- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
- I am in my 40's, and on a quest for better, healthier living -- for me and my family. I have lost 44 lbs and hope to lose more, but my blogging goal is not to gloat about what I have lost, or obsess about what I haven't. I will keep blogging about weight loss, but also plan to chat about other things that interest me; including,improving life for my son who has learning disabilities, the human brain, meditation, Zen and Buddhism and their application to healthy living, books I have read or have waiting on my shelf/Nook to read, what I want to be when I grow up .... basically Life, the Universe and Everything. I have a PhD but that doesn't mean I know more about life than anyone else. In fact it may mean I know less. I am interested in hearing from other people, especially those who also agree they don't know it all. Knowing it all is boring! Do I believe in magic? Not the kind in Harry Potter (although wouldn't that be awesome!), but I believe there is more to us, and this world, than we currently understand or accept, and we have the power to make our lives much more than ordinary.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I am pleased that I met my workout goals this week. 6x Monday : 1st workout with trainer Wednesday : 5K on treadmill Thursday : Jillian Michaels Shred Friday: Brazil Butt Saturday : Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed and Shred Sunday : 5 miles at track Today I kept my calories at about 1400 (right on), and sugar at 41 g, which is ok. Fat was a little high, due to 3 oz steak at dinner, and protein a little lower than I would like. But overall, I feel a sense of control. To lose weight I have to stick to 1400-1500 calories per day. It doesn't seem like much. At 175 pounds it seems like it would take more to maintain my weight. But I am 45 and alas, age matters. I can eat fine at 1400 calories. It is all habit. But of course it does not allow for much wiggle room. The Extreme Shed and Shred is soooo hard, but a lot of fun. Not just the basic weight moves, but some kick boxing, yoga and capoeira thrown in as well.