It has been a really strong week for me! I continue to learn more about my own body and its response to both increasing exercise and calorie intake. I tracked my food carefully and came in at about 1300 calories on three days. Most of you know that last week I started including protein powder in my food program as a way to mediate my light-headedness. Because of the heat and humidity this week, I did most of my cycling early in the morning. This made a huge difference for me in terms of my calorie intake. I was able to get in three 1300 or less calories a day with a full week of good exercise. I know that I will actually lose weight if and only if I can get my calories to about 1200. I do not weight in until July 23, so hoping that I will record a loss with this new regime.
Before I get to my challenge updates, a couple of items:
Are you a Tour de France affectionado? If you are, you might like to know there is a great link (passed onto me by my son) where you can watch it live via the web. Enjoy!
Next: wear sunscreen! Two members of my family recently had surgery on their nose and chins because of skin cancer. We are older than many of you, plus there was NO sunscreen in my youth and even my early adulthood, thus many of you "youngins" have less risk than we do. I make it a habit of putting some on my nose (especially!), my face and neck every day, whether I will be out in the sun or not. There is no reason anymore for any of us adults to get sun burned. So, protect your skin: use a good sunscreen this summer and every day.
Next small change goal (July 10 to July 16): I am going to target experimenting with some "core" exercises this week. Not sure what, but, know that this will be another step forward for me.
For me, the Slimmer this Summer (STS) challenge is going GREAT!!
Weight loss:I will not weigh in until July 23. So, no news here.
Moving more: You can see by my mileage in the side bar that cycling was very strong again this week, too. 5/7 days I climbed the set of stairs I wrote about last week. Actually this stair climbing is becoming another habit at this point.
Tracking food: I target 1400-1500 a day. As you know from above, I made it under 1300 calories several days. I did go over one day, too. I did great tracking in both water and food every day.
Blogger love: Yes, I have spread the bloggy love. Many of you have had significant weight loss success.
Thanks for reading. Thanks for your support. Have a great weekend! TTFN, Michele