Thursday, July 21, 2011
I'm so discouraged right now. I'm in the last 10 stretch, and I know my goal weight is obtainable, but I feel like I don't know how to get there. Before I started college this spring, I purposely worked out more so I could be in a higher calorie range bracket, but I just don't have the time for that anymore so my calorie range is 1200-1550. It doesn't matter what range I'm in, I always strive to stay at the low end of it, so at the moment I'm aiming to be in the 1300's on weekdays. I know plenty of people are at that range and it works out great for them, but I hate it... and I just don't feel like it's working for me. I feel like I'm back to the point I was when I got burned out right after having my son, where I was constantly thinking about food. And maybe that's because I did fall off track for a little while, so food tracking is something I just need to get used to again. I'm obsessing about it though. Because this is a new range for me, I'm not sure if I need to drop down to the 1200's (even though I feel like I'm hungry all the time there) or if I need to up my calories a bit and shot for 1400's. I just know that I've been back at this for a few weeks now I'm pretty much still where I started. Last week I finally saw the numbers drop, but this week I'm back up.
I know I'll figure it out. It may take some playing around to see things happen, and I do need to remember that most people lose a lot slower at this point. As I always say though, as long as I stick to eating right and remain active things will happen. I just wish they would happen quicker!
And I just have to add that I wish SP didn't force you to pick a goal date. I have NEVER hit a goal by my goal dates. I wish I could just continue with what I'm doing and not have that darn goal date taunting me (cuz if you don't change it, your ranges get limited the close you get to the goal date!)