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In and Out


Tuesday, May 08, 2012

That is my motivation lately, in and out, out and in. I am pleased that despite the poor motivation I have not gained a bunch of weight back or anything like that. I was down to about 222.6 and I'm holding steady at 225. However I went to the doctor today and after breakfast and fully dressed I was exactly 225. So I believe I'm really lower than that now and just have to keep on keeping on.

My doctor made a comment though, I told her I'm eating between 1300 and 1800 calories per day (SP recommended) and admitted that I'm usually at the high end of that range and occasionally go over and she said "that's actually a lot of calories, you're probably not going to lose at 1800 calories." What??? I told her, "well, I run 4-5 times per week for between 45 minutes and an hour, and I intend to start strength training. Plus, approximately 3 years ago when I had my BMR done my metabolism was at about 2800 calories per day."

I don't really know what to think about this, except just to know that I do know my body. But I have to walk a fine line between knowing my body and yet still being open to new information. I'm truly not trying to be stubborn or force a larger amount of calories than I should be eating, but even with 13-1800 I am hungry some days. Some days I'm not, I've had 1000 calories on some days and thought that I couldn't possibly eat another bite! But 13-1800 feels right.

I just don't know. But I was only with the doc for a little while and I have another appointment in a month. At that time we're going to do blood work and, get this! I'm apparently fighting off a pretty big infection that I will not name in the interests of not being too TMI. So maybe some of my fatigue lately has been due to that?? Just a thought! Anyway, so hopefully at my next appointment with the doc I will have a little more time to go over stuff with her.

In the meantime, I'm taking my little antibiotics and have some OTC stuff to pick up on my way home. Yay for health?
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LULUBELLE65 5/10/2012 9:11AM

    Are you losing weight? Are you getting the kinds of nutrients you need to be healthy? If so, then I would just keep doing what you're doing. I know we all want it to happen overnight, but you didn't get fat in a week, or a month, and you're not going to get unfat in that short a time either. Besides, studies show that crazy restrictive diets don't work long-term, and you don't want all your hard work to go to waste.

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IRONBLOSSOM 5/8/2012 3:34PM

    Very good point. I have Kaiser health insurance and there is a number I can call to talk to a "diet and fitness expert" for diet and fitness support. I'm thinking about it, but I'm just not sure! Also, my doctor told me today she is a former gymnast and has to be very strict with her own diet. So I'm thinking "well, yeah, but you're like HALF of me!"

What I'm doing is working, I suppose, I just want it to work FASTER!!! :-)

Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it!

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BECKYB73 5/8/2012 3:31PM

    I had a similar conversation with my Doctor...who told me to not worry about doing any exercise and limit my calories to 1200/day. When I asked her what endorsements she had in terms of nutrition and exercise science, she said she had none. So I told her that I respected her advice, but that I would stick with the calorie range a nutritionist and personal trainer set up for me....I'm still losing.

Doctors, unless they've specialized really aren't into the BMR, and other types of calculations we use here at Spark to set our calorie plans. Keep doing what you're doing, OBVIOUSLY it's working. Besides as you continue to lose weight, you'll have to cut calories...if your low end is already 1300, imagine how low you'd have to go to continue the weight loss....

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