Saturday, June 29, 2013
Just when I think I know all the answers...well, you know how THAT ends.
For the past 2 months, I've been stuck, and couldn't seem to figure out what I was doing wrong. I've kept plodding along within a pound of the same weight, mystified, until I finally asked for help. (I know, imagine that!) One of the wonderful friends here suggested that I investigate my calorie deficit. Since "Reports" was part of the site I'd never used, it took me a while to find it, but what an eye opener!
So, it's not a plateau...it's just that the weight I've lost has changed my BMR enough to make a "nice" (read "nasty, frustrating, but perfectly logical") balance between what I'm eating and what I'm burning. So I stopped losing. Of COURSE I stopped losing!
Okay, so it's not a plateau. The GOOD news is two fold. 1. I can maintain! 2. I know what to do now. (Big sigh of relief.) Now I have a target number of calories to burn instead of minutes to exercise - more than I'd been including - and I'm excited about the next 8 weeks. All I can say is WOOHOO, and thank you SPs for the tips!