Losing Weight

Monday, December 29, 2008

A little over 2 weeks in and I've lost a little over 8 pounds. That is more weight than I did last year on WW during a 4 month stretch. A year and a half ago it took me 3 months of careful eating and exercising for 1.5-2.5 hours 6 days a week (cardio and strength training) to lose 7 pounds total - and no, I didn't lose inches. I'm not sure what it is that is working or if it's just because of eating about 1350 calories for the first week and then some. I haven't been able to exercise except for maybe 10 minutes at a time here and there. I keep thinking this weight loss isn't "real", that it is a fluke and that soon nothing I do will work just like all the other times. I'm scared to celebrate.

I'm trying to be positive - no really I am. It's just hard to know what's right for me. Do I try to keep aiming for 1300-1400? or do I trust that for my size I need more food than that? I do plan on gradually getting more and more exercise in the next few weeks. How does pcos play into this? I know that it takes fewer calories to maintain my weight and fewer calories to gain too. How much fewer than "normal"? There's too many questions I just don't have the answer to.

I wanted to try calorie cycling to improve my metabolism, or at least to keep what I've got working! I used the calorie cycling calculator at and it had my average calories per day as 2395! That is for little/no exercise! I have a really hard time trying to think about eating that much and still losing. It gives me fear and a sick feeling to think about the possibility of gaining. Will this fear keep me from trying it?

I'm going to choose NO. I will try for ONE week. I will decrease the daily number of calories because I am a chicken. I will probably whine and make a fuss because I am a crybaby, but I will try it. I will have my hubby hide the scale for the whole week and make him promise not to tell me where it is until weighin day. That is the plan for this week. Now to figure out how to make the changes in my tracker for the new range!

Calorie cycle:
MON - 1600
TUE - 1600
WED - 2000
THUR - 1600
FRI - 1600
SAT - 1800
SUN - 1600

I'm SCARED waaaaaaah!
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    It is not a fluke...Keep up the great work! I know that you can do it! I've been feeling that way the whole time I've been losing suddenly the 23.2 pounds I've lost will be back...But I'm still trucking...I've looked at the calorie cycling too and I think I sorta do something similar naturally but I think I'll look into it more.
    4315 days ago
  • GRIFF2734
    Hey lady look at you!!! Im so proud of you!!! emoticon I want to encourage you to keep going. Go with what is working for you. I like your calorie cycling Im doing about the same as you are. Dont be scared just take one pound at a time dont be impatient because the body is going to do what it wants to. All you need to do is keep watching what your eating and keep working out I dont care if its only 15minutes just try to keep moving. I love you positive attitude dont let go of that always remember THERE IS NO VICTORY WITHOUT A FIGHT!!!! So Fight Girl Fight I know you can do this.

    God bless you and your family

    Much love

    4317 days ago
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