Oh my gosh, what FABULOUS advice! I tell you guys I love this site because as much as I love my family and "hometown" friends, nobody get this, lol! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I knew there'd be some people out there who knew what I was going through, I did not realize this many though, I feel so encouraged!
Just as a backdrop. I started out at 271 pounds, I have been hovering around 230 for the last two weeks. I stared out eating around 2200 calories a day, then to 2000 for the majority of my trip so far, and the last couple of weeks now 1750. I think anything lower than 1750 would cause me to binge, but does anyone think that is too low for my weight? I am 5'8". I have put my stats into numerous calculators online including sparkpeople's and they wildly fluctuate in their estimations as to the amount I should be eating. So any advice there would be helpful. Based on the comments I received I am very tempted to go back up to 2000 just because. I feel a little hungry at the end of some days, but nothing ravenous. My food choice are much, much better too. Hardly any processed things, stick close to nature, drink water, yada, yada.
I am sorry I do not share my food tracker anymore. I know that would prob help, but my computer went on the brinks and I had to use good ol' fashioned paper and pen, and I found it to be sooo much easier so I am keeping with that for now.
Exercise. Hm.... well, I didn't at first, then by January I was in a groove of about 12 to 24 min. of a walking DVD 3 to 4 times a week. That was until March when I started pushing myself. My teen son loves to run so I challenged him. Well, he challenged me, lol. I can jog up to 2 miles at time now! I discovered I could do that through March. I noticed my weight loss stop when I picked up the jogging. It was def a HUGE change from the much less intense exercise I was doing before.
My theory is my body needs to catch up to my workout regimen. I freaked out though and started cutting more calories. Maybe now my body is working against me, but at 230 pounds 1750 feels right in order to lose. I want to maintain at 2000 for the rest of my life and by staying active I think I can, but oh, I dunno, it's just so frustrating sometimes!
In any case, I am DETERMINED not to quit. It sure would be nice to understand the science of my body a little more though.
Any more tips? I am open to everything, well, lol, almost as long at it's legal and doesn't cause me to lose my sanity ;)
Edited by: ARUN4ONE at: 4/16/2013 (07:44)
We've got this! Rach
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