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Weight Loss Update 11-23

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Weight Loss Update 11-23

Well guys, I’m disappointed in myself. Once again, I’ve lost zero weight this week. Still haven’t gained any, which is good, but I made a few mistakes this week which really hurt me.

Weight loss this week: None
Weight loss since May 2015: 16.2 pounds

I think my main nemesis this week was fudge and gingerbread. My grandmother is an excellent baker, and I may have binged a little! I think my problem was misjudging the calories; I LOVE home baked goods, but if I don’t make them myself, I have to get on MyFitnessPal and make my best guess. I’m totally not complaining at all; it’s just an observation I’ve made over these past few months! I probably guessed way wrong on these treats, so I ate more than I should have. Add to that the fact that I ate them every day, and we’ve got a bit of a problem!

Starting these next couple weeks, I’m making a few changes in what/how I eat. My typical day goes like this:

  • Breakfast
  • Mid-morning snack
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon coffee
  • Dinner
  • Before-bed snack

This seems to work pretty well for me! I make sure that my first snack is about 100 calories, and then I’m good the rest of the day. Technically, my daily calorie limit is 1400, but because I exercise and get 10,000 steps a day, MyFitnessPal gives me extra calories, so I typically eat between 1700-1800 calories a day. My evening snack is what gets me; I see that I have a good amount of calories left so I tend to splurge on a dessert, and I think that’s contributing to my lack of weight loss. So what I’m going to try is limiting my evening snack to about 200 calories. That sounds like a lot now that I’m typing it out, but there are days when I have like 400 calories left and I use them all. So if I limit it to 200, I’m still getting a good snack, but it’ll keep me from overeating if I happened to eat more calories than I think I did throughout the day.

I have until December 31st to lose these last 4 pounds! I know I can do this, and hopefully this small change will really help. Wish me luck! Let me know below how you’re doing as well!

John

Monday 23rd of November 2015

You can do it! I believe in you!

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