I'm on day 36.
I've done everything as well as I can. Not perfectly. I've missed one weight training. I've done 25 cardio. (The minimum is 3 a week, which would be 15.) I've had two days where I ate more than my BMR goals of between 1200 and 1460. The most I was over was 100 calories, though.
But I am frustrated. This is week 5. I should have lost at least 5 pounds. But I've only lost four. And I'm looking in the mirror going, “Ugh.” (Of course that has a lot to do with the attitude.)
I wish I knew what I was doing wrong.
I went to a free website Fitday which has a free calorie counter. My husband really likes it. You put in your foods and it gives you the fat, protein, carb, sodium, etc. in those foods. I've tried it twice now and am not getting it. But it's a great idea. You might find it easier than I did.
I want to just throw up my hands in despair and say, “Fine. This won't work. I'm going to quit.” That's what I want to do. But I also want to get in shape, look good, feel good. So, despite the minor set back of not having lost any weight this last week, I am going to keep going. After all, not having lost any weight is better than having gained weight.
Bill Phillips, the originator of the BFL challenge, says that you should fail quickly. That's been my goal. If I'm going to fail, I want to see it immediately and figure out why, fix it, and go on from there. I've been looking and I'm not seeing it.
I'm failing, but I am not figuring it out. Changed up my weight training. Taking vitamins. Getting enough protein. (120g a day) Eating 20% or less from fat. Aerobics at least four times a week. Weights three times a week. One free day. (I thought that might be the problem, but I weighed the same before my free day as after it, so that wasn't it.)
Oh well. I've lost over 40 pounds and 27 inches. I'll just have to go with that.