So, it’s been two weeks since I saw any progress on the scale. Or felt like I was leaning up. What was working is no longer. Scale read 147 this morning. I’ve been really good with eating (one evening of paleo-time-off pigging out for the Super Bowl is not responsible), but now I have to decide on a course of action. Do I:
- Continue as I have been and assume that progress is being made even if I’m not seeing it.
- Cut back on calories further.
- Bump up calories.
Right now I’m going with 4. Today and tomorrow I’m going to eat with a goal of about 1800-2000 calories, and try not to eat anything that had been my routine (or at least at a different time of day). Today I’m going to try to go for comparatively more fat (good fat- nuts etc), and tomorrow I’ll try to do heavy carbs (veggies here I come!). Sunday, I’ll start alternating between 1300 calorie and 1600 days instead of 1450 across the board.
The tricky thing is that 1450 feels like it should be right. It’s just enough that I feel well fueled to work out, and don’t ever feel hungry. I feel like If I were to try for 1300 or so on average (option number 2) that I won’t be functioning as smoothly. And I don’t particularly like the idea of number 3, because where I am now seems like enough, and the idea seems like more of a gamble, in that less deficit would equal less weight loss.
Also going to try for MORE consistency. Read: more focus and precision on weekends. And MORE water. Because that can never hurt anyone. And MORE cardio. Woot.
So I could totally go for some RELIABLE info and ideas on leaning out (no pills, no about.com, supplement systems etc). I know there is no “right way”, but the more info I have the more I have to work with as far as finding what will work for me. Anyone out there in Tumblr-land have some good resources for losing that last 5-10 pounds?