Current Weight: 158 (down 7 lbs overall)
It is soo frustrating to lose weight sometimes. It happens slowly (unless you go all crazy on veggies and exercise, but I prefer to enjoy life while I lose the weight- and I hope to be able to keep it off easier by doing it this way!). I really really want to hit 155 and knowing it will probably take a MONTH to drop that 3 pounds can be depressing.
However, it is pretty fun to know I will get there, even if it takes time. Because I have a plan. A woman my height needs roughly 1800-2000 calories per day to maintain weight (this number really differs depending on where you look). A pound is roughly equal to 3500 calories. So by removing 500 calories per day I can expect to lose a pound a week. This is how my calorie counting app on my phone works and I have been working hard to stick to it and I am seeing roughly a pound lost per week! SCIENCE!
This week will be tough, because a certain Mr. E.B. showed up this weekend:
That Oh Henry bar is totally missing already. Mwahaha
But my diet plan is very simple- 1400 calories per day passes my mouth (maybe a touch more if I have had a really tough workout). That is all it is. So chocolates CAN be eaten, but I just need to watch out because if I eat too many there will be no calories left for dinner! I have been following this plan really well for 2 months now and it is so easy to follow because I do not deny myself anything- I have KD, pizza, chocolate, ice cream etc. I just watch the quantity and weigh my options when selecting something higher calorie.
I think just jumping into "I will start my diet today" just doesn't work! You need a plan and you need to work hard to stick to it in the first few weeks while you make it a habit. I now track my calories and calculate my room for treat food without even thinking about it.
Now excuse me while I figure out how much of that chocolate bunny I can eat today...