NovusDies wrote: »
What are you Sacrificing that you Need so much Motivation?
What are you giving up that you need the scale to go down or other motivation to keep you going? You are eating less food. You are possibly moving more. You are gaining better health and fitness. You are losing more food than you need to be eating and a shorter and poorer quality life. You are gaining freedom and a higher quality of life. You are exchanging a fleeting moment of pleasure for more possibilities of lasting pleasure.
I am not being preachy here. I have to be reminded of this pretty often myself.
conniewilkins56 wrote: »
Sometimes it is crazy how your body works or reacts to different situations.....after two strenuous swimming workouts Thurs. Fri. And Sat., I had a short swim Sun. and a rest day Mon....I kept holding the same weight and then after doing nothing yesterday, I was down 1.2 lbs this morning!...I am still up 2 lbs from my two week break but at least it is going down...and I am averaging about one pound a week the last 15 months...88 lb loss total...my husband also had his spinal procedure yesterday and that relieved some stress I was feeling...every day brings a new challenge !
PAV8888 wrote: »
Above tells me you're taller than me even after we account for our mutual shrinkage!!!
It also tells me that if you're setup as sedentary you should be able to eat the 25% of exercise calories you mentioned somewhere else that you do eat from your swimming.
If your total intake is falling to below 1500 Cal, I would consider reducing the targeted deficit.
Thinking as to what I would be tempted to do in your position? I would aim to eat 1750 or so accurately counted calories consisting of foods I would be willing to eat indefinitely while continuing to increase my activity levels and letting the rest sort itself out.
note my emphasis throughout on accurate counting. my 1750 may be your 1500 and v.v. depending on how we count.
Unless you have a kidney issue I don't see the benefit of not meeting one's protein target (I like yogurt so that's an easy one for me)! I also like to (over)hit my fiber targets (i like the already mentioned yogurt with fiber rich cereal so that's an easy one for me)! :
phoenixmed wrote: »
somethime, saying no is saying yes to yourself ( From someone who worked way to much lately and missed time to be able to have proper selfcare). I am learning to try to set my healthy boundaries without feeling to guilty. But it is hard with this pandemic. Gained back 10 pounds from stress eating and low exercise time in the last 5 months. )
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