the scale is a harsh piece of equipment. up .6 on a day I swear I did everything right. Go figure?
So the thought for the day is, if I am trying to lose fat and the scale is not a good judge, how the heck can I know what or when I need to tweak. I cannot just go on and trust that because I am following a program that I am losing that is totally how I got to where I am.
I would just love to understand what people did that is truly different than today that would explain the explosion of obesity. So far the explanations do not really fit with my lifestyle. I rarely eat out at any restaurant (once so far this year), never at fast food, I am getting close to 10,000 steps a day on average, and did actually for years until my hospital stay slowed me down. In fact the most consistent weight gain I have experienced besides pregnancy is the weight I gained when I was working out daily, 6 days of cardio and 3 days of weight training.
Lost 40 pounds with weight watchers (which was still 80 pounds over goal) and then stalled and stayed there for 4 years until I managed to gain it all back. At least that was not with extra gain.
Then I lost 50 pounds more or less following 4 rules...1. eat only when physically hungry, 2. eat only what you REALLY want, 3. eat slowly and consciously, 4. Stop when your are no longer hungry
That worked until I tried to start a cake bite business at home. 2 years of recipe testing and 50 pounds was right back.
So here I am 35 pounds (+or-) down from that and stuck. How can a reasonably active woman of 250ish pounds not lose weight on 1500 calories of real fresh food? So frustrated/irritated.