The Plan : In 100 weeks I will be 30 years old, so here is the goal: 180 pounds in 100 weeks, that is 1.8 pounds per week. I will weigh 145 pounds, feel amazing and look fabulous.
I will also be blogging daily to keep me accountable and motivated. 1200 - 1500 calories a day, high on the protein, low on the carbs.
I have regained 2.8 lbs over the last 5 days. I'm not sure why exactly, but I have some ideas :
1) Not as much cardio since my shoulder got hurt. It turns out that it's tendonitis and I'm taking some anti-inflammatories and am scheduled for a cortisone injection on the 26th. So nothing super serious. I quit doing Just Dance, so I've only been getting about 40 minutes of cardio from my 5k training. So I'm going to double up on the walking/running and add some cycling even though my bike makes me nervous.
2) I have been eating a bit more than normal. Instead of stopping when I get to feeling "satiated" and putting the rest in the fridge (like I was getting really good at doing) I've been polishing off what's left on the bowl or plate. So my calories are up by about 10%.
3) I drink a lot of Diet Coke, 6-8 cans a day. I've heard all different reports of how this can affect weight loss. I know it has caffeine which causes water retentions as well as artificial sweeteners which some say also cause water retention. And then there are some that just straight say diet coke causes actual weight gain. I don't know what's true and what's not true but I do know I can't go cold turkey without getting killer caffeine headaches. So here's the plan I'm going to cutback to 3 a day. One in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the early evening.
So those are my three reasonable explanations. I'm going to reboot this week and hopefully there's enough time left before Saturday to still see a loss this week. Cross your fingers!!
Week 5 : 21 lbs down, 159 lbs to go Current Weight : 304 lbs Start Weight : 327 lbs Goal Weight : 145 lbs