So I yesterday I made it to 18 pounds gone. If you noticed I hit 15 on March 7th.. that means it took me 19 days to lose 3 pounds, which is driving me crazy. I read all these things about how you can lose safely 2-3 pounds a week, and I am only losing about 1 pound per week.
I guess it is usually easier for people in my situation because most of the time it is a combination of diet AND excercise. And usually if you change both the weight just starts falling off. In my situation I already eat pretty damn healthy. I have been tracking my calorie intake since I started and its not even hard for me to stay within my aloted calories, and I am always below my recommended fat and carbs, and over on my fiber… The only thing I have trouble with is my protein. Which i am getting better at. Myfitnesspal recomends I eat 51 on days I don’t work out and 91 on days that I do. I usually get in the 40-50 grams range everyday. I spoke to a nutritionist and she said that it was totally fine, and that 91 grams is a lot…..
That is a typical lunch for me. avacado, quinoa and tomato… or something like that. My fridge is stocked with fruits and vegetables. I pretty much drink nothing but water, and if I do drink something else it is either coconut water, or my favorite Santa Cruz organic peach lemonade diluted in half with water…
I haven’t eatten fast food in ages, well except for that one small shamrock shake but come on, that is only once a year! gotta get it in lol.
So I am left with working out, which I do A LOT. I have been increasing the intensity I do usually at least 20-30 minutes of abs and free weights at home, and then when i go to the gym I do at least an hour of cardio where i do a mixture of running, power walking on a high incline, and the eliptical 6 times a week. But its still only taking away one pound a week.
You are probably wondering why I do the weights and the abs at home… its because I go to a meathead gym.. you try getting on an arm or ab machine at a meathead gym, good luck, there is a line. I know that sounds like an excuse but really, its kinda crazy I think none of them have jobs and are just there all day everyday. In April a new Planet Fitness is opening near my house which is going to be huge. I am hoping I will have better luck with the weight machines there and can start really doing a ton of strength training as well. Hopefully that is what I need.
I mean don’t get me wrong, getting a 20 pound weight loss is a pretty good feat but I just wish there was more I could do to get that number moving a little more quickly.