Hello and good morning from my side of the world!
This is the Friday update of my weekly blog on comfort weight! If you haven’t read that blog, I suggest you start there!
I was a little down in the dumps this week with trying to lose weight, because I didn’t seem to be losing anything following the MyFittnessPal recommended calorie intake. So, I tweaked it a little. I decided to change my slightly active lifestyle down to not active…even though I consider myself way more active than the normal southern American, maybe they’re talking about the average New Yorker.
This took my calorie count from 1300 to 1200. Ok so I need to cut 100 calories out of my diet. No biggie. I also decided why not do 2lbs a week instead of one. This way I make up for the lack of losing weight.
On MyFittnessPal they will not let the calorie count go below 1200 calories a day, because they don’t want to be responsible for any health problems associated with not eating enough calories. I know that I must eat less than 1200 calories to lose 2lbs a week. I’m not highly interested in losing weight that incredibly fast, I just wanted to catch up to where I should have been.
This morning I weighed 133.8. Haha! I’ll take the 1.2lb difference! I changed the plan about 2 days ago, so I think this is the right track to follow.
LISTEN: The only reason I’m ok with eating less than 1200 calories a day is because I’m a very petite person. If you’re taller than 5’2, please don’t follow my lead…the average female needs about 2000 calories a day. I’m not on top of that parabola by no means.
I’m not going to post pictures today. Or any time soon. It takes losing 10lbs for weight loss to become noticeable. When I reach 125, I’ll be sure to post progress pictures. Hopefully, I don’t lose track of this journey along the way!
If you’re interested in what I’ve been eating:
I’ve been drinking a lot more fluids because of a cold I picked up this week. I don’t drink sodas or sweet teas. I like herbal and unsweetened teas and mixing a little Simply Lemonade with water (1:3 usually). I drink some water plain as well, but I like to stay away from drinking water without substance. I find drinking water by itself really hurts my body in ways I’ll describe another day. If water doesn’t affect you then I’d suggest just drinking water and herbal teas and cutting out every sugary drink.
I’ve stopped eating chips. I’m a big sucker for chips and dip. And I’m not going to deprive myself from chips and dip. But I do love chips. So they’re gone unless I make it a small meal on their own, such as nachos.
Sweets have been taken out almost completely. I give myself one day a week to splurge on my sugary friends. That was yesterday for me. And fun fact, yesterday I weighed 130.4 before eating all the goodies.
And cooking. I’m cooking more often and saving left overs in single serving containers. Of course over the week my serving size has gone down due to the tweaking.
Any other questions, just ask!