As you can see on my ticker, I've lost 12 lbs. These 12 pounds have come off a lot faster than I anticipated and planned. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE seeing the scale drop lower every single day. But I suspect it's affecting my metabolism, and I don't want a paralyzed metabolism.
I'm not starving. I never feel hungry. I have been eating between 2100-2300 calories a day. I'm also nursing exclusively Baby Peach. So that makes it like I'm eating 1800ish calories a day.
I'm drinking 12-14 glasses of water a day (8 oz. glasses).
I'm keeping my sodium within the 2500 mg recommendation. And the weight is falling off.
I've been listening to an awesome Podcast called Fat2Fit Radio. Have you heard of it? It's a free show and there's also a website to read about their advice and experiences. It's educational and motivational and sensible.
Now, like I've mentioned previously, I would love to be a size 6 jeans right now, but I want to do this right. I want to make a permanent change. I don't want to worry about my metabolism slowing down thinking my body is in starvation mode.
After calculating my Basal Metabolic Rate and my goal body weight, I've changed my goal weight slightly to be 7 lbs. heavier than I thought it should be. So I only have to lose a total of 78 lbs. instead of 85 lbs. Which means 66 lbs. to go!
As far as not indulging in emotional eating, I've been talking a lot to my sister who is also using MFP (myfitnesspal.com) and to Danny, of course. Talk, talk, talk and then there's less eating and guilt.
So, my plan for keeping my metabolism in check is to up my daily calories. The new plan is 2700 calories. We'll see how I feel about that in a week.
Thanks for listening. Feel free to give your own two cents or ask questions. :P