My Weight Loss Journey – Week 1

My Weight Loss Journey Week 1

I am super excited to share with you my weight loss journey – week 1: that I have lost 4 lbs in my first week.

My current weight is 223.

I stayed on track with logging everything I ate into MyFitness Pal. My goals are to start including more vegetables into my diet. I didn’t eat as many as I should have this past week. I currently allow myself to eat up to 1600 calories a day. My doctor’s recommended that I go on an 800 to 1000 calorie diet but this doesn’t sound healthy to me. I want to lose the weight slowly so that I am more likely to stick to it once I hit my goal weight of 150 lbs.

Here are my current goals for this week:

  • eat more vegetables
  • continue my physical therapy exercises at home on days that I don’t go to physical therapy
  • continue eating 1600 calories or less a day
  • drink more water every day

You can also follow me on myfitness pal:

Do you have any weight loss goals? What can I do to help you to reach those goals?

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Christy is married to her best friend and has three children. When she isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing video games, reading books, or listening to music. She loves to write and help other people to take the focus off of her chronic health problems.

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  1. Congrats on your weight loss! Sounds like you’re off to a good and sensible start. Now that it’s warming up some, I can’t wait to get outside to walk. I hate exercising indoors.

  2. I’m surprised that your doctor would recommend 800-1000 calories! But I’m glad that you’re choosing the healthier route of eating enough to ensure that your body gets the nutrition you need. And it’s obviously working! Keep up the great work!

  3. Good luck on your weight loss journey! I’m trying to drop my last few post-partum pounds, but my little is 3 weeks and still breastfeeding so I don’t want to go on a real diet… gotta find a balance!

    1. Yes, it is best to wait until your supply is evened out. That typically happens around 4 months. Hopefully, breastfeeding alone will take off the weight.

  4. Great work! It’s tough to change your entire lifestyle but I see you have a plan and that’s the biggest part of it! The vegetables goal is huge– that’s how I lost weight after university. I try to make sure half of each plate is raw veggies (not so tough in the summer, but extreeeeemely boring in winter), and that always helped to fill me up, get the vitamins I needed, and get some good carbs 🙂 I hope that it works well for you too! Keep up the great work!

  5. Congrats on losing 4 lbs in your first week (that is amazing!). Keep up the great work. One of my goals for the past two years is to work on exercising daily (mostly jogging) and eating right <3

  6. 4-lbs is a lot for first week! Good job! It really helps to log everything that you do and everything that you eat. It is something that I would recommend to others who are on a similar weight loss journey. Keep us posted with your achievements.

  7. Congrats on your weight loss. That is awesome.
    At the moment I’m almost 16 weeks pregnant so no weight loss needed here for me. I’m actually trying to gain some as I lost 2lbs in the last 3 weeks and my doctors want me to get it back up there!

  8. You did a good job! Having a good motivation and good healthy eating is what I’m doing plus everyday exercise! Keep it up your weight loss journey.

  9. To lose 1 lbs of fat you will be looking at burning 3500 calories on average. So therefore if you want to lose 1 lbs of fat per week, you will need to reduce your calories by 500 a day. That can be done either by cutting down 300 calories from your meal and burning the extra 200 calories for exercising, 

    Mr Phenq

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