I got weighed this morning and was at 242. My waist measured 44.5. Since October 24when I started, my waist is down 2 inches and my weight is down 18 pounds. I am down two pounds since last week's weigh in.
The last six weeks have been beyond frustrating as far as weight loss is concerned. Since my visit to the doctor's 8 days ago, I have had a calorie deficit averaging 825per day. My calorie consumption has averaged 1827. Maybe things are starting to move in the right direction again. Six weeks is a long time to wait for the scales to move. I'm proud of myself for continuing my effort.
I am trying to listen to my body. It seems to be telling me that I can lose weight, albeit, slowly. I think the message it's sending me is to keep calories below 1,800 per day and maintain a deficit of 700 or more. I will keep trying.
I am really enjoying my gym workouts. Yesterday, I tried really hard during the weight lifting portion. I actually made grunting noises during some of the exercises! (A little embarassing!) I found that wearing my headphones helps when lifting as well as when I'm doing my aerobics. Today, I'm off and I plan to spend some extra time at the gym.
I am sort of concerned because the new routine doesn't produce the high step numbers or as much "moderate physical activity" on the BodyMedia reports. Because I have started the new routine, my January Challenge step goal will not be met.
From yesterday: Steps = 7,640. Calorie deficit = 854. Crunches = 75. (3 sets of 25 w a 12 second rest between sets) Calorie consumption= 1.583.
Have a great day!!