Another update 10/28. My posts have been slim to none but that really doesn't matter. What matters is if I've been on plan or not.
176 seemed to be a major hault in weight loss. In fact, all through the 170's has been the slowest weight loss.
Last time I stepped on the scale: 174. That was about a month ago.
I've been going to the gym (I got a membership!) and have been weightlifting pretty regularly. I had a 2-3 week period of very bad eating and have been on and off in terms of serious dieting the past month or so, but the past week I've been getting back into it.
I've noticed my arms are bigger, my legs are bigger, I can jump higher, etc. I have more muscle and that's alright with me for now. The scale has been moving extremely slow and I continue to wonder if this is the cause.
I've been messing around with different protocols and trying to hone in on one that makes me feel the best. This includes Leangains 16/8, Kiefer's CBL, Pilon's Eat Stop Eat, PSMF, and any range of nutrient input and exercise output timing/punctuation.
I haven't found one that I particularly like because I have a hard time planning. Some days I like a coffee in the morning. Other days I like a breakfast. Yes, some mornings I'm damn hungry! Restricting calories is also a bitch.
And it's all a bitch because when I find myself forcing a workout at a certain time or forcing to eat within a certain window, I'm sluggish and unmotivated. I just can't predict when I'll feel good enough for the gym or when a fast is going to suit my day. On the flipside, if fasting and certain exercise windows only followed when I felt "good enough" to do them, would that suggest I'm submitting to my homeostasis?
Because if I force my body to go into these paths of resistance, versus obeying my internal signals, it would logically lead to change. So, should I stick out my trial and error?