Saturday, October 20, 2012
I have not yet gone on Weight Watchers. Still debating, still figuring out if it's worth it.
I have been slightly frustrated that I've only lost 7 pounds since the start of school. I figured out how many calories I'm burning each week (minimum 3500, with one week being about 5000), and also looked at how much I'm eating (between 1500-2000 calories each day, some days a little more, some days less, no snacks between meals, only drinking water). I don't necessarily see my body slimming, though it looks a little like it in my clothes. In taking measurements, it looks like I've lost about 1 inch around my waist, which is great.
So anyway, I spoke to a few people in my life who have been losing weight forever. My sister-in-law's aunt is a nutritionist, and she was talking to her about this. It was brought up that my body could be in "Starvation Mode", which may be a WW term? Basically, I'm not eating nearly enough calories for how much I'm working out, and my body is saving everything that I give it.
This is a concept that I know about, have used, have told others about, but I apparently had forgotten. (Don't you hate that?) I decided to try it out and see if I gave my body a few more calories each day, if I would lose anything. I'm PMSing right now, so I didn't have very high hopes.
I started on Thursday night during parent/teacher conferences because we had a provided meal. I ate a small dessert (as in, the bottom 2 inch square layer of a piece of pie). Then, last night while having dinner with my boyfriend and his parents, I ate about half of my meal, but then came home and again had something small for dessert.
I weighed myself this morning- I finally lost another pound! Only 6.6 more pounds until I'm in my next "decade"!
This coming week is break week at the Y, which means that I will only have Zumba on Monday and no other classes. I'm not sure how that will be for my weight loss, but we'll see.