Okay, I have GOT to do a better job recording what I put past these lips of mine this week. I think I will also include my exercise on my tracking post so if I forget to get on the silly Wii, the exercise will still be recorded. I'm still sticking to walking and stepping to movies/shows this week. Maybe one of these days I will add in the Wii Fit again. Oh, wait, I have to get working batteries first. Unfortunately that is not high on my priority list when I can get exercise in by walking around town. Perhaps I will make it my goal this week to increase my walks by 2 minutes each day and my stepping by 5 minutes for this week (not 5 minutes each time, just 35 minutes instead of 30) and see if I can increase it another 5 next week.
I really am not sure what my calorie goal should be with nursing. I realize I am not exclusively nursing as Hannah is over a year old. But I really don't think 1200 to 1400 calories is enough. Maybe I am wrong. I'm not trying to look for an excuse to eat more calories, I just want to know I am eating right. I do think the fact that I am eating healthier calories than I was half a year ago is better for Hannah anyway. The other problem I have is trying to figure out the calories. I have been writing down what I've been eating. But how do you figure out the calories in the quiche I made last week or a casserole. I am trying to focus more on the amounts, knowing I am eating 1/2 cup of rice for example. I need to find my First Place book. In the old program I was doing (I don't believe they teach this anymore) we were to count exchanges. I did pretty good knowing I had to eat so many veggies, fruits, grains, milk products and protein foods. That is what I think will work best for me. Instead of having to figure out the calories in everything I eat. Of course not knowing the healthy calorie limit isn't helping. I think the most important thing for me is to stop the snacking and make sure I write everything down accurately. I was doing great at the beginning of the year and I wasn't tracking. But I know it is a requirement for the Slimmer this Summer challenge.
The water intake is easy enough to remember usually. Two glasses before each meal and 1 between each meal and before bed.
Let's see if I can make this work.