Another day

I am looking at the 1200 calories that I have been trying to stay under and I am wondering if my body is thinking I am starving it.  For 2 weeks I have been under except for 1 day.   I have lost no weight.  I am a bit discouraged I wont lie but I am looking into eating more veggies and fruit and drinking more water.  I am at least eating better which has to be better for me anyway.  I am talking to the doctor on Monday about anything she may have to say but I know I am doing the right thing for me.  I do feel better.  I am loosing inches all though the scale says no weight lose.  I just need to see it move.  It is what we use to see progress, the scale that is.

My boss is doing weight watchers.  I would possible do that if it didn’t cost so much.  But it does help that there isn’t all the junk around work.

I am not discouraged although it does sound that way.  I just needed to vent.  I am in it to win it!  This is my year and I am going to lose the weight and I am going to get healthy!  I AM!

Till Next Time…

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4 thoughts on “Another day

  1. Don’t be discouraged! You’re doing better than I am! We can do this! I think we both need to do some kind of radical change for a week or so to jumpstart our metabolisms… anyway, keep us posted on what your doctor says!

  2. DO NOT QUIT. Just like a seedling ready to break ground, you can’t see the change, but it’s coming. Consistency is the secret. Most people will quit just before the changes start happening.

    Food for thought…1200 calories might be too low. The metabolism isn’t all that tricky to change, but what most people do, actually slows it down. You need to eat at least as many calories as your body needs to be alive or else you will train your metabolism to store fat for the perceived famine. If you have a low calorie day every so often, it’s not going to do that. But several days of calorie deprivation will signal the system that you are in an environment that has no food and it will slow down to keep you alive. Assume you burn 1 calorie a minute for 24 hours. That’s your bottom. Increase the difference between what you eat and what you burn with exercise. Also, the “calories burned” read out on machines and heart rate monitors are too high. Cut that number in half to to safe. If you up your calories to 1400 and consistently get one hour of activity and you don’t see changes, up the activity time. And “activity” is NOT just gym. Your body doesn’t know WHAT you are doing – just that you are moving. So put that camera bag on and go for a walk around work, around campus, around home. Where ever. Kill two birds with one stone. (My hubby is also a photographer. I know how heavy that bag can get.)

    Guys have a faster metabolism because they have more lean body mass. Period. Muscle burns more calories at rest than body fat. There is some muscle gain from cardio, but to really jump start a metabolism, do a little resistance training. Even body weight exercises done at home will do it. Body weight squats, planks, crunches, etc. Again – use that camera bag. FYI – At 150 pounds and 22% bodyfat I’m burning about 600 calories more per day on a rest day than I did when I was 200 pounds and 44% bodyfat. It’s taken 2.5 years. YEARS. Not weeks. Not months. And it’s been totally worth it. DO NOT QUIT. If you do, you are just postponing the success that is going to happen. It’s science. Not magic. It’s all mental. Keep your head in the game and the body will change.

    Sorry – I’m preachy. I’m studying to be a personal trainer now that I’ve gone through this process. I want to work with women in my age group who keep hearing messages about why we can’t do it because those “experts” cost me about two years of progress because I listened to them. Bullshit. Sorry. I’m very passionate about this.

    • Keep the comments coming! I’m not going to quit! Its not an option for me. The heading out with the camera bag is a great idea :0)
      I think its cool that you are studying to be a personal trainer. Wish I could find someone local that wants to help instead of just wants my money. I have been doing body weight exercises. I use one of the big balls and do sit ups on them, 3×4 times a week. Im sure that is helping as well….I understand the calorie starvation thing. I think thats what my body is doing so I am going to try and add some more veggies in there to boost this up. My biggest problem has always been fast food and for 2 weeks now I have only had 1 mc donalds hamburger…yes I know how many calories there are in them but DAMN it was good LOL.
      Thank you for the info and keep it coming.

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