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How to Break the Stall – I don’t know :-(

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New week, still no change on the scale – it does not budge!

I am obsessing a little bit right now because on Friday I have my last appointment with the surgeon, the nutritionist and for the first time, the exercise specialist. I really want to post a great loss on Friday, but I am not sure how to do it. I was never a believer in the “big evil carbohydrate” but I am trying to keep it low nevertheless. Here is what I ate yesterday:

Meal
Item Name
Calories
Carbs
Fats
Protein
Sodium
breakfast
Chocolate Protein Drink
140
3.5
0.5
30
150
morning snack
100% Juice Cranberry
130
33
0
0
35
lunch
Organic Raw Blue Agave Nectar
60
16
0
0
0
Greek Yogurt
130
8
4
17
65
dinner
93% Lean Ground Beef
85
0
4
11.5
30
Shredded Cheddar Cheese 2% Milk
80
1
6
7
230
Taco Seasoning
15
2.25
0
0
322.5
1 TBSP Greek Yogurt
26
1.6
0.8
3.4
13
Guacamole
50
2.5
4
0.5
75
evening snack
Ice Cream
105
14.5
4.5
1.5
40
Totals
821
82.35
23.8
70.9
960.5

Portion sizes are correct, all carefully weighed out!

I also spent 40 minutes on the treadmill, my fastest time post-surgery run - average speed 3.63 mph.
I did 15 minutes at 4 mph and the last 5 minutes at 4.4 mph and the rest at 3 or 3.5 mph. I was amazed how much easier 4.4 mph was, but I broke a good sweat and my legs were a little wobbly afterward.

But today – no change on the scale, same as last week. Now, all those random fitness tips acquired from magazines and TV shows (“The Biggest Loser” anyone?) are going through my head. Am I not eating enough? My exercise burned around 200 calories maybe, which would leave me with 621 net calories. Am I starving myself? How much should I compensate for the exercise?

Or am I eating the wrong stuff? I am on the high end of the carb scale, but I also have a lot of protein. It seems pretty balanced to me, if I eat less carbs, should I have more protein or more fat? The scientist in me is trying to analyze this to death, maybe I should just let it go and trust myself?

I was complaining about the stall yesterday to Chuck, and the best husband of all said “You are a slow loser, that’s why you had the surgery. Just be patient, you are doing great” and I guess he is right. I know I am doing the right things, eating healthy (I think) – so I guess all I can do right now is kick the exercise in high gear and wait for the big drop! I just hope it happens before or on Friday!

One Comment

  1. Oh My God!! You’re so conscious on the calories and nutrient specifics.

    Forget it pal, Just beware of junk foods (carbs + fat) and avoid them. Have anything else and don’t keep tab and spend so much efforts in calculating.

    Each individual absorbs nutrients in a complete different way, and based on several other factors. So my opinion is that you shouldn’t and needn’t be so conscious over the intake.. Just avoid junk.. Anyhow you cannot eat much, remember?!!!

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