Thursday, March 12, 2015
After a year of lower-carb living, and a very rough winter with a lot of seasonal affective disorder and desperation-induced eating, the scale went over 200 for the first time since I was actively losing baby weight. Time to do something.
So I told SparkPeople I'd like to lose 40 pounds in the next year. That gave me the old familiar undoable calorie range.
And THEN I saw that something has changed. They now add ALL of your purposeful-exercise calories to your daily calorie range. And they have the harebrained idea that my 3.5-mile daily walks burn 400 calories. And that makes my range very pleasant indeed.
I am skeptical. I don't think it's going to work. However--and here is where something is different from before--I am eating within the range and I am not suffering from hunger. Tummy rumbles, sure, honest hunger before meals, sure... but I am not shaking, foggy, or weak. And I think that's because I eat lower-carb than I used to, thanks to my insulin resistance diagnosis. Either that or their calorie estimations are way off in left field.
So I don't know what's going to happen, though as I say, experience has taught me to be skeptical. But since I'm barely eating differently than I was before--foregoing odd bites of this and that is the only difference, really--I might as well track and see what happens.
If it had always been this easy, I would have done it years ago.