I've been very successful and have lost 31 lbs since March 1st using WebMD Food & Fitness Log. I consume 1,200 calories a day or less and on average have been burning 600 calories a day over a weeks time. For the last month I've been bouncing up and down .5 - 1 lb and haven't lost any weight. I know I can't eat less and I certainly can't bump up my burn more. Any suggestions?View Thread
Thank you Totally Wigged Out. I'm going to try the Quaker bars but maybe not Banana Nut as I'm partial to a peanut butter taste. In fact, I miss peanut butter so much but I have worked that into my weekly plan so that I can cure that craving also. I appreciate everyone's input and will keep you posted on my success when I get back on track and start loosing again.View Thread
Thanks Abnersmom. When you boost up to 1400 - 1600 what do you normally increase, carbs, protein, sugars? I have thought about doing this but wasn't sure what direction to go. The thing I miss the most is pastries, cake, pie or donuts. I have never been a chocolate/candy person. So again, was wondering if I could treat myself once a week to a pastry. I have also tried to lay off my exercise 1x wk, picking a day and not doing any of my exercises that day also but that didn't seem to work. I just don't want to loose my motivation and as of today I weigh exactly what I weighed on June 21st!View Thread
Thanks Tomato05 for the encouragement. I want to loose another 19 lbs taking me down to 138 which is my optimum weight. I do Hatha Yoga 3x wk, Astanga Yoga 1x wk, Zumba 1x wk; power walk and interval jog for 45 min/3 miles outdoors on a trail that has hills and valleys. I abhor gyms! I am now only doing weight training with 5 lb weights 1x wk for 30 min. As far as my food, mostly chicken, turkey but do have steak 1x wk. I've been right around my protein, sugars and carb counts on WebMD range for my calorie count. I do take my measurements monthly and there has been no change there since my stall either, so that's why I am puzzled at what to do next. I would understand if I was gaining more muscle but it doesn't seem so yet. I want to achieve my goal weight by end of yr so not panicking yet but just thought I could use some suggestions.View Thread
Good for you to decide to change. I did the same on March 10th and have used WebMD Food Log, Fitness Log and a Kitric scale to weigh, track and measure all my intake and fitness. My intake is 1,200 daily and since starting I have lost 17lbs. Before my weight loss I did yoga 3xwk, walked the dog on the weekends for 30 min each time but that was about the extent of my fitness. Now I still do my yoga 3xwk, but added 30-2 mile walk daily, Zumba 1xwk and 60 min bike ride 1xwk. Doing that I have also lost 19" all over my body and I am feeling good. I started at 187lbs and as of today's weight 170.2, my goal is 140 by October 1st.
Track everything you eat and do on WebMD it is an amazing tool and will let you know what you are consuming properly. Good Luck and keep on trying you can do it.View Thread