Calorie Cycling Issues
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Okay, I figure I'll start trying to write things down after all. And since I's trying the Calorie Cycling thing, now is a good time.
A little background;
I've been eating an average of just 1200cal a day since I started this site, and have gone down to the high 700's on a couple occasions. I've still been losing weight, but I feel like my metabolism is slowing as is, and I heard this is a good way to counter that. I still want to drop at least 10kg... but I don't want to be left with a metabolism that basically won't let me eat more than a salad in order to maintain the weight.
I went to the site I posted a link to in my first entry, entered my data and got calorie req of
1300 (avg) a day for no exercise and 1600 a day with exercise. While I don't keep exactly to the calendar, I *have* been doing insanity most days, so I figured I'd do the 1600 average (this means my low would be 1300, med 1600 and high of 1900) with a plan of M M L H M L H starting on saturday.
I started saturday and was barely able to eat 1600 calories (1570). I do guesstimate calories, but I couldn't be *that* much off. I try to over estimate if anything (though again, estimating is estimating). Either way, I felt miserable and realize that there's no way I could eat 1900 caloires, hell, I doubt I can eat 1600 again today... I feel like I have a big rock in my stomach -_-;
I'm also up nearly a kilo from last morning's weigh-in (which is also why I used yesterday's weigh in in my tracker, not today's... though I usually write in the sunday weight). I check everyday but only input the value every week (though I'm thinking of just putting it in daily since I check anyway... but then the graph will look crazy, lol) I realize the kilo (from 67.2 to 68 this morning) does not mean I gained that in fat... and hopefully tomorrow it *will* go down at least a bit... but it still hurts, you know? I also feel heavy and bloated T_T;
Anyway, seeing as I can barely make the 1600 cal mark, I've decided to switch to the 1300 average (so 1000/1300/1600 respectfully), making yesterday my high day.
Long story short, I am going to try and stick with this for a week or two and see how my results go.
I just really hope I didn't break my losing streak and sabotaged myself -_-;
EDIT: Update; it *finally* fell back to 67.3 this morning (29th); it's been hovering around 68.5 since the blog post ^_^
Side note about a pet peeve I have with this site; Just because someone uses the greater than/less than signs does NOT mean the person is using HTML!!!!
I can't use most of my faces and have to substitute the side emos X(
grrrr so frustrating!