I Need a Meal Plan!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, January 04, 2013
I keep coming back to sparkpeople soooo maybe I need to get back on here for good! So, my bf and I did decide for sure that we wanted to lose weight/get in shape. He's planning on focusing more on gaining muscle and not losing as many pounds. I'm still debating. I know that, based on how my body carries weight, I can weigh a little more and be toned and not look like I weigh as much as I do. So, in high school I was between 160-170. I wasn't big into weighing myself, but I was also working out, starving myself half the time and binge eating the other. I'd be happy getting back down to 170 or how I looked at 170, so my goal is actually to fit back in a size 12-14 and be able to wear a bikini(for the first time ever!). I want to focus less on exactly how much I weigh and more on how I look and feel...I have a big head haha and a skinny body has never looked good with that!
Now, my bf did say he'd help me with toning since he's an ex-football player(which is why he wants to build more muscle). I told him I didn't want to look like a man hahaaa and he agreed so my primary focus will be cardio and then some toning to help burn even more fat. We have so many plans that somewhat "depend" on us losing weight so I'm hoping that will keep us focused. We both agreed we didn't want to get married "fat" and this was something we talked about before I had our daughter.(sn: I think I gained another 30+ lbs dealing with her being in the NICU for 4 months and then having to adjust to her being home afterwards)..anyways, I know he doesn't want to take "fat" engagement pictures and wedding pictures and family pictures with our daughter. I'm finishing up school and hoping to start working sometime this year. We're also saving for a down payment on a house and for him to go back to school..soooooo we have a lot of things we want to get done haha
Right now I'm around 260 ugh...I can't believe that and it means I have roughly 100 lbs to lose. I'm just going to break that up into mini goals so I don't get overwhelmed. I know that looks aren't the only reason, since we've both been extremely sluggish and just sore all the time now. My feet never use to hurt and now it's like my whole body hurts randomly...since Chloe is now crawling all over the place and working on walking, I have need to be all over the place haha and it's exhausting. So we both want to be able to keep up with her now and once she starts walking.
So...back to the blog title...I ramble so much...so I need a meal plan. I'm really thinking it's the only way we'll both lose weight. He eats what I cook and a lot of times he eats double what I eat-I eat 1 sandwich(burger,chicken breast) and he eats 2. So I'm really thinking about coming up with a meal since he only eats if I cook(he can fix snacks but he really will skip meals if I don't fix them). I have no idea where to start since our calorie needs will be different. He wants to build muscle and I just want to do cardio to start off with, so I want to make sure he's getting the calories he needs and not starving and that I'm not restricting so much that I go back to binge eating.....so I guess I just need to figure out a meal plan and have him give me some input so it's not just me coming up with meals. I'm thinking about trying to stay between 1700-2000 to start off with and go down from there if I need to. I think sparkpeople is giving me 1300-1700 but I set the lowest amount of time possible to lose that weight....I'm going to go slower this time and hopefully that will help me maintain when I get to the weight/size I want to be at. Hopefully this go around will be the one I/we stick with because I'm literally tired of being tired!