eDiets Week 6 Day 4 - HALF WAY AT LAST!

Submitted by Richat35 Healthyat85 on Thu, 05/04/2006 - 5:49pm.

In the last three weeks I have been trying some different things to kick up my weight loss again as I have been hovering just above 175lbs (my halfway goal to losing 16 pounds: 183-16= 167lbs).  While I have been getting stronger as evidenced by my improved weight lifting and cardio routines, I have not been losing the weight I need to lose to stay on pace.  My original 2 pounds lost per week plan had me at 170 this week.  That goal is pretty much gone as it is not healthy to lose weight too fast. 

The eDiets plan is good about re-setting your plan to be reasonable based on how you are doing and how you feel.  For example, it asks your last weigh in weight and then offers you the chance to increase or decrease your calorie intake based on your hunger or energy level.  My original plan was somewhat agressive in that I said that I am "lightly" active - ie I do some yardwork or walk sometimes.  Of course, this is not true as I have been working out somewhat more than lightly on a regular basis during this diet and hopefully ongoing.  Also, I do feel hungry sometimes, but rather than say "give me more calories," I have gone with other ways of curbing hunger like drinking plenty of water, spacing out meals with light, healthy snacks (like a piece of fruit), or switching my activity for 10 minutes to see if I am only hungry due to being bored. 

This week I kicked it up a notch and worked out 4 straight days - including a 55 minute cardio run to "shock" my body a little.  It must have worked because I hit 175 and my halfway mark today!  Count it up friends, that's 8 pounds gone and it's not water!