My Plan

I am basically following a simple calories in/calories out plan based on information I entered in the Sparkpeople  website.  Anyone interested in checking out the totally free tools feel free to use my username as a reference:   Dancemom1970

My food intake ranges from 1400-1800 calories a day.  I’m a creature of habit and tend to eat the same breakfast and often the same lunch every day.  Breakfast most days is a homemade sugar free low fat apple raisin bran muffin.  I prefer a small breakfast that is just enough to help soak up the 2 mandatory cups of coffee a day.  😉  My new lunch favorite is refrigerator oatmeal with fat free/sugar free yogurt any flavor (35 calories per 100g), chia seeds, dry oats, nonfat milk and either berries or other diced fruit.  I usually get 25 grams of fiber between my breakfast and lunch which is awesome.  

Dinner I get to be more creative.  I love cooking and tend to try new things a lot.  I love to research different ways to make a recipe and then create my own version.  The SP website has a sister site called Sparkrecipes where you can browse other users’ recipes and with one click, add the nutrition information to your nutrition tracker.  Even better for someone like me, I can enter my own recipes for accurate nutrition information that can be easily put into the tracker.  It’s perfect for me. 

My exercise has evolved a lot since I started this journey.  2-4 days of aquafit have turned into 3 days of Zumba, 1 weight training class and 2-3 days of an hour of cardio in the gym.  I LOVE Zumba and would do it everyday if I could.  It is by far my favorite.  

I have some fitness goals for the future too.  While I don’t think I’ll ever love it like some do, I want to try running and one day, to do a 5K.   I’m going to wait until I’ve lost another 30 pounds or so and then start some kind of running training that will ease me into it.  

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