One more kilo down, one more charm on the bracelet of loss--9 charms total now. The most recent also a birthday present, a silver four leaf clover made of hearts with a teeny tiny diamond in the center--perfect, I LOVE IT! andit is extra special when it is a gift.
Ideally, for this next challenge, I'm looking at 9 pounds down which would be 4! more charms on the bracelet of loss! I'm a slow loser and frequent plateauer though so curbing my disappointment with less is necessary.
Switch to serious whole wheat bread from the organic shop.
Limit fruits, I tend to overdo.
More protein in general, on the high end of my limit.
Medium end of carbs most days.
Fat rarely seems to be a problem and I'm getting much better at fiber. Carbs are the problem. And not enough protein.
Continue to explore soaking-cooking dry beans, a good thing so far.
Continue 3 day ST plan, 200-300 reps from the last challenge, stomach, arms, legs. Down to 200 for the time being, can go up again later if I want.
2100 exercise calories a week to burn, lots of it with walking, but add back 24 minutes of elliptical every other day for variety for the month, see what happens.
1260-1660 calories a day I think it is. Vary within that, not just get stuck at 1400. I suspect I was underdoing it for awhile there.
Consider changing tracker when challenge starts to reflect 9 pounds to lose and not the whole shebang. See if this helps on a psychological level.
Let's see if that does it. No need to be too extreme.