I tried juicing for five days, lost 20 pounds, gained 10 back…by day five, I was vomiting…I had to stop.  Also, I read that the faster you loose weight, the less time your skin will have to snap back and adjust.  I don’t want to be one of those people with creepy saggy skin.  I  want to avoid that if possible, but being healthy is the most important thing.

So back to regular diet and exercise.  When I exercise, I have more energy and feel better about myself.  When I eat better I don’t feel like such a blob. So I have to remind myself of these things constantly on my journey.


So today, I am going to figure out how many calories I should consume in a day to loose weight.  Here is the formula:


281.5 (current weight) times 10 = 2,815 This formula calculates your base calories

To calculate your active calories multiply your current weight in pounds by____

3 if you are not active

5 if you are moderately active

8 if you a re very active

Mine is three for now. So, 281.5 times 3 = 844.5

Add your base calories and active calories to find the amount of calories you need to consume daily to maintain your current weight.

2,815 + 844.5 = 3,659.5

I am going to start with a 2000 calorie a day diet. This is what is recommended for a healthy diet ad I am over by 1, 659.5 calories.  I’m also going to restart my daily burn classes to get my body conditioned to start hiking trails this summer.

My long term weight loss goal is to loose 110 pounds in 14 months.  So by mid-June 2017.

My short-term goal is to loose 18 pounds by July 2016.

Second short term goal is to have lost 28 pounds by August 2016.

Third short term goal is to have lost 50 pounds by Thanksgiving….and to cook something spectacular to Thanksgiving dinner, because my family says I  can’t cook lol.

I am going to achieve my goal by making meal plans and STICKING to them, by cooking at home!  That is a huger issues for me: eating out, convenience, laziness when it comes to cooking because I feel like I have no time or energy left at the end of the day.  Cooking at home will help that by bringing my energy level up with nutritious foods.  The other thing that will greatly help is the start of an activity program.  So I am going to sign this contract with myself and make it happen.  I will also know that if I stumble, it doesn’t mean failure.  Every meal is an opportunity to get back on track.