That really helped as I did add the fitness to my tracker so that it ups the calories but I didn't eat that much. I find that I am struggling some days to reach even the low end of my calories. Thought I read somewhere that if you have more than 50 pounds to lose to not use those additional calories, so am nervous of eating more.
Even though the scales haven't moved that much I do feel better and feel as though my body is tighter. My husband says I look as though I have lost weight it is just not showing up yet.
Planning on taking my measurements this week and see if there is a change there, know my yoga pants are getting looser on me.
Appreciate you taking the time to reply and nice to meet up with another Canadian. Am up near Lake Simcoe north of Newmarket.
Don't worry am not giving up, I put the weight on and now have to get it back off again. Sue
I was reading your post in the chat thread today and noticed your comments about your weight increase and fluctuations (also that you read my fluctuation for the week.)
During the last round of BLC I struggled to get the weight off and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what I was doing wrong through most of the challenge. What I ended up learning by the end of it was that when my calorie intake was low I was putting weight on or maintaining. My body was having a heck of a time adjusting to the lower calorie range. I ended up switching my spark trackers to the trackers that speak to each other so that my fitness would automatically up my calorie intake and I then was able to see how much a really should be eating. I had days where my calorie intake would sky rocket to 3400 calories just because of baseball. I never made it to that high but I at least then knew that 1200-1500 wasn't going to cut it either.
The other thing that helped me was my measurements. I am a slacker when it comes to strength training so when the BLC round started and I had to do ST my body started to build the muscle so my weight would go up. I started taking my measurements every couple weeks as a comparison and discovered that although my weight wasn't the most positive change, my body was completely changing.
I only lost 11 lbs during the 12 weeks of BLC 22, but I actually lost 20 inches overall. The numbers to this day don't look right, but I guess the muscle building really did affect my weight loss. During the 4 week break I dropped 7 lbs and did absolutely no ST......
Keep your chin up no matter what the scale says because as long as your learning and you can see your body changing (whether the scale does or not) you are getting healthier and that's what matters most.
Lots of love and luck GP sista (and fellow Canadian - that's truly what matters LOL)