Saturday, March 24, 2012

1350 calories a day...

I've been working with a trainer (Becky) for about 3 weeks, and I've lost a total of 2 pounds...2 whole pounds, so of course, I flipped.  Here I was working my ass off, working out 7 days a weeks, an hour at a time, trying to eat more and more often, and my body wasn't releasing the weight?  So what is the problem?

I sat down and had a heart to heart with my trainer...things that may be affecting me in my, home life, work; eating enough calories...I am too BUSY to eat; and drinking enough water...I HATE water, with a passion, just do NOT like it. 

So we made a plan, the 1350 plan...after scouring my food journal, we realize that I don't eat much food at all, and when I do make my caloric goal for the day, it's because I ate something not so good, like that piece of chocolate cake, or that BOMB ass Peach Cobbler from Sweetie Pie's...some things I couldn't resist, and now I would HAVE to. 

So what does this 1350 plan entail...well first off, me eating more...and not just any food, substantial food.  So the plan kinda goes as follows:

  • no pork
  • no fried foods
  • no white foods
  • no sugar, unless it's stevia 
  • whole wheat
  • brown rice
  • fish
  • chicken
  • beef (moderately)...I hardly ever eat beef
  • fruit (no more than 3 servings)
  • veggies
  • weight control oatmeal
  • almonds, pistachios
  • no candy
  • don't waste calories on drinks
  • 100 ounces of water
  • 3 complete meals (eat like a king, prince, pauper...)
  • 2 snacks
  • less than or equal to 1350 calories, no less than 1200
Exercise includes alternating between gym work and cardio. 

I've only been doing this since Thursday so we will consider this an experiment.  One thing I will not is that planning meals is a pain...and I never had to count and eat so much in my life...also, in planning, meals I feel like I am always anticipating some form of food or snack...and in all of this, I feel like I am starving all the time.  Especially at night. I guess that's because I stay up late, and I'm eating dinner around 7.  Somewhere in this I must adapt a better schedule.  But that's a thought for another day. 

Weigh In last week: ???....I'll post when I've under a certain weight
Weigh in on upcoming Thursday: Stay Tuned.


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