Hey getoldmebk, first of all I don't know your size, but bump it up to 1200 calories. I've found I lose the most fat at around 1300-1400. Secondly since you lost 4 pounds last week but none this week, it was probably water weight that you lost. All that four pounds showed is that you tricked the scale. increase your calories slightly and try to drink 2 or 3 nalgenes of water a day (8+ cups) and then you'll see that the pounds that come off are fat :)
For me I generally start with a bowl of cereal in the morning. Not the best thing but I'm always in a rush. Recently I switched from a 2cup bowl of special k or raisin bran to 1 cup of Kashi or fiber plus. I feel just as full mid morning but its less calories and a better protein to carb ratio
Lunch is a turkey or ham sandwhich on whole grain bread. Simple and easy to make in the morning with good carbs and protein. I'll have almonds and a fruit in the afternoon as a snack to get some good fat since (somehow) I was always low on that the days I ate right.
I get back from lifting and have a protein shake and then later at night I eat dinner which helps stop me from snacking. I'll have a grilled chicken breast or fish with a side and veggies. When I stick to that throughout the week I lose 2 pounds consistently. I normally do bad on weekends due to drinking and eating with friends but I don't mind. I rather have fun anyway.
I hope all this helps you. Send me a message if you want to chat more. I always enjoy talking to people on this site. Good Luck!
I'm 5'8" stinks being shorter
Summer 2011- 215 lbs. Peak weight
Christmas 2011- 200 lbs
Start of summer 2012- 170 lbs
September 2012- Made my goal of competing at feather weight for Bjj (under 149 with a little water cut)
Now I'm just trying to maintain around 152ish to leave me in easy cutting range. Also trying to relax and eat more like a normal person now, balancing enjoying life and staying healthy.
| current weight: 19.4 over