Taoin Sisu

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  1. Level 1 Taoin's 1st Challenge

    Ok, so a quick summary of how I'm doing. 1. Go for 60 min walk once a week. 2. Prepare breakfast, lunch and snacks (all homemade and healthy) for 5 days a week. 3. Replace all drinks with water. 4. Tidy one section of house once a week. 1. Tick. Did it on Friday, Broke it down into 2 x 30 min walk. 2. Done for this week and following my meal plan as a result. 3. Out of a possible 18 coffees (been doing this one for 9 days, normally have 2 coffees a day), have had 5. Approx 78%. 4. Bummer on this one. Too busy and didn't happen. Or "wasn't a priority". Have logged all my calories on My Fitness Pal, eating much healthier and have lost 1.3 kg so far. Yay! So I'm getting there... Also did some dinner meal prep and made 17 nights worth of dinners for me and my husband to heat up as needed. I've set my calorie limit to 1600 calories a day and if I exercise (rarely at the moment, will step up to that during the next challenge) then that's a bonus. My BMR is 1531. If I multiply by 1.2 for suggested calorie limit = 1837 (approx) but I'm comfortable with 1600 at the moment. Some calculators suggest a daily calorie limit of 1400 and some even suggest 1200. Instead of getting confused I'm following a meal plan I'm happy with and so far, so good.
  2. Level 1 Taoin's 1st Challenge

    Thanks for the warm welcome Echoceanic and Phoib, and good luck, !
  3. I need a profound change

    Good luck LifeChange (awesome name by the way). I have had difficulties with accountability too in the past. This time I have decided to borrow Steve's idea of having someone else donate $50 on my behalf to an organisation I loathe if I don't get my weekly meal prep done. Only just started this week but it's been very motivating!
  4. Level 1 Taoin's 1st Challenge

    Thanks for the warm welcome Echoceanic!
  5. My first challenge, I'm keeping it dead simple : 1. Go for 60 min walk once a week. 2. Prepare breakfast, lunch and snacks (all homemade and healthy) for 5 days a week. 3. Replace all drinks with water. 4. Tidy one section of house once a week. I have off one day a week during which I can complete the 60 min walk and the tidying up. If I prepare my meals in advance for 5 days a week it's heaps easier to stick to and log my calories. Using My Fitness Pal app for calories and Libra app to track my weight. That's what I'm after this month - easy wins, small gains, getting habits established. If I don't complete number 2 of my challenge weekly, my husband gets to donate $50 to an organisation I loathe... my husband is not impressed by this, added incentive. Bit of background: I am 1.57m tall, currently 82.4kg with a BMI of 33.4 (obese). I am the mum of a beautiful but challenging special needs toddler, work 3 days a week while he's in childcare and he goes to childcare an extra day a week so I can catch a break. Still feeling guilty over that one. Husband is brilliant. Anyhow... good luck for September everyone! First challenge, woo-hooo! Are we feeling pumped or just terrified?