In need of some advice
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Hello Fellow Sparklers:
As many of you know I had been away for awhile, but I restarted this journey in ernest approximately three weeks ago. I have been tracking, counting calories, and even joined the fiber challenge in an attempt to jump start my program. I have been walking (this is pretty much my only form of exercise) but during these three weeks I have lost and re-gained the same three pounds. Using the nutrition tracker I can see that I am within my calorie range, but I cannot seem to meet my fiber requirement for most days. However, I have also noticed that I have fallen way below in my protein requirement by almost half. I didn't really think my food choices were that bad, but apparently they are. My question is........ would the lack of protein cause me to not be able to lose the weight? Needless to say, I am angry enough at myself that I have had to start this all over again, but to be mindful and diligent and still be failing I am getting very discouraged. I will not quit; I have a goal, yet I need some firm advice as to where I go from here. I was thinking of trying Spark Coach, but from some of the reviews I've read its gotten very expensive and members had said that the advice in the early stages was not very comprehensive and they found the coaches plan quite restrictive. I know at least for me restrictive spells failure. I need variety and balance. Anyway, I don't want to ramble, just looking for a few ideas and incentives for a plan that is reasonable and attainable.
Thanks. Hope everyone has a sparkling day.