If you can call it that, due to the outcome!
Weight: 127.5 pounds
Weight loss: 1.5 pounds
Waist loss: .25"
Average Calorie Amount: 1600
Calorie Increase: 200
Fiber Consumption: 50 - 55 grams
Result: No more bloat...Just back to being regular. I have FINALLY discovered MY magical fiber number. Yes!! It may sound high, to some of you, but when it comes to fiber, it is not the 'gram numbers' that tell us what is the correct amount...it's our 'bodies'. So ya just gotta keep increasing, till you find what works for YOU. No different than weight loss or fitness, IMO.
Strength Training: 3 days
Strength Time: 35 - 50 minutes, full body
Bar Bell lifts: 42 pounds - 72 pounds, larger muscles
Free Weight lifts: 5 pounds - 25 pounds, smaller muscles
Cardio: 2 days, 20 - 45 minutes, depending on machine choice
What these results are telling me.....
1. 1600 calories is still creating quite a large deficit, so will shoot for 1800 and see if that doesn't slow the weekly weight loss amount to 1 pound. Darn, that's gonna be a tough test! But I gotta do it!!
2. Doing the 3 days of strength and building up more muscle IS the main fitness key for MY weight loss progress. Cardio is simply to keep up my endurance, as the calorie burn is minimal.
So, even though my body is still dropping weight, my head is feeling lots more at ease with eating at these higher calorie numbers ( climb from 1200), and that's the most important thing. I have found a fantastic book at the library called The Beck Diet and it is PERFECT for fixing the thought process it takes, to not only lose the weight, but to keep it off for life. I already have the first 4 steps down solid, due to eating Clean and being able to deflect those 'diet saboteurs' we all have in our daily lives, so it's just the 5th and final step I'm focusing on...Maintenance Phase. But, if you are one who struggles with balancing 'real life and weight loss', then this book offers the training tools, to make it easier. Check it out!