NOT EATING ENOUGH AGAIN??
Friday, February 24, 2012
In 2009, when I was actually losing weight at a steady pace, I hit a wall. I had been working out 5 times a week (almost all cardio) and watching my food well and I KNEW I should be losing weight. But instead I gained and I was upset and knew something was wrong. Back then ZIRCADIA suggested that I change around my calorie consumption because maybe I wasn't eating enough. And she was right. After that I losing again.
I am wondering if I am back at that point now. I workout 5-6 times a week. I do about an hour of cardio on 3 of those days, ST on 2-3 of them (routine put together by my trainer) and one or two days I will do both. So, on average, I workout about 6 hours a week total. I have been eating anywhere from 1,000 - 1.500 calories per day. Those low days are not done on purpose, just because I am not really hungry and when not tracking calories I don't realize that I am low. But I would say that probably doesn't happen too often. I can't help it if I like having a whole plate of green beans for dinner!
Anyway, back in 2009, ZIRCADIA directed me toward a website called phord.com and when I went back there today... it seems that it no longer exists. I did find another website that is basically telling me that I should be eating between 2251-2944 calories a day. YIKES! That sounds really high! I don't know what to think right now.
When I workout I am either jogging (pushing myself to exhaustion considering I still weigh 288) and/or doing spin bike (following the virtual training videos on a screen) and then on strength training days I do at least 30 minutes of ST and then usually some cardio after that also. While it's not too difficult to figure out how much I am burning with the cardio, it is nearly impossible to figure out what I am burning during ST, hence my hesitation on boosting up my calories...