Too much effort for results like this. I need a better plan.
Weight loss is not making any sense to me. My scientific approach has been to burn approximately 3,500 calories per week by working out (1 pound) and to create a 3,500 calorie weekly deficit (1 pound) in calories eaten compared to what I used to eat to get up to 225 pounds. And I have been burning at least 3,500 calories per week from my 6 to 8 hour-long workouts. At 225 I was eating about 1,800 calories just for dinner. Most weeks I ate 9,000 calories per week from McDonald’s alone. I’m not doing that now. I should be losing 2 pounds per week. But I’m not.
I don’t know what to do.
What’s the point of sweating for 8 hours a week and not eating what I want to still weigh 215? I haven’t even lost enough to go from obese to just overweight. No lessened breast cancer risk. No decreased likelihood of developing diabetes. Nothing. With all that hard work.
Ten pounds in ten weeks. People do that just cutting out soda. I’m ready to throw up my hands and quit. Except…
- the 10 pounds got me into smaller pants
- I can run 3 miles now
- at my current pace I can still get below 200 pounds by my birthday. That would be a decent gift to myself.
So I’m not quitting. Every other week the scale gives me fits. And each time I say I’ll focus on the other results instead of the scale. That’s easier said than done. But I’ll try.