Hello MFP community!
I am looking to discuss losing the last 20 pounds! I am a 31 y/o female, 5'7 weighing 153-155 lbs. When I started I was 200lbs! I took a bit of a break from calorie counting and exercising during Covid so I have been maintaining for sometime.... I now have about 20lbs of fat I would like to lose.
I would love to know how many of you guys also have 20lbs left to lose and what you are doing to get rid of the last bit of weight! I would also love to hear from those who have successfully lost the last 20lbs and what you did!
So far I am picking up the weights again 3-4 times per week and doing HIIT training 2 times per week. Sometimes I will do steady state cardio for half hour on the treadmill walking at a brisk 3.1 km/hr on an incline of 12, followed by weights. I only eat back half the calories earned through exercise. Sometimes I overeat by like 100-200 calories in my diary! So that is something I am trying to work on lol.
I think one reason I overeat in my diary is due to my job. I work on a very busy unit where I typically clock in at 12,000 steps per 12 hour day shift and though I have MFP set to lightly active, I think that is an underestimation :P
I am also focusing on eating "cleaner" I say cleaner because I do like the occasional treat. I am a firm believer in the 80-20 rule were you eat 80% good and 20% of whatever u want in moderation.
Anyway, thats what I am doing to work on these last 20lbs, I'd love to hear from you guys!!
Pictures of my before and after for attention :P:
I apologize I don't have better before and after comparisons! I have pictures but they are in my undies and MFP would be upset if I posted them haha
Me around 200 lbs!