Thursday, October 03, 2013
So this morning I set back up my calories consumed daily, with a weekly average column on my spreadsheet. I had this going from July of 2012 to April of 2013 when I was over a normal BMI and going back to it after some major bumps in my road (bicycle accident, Mom with Alzheimer's dying, bla bla too much to list but I had gained some weight). The record keeping ALWAYS brings me back. I took another little vacation from it when I retired in May, and gained 4 pounds which are nicely leaving now that I am recording again. I started doing daily weights, then logging my food in September. 3 of the 4 pounds are gone, the other one is leaving this month :).
Enough with the background. I really know the level of average intake that will cause me to lose weight. I kind of like to deny this, but I know. I also know that I eat more than others my size and age. Significantly more. I think it is the *WENDY*. (and the weightlifting)
This concept has to do with having one or two days a week that I plan more calories (2000+) and two to three that I plan less (1500 or so) and then two in the middle (1700). When the average for the week ends up 1700 something I lose weight. If it ends up 1950 ish, I maintain. If it goes over that a slow gain happens.
I got to wondering this morning if anyone else does this. As long as I keep records and do something like this, I don't really have a difficult time with maintenance.