For the life of me, I can't figure out why I weigh 238 lbs. I've been stuck in the 235-245 range for nearly a year, and I just can't seem to get below it - despite near-daily gym trips and a general commitment to eat healthy.
By the way, this weight put me at a 33.4 BMI, well into the "obese" range. I don't think many people would call me obese, as I have muscles and athleticism, but it's still sort of sickening to think about.
It used to be that just feeling okay was fine with me, but I really would like to get my weight down to the 200 range.
I've traced what I've eaten pretty closely in the month, and just started using FitDay.com again to trace it more closely. I have to figure out where the extra calories are coming in. It's ridiculous that I work out from 6 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. just about every morning and still have these issues.
One thing that I've been doing a lot of reading about is processed soy products. I eat veggie burgers or veggie hot dogs nearly every day, but am going to try to eliminate this from my diet. While their label suggests they are (very) healthy, the processing of foods in general has made me concerned and makes me want to look elsewhere. I have also read lots of things lately about those fake meat products in general, about how they might really be pretty bad for you.
I'm not sure what I'd replace it with; I honestly love them and hate spending any time at all to cook (veggie hot dogs take 1 minute to heat up in the microwave, and I often choose them over the veggie burgers primarily because the burgers take 3 minutes). Still, I probably need to cut down.
Otherwise, I just don't know. Friday night Happy Hour? Eating late at night? These I partake in on occasion. But I count my calories and count how much I burn off and it seems like it should be even.
One of my former students is about to get an exercise science degree, and, after running into him the other day, he just emailed me and asked me to work out with him. This could be a jolt that I need.
I'm also thinking about tracking my food here, just because it's way easier to use than Fitday and there is something to public showcasing of eating habit.
35 minutes of eliptical work
Chest, Back, Deadlifts, Abs - 60 minutes
1 Banana Muscle Milk
1 Promax Exercise Bar
1 Smart Choice invidual frozen spinach pizza
1 bag of carrots
1 cup Fiber One cereal
2 veggie hot dogs
1 low-carb tortilla wrap
1 handful almonds
1 100-calorie popcorn bag
That's about 2000 calories, which doesn't seem too bad. I'm not hungry now. I got about 80 grams of protein there. One thing I notice is that it's way heavy in the evening instead of the morning... but I find this hard to prevent if I'm exercising in the morning.
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