I am not totally sure what is happening here but my weight has gone like this:
Day 1: 137.2
Day 2: 134.8
Day 3: 134.6
Day 4: 134.0
Day 5: 134.4
Day 6: 134.2
Day 7: 134.2
This would not be such a big deal if I wasn’t working my ASS off every day with my calorie burn.
I’ve pretty much also every day eaten 1200 calories of protein / veggies / fruit
And my burn has been around 2700 each day. To understand, it’s taking me around 1.5 – 2.0 hours of VIGOROUS activity, plus another 1.0 – 1.5 hours of MODERATE activity.
One can not live a normal life and work out like the above … and then to not lose any weight … it’s just a slap in the face.
That said, mind you … today is day 1 of my period … so, I am sure I am holding on to some stuff.
But, I am a little scared that my body is going into starvation mode and is trying to cling on to these last few pounds.
So, just for today … I am going to take a break from all VIGOROUS activity. I’ll do at least 1 hour to 1.5 hours of moderate. I’m sure this will get me somewhere in the 2000 calorie burn for the day (I think).
I’m also going to allow more carb calories in the way of Oatmeal for breakfast. And a Sweet Potato for Dinners.
Food wise, everything else stays the same. Between these two carbs I am adding 120 calories for the Oatmeal and 160 calories for the Sweet Potato … so, let’s say my new calorie intake will be 1500 a day.
I’m going to also shoot for 2500 a day for the total Burn: but with 1 day off a week, I wont get the burn that day (today)
Weight Training 3 x a week (every other day) will replace 30 minutes of vigorous cardio. And then elliptical the other 30 minutes. And another hour of moderate (walking)
This should raise my metabolism so I don’t have to work so hard.
The other 3 cardio days will be running 1 hour a day and walking 1 hour a day. (Hopefully this will count for a 2500 calorie burn)
So, beginning Friday …
Eat breakfast 10AM
11 AM Weight Train
11:30 AM cardio
12:00 PM shake
5:00 PM walk 1 hour
10:00 AM Run for one hour (however long it takes)
12:00 PM Shake
5:00 PM Walk 1 hour
We’ll test this out for 1 week and see what happens.