Alexandria Rae's Journal, 13 May 2014

I've plateaued at 208 for that last week. It's very frustrating. I need to start doing more then just walking. grr.
208.0 lb Lost so far: 1.0 lb.    Still to go: 28.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 13 May 2014:
1104 kcal Fat: 77.94g | Prot: 74.42g | Carb: 31.43g.   Breakfast: Scrambled Egg (Whole, Cooked), Applegate Farms Organic Uncured Sunday Bacon. Lunch: Stop & Shop Romaine Hearts, Kraft Homestyle Mayo, ShopRite Chunk Light Tuna in Water. Dinner: Bell Peppers, Onions, Beef Top Round (Trimmed to 1/8" Fat), Cooked Broccoli (from Fresh), Unsalted Butter Stick. Snacks/Other: Cabot New York Extra Sharp Vermont Cheddar Cheese. more...
2437 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 30 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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Are you recording your intake on FS? The numbers I see are crazy low. If you're just starting out walking alone should be suffice as you build up that cardiovascular stamina. Diet is more important than exercise when it comes to losing the pounds. Keep your chin up, it's a slow process but you will get where you're going! :-) 
13 May 14 by member: Yolanda9179
I hate to sound like a broken record…but, this too shall pass! A pound is actually a lot of weight to lose. Look at pound box of butter and realize, you removed that from your body! Weight loss is never consistent. One week 3 pounds, the next , flat. Congrats on your success! Be kind to yourself.  
13 May 14 by member: MrsRatfire
Like Yolanda said, I hope you are eating more than what you are recording on here. You should be eating at LEAST your BMR calories plus a few more. You can find BMR calculators online but I would encourage you to continue reading for a better suggestion. When you eat super low calories (with carbs or not) your body will make adjustments to keep you from dying from starvation. One of the major adjustments it will make is slowing your metabolism. Your body will also become more efficient in using calories if it does not have enough to use. This means that the treadmill workout you did at the beginning of your diet may have used 200 calories for 30 minutes. Now, with a damaged metabolism, the same workout is only burning 150 calories. See where I am going with this? You should try to eat to a specific calorie deficit each day rather than a set number of calories. My suggestion would be to enter all of your food and exercise on fat secret. Then try and hit -1000 calories each day. If you had 2800 calories in exercise for the day, then try and eat 1800 calories that day. Every day will be different depending on how much you exercise. Just remember, that less food is NOT better, especially if you exercise. Then, this is the part you will like. Switch it up every now and again to keep your metabolism honest. Maybe once day a week you maintain a -200 calorie deficit. Then a couple days a month, treat yourself, and eat to your maintenance calories. Maintenance is a zero calorie deficit. You eat the same calories that you use. If you ruin your metabolism weight loss will be close to impossible and you will have to do a reverse diet to fix it which takes a very long time. Good luck. Low carb will “melt” the fat right off your booty if you do it right! Good luck. Feel free to ask any questions.  
13 May 14 by member: bigbassbrent
I don't know how long it's been since you started your diet and exercise program, but it takes a bit for your body to adjust to the change. It can be frustrating when the scale doesn't move like we think it should but don't let that get you down or interrupt what you're doing, just keep at it. It's a journey and there are hills and valleys, but as long as you're eating less calories than you're burning, overall it's downhill as far as the scale is concerned. And there's nothing wrong at all with upping your exercise and doing more than just walking. You can do it! 
13 May 14 by member: jmb3450
I am so crazy with work that i forget to record alot of the stuff. Also if I have a chance, i try to do it as the day goes along again if i remember. I record my food in 3 different apps. I eat any where from 1100 to 1300 cals a day. So im def not eatting 600 cals a day lol. Thanks for all the great advice  
13 May 14 by member: Alexandria Rae
Stay in there, don't give in!  
13 May 14 by member: CodyB65

     
 

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