Wednesday, October 21, 2009

3500 calories is hard to lose.

I weigh 229 pds. There I said it. Dieting on and off for so many years can really wear a person down. I'm tired. Exhausted actually. I think a really big frustration I get from dieting is well, everything. Seeing that I still have about 100 pds to lose you would think that right now would be easy. You would think that going for a walk and cutting back a little would just melt the weight off. Well, you would be wrong.
I get 27 pts a day with weight watchers, I walk 6 times a week for at least an hour at moderate speed, I eat my 35 flex points but don't eat my activity points. Why can't I go in a drop huge numbers?
I calculated on one of those calorie counters that with my height, weight, age, activity, etc I would need to eat 2644 calories a day to maintain my weight. So I eat between 1200-1600 a day and get in activity so I do have a deficit of about 7000calories a week-should be 2pds.
I just have to keep plugging away at it and hope the numbers reflect eventually. I mean, what is the other alternative?


  1. I could have written this. I have been perfectly on plan almost the entire time, exercise fairly regularly, and it's difficult exercise to boot, and I have learned one thing:

    I lose faster when I'm not exercising.

    Still, I do it. I think part of my slow losses is due to my age. It boggles my mind, though. I've used those calculators, too and it doens't work out like it should. all adds up, we're building muscle, getting healthier, leading a good lifestyle and the weight will come off.

    It took me 8 months to lose 50 pounds, and I see other bloggers lose the same amount in 4.

    Keep on marching on, because we're both on the right path.

    You're right, there is no other acceptable alternative.

  2. I know how you feel. It is so frustrating to do everything right and not see makes you wonder why you bother. Focus on the health benefits and the other NSVs, smaller clothes sizes, easier to go up and down stairs, feeling "better" etc.

    I know you "know" this already. Sometimes it does help to hear it again.


  3. Thanks so much. I will continue to plug away cause I do see results in my clothing sizes, etc. Hopefully the rest with follow.

  4. I'm new to your blog but I noticed that I wrote about the same topic today. I take to heart what Jo said about her losing 50 pounds in 8 months when every one else gets it done in 4. As I see it, I'll be 8 months older anyway, how great will it be to be 50 pounds lighter. It could even take me more!

  5. For sure, haha-Sometimes its just so hard to focus on the good.