This week I held steady. I did not lose but… I didn’t gain! My total stands at -34.5 lbs and -28 inches in the 22 weeks!
I slacked off my program this past week. Eating summer time foods laden with mayo as well as fried foods. So this week it will be back on my program! I felt run down this week and had a headache several days. I feel this is due to the fact I was not eating healthy.
This week we will touch on the topic of More Movement in Your Life
Increasing lifestyle activity: Small changes make a big difference.
You’ve already made great changes in structured activity, such as walking (see Week 3 for more). Scheduled activity is great, but now we’re going to focus on increasing your lifestyle activity and on giving you ways that you can be more active during the day.
More Technology, Less Activity
As you probably know, excess weight has become a major health concern, especially over the past few decades. One of the reasons is that our day-to-day lives are much less active than our grandparents’, so we burn fewer calories.
Instead of the physically active tasks of farming and manufacturing, many of today’s jobs keep us at our desks all day, and we’re encouraged to take advantage of labor-saving devices. While nobody expects you to give up your modern conveniences, you’ll need to find ways to offset the decreases in activity they create.
Convenience: But at a High Cost!
- Personal Computers
- Cellular Phones
- Shopping by Phone
- Escalators & Elevators
- Drive-Thru Windows
- Moving Sidewalks
- Remote Control
- Food Delivery
- Direct Deposit
- In-Home Movies
- Computer Games
- Garage Door Openers
Keeping track of lifestyle activity is a little harder than keeping track of structured activity. Lifestyle activity is done many times in a day and isn’t a separate, pre-planned event.
But one way of knowing how much you move in a day is by tracking your steps with a pedometer, a small device that gives you a digital readout of the number of steps you’ve taken. If you take less than 10,000 steps a day, you’ll want to work on increasing that number. A reasonable goal is to take 500 extra steps per day each week (or when you feel comfortable with the increase), until you reach 10,000. For example, if you’re currently at 2500 steps a day, next week shoot for 3000 steps a day.
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