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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.
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    I see you made it out of the 210's! emoticon

    I know nutrition tracking sucks, but it really works. I have been doing it since Jan. 1st and coincidentally have been losing weight this year. Have a great week!

    I am cheering for you

    534 days ago
    emoticon Meg! I was wandering about SP trying to figure out which of my old SP friends were still here and here you are! What's so cool is that I took part in the 5% challenge, too! What team were you on or will be on for fall? It would be so cool if we were on the same team! And, we are soooo similar. I was at 212.6 this morning. We are darn near twins! emoticon
    572 days ago
    Adding more water also helps :)
    577 days ago
    Good advice! I bet you drop some weight this coming week. emoticon
    577 days ago
    I too do better with less carbs. I would never think of doing a diet without them. Just moderation
    Have a wonderful day
    577 days ago
  • ENOVAK44
    It sounds like you have learned a lot about how your body works, and you're on the right track to changes! Good job!
    577 days ago
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