Friday, May 17, 2013

35 Down

I made it to 35 lost on Tuesday. 30 to 35 was a tough stretch. It was really hard to keep the faith and believe that I would lose weight if I just kept doing what I've been doing or doing more. I knew this mini-plateau was coming.. it's that time when your body goes... WHOA. What the hell is going on? 

I've done a lot of reading about this. There is something that I call the magical number. This number is calculated using a few different facts about me... body fat %, height, basal metabolic rate, TDEE (energy I would I burn if I just sat on the couch all day). The number returned is the number of calories I would have to eat +1 in order to truly gain any weight. Your body goes up and down all the time with water fluctuations. But to truly GAIN weight I would have to eat the magical number +1. Give or take a few calories, of course.  So when I'm going through the plateau and the number on the scale is higher some days or flat other days, I know that if I didn't eat above the magical number then I'm totally fine. My body is just trying to put the brakes on the weight loss. As long as I'm doing what I've been doing, I'll get over the mini-plateau and continue. At the very least.. this is what I keep telling myself in order to keep the faith. :P I think I see some difference below.

Or even better...

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