Friday, June 29, 2012

289.4 - Weekly Report

     Oh my... Surprise, surprise... I weighed in this morning at 289.4, much to my surprise losing 2.8 pounds this week. I really didn't think that much would come off after last weekend. I couldn't be happier about this!
     This all being said, I do think some calorie adjustments are in order. My BMR is currentyly 2,092 calories. This is the amount of calories I would burn if I stayed in bed ALL day. Obviously I do not stay in bed all day so that number is probably greater. Right now my Daily Calorie Target is 1,784 (this is also if I am sedentary, meaning if I stayed in bed all day). Now, I have eaten under this nearly the whole time (my beginning calorie target was over 2,000). Under the advice of my doctor I was consuming 1,500 calories a day, allowing for maximum SAFE weight loss. When everything slowed down I figured that because the 1,500 was given to me at still over 400 pounds that I could safely move that number down to 1,400 and be ok. My body is telling me otherwise. I have never felt so hungry during this journey. My stomach talks to me (growls) nearly all day, and I find that I am craving things I normally wouldn't. I never would have thought that 100 calories would make such a difference. I will be moving back to 1,500 where I felt satisfied. Yes this means that weight loss may be slower, but a growling tummy all the time means I am potentially doing more harm than good. For once in my life I think I can trust my body.

Today I am 170 pounds lighter than I was 10 months ago, I am 29.4 pounds away from losing 200 pounds, 39.4 pounds away from my next goal, and only 89.4 pounds away from my final goal. Today, I am happy!

         An average car tire weighs 20 pounds
        I have lost 8 1/2 car tires!


  1. Wow! That is amazing Brandie! I am so happy for you! While I still haven't tracked my calories, I have been focused on what and how much I am putting into my mouth. I bought a pedometer and I noticed something huge yesterday, my weight gain is not so much about how much I am eating, because I am not eating poorly or even too much over what I should be, but I am not moving!! They say that I should walk 10,000 steps in a day and yesterday I only walked 3,000 steps! The pedometer is my motivation to move! I went out first thing this morning and walked around the block. I think that if I do that a few times a day, I will be able to really up my steps and see if that helps me lose some weight. If that doesn't work, then I will have to give in and really be vigilant about tracking my food. Why is it so hard to do? Lol

  2. Thank you so much!! Congratulations on your new pedometer, those things are great. I love mine, but now I am wanting a fit bit... It does so much more than track walking.Pretty expensive though so it will have to wait. 10,000 steps... Holy Cow! I know that you can do it, you are bound to lose weight doing that. P.S. You look great and not overweight anyway :)