Heya, me again, I forgot to add that I am stuck. My weight has not budged since Nov '12. I am wondering why. I have cut out dairy, all nuts etc and have switched over to a protein and veggie centric diet and let the fat percentage fall where it does. I have been following Robb Wolf's podcasts and his 1 gram of protein for every lb of body weight and all the veggies you can manage, which works out to about 32 oz of meat a day or rather meat and fish and eggs. I feel good and all but am not loosing weight.
I had to stop walking much or riding at all as winter set in and wonder if this might be just a winter doldrums kind of gig. I dropped 100 lbs between April and Nov and then nothing.
I have heard of calculating daily calories needed to loose weight as 15 cal for every lb of body weight you have, I assume that is not lean body mass but overall body weight? I am 260 lbs that works out to roughly 3900 cal which seems excessive and does not take into account daily activity. I work a hard paced physical job ( cabinetmaker) and this leaves me with precious little energy at the end of the day to work out. I lift more than 100 lbs many many times a day from various positions.
I am working up the nerve to run my numbers through fit day but am chicken.