Friday, May 30, 2008
I feel like I sound like a broken record, trying to figure out what I am doing wrong. (And frustrated because II just typed this blog once and it "disappeared"!)
Anyway...the weight just does not seem to want to come off. I was down last week and was so excited, now up 1.5 lbs. this week (not due to TOM because I no longer have to deal with that curse..YEA!) I'm calorie cycling, FAITHFULLY recording my food and exercise every day. I have IBS, so my diet may not look as "healthy" as it could be to some people (which is why I don't make it public), but it's healthy for me. I am rarely able to eat too many fruits and veggies (other than plain salad), because when I do, I suffer TERRIBLY from the IBS. I make the healthiest choices I can, I stay within my ranges on carbs, fat, etc. If I have ANY type of junk food (which is rare), it's tracked. I drink tons of water, in addition to herbal tea and almond milk. No sodas (MAYBE 1 a month, if that.)
I have been working out and burning more calories than when I first started here on SP. My calorie range has been around 10,800-11,000 per week. I added a LITTLE more as I started working out more, but I'm wondering if I am still not eating enough, even though I feel plenty satisfied most days. I do cardio and strength/weights, and vary up my routines. Here's my last weeks calories eaten/calories burned (I wear an HRM watch that also tracks calories and even though I know it's probably not 100% accurate, it's very close):
Friday 1383/day off
I originally based my calories on www.freedieting.com on their calorie calculator at my current weight and what I needed to consume for weight loss of 1 lb. per week. Yesterday, I went back and refigured it at the weight I want to be and at the maintenance level for that weight (which is what I have read several people do). It is about a 500 calorie per week increase. I thought I would try that and see how that worked.
Clothes fit a little better, but it seems like with all I am doing, I should be making more progress.
Any suggestions??? TIA Carla