Re-Thinking My Approach (yet again)
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
I've been thinking a lot about what I can do to reach my goals. Right now I cannot really exercise. I did a super small amount of exercise on Monday including some PT exercises for my ankle and it has been killing me ever since. The podiatrist said that if my ankle hurts to stop doing what I am doing. She said this is not a situation where I want to push, rather, now I need to take it super easy until I get on the healing track. Not that I can do much in this boot but still my tendency is to do as much as I can. I am realizing though that as much as a can is very, very little.
Since it's the new year I want to jump start my program but right now I cannot do it, not in terms of exercise. In fact, this is the least I have exercised in years!
I have been eating so little I am hungry and miserable all the time. Since I am pretty sure I am not going to be able to lose any wieght while getting no activity so I have decided to see if I can jump start my metabolism by raising my calories just a bit. I ran a calculator for my current weight with no exercise and it says I should be able to eat 1464 to lose and 1802 to maintain, so I am going to raise my calories to 1464. Maybe I will have one cheat day where I let myself eat 1802. But I am hoping that this helps raise my metabolism. I cannot maintain eating so little. And I am certainly not happy, nor am I seeing results. Since the beginning of October I have only lost 2 pounds.
Anyway, these are my thoughts today. Maybe I'll change my mind again tomorrow on my approach but I am pretty sure I won't gain anything eating 1464. Once I can get back into a good exercise program I will take another look at this but that won't be for at least 4-6 weeks, maybe longer.