OK, Shrinking Sisters readers, I need help. I've been working out around 5 hours a week, averaging 1,400 calories a day and running more than a 1,000-calorie deficit, according to my Bodymedia FIT armband. In theory, the weight should be falling off me.
And yet, the scale doesn't move.
Am I eating too few calories? Too many? Working out too much? Not enough? I went from 1,800 calories to 1,600 to 1,500 to lately 1,400. I've cut back on starchy carbs and have my diet pretty much in an equal pie (The image at left is from the Bodymedia Activity Manager.)
This, apparently, isn't changing things either.
Don't get me wrong -- I feel better than I've felt in a long, long while, and I'm actually ENJOYING exercising. I'm pretty sure I'm converting flab to muscle because my jeans fit looser and I can feel myself firming up. And I love playing "diet detective" with the Bodymedia Activity Manager software.
What I'm not enjoying is the stagnant number on the scale.
And these are not "vanity pounds." They're "obese" pounds. These pounds shouldn't be so darn stubbon, but they are.
Throwing in the towel is not an option.
Weight-loss winners: Got any tips?
DISCLOSURE: BodyMedia has provided its BodyMedia FIT to me free of charge. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.