FitBit Update #5

I am still on my journey with my FitBit to keep moving, lose some weight and have better eating habits.   It is amazing how one little device can encourage such a change in lifestyle, but you have to keep moving to keep the numbers going up on the FitBit.  Since FitBit also keeps track of food and calories, you have to try to keep it happy there too.  🙂

As of today, I am down 33 pounds from my starting weight.  This is lower than I have been since before my daughter was born 29 years ago.  I am now out of the obese category and into the overweight category.  My clothing has dropped from extra large to medium and I feel great.

I didn’t do this overnight by any means.  It has been a little almost 10 months since I started this journey.  I am sure that by making gradual changes that I can live with, I will be able to keep moving in this new direction and also be able to keep the weight off once I reach a weight that I decide is good.

I do not deprive myself of anything, but do try to control my portions.  Today (for instance) I found a yummy looking recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas at Just a Taste and I had to try it.  I made Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichangas though, since I had blueberries and also substituted the sour cream for vanilla yogurt.  I only made one, since having more available would probably mean I would eat more than one.  It was delicious and I will make another one soon – but not today.  🙂

Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichanga
Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichanga

Actually, one of these (according to My Fitness Pal after inputting the ingredients) is not a lot of calories – just 258 calories, 23 carbs, 17 g fat, 5 protein, 344 sodium & 6 sugar.

On the Walking 4 Fun website, I am now walking the Arizona Trail and am 44% through that trail.  I only have one trail to go when I finish this one and that is the Pacific Coast Trail, which is a very long trail compared to all the others.  I think it is longer than all the other trails combined and might take me a year to walk it.  I left the longest ones to the end. The Arizona trail is 813.6 miles and the Pacific Coast Trail is 2,689.5 miles traveling all the way from Mexico to Canada.

Looking at my stats from Walking 4 Fun, I have been walking for 288 days and covered 2,405.4 miles, which is 9.67% around the earth.

It is probably time for a new pair of shoes.