Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Slowly but surely

So hi all,
Weigh in Tuesday and I am down a whopping 8 ounces this week!!! uhm yeah I guess a loss is a loss is a loss though right? right?

Anyway so I just watched Amys vlog and decided to look up why the heck I am not loosing more weight. So this is what I figured out and if you have any comments / feedback/ help etc then please let me know.

I am 5 " 2 and weigh 167.2 lbs today. According to the BMI calculator If I do little to no exercise I need 1821 calories per day to maintain my weight and if I go to the gym 1-3 times per week I need 2087 calories per day to maintain. So to loose 1 pound per week with no exercise I have to eat 1300 calories per day and if I want to loose 2 pounds per week I have to eat 821 calories per day??? WTF If I go to t he gym 3 times per week I have to eat 1587 to loose 1 pound and 1087 per day to loose 2 pounds.....

Now I understand I should go the gym but work has been crazy so it has been hard but looking at the numbers above I can only hope to carry on with loosing 1 pounds per week. It would take me another year to get to the "chart" weight I should be. This sucks!!!!

I mean I am happy that I am going down but I feel like I will never reach goal and it is just going to be even slower for weight loss from now on. There is not much room there.

Anyway I am starting an experiment today. I am going to eat NOTHING after dinner for 1 week and see what that will do for me. Now I have to stay motivated and keep to it, for 1 week and we will see what next week brings. I have decide that I would be HAPPY if I consistently lost 1 pound per week.

Anyway hope everyone is doing well.
Keep up the good work!!!


  1. I'll join you on the nothing-after-dinner experiment! It'll be good to have a "buddy" to be accountable to.

    I do think a pound a week, while not as fast as you'd like, will be great for you. Slowly but surely will get you there!

  2. Can I wait until after my next fill to join you;)
    I am sure this is one reason I stopped losing. That and the mystery of my restriction - where did it go?

  3. Hi! Wanted to let you know I gave you the sunshine blogger award.

  4. Maybe you should try increasing your calories for a few days? I remember when people plateaued on Weight Watchers they would increase their points for a couple of days to jump start again. Not sure if that would work, but maybe your body has just gotten used to the calories that you're taking in. Good luck with the experiment, you're doing great!

  5. Hey Carla, just wanted to check in and say hi. Don't worry about the chocolate last night, I actually think your plan of incorporating some nighttime calories makes a ton of sense.

    Do you have an iPhone? If you do, the LoseIt! app is great, you can put in your stats and how much weight you want to lose per week, and it will give you the number of calories you can eat per day. Then as you log your food, it keeps a running tab of how many you have left to meet your goal. It also gives you a date by which you will meet your ultimate goal. Of course, things never go completely by the numbers but it's interesting to see it all there.

    Regardless, hang in there. Tonight will be a good one for both of us!

  6. I just found your blog and it is so inspirational! I was just banded last month and I love to see people who are so close to goal. You look fantastic. Good job on the size 10's and the bargain!

  7. I know what its like to not have any time - no time to exercise. I've been there way too long! you're doing so well - I think not eating after dinner is the way to go. I am forcing myself to exercise - and its working. I'm only on week one - but that's all I need to get my self rolling down that road to create the habit. And it feels good! Good luck with the after dinner eating - its my downfall too and now I'm inspired to do the same!