For 3 months I have lingered around 202 - 205 pounds. I am so close to onederland yet not quite there. I have been nutrition tracking all year, so I run the Calories & Nutrients Over Time report. It tells a good story, I am not starving to death! I am on a plateau/maintenance because I am eating too many calories. My median calorie range is often above 1,200 - 1,500 calories so no weight loss. The report shows I am often under my protein goals.
I calculated my Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and it's 1,780 calories to maintain my weight with absolute minimal activity. To lose weight I have to eat less than that every day. This year I am eating a little fruit, which I don't like too much but it's to have a better range of nutrients and more fiber.
I will cut back on my calories to get the scale moving again. For breakfast and lunch I will have Slimfast ~ Mocha Cappuccino - 180 calories each with 20 grams protein, 5 grams fiber, 40% RDI calcium.
Also I am looking for small everyday changes. Last week for my cup of coffee I switched back to one ounce of skim milk from whole milk which saves 8 calories a day.
I was watching my 600 Pound Life and Dr. Nowzardan said 'to make a lifestyle change you need - the right attitude, willingness to work hard, desire, and a proper understanding of what's wrong'. Something to think about when I walk Royce in the wilderness park today.
If you Nutrition Track on Spark look at this report www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
Calculate Basic Metabolic Rate www.sparkpeople.com/reso
Today I am launched on spring cleaning/decluttering. To keep it interesting I made a slip of paper for each room in the house. I did up an equal number of minute slips - 5, 10, 15. Each day I will pull a room and a slip for number of minutes. This morning I did the back staircase for 15 minutes and the ensuite bathroom 15 minutes. Once I am started I keep going till the task it complete so it was more than 15 minutes each task.
Sunday I got a phone call about an American Water Spaniel puppy. She was born the day before and I am so excited. The problem is I am on the west coast in Vancouver, Canada and the puppy is on the east coast in Maine. I don't want to fly the puppy in freight as it's not a direct flight and there could be complications along the way. But our daughter is having a baby August 1st so we don't want to go east till her baby arrives. The breeder said we should get the puppy by mid-July. We have to figure it out. However there is future puppy that will be born in Oregon at the end of the summer. I would prefer to get a puppy sooner so we have the summer for her to bond with the kids and get her potty trained. Regardless we should have our baby puppy 'Rebel' this year.