Stuck. And it's all my fault.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
I'm doing the In Between Challenge for the the time between the Summer 5% Challenge and the Fall 5% Challenge. My goal is to get out of the 210s and into the mid to low 200s so I can be into the 190s during the Fall 5% challenge.
I started at 212.4 2 weeks ago. I was 212.6 last week. This week I'm at 212.8. :| I'm essentially maintaining which is so unbelievably annoying.
And I know what's happening. I'm not tracking my food consistently. And I'm eating a bunch of carbs.
Note: Carbs are not bad. They are not the enemy. However, my body loses weight easier if I keep my carbohydrate intake at between 40-50% of my calories for the day. Two weeks of potato salad and pasta salad guarantee that's not what's been happening.
Fortunately, both of those are gone from the fridge and so I can get back to my regularly scheduled eating program.
The good note about it is that at least I know how much I can eat without a giant regain. Now I need to buckle down for the next month and see if I can still meet my goal for the IBC.
Here's the other thing. Getting data out of my workouts has been a life saver. Orangetheory Fitness sets a goal of getting 12-20 "splat points" per 1 hour workout. A splat point is a minute with your heart rate between 84-91% of your MHR. I've noticed that as my body gets used to a certain pace on the treadmill my splat points start to drop, total calories burned drops, and I need to set a faster base pace. Over the past couple weeks I've been getting 10 splats per workout. This week I upped my base pace and I'm back in the right zone. Without that feedback, I'd be working out at the same pace for a significantly longer period of time and wonder why I wasn't losing.
This is so true. So if you're in the same spot as I am, Stuck. It might be time to up your pace, up your weights, and tighten down your eating. On to a new week and a better weigh in next week.