I am puzzled- could I be eating to few calories and slowing my weight loss
Friday, August 16, 2013
It sure seems that my weight loss has slowed. I keep wondering what is happening. I have been eating within the calorie range that was given at the first. I have increased my exercise by 90%. I was not exercising at all when I started. Now I exercise 5-6 times a week and burn lots of calories, yet my weight loss seem to be pretty slow. It seems even slower this week.
I chose not to have the nutrition tracker make an adjustment in calories based on my exercise. I am wondering if that is wise. Could it be that my body is needing more calories to keep my metabolism working efficiently. I may have to try adding more calories to offset the exercise. Maybe it could make a difference. I am not looking to loose 5lbs a week, but I would like to see a little more change. I guess I am just impatient.
I have been increasing the length and time for my swimming. I have also added crunches and crunches with twists. It may be time to add some strength training.
I am now taking my Mom with me to swim. It seems to be really good for her dementia and depression. She looks forward to going every day now that I have gotten her into a routine of going. She even asks me if we are going to swim in the morning before I even get finished with my breakfast. I am glad I am not having to drag her there. It is a good break for my step-father. She had really been stressing him out.
What ever happens I am moving on toward my goals. I am not giving up.