Well, it appears that whatever I am doing is working for me.  Guess it makes sense because I am generally sticking around a 1500 calorie deficit which would be 3 pounds per week, though it is a big loss.  I’ll take it though.  And yes, I checked like 15 times, moved the scale, checked again…

9 thoughts on “7-13-13 – 290.8 Pounds

  1. Throw that scale in the garbage and measure your success by how you feel and how your clothes fit. It takes the pressure off and makes the journey more enjoyable. I rid my house of the scale in December and have since went from a size 24 to a size 16 in about six months. It was a relief. Good luck girl 🙂

    1. First of all, I’m a dude, but thank you 😀 Second of all, I am sure I will get to the point where I will be throwing away the scale, but for now I enjoy watching the number go down. When it gets to the point where it stops doing that, then I will focus more on measurements and clothing sizes and all of that. Good transformation for you in 6 months!

  2. That is really really good, well done 🙂
    I am off to reassess my BMR…I worked it out before then people (clueless Doctor actually) told me I should eat only 1200 calories a day despite the exercise i am doing and no matter that my BMR said that to maintain my weight (which i don’t want to do) I should eat 2200 calories if my lifestyle is sedentary, factoring in the fact that I exercise 7 days a week, I need to eat over 3000 to maintain my weight, so at this activity level eating 1200 I would pass out. anyway, to cut this ramble short, due to conflicting information I stopped paying attention. You have reminded me that I should work it all out again and it will make a difference!
    Thank you and keep up the good work!!

    1. Yeah, people who think that 1200 calories is the norm have another thing coming. I can’t think of anyone who should actually eat that many calories unless they had gastric bypass surgery or something like that. 1200 might be the minimum needed to survive, but it doesn’t help that most people (even if they work a desk job) do a lot more than survive, they move and walk and everything else. Go figure out that BMR and get working on it! I do believe sometimes trial and error are needed to get the number right, but it is the best way to do it!

      1. Hi 🙂
        You are completely right, I have worked out my BMR etc and apparently to lose 45lbs with a sedentary lifestyle I have to eat 1988 calories.
        and taking into account that I do exercise every day some of which is very hard I need to eat between 2500 and 2800 per day.
        SO I am going to aim at around 1900 to 2000 and see what happens 🙂

      2. Perfect! That is exactly where I would start and see what happens. I was lucky and as soon as I got my Bodymedia and learned my BMR and TDEE I was able to increase what I ate and still lose weight. Hopefully it happens for you, too!

  3. I looked at the Bodymedia stuff, but they don’t seem to support the UK, however, Yesterday I ordered a Fitbit Flex wristbad that I can wear all the time and it monitors my activity and sleep patterns and links to the site I already use to track calories. So hopefully this will help! The primary aim of my project is fitness and lifestyle change, but the only way for that to really happen is to lose weight… 🙂

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