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Guys, I know I'm probably obsessing, but I want to ask for your help.

Here's the thing. I've been working my butt off, exercising 40-50 minutes a day, 6 days a week, eating no sugar, and drinking water like a lunatic. The scale isn't moving. I know I'm only 3 weeks in, but this is NOT the usual thing for me. I can always lose weight when I'm working this hard (and I've NEVER managed to cut out the sugar.) I'm kind of stumped. I know I should just keep plowing ahead, and I will...

But today, just for kicks, I went and added up my calories on my spark people account. My calories from yesterday were 1161. Yikes! Spark People was like "Are you sure you're done entering calories? They're really low!" It seems kind of extreme. The thing is, I eat when I'm hungry. I really do! But I'm low on carbs and on protein, which could be stalling any weight loss. I just need to eat more!

What do you think? I'm soliciting advice here, people!! Tell me what you know and what you'd do if you were me.

Here are my initial thoughts. Stuff I'm going to add:

A glass of skim milk every day (maybe with whole grain cereal). I need the calcium anyway.
More veggies and grains for the carbs. Possibly some hummus for the protein.
My multivitamin and vitamin B complex (which I haven't been taking because I'm a loser.)

What else? The problem is, I'm not feeling hungry, so I'll have to sneak this stuff into my meals. I had an egg with my oatmeal this morning just to beef it up a little bit. :)

Anyway, have at it. Speak to me!!


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Jul. 23rd, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
I'm going solely off the fact that you're taller than me, but you are at least 700 calories low, right? I'm not sure if that could be the reason, since you should still lose weight, albeit not in a healthy and sustainable way. But I don't know. Maybe you are gaining muscle.

Another possibility is if you're getting hungry at night and eating late. I was doing okay with that for a while, having a couple of eggs for breakfast and not eating within 3 hours of bedtime.
Jul. 23rd, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I imagine I'm at least 500 calories short, probably more.

The thing is, I'm not eating anything after 7:30 PM, 8 at the latest. That's a great suggestion. I'm wondering if I should just eat more and let my body have what it needs. Heh. I'm hoping I can figure out a way to work it all in earlier in the day. I haven't felt starved or anything, which is weird.
Aug. 2nd, 2010 11:29 am (UTC)
I have definitely heard that eating too little will stall weight loss the way eating too much will. That's bad, because your body thinks your starving and so when you return to a normal diet, you gain weight.

I think adding vegetables and lean protein is a fantastic idea - more skim milk, more veggies, and more chicken and egg whites.
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