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Getting beach ready by tracking food

According to the espinner, I burned 696 calories during my workout today.

I have a little more than three weeks until Curt and I head to Barcelona for a a glorious week.

So that means I have a little more than three weeks to get back to my goal weight. I have 5 pounds to lose. I would love to also be toned as I will be frolicking on the beach. But that is just not realistic, especially since there are certain foods I am just not going to give up. (Not to mention how much harder I would have to work than I already do.)

Today marked Day 1 of trying to limit my calories and eat in moderation. I am back to tracking my food and really thinking about what I put in my mouth before I do.

So far Day 1 has gone well. I just have to keep this up about 25 more days or so.

I worked out in the work gym today on the espinner. I rode for 55 minutes, 18 miles and according to espinner I burned 696 calories. That seems like a lot. I know spinning burns an immense amount of calories, but I am not sure if I burned quite that many.

Here’s to 24 more days of eating decent and working out regularly and be beach ready! Because once I am in Barcelona I will be eating and drinking whatever I want and as much as I want. Barcelona, here I come!

No Responses to “Getting beach ready by tracking food”

  1. Jen Says:

    Are you doing the weight watchers tracking? I’d be happy to be your stick-to-a-points-number buddy with you. I’ve been doing great during the week but really splurging on the weekends. I haven’t gone past my “bonus” points allowed on the plan, but that splurge seems to hurt my success lately.

  2. Ann Says:

    I am, Jen. Tho. I am doing the old Points program and not Points Plus. (I just haven’t gone to a meeting to learn about the new plan.) But I think we could still be buddies! 🙂

  3. Jen Says:

    It’s a plan! I went grocery shopping today to make sure I’m all stocked up on healthful foods and planned out all my meals for today before I went to bed last night. It was so much easier than adding up as I go (or worse, adding up after I eat).

  4. Ann Says:

    Right on! Good for you. Yes, the dreaded adding points after the fact is almost always a bad thing.