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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Let's Talk Numbers

We got a treadmill! We ordered it last month and got it set up in the basement. I love it. If anybody is in the market for one, I highly recommend the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. It works with iFit online which is just awesome. You can track your workouts (distance, time, calories burned, etc.), customize your workout plans, and create your own workouts using Google Earth to map real routes.

I started using the treadmill on 02/09. There were some days that I didn't get on that were my break days and other days where it just didn't happen because of schedule. So, with that being said, here's my numbers for February 2011:

Total Distance: 24.03 miles
Total Time: 10:37 hours
Total Calories Burned: 4,073.8
Weight Lost: 1.6 lbs.

I'm still working on changing my eating habits. I want to take this really slow as it's going to be the hardest for me to do. I don't want to go all gung-ho about it and then it backfire. The biggest change I made in February was my portions. I worked really hard on not eating portions that are too big.

Goals for March:
Lose 5 lbs.
Work more on portion control.
Stop 'bored' eating. (I tend to 'snack' quite a bit in the late evening when I'm bored after I get off the treadmill. I really want to cut down on this.)

I really like working out on the treadmill. I feel really good when I get off. And let me tell you, I'm not just leisurely strolling. I sweat like a pig when I do my workouts. I also track my heart rate and it's consistently up in the 130's for about 45 minutes.

Any advice on stopping my 'bored' eating?
I've noticed since I quit smoking that I don't seem to have that trigger that tells me I'm full. It's not too much of a problem when I'm eating a regular meal, but I've noticed when I'm snacking that I never feel full. I can't say that I feel hungry either, but I just don't feel satisfied.


Aunt Suzan said...

Plan your snacks ahead of time and put them in pre-measured portions in baggies. Then only take the baggie or single piece of fruit when you go to sit down in the evening.

Also, drink LOTS of water. It fills you up and keeps you hydrated, so you are less likely to be hungry.

Congrats again on quitting smoking. I am so proud of you!

Aunt Suzan said...

Oh! Also, to help yourself not eat, keep your hands busy. Knit or crochet or play on a laptop, etc.

Jessica said...

Good snacks to try are walnuts, they have omega 3's and they are filling! Also fiber rich foods are filling. Dont drink your calories, (juices, etc) if you like to snack on actual food. hmm..ah yeah and diet pops can actually make you feel hungry. Hope this helps! good luck

The Waughs said...

Great job!! Evening snacking is hard for me too so I just grab a book after the kids are down to try to prevent it! Although freeze pop ice popsicles are my downfall....