seared ahi tuna on a bed of baby arugula,
roasted fennel and oranges
I think I may have been approaching the "look good in a wedding dress diet" all wrong. I have been killing myself working out twice a day and limiting by calorie intake to less than 700 calories. For what? I have been crabby and moody. In Josh's own words, "I would rather you don't work out if its going to make you this crabby." After work I was making dinner and Levi was whiny wanting to be picked up and I just snapped at him. The poor kid didn't do anything wrong but just want his mommy. I feel like I am going to burn myself out really soon if I keep this up. You need to burn 3500 calories to lose 1 lb. That means I need to have a deficit of 500 calories a day to lose one pound per week. If that means it will take 20 weeks to lose 20 lbs than so be it. I was trying to do too much in a short period of time. It took 15 years to put on 40 lbs, so I don't know what makes me think it will come off in one month. Everyone talks about how dieting is a lifestyle change and I brushed off that notion for a long time. I like everything fast, instant gratification. But when it comes to eating, exercising and general happiness in life, I think I need to take a step back and breathe.
Here is my new plan. I am going to increase my calorie intake by about 200 calories and do cardio 3 times a week instead of 5. I am going to do JM Ripped in 30, 5 days a week instead of 7. I am also going to allow myself an indulgence during the weekend. Oh, and the key change is that I am not going to weigh myself everyday. I feel discouraged every time I step on the scale and the numbers don't change. I should be more concerned about how my clothes fit and how I feel than some number that reads on the scale. Who knows, maybe I am gaining muscle weight for all I know.
My BMR:1384.5 *7= 9,691.5 calories a week needed to maintain my weight
workout calorie burn = 2,150 (JM Ripped in 30, 5 days a week and Cardio 3 days a week)
daily food intake of 900 calories= 6,300 calories a week
6,300(calories consumed)-2,150(calories burned)=4,150(calories remaining)
9,691.5(BMR)-4,150(calories remaining)=5,541.5 calories deficit
I know it seems complex and who wants to think about math when they are dieting, but it really is a science. Math and science class is now over and we can move on to what I made.
Barely seared 4 oz tuna steak
Roasted some fennel for the Tuna salad.