Here's the deal:
Seven weeks ago, I decided it was time to make some changes.
Because I feel horrible. And I'm ALWAYS tired. The fact that my clothes don't fit was just a side-thought.
So, I started doing the Body for Life program.
Not because I want to get all muscled up. Because it sounded like something I could do.
Basically, it's six small meals a day - lean proteins, complex carbs, lots of vegetables.
At the same time, I decided it was time to give up my addiction to sugar - so, no sugar (Dr. Pepper, I miss you sooooooo much), no white flour. And "clean" eating - for those of you who don't actually know what people mean when they say that (I didn't), it means you stop eating processed foods. Everything is fresh (or at least as much as you can do).
Exercise-wise, I added another day of weight training and switched up a few of my cardio activities (adding in running and spin instead of just Zumba all the time).
Everyone I know who's been doing these things is dropping weight - like faster than they can count. Pounds and pounds and pounds in a month.
Now, weight-wise, I could really care less what the scale says. If I feel good, the number is irrelevant. However, to feel better than I was feeling, some of the weight obviously had to come off.
Anyway, fast-forward seven weeks and here I am. I have been stalwart. Nazi even.
1,500-1,600 calories (quality calories, too) in per day, 2,500-2,800 per day out. That's a minimum of a 1,000 calorie deficit.
A minimum of one gallon of water per day.
And how awesome have been my results?
I've lost a grand total of three pounds (of course, I gained five when I first started, so maybe that counts as 8??)
My measurements have not changed even a little bit.
According to the calorie count, I should be losing two pounds per week. Or at least 1.5. I should be feeling fit and fabulous.
I don't feel any different - still tired.
So, all of you wise ones out there, WHAT GIVES??
I've given this two months of my life. I need to see some sort of result or I might as well go back to my Dr Peppers. And cheese. And as much bread as I can stuff in my mouth.