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Our journey; including eating healthy and moving our bodies!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Becky's Overall Goal

My overall weight loss goal is to lose 32 lbs. by the time I turn 32, September 25, 2011.
This is going to be interesting because I hope to be pregnant for 9 months of this time period and so I definitely will not be dieting during that time....but, I still think I can do it.
I found this interesting Calorie Calculator. I don't know how accurate it is or if followed produces the desired results...but, it seems logical. But, I'm not using it...just thought it was interesting.
Also, I found this cool article from and it helps you figure out how many calories to cut to lose weight. It's a pretty crazy formula, but I did it with my calculator, so I didn't get hurt. If you're scared of big formulas or just don't own or can't find a calculator here's a simple one...
I got this formula from my cousin Megan.  She wasn't positive about the source from which it came but, I like it so I'm using it. 

11 times your weight minus 500 = how many calories you can eat and still lose weight.

She also said that if you cut 3500 calories from your diet per week you will lose 1 pound per week.  Makes sense.  Please read Megan's disclaimer, it's cute and relavant because we keep referencing her.

So, the formula is how I came up with my calorie allotment. 

Exercise yesterday.....didn't do it.  But, I only ate 1460 calories. 

I kinda don't think the hard part for me is going to be the calorie much.  I think its going to be the exercise.  Sigh. Well, I'm sure I'll have my days where I wrastle with one or the other or with both.  I'm going to go running today....I AM!

However, my mother-in-law made brownies yesterday for her activity day girls and there were leftovers.  I got one for Marley but not for me!  There is also yummy ice cream in the freeze...passed on that too!  Boo-ya!

And one last thing.  We try to go to the temple once a week, because right now we can!  Anyway, we are going today.  After, we usually go out to lunch.  I'll let you know how my fast-food-wiser-choosing goes.

Oh, and I'll be getting a "before" picture up soon, very soon.


  1. My trainer used a crazy equation, probably the same as the one on I like that because it takes into account your age and height - not just your weight. I really can't remember FOR SURE, but I think it was my mom's doctor who told her 11*(your weight)=calories needed per day. It's not completely accurate, but is a good ballpark number. I tried both, and it was about 100 calories off.

    But my trainer also did tell me that 3500 calories=1 pound of fat. If you cut out 3500 calories a week (500 a day) you will lose 1 pound a week. And that's without exercising. Exercise, and you'll lose more. I trust my trainer as a source, but I guess he's still no doctor. So, take it for what's it's worth. Sounds good to me though!

  2. Go Becky Go! Good for you. I am so impressed that you can pass up brownies and ice cream. For some reason, whenever I go home I go crazy and eat way too much. Now when I go home, you can be there to stop me:). Good luck!!!!

  3. It's official!! I've been waiting for this post to be published!! Yeah! We are awesome!

  4. I love that you guys are doing this! I really want to join in but scared to commit and fail! :( But It's still inspiring. My question is how hard is it for you guys to count your calories? I usually get discouraged and stop if I can't count my calories for one day or one meal. Any suggestions?