Thursday, July 02, 2009
I think I finally figured out why I have been stuck so long. The same thing happened to me after I lost my first 15ish lbs on my own before finding SP. After eating about 1200 calories every day and working out on the elliptical for 45 minutes, I wasn't losing any more weight. I already had scheduled an appointment with a nutritionist when I decided I was going to lose weight and once the appointment came along, she helped me figure out how many calories I needed in a day and told me about SP.
When I put all my info into SP, the calorie range she gave me did not match the SP range. She said I had been eating way too little for how much I was working out and that I actually needed to eat more to lose weight. It was definitely weird the first few days as my stomach was used to not eating very much and at the end of the day I'd stand in front of the pantry thinking "I need to eat at least 200 more calories!" but sure enough, the weight started coming off fast!
Anyway, my SP range lately has been 1200-1550. I put all my info into another website (one that matched what my nutritionist had told me originally) and it says I need 1380-1820. I manually put that into SP and after 2 days doing that, I went from 170.2 to 168.6. I don't know why I didn't think of readjusting that sooner! I remember the week I didn't work out at all, I actually lost more weight than the weeks I did. Those days I was getting the right amount of calories, but when I work out, I need a lot more.
I don't know why SP is so different than the other formula, but that is what has worked for me, so I'm going back to that. I guess less isn't always better. Has anyone else had this problem? Anyway, I am hoping these last 18 lbs won't be so stubborn anymore!