Week 4 is now done. 1/3 of the way through Cat 2 and I am still seeing results. My eating is now on track with the suggested AGNRC and I am feeling good 95% of the time. I am curious as to why my “weight loss” has slowed down. I mean, 1 pound lost when the expectation was 3 or more pounds? Really?!
I am not getting this “weight loss” idea that is spouted by everyone. If I go through all the calculations for me and for the fact that I am sedentary, my maintenance calories should be right around 2700/day. This means, no weight gain, no weight loss. If I want to lose 1 pound/week, I need to reduce my *weekly* intake by 3500 calories which is 500/day. So, 2200/day should equate to 1 pound lost/week. Drop it again to 1700/day and that would be 2 pounds lost per week. Drop it yet again to 1200/day and that should be 3 pounds/week lost. Now, add in exercise that is above and beyond my weekly sedentary pace of burning calories (look at my past blogs) and that comes close to another 3500 calories/week – or another pound lost each week.
So why is the scale showing 1 pound/week for the last couple of weeks? In fact, my “weight loss” so far is:
- Week 1: 3 pounds
- Week 2: 4 pounds
- Week 3: 2 pounds
- Week 4: 1 pound
What do ya’ll think the problem might be? I am as accurate on my intake tracking as I can be. Everything measured in grams when I can. Staying away from restaurants and prepackaged foods, processed foods, too much sugar, etc. Anything else I should be aware of? I still have 20 pounds to lose and 8 weeks left on Cat 2. Would love some reassurances I am doing everything correctly!