speyerj wrote: »
So I might have set a too ambitious goal for myself to lose 10 pounds this month. There are 10 days left in the month and I am 5.9 down. Not bad at all, but I suspect I'll fall a pound or two from my goal.
This is my second month after a year and a half hiatus. I'd forgotten so much. Such as how the first month of tracking will be my best month; it won't always be that easy. I lost 15.9 pound my first month. That kind if weight loss isn't sustainable. And it's mostly water.
Now, every pound will be a struggle as my body fights what I'm putting it through. And the motivational message when you complete your dairy that "if every day were like to day you'd weigh x in 5 weeks" has no basis in reality. Weight loss isn't a simple mathematical equation and it's rarely linear. So many other factors like hormones come into play.
I need to reset my expectations and celebrate a 6 pound weight loss, not beat myself up because it isn't 7.
kelMee2 wrote: »
So the past couple of days I've been exhausted, after dinner I've been struggling with tiredness, at first I put it down to adding in more exercise but this morning I checked my calories for the week and my average net calories were 850, obviously nowhere near enough. Now I know why I'm tired, I'm not eating enough although I honestly haven't felt hungry with what I'm eating but my body is obviously telling me it needs more fuel hence the exhaustion. I thought I was doing a great job, logging everything, drinking my water trying to stick to my macros but never realised that by not eating more of my exercise calories I've been effectively starving myself. I'm trying to eat more tonight to try and boost my energy levels and give my body the fuel it needs. Going to keep a closer eye on my net calories too cause they need to be at least 1200 or more, the last thing I want to do is damage my metabolism and make weight loss harder.
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