Sunday Ramble: What's on my mind Blog for BLC
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Okay: this forthcoming ramble of mine will be foreign to most of you who are following good principles for weight loss. That is: not starving yourself. I guess I am old-school in the fact that I still think less calories in means success on the scale. Well, what worked in the past has come to a standstill and now....
I just need reassurance that increasing my calories will work. :-) I feel like I am just eating a ton of food. I've eaten under 1000 calories for probably 6+ years. I am very good at it, unless I splurge or lose focus, which of course does happen, but for the most part I know how to get my calories low and make them count. Now I just feel like I am eating way too much. I haven't hit 1200 yet but I am going over 1000. Just really nervous I'll start to gain weight. I am still in the 146s, but that could change in a heartbeat with me. I know this is probably the opposite problem for most of you, but I am freaking out just a little. I've been reading some body building books (I've been lifting seriously for about 6 months now) and calculating calories based on my current weight. I don't know how many to eat. I can't possible eat as much as the books say. All I know is that I need to increase my protein which I have been doing and I must say I feel very good. It really helps me. I thought I felt good before, but having more protein is making me feel even better.
Anyway, sorry for the ramble. I feel very confused. I understand the principles that these body building books are stating about fat loss verses weight loss, but it's hard to trust the process. And am I working hard enough with my cardio and ST to justify the calorie increase? Just makes me nervous.
I have to say, though, No cravings for unhealthy food. I think that's a first for me. None. I am eating so clean it's almost pathetic. So, maybe that's a good thing. I try to eat small meals every 2-3 hours and it has really helped keep my blood sugar stable throughout the day. But, man, am I ever confused about how much to eat.
Makes me crazy.