Thursday, October 18, 2012
I re-dedicated myself to my mission and to SP at the end of August.
I have been diligent with recording all of my food intake and workouts/calorie burn. I have averaged burning 4500 more calories than I've eaten every week since August 21st. Yet, I'm (only) down 10 pounds.
I'm a numbers person. So, this is driving me nuts!!! If 3500 calories is a pound, shouldn't I be losing at least 1 pound per week???? I know that it has been 8 weeks, and I've lost 10 pounds (yeah!!), but I lost 10 pounds in the first 6-7 weeks. In the last 3 weeks, I've been adding/subtracting the same 3 pounds.
Admittedly, I am focused on my calorie differential (aiming for 1,000 calories burned more than eaten per day which doesn't always happen) and not on the ratio of carbs/fat/protein. Should I be?
I am not limiting the types of food that I eat (ie-still have had ice cream, donuts, but way less frequent than before at much smaller amounts). Is too much sugar a problem even if my calorie total for the day is ok?
I am not measuring everything that I eat, but many things are in prepackaged servings. So, I don't think I'm too off base with food activity. Also, I have a FitBit...so I'm comfortable that my calorie burn is reasonable.
Am I over thinking this and just need to chill and give it some time or am I completely overlooking something?????