countdown's Journal, 21 April 2013

They say losing weight isn't hard, it's keeping it off that is the tough part. Well I say losing weight is hard as well, when I put the most effort in, I seem to end up gaining weight... perhaps my mind is soooo focused on food and calories, I end up eating far more than I should? I am going to try VERY hard to burn 600 cal each day and keep my Calorie intake at 1200. If my math serves me correctly, that puts me at a 1200 Cal deficit each day, allowing me to lose roughly 1 lb every 3 days. Seems doable, doesn't it?

Send some encouragement my way please!!! It's only 90 days, let the countdown begin!


Diet Calendar Entry for 21 April 2013:
728 kcal Fat: 26.61g | Prot: 52.31g | Carb: 75.32g.   Breakfast: Pear, Snak Club Raw Almonds. Lunch: Plain Yogurt. Dinner: Chicken Breast, Broccoli Flower Clusters. Snacks/Other: Pears, Egg, Almonds. more...
on diet Atkins  


That's exactly what I did and I gained weight. I was informed that I needed to eat more, but better. More protein, less fat/carbs. So now I'm trying 1600 a day and searching the fridge for protein. 
21 Apr 13 by member: ame16
Ame16, you did 1200 cals? 
21 Apr 13 by member: countdown
around 1200 for a good 3 weeks at least and gained weight but my intake was mostly carbs, than fat, then protein. I am gluten free but I eat "mostly" all natural, organic, whole foods. 
21 Apr 13 by member: ame16
I see, so you have to beef up the protein, no pun intended haha. Thanks for the advice, maybe try protein shakes - I know they can taste gross, but after a workout I can easily do I scoop (20g protein) at 85 cals. I've also heard there are some good products that come from plant sources. 
21 Apr 13 by member: countdown
I'm confused about getting too much as well because that is what guys do to build muscle. Also our bodies can only use so much at a time. Another problem is, I might eat a good source of protein and then eat a meal with mostly carbs and it lowers my daily percentage of protein over all. I probably wasn't doing enough exercise but I was hoping to lose a couple pounds first so I didn't feel so lazy. Didn't happen. The only time I ever remember losing weight was when I was going to the gym a lot. I wish I was one of those people who didn't have to! I guess some of us just have a slower metabolism. 
21 Apr 13 by member: ame16
I say try out your plan and see how it goes. Then make adjustments because everyone is different. :) 
21 Apr 13 by member: ame16
I hear you on the working out, I have been procrastinating today!! I love my gym near work, I think that's the difference. I have been trying to go everyday for an hour, but if I didn't love it as much - I would probably skip it all too often. Maybe take your iPod and go for a stroll in your neighbourhood, once you start getting your endorphins going, you'll probably get addicted to the feeling :D Good Luck!!! 
21 Apr 13 by member: countdown


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