Monday, November 15, 2010
Weigh in #2 since my increase in calories (Jennifer)
Last week: 162.9
That is 2.2 lbs down from last week and 6.2 lbs down in two weeks! I almost fell off the scale when I saw it. I wish that I had followed the knowledge I learned several months back that said I needed eat more than 1200 calories a day for my height/weight/exercise level. But I feared gaining more weight. Finally, I had enough and decided to give it a whirl. I recognized that I have been in a cycle for the last several months. The cycle went like this: I had been eating around 1200ish calories a day. Then on a day that I would eat more, yet still not all that bad, I would gain 5 lbs or so. Then I would spend several weeks getting that 5 lbs off. It went on and on like this for 5 months. It just didnt seem possible that adding more calories in could be the answer. Other than my ankle sprain, I have kept up with my exercise. So, it has been two weeks now of about 1400-1500 cals/day and it seems that my body wanted more calories afterall. It must have been holding onto everything I put in so when I ate any more, even though it wasnt tons, it grabbed it and held onto it. Interesting. I havent seen losses like this in forever. My goal to see the 150's is just around the bend I hope!
As for my other goals: I am still exercising 5 days a week, I am 13 miles into my 25 mile goal by Thanksgiving, I havent had pizza so eating too much of it hasnt been an issue, I am drinking 100 oz of water a day, and I am tracking my calories. I also think my increase in protein(bars mostly) has helped a lot.
I am amazed, and happy with the results so far! I never dreamed that eating more would be the answer. It wasnt like I was starving myself or eating some crazy small amount of calories. I really thought I was being healthy by eating 1200 and exercising. And it wasnt like my exercise was over the top either. I dont exercise for hours and hours or anything. But my body was not getting enough, and I sure learned a tough lesson here!
Thanks to you all for your continued support. It has really meant the world to me.
Posted by Jennifer at 10:44 AM