Friday, January 11, 2013
Well, here I am 10 days into the New Year. I weighed in at exactly 13st at the start of the year. Since then I have been logging all my food scrupulously, eating within my calorie range, and exercising much more than heretofore, as on 1st January I joined - and am sticking to - the Official January Jumpstart Fitness Challenge. I've been getting good sleep of 7 to 8 hours per night, I've eaten my freggies and drunk all that water - and virtually stopped drinking wine. I weighed in again this morning and ... 13st exactly.
Still. It's early days, and it's possible I am under-eating and in "starvation" mode. My calorie allowance (carried over from last year when frankly I did almost no exercise) is 1220 to 1550 Kcal. Since starting the Challenge, I have been getting warnings saying I should adjust this. So I'm going to do so and see if eating more will help me lose weight - however counter-intuitive this seems. It's really hard to persuade myself to do this, so I'd really appreciate any positive results other members have had by upping their food intake.
It's just possible that my trousers feel a little looser, so it could just be that I am gaining muscle while losing fat. I didn't measure this morning, as I feel a week isn't going to show anything meaningful - I'd rather measure monthly.
But it was disappointing. I've had plateaus before - but never right at the start of Sparking!
Wish me luck!