body like it is important to me, and ensuring that my injury heals properly and without delay. I am going to spend the next 28 days dedicated to my health and wellness, which means putting my body and mind before work, date nights and happy hours.
Will it be easy? No. I'm a social person who loves to spend time with friends, and I enjoy eating at new restaurants and celebrating a Georgia Bulldog win with some beer. I also am driven to work hard, and long hours comes with my profession. I'm aware of the obstacles, and I am up for the challenge.
My current weight is 149. My goal is to lose 6 lbs in the next 4 weeks. I don't have any plans to starve myself or go to drastic measures. I don't see myself exercising every day, or NEVER eating a piece of chocolate, but I do believe that you can do and endure ANYTHING for 28 days, and this is very important to me.
I'll be logging in every day to send an update of what I'm doing, how I'm eating and most importantly how I'm feeling.
To maintain my current weight, I would need to consume approximately 1,800 calories per day. A deduction of 750, which would equate to 1.5 lbs per week would put me at 1,050, which is too low. Instead, my goal will be to eat an average of 1400 calories per day (or 9,800 per week in total), and burn an average of at least 340 calories each day (or 2,600 calories per week).
When you do that math, it seems simple.. I know I'll have some slip ups, but I plan to identify trouble areas and plan ahead.
Today's workout: spin class. First one since the accident- I plan to take it easy.
Breakfast: Special K drink
Snack: hard boiled egg
Lunch: Chicken Caesar salad
Snack: raspberries and carrots
Dinner: boca burger with a slice of cheese on an English muffin.
Snack: 1 piece of dark chocolate and a Greek yogurt
Total calories: 1250