So I am tracking every day and looks like I tend to want to eat and have been eating about 1700 -1800 calories a day (no way!!) which is very close to my maintenance cals (baseline - this doesn't factor in exercise) if you use the formula 11 x weight. So, no big surprise as to why I have not lost weight. However, I also exercise an hour a day 4-5 days a week and that hasn't made any difference on the scale - that should take off at least a pound a month or maybe 2 but -------this must be the menopause - it isn't. Maybe my cals are 10 x weight plus exercise?? Whatever, the factor is lower than it used to be.
Now that I am tracking EVERYTHING I am working my way down towards 1200 or 1000/day and tracking definitely is changing my behaviour. Today I walked three miles, ate very well all day with super healthy fresh foods but I can't eat the Quiche I made for dinner or I will go over 1200 calories.. So I am going to have tea and two bites for dinner and save the rest of the piece of quiche for tomorrow. Sigh. But at least I have the tools to figure this out. I can't rely on simply eating healthy foods according to whatever my hunger dictates. I have to cut myself off at some point and just stop when I get to my calorie range
No one else is posting but if anyone does, I would like to know precisely what it takes to get the weight off. That is the point, right? To figure out what we really need to do.And to try and make sure it is in a form we can live with.
| current weight: 172.0