Still in it to win it!
It’s been almost 200 days since I started my new lifestyle. I know that because My Fitness Pal tells me so 🙂
Since I graduated from my master’s program in May and finished up my internship in mid-June, working out on a consistent basis has been easier. However, the eating thing is definitely a challenge. Plus, I find that the more I exercise, the hungrier I am. Or perhaps it’s my brain telling me that I somehow deserve more food? Not sure. Perhaps a combination of the two.
I find myself consistently eating around 1700-1900 calories. That seems like a maintenance amount to me. But I’m burning around 500-700 calories per workout. I guess I just need to figure out what works best for me, because it’s different for everyone.
However, I am *this* close to the 20 pounds lost mark. I am seriously 0.4 pounds away. It’s like the scale is taunting me! However, I am considering putting it away for two weeks, in order to just focus on listening to my body and not putting pressure on myself.
Some days, I’m not gonna lie, I feel like I “should have” lost more at this point. This feeling/thought is at times fueled by seeing others’ drop more weight in less time. However, I keep looking at my progress pictures, and that serves as a reminder that though I may not be as quick, I am still making progress. And that’s the point, right?