Hitting A Snag | Weight Loss Update #2

  Having a cool meal on my birthday. Taken on June 16, 2018

Having a cool meal on my birthday. Taken on June 16, 2018

In my last update, I mentioned that I was going backward with my weight loss progress. My nutritionist and I agreed that I need to take some time off from caring about calories. So I took two weeks (or more lol) off because I needed a break. I had a goal to get into the 250s by my birthday (June 16) but I was completely unmotivated. I was still counting calories during that time but I wasn't turning in my weekly reports or having my weekly phone calls.

During that time, I had started working at the gym to make a little bit of extra cash, so I wasn't able to throw in a second workout or go walk on the treadmill at Planet Fitness (PF) because I was so exhausted. When I started to have my nutrition calls again, we started on smaller goals (cups of water) rather than everything (protein, carbs, water, etc.) all at once to ease me back into my routine. We changed my goal deadline to August to give me more time, but now that August is approaching soon, I'm afraid I won't be able to meet that deadline either *sigh*. On my birthday, I went back down to 268.4 lbs but the weight has been slowly creeping up and down. I noticed that some of my weigh-ins have shown a decrease in body fat percentage even if my weight had stalled. This probably meant that I was gaining muscle, which would explain the slight weight gain. Even if I'm maintaining my weight, I LOVE to see that body fat percentage number go down...always (lol).

Calorie Intake/Macros

June

Calories: 1450 (changed June 2)

Protein: 85g

Carbs: 150g

Water: 3 cups

July

Calories: 1400 (changed July 14)

Protein: 85g

Carbs: 150g

Water: 3 cups

There's a possibility that we might need to decrease my calories again since I've been maintaining for the last month or so but with my cycle always throwing the numbers around every so often, it makes it a lot harder to predict what's exactly the problem. To be honest, it's hard for me to eat a lot of protein and drink a ton of water. Both of them fill me up so much that my body doesn't want anything (no food or drinks), especially during my period. Just last week, I was under my caloric goal (around 1200) and I lost less than a pound but gained it in body fat percentage, which could just be water weight. My nutritionist and I agreed I needed to get back in the gym another day (since that's what worked before), and I went to walk on the treadmill at PF yesterday. Not going to lie, it was a little tough, but hopefully, I can keep this up before school starts...

GRAD school that is :) (post coming soon)