So the first day of intentional massive mass reduction (a.k.a. time to lose some weight chubby) wasn’t quite on track. All in all not a terrible day. Sure, I lost a couple tenths of a pound but at my size, I can lose that with a really deep breath.
My daily target of 10,000 steps fell bit short. 7000, including a 30 minute walk. I don’t think that’s too bad but there is room for improvement. 3000 steps of improvement to be exact. I did go play some tetherball with the boy, so I figure that had to have been a little good on some part of me.
Calories were a bit over too. 2500. The app I’m using – myfitnesspal – suggested 2200 to hit my goal. It has a tool where you can project where your weight will be in four weeks if everyday was like today. I think it had me down 3 pounds in four weeks. Down! Good. Again, 3 pounds on someone my size might just be because all of me couldn’t fit on the scale at the same time. My overages were part of life though. We had a special day for my daughter involving cake and going out to chinese food. I didn’t go for the second piece of cake, like I normally would have and instead of going for the succulent, deep fried, sugary goodness that is General Tso’s Chicken, I went for a pleasant noodle dish that was probably 500 calories less.
All in all not a bad first day but not good enough to get me to my goals. Not yet anyway.