Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Adding exercise

So 1.5 weeks down and I have not lost any weight. This could be due to a few factors:

1) I did not track my calories over the weekend
2) I did not exercise and my 1600-1700 calorie limit is not low enough to be a calorie deficit without exercise
3) I made up for any lost calories during my weekend. I did not overeat too much, but I definitely drank a bit and ate desserts.

So I have added back in some workouts. I ran Saturday morning, and did yoga Sunday morning. I am going to try to run again tonight- even if it is a short run. Two days on, one day rest.

I am also shopping around for a new gym. Two new gyms are opening pretty close to where I live and I am excited about the promise of ASHTANGA yoga at one of them! I really miss it and all the local studios have switched to entirely Mysore style, which is not going to work for me.... I also like the option to have a place to do spin classes, try out a Zumba workout, and other group exercise.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

5 year anniversary diet

And we are back.

At the 5 year anniversary of starting my CR diet I am back to the weight I was when I started and I am motivated to GET.IT.OFF! This is what must be my breaking point. My clothes don't fit, I feel uncomfortable and I am ready to take back my body!

TE and I are doing this in two ways. First is Intermittent Fasting. Nothing crazy, but I am not eating after 9pm and before 11am. 14 hours of no food-- coffee is okay (even with milk), diet sodas (I don't really drink these anyway) are okay, and so is sugarfree gum during the fasted time. This is another way to get at the benefits of CR as well as a good way to cut down on the "feeding" time to help reduce intake.

Next is simply counting calories. I am aiming for 1700. Yesterday was close, 1772 and today is 1829- but my fiber has been low so I think that is why I am feeling hungry. So it is a work in progress- we will see what it looks like after week 1.

I will also start posting some of my recipes. We have been making some cool things lately!