So I was pretty down this week due to my fluctuating weight and lack of exercise. This had a very negative impact on my eating pattern. I think I ate quite healthy, however there was a lot of grazing and some over eating. So I decided to hit up Google and get some research done. Trying to find an active solution to my problem always get me motivated.
I have also been looking into various other blogs, which are an amazing source of motivation and inspiration. There is something about reading other similar experiences to your own that gets me all fired up. I think its the idea that we're all human, we're not perfect. We'll get there if we keep moving. It doesn't matter how long it takes.
So I have found amongst my research that there is such a thing as the three week stall. It's probably not a 'thing' but its happening to me and its nice to see that im not the only person that this is happening to. Usually I would get disheartened and give up, but reading about others with a similar situation makes me want to try harder.I found this blog that peaked my interest, where people are having similar issues.
I lost quite a large amount of weight at the beginning of this diet and it just seems to have halted at this point. I put it down to my body realizing that its not going to get the usual amount of calories and slowly adjusting to my new lifestyle. I'm pretty sure my first weight loss was just water anyways. Apparently weight loss grinding to a halt and people even gaining weight at this point is quite normal.
Things I can do to bring back the weight loss-
-Do the same I have been doing and wait for my body to adjust
-More intense exercise
-More frequent exercise
-Check that I am eating enough calories and that my body isn't in starvation
-Change my diet to increase my metabolism
-Change the type of exercise im doing to build more muscle and increaser metabolism.
- Eat less and more often
- Keep a closer eye on the calories i am consuming
-Drink more water
- Eat less salt
-Eat less carbs
-Weigh self less and at the same time every week
With all the above in mind I will try and just be aware a lot more about what food I put into my body. One of the steps Im going to take is to set up some mini goals for myself, break down the chunk I want to achieve, such as weekly and monthly goals and of course an end goal.
So keep in mind for next week, exercise more, track food intake religiously and plan my goals.
Im feeling much more positive already. :)
I want to lose 25lb by June, that is 14 weeks from now, 3 and a half months. So my goal is 1.7 lb per week. So every month I would like to lost 7.8 lb.... :) By:
March 1st I weigh 125 lb
April 1st I will weigh 117 lb
May 1st I will weigh 109 lb
June 1st I will weigh 101 lb
I will try and lose 2lb every week, but I will be happy with any kind of a loss :)