Same weight for 3 weeks! Ugh!
Friday, March 04, 2011
I'm getting a little bit frustrated, but not enough to stop. In the first 6 weeks, I dropped 12 pounds, and in the past 3 weeks, I've dropped 2 pounds total. This is frustrating to me because I have been eating so much better than ever before and doing tons more exercise than ever before.
I guess I will need to step it up even more. You see, I used to eat cheeseburgers, fries, and pasta a lot. So now I'm eating healthier but still eating 1800 calories a day. I know most of you probably eat 1200 calories a day and can't imagine eating 1800, but having been used to eating 3000 for the past 20 years, going to 1800 is quite a shock for me.
I also haven't exercised in years, so I started small. I walked up and down the stairs a few times and have moved up to 18 flights per day. Plus some strength exercises. Total of 15-20 minutes of good exercise per day. I know some of you do 60-120 minutes per day and think 20 is nothing, but for someone who is used to doing nothing, this is a big effort for me.
I also haven't had any beer since 2010 (coming from 3-4 PER DAY this is a big deal!), but I have had a few glasses of red wine, but not much.
So I've radically changed my lifestyle and I'm not seeing the results I would like. The lifestyle has gone through a big change FOR ME, although it's nowhere near what some other folks do (1200 calories and 120 minutes of exercise per day).
So why am I not seeing results? My sister said my body is probably in shock and I should eat and drink more, but I don't know. I'm just hoping that if I stick to it, eventually the weight will start coming off.....
What do you think?
PS. I have gained a lot of muscles in my calves and arms, and my pants are a little looser. So I know there is some muscle gain.