Tuesday, April 05, 2016
I have been on a plateau for the last 5 months. I checked my weight report, and my weight has fluctuated by a couple pounds, up and down since October. I checked my calories report and I have increased my calories, on average 100 calories per day. That's kinda scary to me, because that means that I only need 1300 calories a day to maintain my weight. And it means that in order to resume losing I can't exceed 1200 calories a day. I stopped losing weight when I started PT for a hurt hip, and raised my calories by 50 per day, to 1250 per day on average. I ate more - but not a lot more, and moved a lot less. Now my hip is mostly better, and I have been told by the PT that I can never resume that level of activity if I want to stay injury free.
I am starting the plateau busting program on SparkCoach. I think that as well as following that program, that I am going to work on self image. The reason I want to lose more weight is because I want to stay active all my life, so I want to do my joints the favor of putting less stress on them. I hated it when I wasn't allowed to hike for months. Hiking in nature is one of the things that I love. I am not in a hurry to lose a all the weight all at once. But I do want to see me moving in the right direction. I think I am also going to try zig zagging my calories. 3 days low, one day maintenance. And think I am going to just try to get more NEAT, sitting less. As I type this I am standing at the counter rather than sitting.
So, no answers, really. Just trying some tweaks. Wish me success!