My official weigh-in number is 191.5. I guess since I was up yesterday from that salty food, I should be happy with any kind of loss, but I'm still a bit bummed. I had really hoped for 191 flat. But oh well. I can't dwell on it. I'm down 5lbs. from the beginning of the year and darn close to my lowest since I've been married. I think that's another 5lbs. from this point. I did just realize that I got to mark another small goal off of my list, so that was nice! But I sure wish I was seeing faster movement on the scale sometimes. But I'm not going to get frustrated at this point. All I can do is stick to what is working and keep going. I did think about reducing my cals a bit more this week, though. Nothing drastic, just down to 1450 to 1500. Basically taking 50 cals off of each meal, but leaving my snacks the same. I guess I will have to watch it this week and just see what works. I think breakfast and lunch will be easy, but dinner will be difficult. So maybe I should just cut 150 cals overall. I know that doesn't sound like much, but over the course of a week it adds up. And if I could fit in some exercise, I wouldn't even need to do that! But I need the exercise and need to do it whether I want to or not. LOL It's not that I don't want to... I just haven't forced the issue. I think if I am going to do this, I need to do it right and just get to it.
Anyways, that small cut in cals should hopefully do the trick. I'd really like to be losing about a pound a week, and right now most weeks I believe I am averaging half a pound. Which isn't bad, but is dreadfully slow. And with Summer right around the corner... well... I'd really like to get going. It's the end of Feb. now and it's only another few months before the weather is hot and I will need to be in shorts. The shorts I have right now are 16's and I could wear, but they'd be a bit big. So, I'd like to get down lower and get into my 14's that I've had stocked away. You know... my 14 jeans fit so maybe the shorts do, too? I just don't want them to be snug. My point is I want to get this going a bit better and be more comfortable over the warm months. I for sure wasn't last year even though I was making progress. I had a month or so of feeling better, but overall I kept thinking I should've done more. So, instead of waiting until later to feel that way, I'm going to try to get to it now while it's still cold!
OK, just used one of those online calculator things and it says to maintain 191, I need to be eating a bit over 2000 cals. So, if I'm eating 1600, that's a 2800 cal deficit per week. 700 short of what I need to lose a pound. THAT may be why I'm losing only half a pound a week. So, to cover that other 700, I need to either cut another 100 cals per day from my diet or I need to up how many I burn. I know this is only an estimate, but hey, gotta have some sort of guideline! LOL I also based it on a sedentary lifestyle. Which I don't think I have, but I'd rather underestimate than over. You know, I think I could just cut back some on my snacks and I'd be good! Two snacks of 150 would be pretty easy to do! Yes, I still need to exercise. I'll get to it, I will! LOL
Well, not going to make this any longer. I've got lots I need to get done and it isn't going to happen if I am sitting here on the pute! Have a great weekend chicks!