And finally, how does the amount of calories you eat dictate how long you work out?
My answers to catchafalling
I try to walk at least 40 minutes a day.
Honestly, all I do is walk. It's worked well so far - I feel like I've lost a good amount of weight in a proper amount of time. My legs are firming up and I'm preventing "office job butt" from setting in. I walk at a fast past, and burn about 140 calories a day.
Sometimes, if I've overdone it on a meal or a snack, I will go out for an extra walk, or go up and down the 9 flights of stairs at my work, to help burn some extra calories away. Most of the time, though, I watch my calorie intake and eat according to my exercise, not the other way around.
And, again, because I have to email my weigh-in early, here are my stats for team reference:
SW(starting weight, from the first weigh-in): 186
Last Week's weight: 183 lbs
CW(current weight, what you weigh this week): 183 lbs
weight loss/gain from last weigh-in: 0 lbs
Total loss for the challenge: -3 lbs
weight loss goal for challenge: 15 lbs
*Please note - when I bought my new digital scale this week, on Saturday, right after my last official weigh-in, I weighed-in at 184, not 183. My analog/dial scale was a pain in the butt and hard to read, which is why I bought a new one, but I know I really lost one pound. Since I officially weighed-in on my old scale, however, I have to be fair and honest, and use the numbers that I have. My weight also fluctuated alot this week, dropping to 181.5 and then up to 185!! I'm calling it a draw, but I apologize for not having a loss to add to our score this week. weekly goals:
1. diet related -- I gave into temptation a couple times this week, not a lot, but enough to piss me off, and I DO NOT want to do that again this week. I'm stronger than that, and I have a team I do not want to let down! I didn't do terrible this week, but...
2. exercise related -- Again, I still need to find something to do at home. Now, it's the SNOW, not just the cold, that's hindering my daily walking. :(
3. personal/healthy habit development -- finish Christmas shopping/wrapping, mail out presents for out-of-state family, write and mail Christmas cards, clean the house, set up the Christmas tree, buy stockings and stuffers, go to office holiday party, find time to breathe...
PS - LJ sucks for formatting sometimes!! I'm so frustrated right now!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, and I was in such a good mood earlier...