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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Why Sheila is not losing weight?

I’ve been doing some research for my challenge next month to focus on a healthy eating plan. For whatever reason, I avoid blogging about my eating. I guess it’s because I was so focused on exercising. I've also been around the block to know that the very thing I've been avoiding is the thing I need to address. For total fitness I know I need to turn my attention to the eating part of the equation. So, this is what I learned so far:

How many calories do I need?

I have no idea! I don’t even know how many calories I consume now. I hear calories and there’s an automatic mental block. One thing I do know – my healthy choice/portion control approach is not working! One of the first things I need to do is find out how many calories I should be consuming in order to lose weight. I know there are plenty of online calculators that I can use when the time comes.

Am I as active as I think?

I already know the answer to this one is no. I spend 8+ hours a day in front of my computer. My body needs to move a lot more than it's getting with a 30 – 45 minute workout. I need to find creative ways to add more activity into my day.

Sleep and weight loss

Apparently, there evidence to show there is a direct link between sleep and weight. I already know I do not get enough sleep. I’m used to getting little sleep and I think my body is used to it. For instance, I went to bed a little early (for me) yesterday and I woke up at 4:30. I tossed and turned until it was time for me to get up at 7. This happens all the time. I know it going to take some persistent effort in this area.

I am looking forward to making the adjustments in my lifestyle and seeing some results.


1 comment:

  1. Have you checked out You can enter in all your foods/portions, exercise, etc...and it will calculate calories for you and calories burned. I believe when I started they also have a calorie calculator that tells you how many cals you need to maintain current weight, to lose weight, or to gain.

    You could also search for "calorie calculator."

    It does help to know! :D