Healthy Challenge Update..
Last Friday, I shared with you my current goals to get healthy via this post http://thewanderinggypsie.com/my-healthier-me-challenge-warning-there-is-tmi/. I laid it all out there for the world to see. I think, to keep the motivation going and myself on track, – each Friday, as I weigh in, I’ll post here as well with my current stats. Good or bad. Just keepin’ it real. Anyone who’s gone for a lifestyle change (no diets..that’s just stupid talk) knows there are bumps in the road. The weight didn’t appear over night, so it’s not gonna disappear over night. right?
Here are last week’s stats:
As of today July 20, 2012 my Stats are :
- Weight 201
- waist: 38.5 (difference of 2.75 )
- hips: 49 (difference of 2.5)
- thighs: 25.75 (difference of 2.25)
- neck: 14.75 (difference of .5)
- total of 8 inches and 9 pounds
***(please note, I went back and calculated the stats- they were off. so I’ve corrected them this week)***
When I stepped on the scale again this morning, (praying to the gods all the while) I was super happy to see the weight change stuck!
As of Today July 27, 2012 my Stats are:
- Weight: 200
- waist: 39 (difference of 3)
- hips: 48.75 (difference of 3.25)
- thigh: 26 (difference of 2)
- neck: 14.5 (difference of .75)
- total to date: 9 inches & 10 pounds gone!
Yep, I’m doin’ a freakin’ happy dance. I’m SOOO close to breakin through that 200lb barrier. Most of those inches have come off since June 16th. In fact 7.25 of them. The thing that’s different?
The supplement I’m taking along with my exercise and water. Of course, I’ll also keep honest with you and tell you, I’ve only been actively exercising for the last week. The supplement I’m taking works, with or without changing your exercise routine. Of course, everything you do with your healthy lifestyle change will affect weather or not it sticks for the long haul.
Here’s a tip for you this week. A rule of “thumb” if you will. The amount of water everyone needs daily varies from person to person. There’s a formula you can use, to figure out your daily water intake. When you see it you’re gonna think “OH MY GOD THAT’S A LOT OF WATER!!” Well yeah, it is. But think about it. Our bodies are made up of mostly water, right? Dehydration is the cause of many ailments. Like what? Back pain, Headaches, kidney or bladder/UTI infections. If you are properly hydrated, your organs will work properly, removing toxins and excess water & fat from your system. It will also be less hungry. Our bodies at some point have mistaken thirst for hunger. Once you start drinking your water, properly, you’ll be less hungry and your body will once again recognize thirst for what it is. Ok, so now for that formula. I will use Me as an example. Take your weight and divide by 2, this will give you the proper BASE amount of water your body needs daily to maintain proper function. For example 200 / 2= 100. For me, the base amount of water I need daily is 100 oz. I say base, because if you exercise for 30 minutes, your body loses water because of sweat. You MUST replace this water. For every 30 minutes of exercise, it’s another 8oz of water.
There are many, many strategies for getting in your water. Yes, I’m WELL aware of the implications of drinking this much water. The toilet will become my best friend. (Believe me, it’s even more of a pain with “mommy bladder”) *lol* I’ve heard some people tell me they “trick” themselves into getting all the water by using a 1 cup measure and setting a timer for every 30-60 mins throughout the day. I like to keep a sports bottle (that I’ve measured it comes to 22oz) and fill it up several times a day. And, Because I don’t like the “taste” of plain water if I can avoid it, I use flavor enhancers. Yeah, not the healthiest, but I figure, if I’m getting my water in, why not. Currently my favorite is Mio. The Sweet tea variety or Orange Tangerine.
With all that said, I wish you well this weekend. Mercury is getting closer to direct and I’m being pulled in what seems like a zillion different directions. So, I must go. There will be an update on Roxie this weekend I’m sure, along with other fun news. So, stay tuned!