i really don't think you're eating *enough*! 500 cals is far too low.
what i would recommend is accurately tracking your intake and exercise- in order to lose 2lb/week, you need a weekly deficit of 7000 calories, so a 1000 calorie deficit every day. (go to reports and you can find it there). you need to eat at least 1000-1200 calories/day, and the remainder of your deficit will come from working out.
do you strength train? what other exercise are you doing? you may need to change it up- but bear in mind that your weight may initially go up with different work outs (but that's not a true gain).
also make sure your cals burned are accurate- personally i feel best using a hrm with my weight entered 10-15 lb less than it is to buffer the inaccuracies.
you can certainly reach your goal- but you should also focus on things beside the number- take your measurements, set fitness goals, etc. if you do like to weigh yourself, remember that your weight will fluctuate- try to weigh yourself at about the same time in the day at the same status (before/after breakfast, etc) and clothes. you will notice fluctuations if you track and if you keep track of your deficits they won't freak you out! eg my weight goes up 1-3 lb a couple days after strength training- i know i didn't eat that many extra cals, so the number will go back down! you also have to remember that just b/c you have a 3500 cal deficit, the scale may not show 1 lb loss.
congrats on the upcoming engagement! no matter your weight at that point, you'll be so happy!
- 32 by end of Jan.
Next goals: -
39 total by end of Feb.
-46 by end of March.
My words to live by: healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!
| Pounds lost: 27.8