skyheart424's Journal, 01 February 2019

I feel like I will never reach my goal 💔
131.2 lb Lost so far: 7.7 lb.    Still to go: 12.1 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 01 February 2019:
929 kcal Fat: 39.29g | Prot: 31.31g | Carb: 110.40g.   Breakfast: Almonds , Oatmeal Cookies (Soft Type) . Lunch: Mayonnaise , Roasted Broiled or Baked Chicken Breast. Snacks/Other: Cinn-Buns Cheese Icing. more...
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01 Feb 19 by member: CognitiveWarrior
You’ve lost 4 lbs in one week. Why so discouraged?  
01 Feb 19 by member: jenk256
@jenk256 because I literally starved myself a whole week and only lost 4 lb so I feel like it will take me forever  
01 Feb 19 by member: skyheart424
So 1 pound of fat is roughly 3500 calories. 4 pounds is therefore 14,000 calories. Over 1 week, that’s a calorie deficit of 2000 per day. So yah, you’d have to starve yourself to lose 4 lbs per week. You’re right on track. Of course, if you starve yourself your body will literally think it’s starving (because it is) and it will lower its base metabolic rate to account for the starvation. So if you keep starving yourself and then go back to your old calorie intake you’ll end up gaining back more than you lost because your body will have learned to be more efficient with the calories you give it. Consider a more measured approach that you can maintain and some patience. It’ll work better in the long run.  
01 Feb 19 by member: jenk256
It can be frustrating for sure, I feel ya on that one, but I try to focus on portion control, so I don’t have to give up all the things I love ☺️ I also decided to start taking body measurements because the scale can be discouraging sometimes! I was stuck at 192.8 from Jan 14 until today when I weighted my self. Don’t give up!! 
02 Feb 19 by member: Autumn1988
Not sure if this helps, but whenever I feel “stuck” I up my protein and that helps the scale move more. Hang in there! It’s better than gaining weight!  
02 Feb 19 by member: shanna7
You will get there! 
02 Feb 19 by member: liv001
@jenk256 Thank you, I know it’s unhealthy but to be honest I am anorexic so eating is very hard for me  
02 Feb 19 by member: skyheart424
@liv001 thank you 🙏🏻 I hope same for you  
02 Feb 19 by member: skyheart424
@shanna7 thank you for the tip I will try it ❤️ 
02 Feb 19 by member: skyheart424
@Autumn1988 thank you I really appreciate it and I am doing that too 🙏🏻 
02 Feb 19 by member: skyheart424
I understand. I have been battling for 5 months now. I get very frustrated when I feel like i should be able to lose 20 pounds by now. But no ... just 7. But then I realize hey 7 pounds less is still a win, all I can do is keep trying. We are all here for you. Don’t give up. 
02 Feb 19 by member: rschafer1970
@rschafer1970 thank you very much ❤️ I totally understand your feelings, I am sure you can do it too  
02 Feb 19 by member: skyheart424
Hi Skyheart. I want to support you in your journey, but if you’re anorexic, should you really be here with this goal? I know counting calories likely comes second nature by now, but being surrounded by it is not going to help your health. I know there are a few other people on this forum with eating disorders. I’ve seen some trying to gain, but often without success. Gaining weight with anorexia is rarely about eating more. If you have anorexia and are also working towards a really big loss...that’s just not healthy. The quickest way to happiness is not reaching your target weight. It’s finding a good counselor and working toward body acceptance.  
02 Feb 19 by member: jenk256
Take it one pound at a time. Just tell yourself “I don’t have to lose 20 pounds, I just have to lose 1.” Believe me this helps a lot. 
02 Feb 19 by member: tpw819
@tpw819 that’s actually a good idea! Thank you 🙏🏻  
02 Feb 19 by member: skyheart424
@jenk256 I really appreciate your concerns and care about me but it’s not something I control. But I promised myself to reach my goal weight and then stop ❤️ 
02 Feb 19 by member: skyheart424

     
 

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