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I've been overweight my entire life, even before adulthood. I lost a bunch of weight back in 2009 leading up to my commitment ceremony, then put all that weight back on. Last year I thought I was starting to get motivated again, but I allowed myself to get overwhelmed trying to find the perfect combination of powerlifting, calorie intake, and calorie content. I threw in the towel because there were too many variables and I was tired all the time.
The difference now is that I don't have time to exercise except for a few minutes a day because I am working overtime and studying for a major certification exam. I know I won't be burning so many calories, so the only variable I can really manage is my calorie intake. I've consistently logged calories for over a week, and have kept my intake below 1400 calories per day during that time except my one cheat meal.
That's the other part that's helping. I used to allow myself cheat days, and I would completely undo an entire week's worth of calorie deficit in one day of binge-style consumption. No purging here, just binging. I can put away a LOT of food when I want to. Now, I allow myself a cheat MEAL. One can only eat so much in one sitting. That's helping.
I have a reputation in my friend group as the human garbage can. When we eat together, I usually eat all of my own food and whatever anybody else can't finish. I like being unique like that. This year, I'm so busy that our outings together will be fewer and farther between. That's where my cheat meals will come in. Since I'm reducing my calorie intake so much, I imagine that I won't be able to eat quite as much during these meals. That should help, too.

Member Since: 2/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 32,207

My Goals:
I will lose at least two lbs per week.
I will lose 50 lbs in 6 months.
Once I complete my certification exam on April 21st, I will get back to powerlifting.

My Program:
Six days a week, I will consume 1400 calories per day.
One day a week, I will consume my standard breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and will allow myself one meal that I don't log.

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