So when I said I could do 3 or 4 "real" push-ups, like the kind on your toes.... I lied.
Yep, I could only do one of those.... two max. so... I am changing the challenge to the girlie knee push-ups. It is still challenging, I could barely do more than four, I have been doing a good job so far. Slam-Slam is doing them with me, except he is doing the real kind. As of last night we are up to 8. Go Team!
In other news I found two REALLY helpful calorie calculators. The first (http://nutrition.about.com/library/bl_nutrition_guide.htm), is really helpful because it tells you how many calories you should have each day if you want to MAINTAIN your current weight (without exercise). I feel like this is a really good thing for every person who is trying to lose weight to know. It gives you a really good baseline and a realistic mindset when you are trying to choose what your daily calorie goal is going to be. The website also gives you a daily calorie in-take that will help you lose a pound a week, also without exercise. It will be a good idea to go back recalculate the calorie needs for whatever my new current weight is.
The second calculator is also pretty good. http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/calories-goal.php
It doesn't calculate the calories it takes to maintain your weight, but it gives you the amount of calories needed to lose 1.5 pounds per week, which is a little quicker pace than the other. I will be aiming for this calorie amount. It also tells you when you will reach your goal if you do in fact lose 1.5 pounds per week. This is very helpful.
I find these calculations very helpful in my weight loss. for example, now that I know my daily calorie goal number is like 600 calories less than the calories needed to maintain my weight, I will not feel like such a huge failure if i go over my calories by 30 or even 50. I think this will do a lot for my confidence going forward.
My last word for the day is that I highly recommend taking a step aerobics class for anyone trying to lose weight. It is INTENSE (I went with Cloud Dancing's Heartsong and my cousin...we all thought we were going to pass out, and our calves STILL hurt, that was Thursday Night). According to sparkpeople I burned 650 calories in my 1 hour class! That is AWESOME!