weigh in day today, no change this week, still fighting with those late snacks, so a couple of days have been nearer the 1000 cals mark. I have not been sleeping well & struggling with the 16/8 window. I am feeling quite bloated and retaining fluid, probably my lupus flaring. i hope not as an increase in steroids would be a nightmare. Still think i can hit goal tho, hoping for a 2lb loss this week. I've also ordered a Seated Elliptical Trainer and some resistance bands, found some gentle seated exercise videos on YT, so going to start those and build up slowly. Only 1 week left on 800 so when my calories go up i think the weight might follow for a bit eek.
Hey chilli, i didnt know that but i looked it up and as you said its ok with professional advice. i have noticed that any weight loss diet im on slows to a crawl after a few months, i think my body just adapts, I cant do much exercise either, so to fool my body for a bit im thinking of switching up to 800 every other day & slowly build up some gentle exercise. my lupus flare maybe a stress response so the most i can do is at least try to maintain for a month or 2 then i can repeat another 6-8 weeks @ 800. im hoping this way the snacking wont undo what i've achieved so far. im expecting the initial water gain when i switch but if it gets out of hand i'll just start another round of 800 early
Weigh in day is here again, and after a lot of discipline this week I lost 3lbs, some of that was the fluid gain i think, definitely less puffy this week. This brings feb overall weight loss to 6lbs, certainly was a struggle to even achieve that this month, but this last minute woosh has saved it so ill take it.
I've umm and ahhh over whether to just continue at 800 or to give my body a break and maintain for a bit. In the end decided on a compromise, so back to alternate days with 2 weeks @800 every 6 weeks or so and a monthly goal of 5lbs losses. Just taking it slower and seeing how it goes.