what to do

Monday, January 28, 2013

Ok warning a bit of a wine , a bit of a what do you think, a bit of a throw my hands in the air.
I am gaining weight >> I've been trying to loss 10 for a very long time was maintaining great at 144 for many months than I changed some things that I thought would help
1. since January 2 i log all my food weight and measure 90 % I've missed or had to guess maybe 2 days and 5 meals in that time. We don't eat out much so I really know what I'm eating because I cook it.
2. upped my protein by added egg whites and beans of all kinds to my diet.
3. increased my steps not sure by how much exactly but around 4000 steps per day (that a guess from about 8 months ago when I used to use pedometer I now have a fitbit)
so anyway these things have not helped just the opposite. I'm up about 4 to 5 lbs

part of me just wants to cry when it was two pounds I changed my exercise to make it harder
cardio on the treadmill that adds speed work, on days that I lift I've added more balance work.
But that hasn't help either I up about 2 more.
Somethings I think I shouldn't complain, I am supper fit without (hopefully sounding like I'm bragging) I'm in the best shape of my life, I look good, some of my jeans are a size 6( that one blows me away.) But here is the problem Well 2 one my BMI # I'm 5'4 " I am overweight at 149 lbs, at 144 I was just at average. I really really can't let go of the thought and the need to stay under 140 to feel like a got this weight , food thing under control I have plenty of room on the BMI scale to loss weight! I am by no means too skinny could be as low as 111 lbs and still be in healthy range so 140 so very reasonable goal .
so what to do 1. eat more assuming that when I was not counting calories and logging my food I was eating more to stay at 144(Have a hard time think I would have been eating less) I have also increase intensity of exercise and calories burned had increase, but only about 200 or so a week. but am I increasing muscle mass? because of added protein and intensity. 2. so should I just cut back on the protein which does help build muscle. 3. Go with the normal easy thought calories in calories out and decrease my calories right now I average about 1800 to 1900
Another added piece info I had a fitness evaluation done in November Average 5'4" persons RMR is 1265 because my lean muscle mass is good (muscle using more fuel than fat) i burn 1454 at a minimum
This is what is driving me crazy I have so many numbers running through my head that I don't know what to do. Thought about sparks coaching but I don't think they get that involved maybe a trip to the Dr and ask for dietitians help but really will he send me I'm fit and healthy is there
any other options that i could afford to get help??????????????????
Going crazy If you made it this far bless you any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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    You and I are about the same size. I'm a teeny bit taller, and have been screwing around between 142 - 146 for months. I haven't weighed myself since I returned from vacation because I don't want to become totally demoralized. It too so long to get under 150, that I don't want to know if I got back up there on vacation! I am such a coward! LOL. We can be each other's Last 10 buddies!
    1849 days ago
    as my dr says bmi are only accurate when done by a specialist with calipers(i think that what she called them)all theese bmi charts don´t really mean that much as they only go by weight and height and don´t take into account the amount of muscle or not a person has.because muscle is denser than fat even though you may be more compact you might weigh more.so unless you have an individual measure ment made i wouldn´t go too much by it.it is like the scale it ios meant as a guide not the be all and end all.hope this helps.i think you are doing great,keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1850 days ago
    1850 days ago
  • PATTIE441
    I agree with these awesome ones, and I think you are amazing. I'm 5 foot even and I definitely don't agree with the BMI's. I think it makes us put a lot of pressure on us shorter people. And, dang, girl I think you look good and are beautiful! I wish you could see what I see. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1850 days ago
  • SAMI199
    emoticon Deep breath....I agree with 2Hams & Sharon,but also want to share a few thoughts...

    You are super fit & wearing a size 6- which doesn't sound overweight to me by a long shot.
    It is so mush easier if we get away from the "number game". You know you are doing things right & living healthy. Please don't let a scale ruin your happiness-just look in the mirror & say-"Dang,I look good!" Go see someone if you want to fine tune things-they just may say your body is perfect right now.

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    1850 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Since you have increased your exercise, of course you are adding muscle, and reducing fat. Muscle weighs more than fat. Muscle burns more calories than fat, so maybe you are not eating enough calories for the amount of exercise you are dong, and your body is in "guarded mode" to conserve its food/energy stores.

    Here is a link I've been using on and off that might help you:

    Also, I have been doing more research on "The Plan" and found more information, will post a blog tomorrow about my findings. I am seeing the validity in the theory, and leaning more toward giving it a go.
    1851 days ago
    You need to have your fat/muscle actual measured as some very fit people are listed as being over weight or obese with the scale/height use of BMI.

    There are other ways I have read about that they want to replace the BMI.

    I would pick a dietitian as they can tell you how fit you are and work out a food plan for you. (Make sure it is one that works with athletes. ) emoticon emoticon
    1851 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/28/2013 7:08:38 PM
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