It's time for me to take a look back at what I've accomplished since I started SP last January 18th. It's been a little over 16 months. Lately I have been very frusterated at my inability to lose any more weight. It's been the same 2-3 pounds up and down since January. The lowest I got was 168. Currently I am at 171, but last week I was around 173. I really want to make it to my goal of 160, but my body doesn't seem to want to. And I'm tired of kicking myself for not being able to do it.

I've taken body measurements since day one. And I just did again today. And even though my weight seems to go crazy, the mesaurements are still going down.

My waist... From 35 inches to 29.9 --- 5.5 inches lost
My stomach... From 41 inches to 31.5 --- 9.5 inches lost
My hips... From 50 inches to 45 --- 5 inches lost
My thigh (left)... From 28 inches to 22 --- 6 inches lost

I've lost a total of 26 inches lost from my body. And it makes me feel good.

I've started swimming laps at a local pool. I bought a summer swim pass so now I feel compelled to use it. I've already done it a few times, but I feel better. Last week, I got a notcie while tracking my fitness calories. At the bottom of my page, in red was a note about how I burned a significantly higher amount of calories than I originally intended to and I should go back and change my goals for intake and out put.

I'm going to be honest, I've been eating much more (and a lot of junk) over the last few days. Week maybe. But it was obvious to me that I was burning far more than I was able to take in. I made up the void in calories by adding a snack (or two) and just all out eating more. And guess what, I'm losing weight now.

I'm going to try to track the amount of calories I burn in a day at work. And probably going to adjust my calorie intake and out put tomorrow.

Apparently my problem was that I wasn't getting enough calories for the amount I was burning.
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    This makes sense to me. Since your job keeps you active AND you exercise, you may need more calories than you think to keep you out of starvation mode. Just be sure that you get your calories from real food and not junk. Congrats on all the lost inches. You must be gaining muscle which would explain why your scale isn't moving.

    4574 days ago
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