MFP Reports, A GREAT WEIGHTLOSS TOOL!
Today begins week 5! I was down to a new number on the scale both yesterday and today, and down 1.8 lbs since Olive Garden 3 days ago...(Sunday). Almost 2 pounds in 3 days, YES! I feel a Willy Nelson song coming on........
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, On the road again.........:)
So today is going well. I have decided I am staying at 1000 calories for now, with my surgeries/health issues, a 36 year history of dieting, and sedentary lifestyle, I think 800 calories wasn't quite what I needed, but 1000 is working and seems, at this weight, to be the best intake. For those who have emailed me with the, "how often are you going to have a Treat Meal", question, I am going to see how long this steady weight loss continues. When it stops for a total of 48 hours, I am going to have another "Treat Meal". NOT "Cheat DAY", I think there is a big difference, but that's just me.
Based on my MFP weight report chart, I hit 265, 15 LBS lost, on the 21st, This was twenty days into the food plan, with no cheats, deviations, exception etc....But then dropped to under 14 pounds, and fluctuated between 13.4 lost , (267) and 15.4 lost, (265) and could not break through that 265LB number on the scale. That was 8 days of no steady weight loss, until the morning after Olive Garden, Monday the 28th, that morning I was down to 264.8, and then this morning, 263.6.! Ohhhhh On The Road Again...lol
I think 7 to 10 days of very restrictive dieting, and then a Treat meal is going to be the key to my success! However, I am sure as my weight continues to drop, some of this will change.
I have to say, I love the MFP Reprts option. To be able to print a whole month of my food diary, then a whole month of my weight loss numbers, day by day, and then compare what I ate on the days I lost, to what I ate on the days I didn't, has been an amazingly helpful tool!
One of the first things I noticed when I printed the first 3 weeks, was that on days that my sodium, sugars, and carbs were lowest, my weight loss was highest! And on some of those days that I lost, my calories were higher then days I didn't. For me, that says that while caloric restriction is necessary, carbs and sodium are what I need to pay the closest attention to. I am not saying this applies to everyone, and that's why the reports option is great! I highly recommend you do a print out of your own and compare, it really helped me! :)
FYI: you can also do a print-out of an exercise report, if you record your exercise, (I do not), that way you could compare what work-outs did the most good! :)
OK, well I am going to close for now, and look forward to tomorrow!
Have a great day everyone! :)