Last 10 pounds...
So, the husband and I went on a huge bender the past two years and decided to take it all of this January. We are using an app to track calories - using the calories in/calories out methodology period. No other diet.
Things were going great. My goal was to try to lose around 2 pounds per week and for the most part, I achieved anywhere from 1.5 to 2+ in the first several weeks and the weight loss slowed as my overall weight went down (as expected). What I didn't expect was to be pretty stagnant for all of April. I just can't seem to lose these last 10.
I measure my food, track everything I eat (I do yoga 3-5 times a week and have started playing tennis on weekends now that the courts have reopened).
I have always taken the stance that I want to lose weight based on calorie restriction alone - workouts are for my overall health and I don't want to rely on the calories lost as I don't really know how much I burn. For example, depending on the source an hour of Vinyasa yoga burns between 200-500 calories an hour. Who is right? Additionally, based on the teacher some of the classes are much more strength/cardio and others are more stretch so definitely there is a variation there.
But I digress. My BMR is 1330. A "sedentary" individual is supposed to increase that by 1.2 to 1596 - let's call it 1600. I was eating in the 900-1000 calorie range (not including workouts). According to the calorie deficit I should be losing at least a pound a week. Not happening. In fact, I actually gained weight one week. I didn't freak out after the first or second week, but it's been almost 5 weeks of similar weigh ins and I'm starting to get frustrated.
Not only that, I am a bit nervous that if I go back to "eating normal" - meaning 1600 calories I will gain weight if I am eating 1,000 now and remaining stable.
Coach Will Muschamp:
"This was a really sexy win," a smiling Muschamp said at his postgame news conference. "In fact, I was going to come in here with my shirt off, but the players did not want me to do that. Come on, our résumé speaks for itself. You guys have covered the SEC. You've seen where we've played, who we've played and the quality of football teams we've beaten. We'll play anyone anywhere."