Thursday, March 15, 2012


Here is a copy of a post I wrote in a group forum on the 12WBT site.

I'm 75.4kg (165lbs) as of yesterday.
I wanting to lose about 16kg more (goal 130lbs).
Some week's I train daily, full-on training (I AM fit under this fat, I've done heaps of 10km fun-runs, I can run for 60+min full on!) but when I do full-on exercise sessions, I can't do well with my eating because I'm starving.

That's when I pull back (like this week) and start focusing on getting it right with my eating and portion control, because I know that calorie control is more effective for weight-loss, and that is when I start to lose weight! But the problem then is I feel terrible in my body cuz I'm not exercising with intensity, which I love - my body loves it. It makes me feel strong and confident. But then I get into a cycle of over-eating....

It may sound like it's a mind-set thing, but I really do have STRONG appetite that is hard to ignore when I exercise. I didn't overeat yesterday after my 60min hardcore workout, but I was starving all day (even though I ate 1230 calories), and went to bed with my tummy growling with hunger pangs - like it hurt so much I thought about getting a slice of bread just to fill my empty stomach to stop the pain (but I didn't).

The three days before with no work-outs, I ate 1130, 1160, and 1150 calories and felt fine.

I plan out dinners, but I don't plan the other meals, cuz I never know when I'll have leftover dinners, which is what I eat for lunch if it's there. If not, I eat a wrap, chose something from Mish's menu (12wbt). I've been eating ONLY her recipes, just too much sometimes.

Here is where I'm at:

Wish I was doing better, but just being honest.


Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Girl, I'm gonna say and hope you hear me. INCREASE YOUR CALS!!! I'm not trying to sabotage you but with workouts as intense as those, you have to be eating more.

Over the last three weeks my workouts have intensified greatly (new program) and with that I increased my calories. Went from a normal 1200-1300 to 1400-1600 and you know what... I'm still losing weight. I know people are always afraid to do this but I've seen an increase in calories improve weight-loss in so many people.

If you're honest with your food tracking and exercise intensity, your scale should show a loss.

I'm working on a blog post about this as I type so be sure to check it out soon.

Keep going girl, you're moving in the right direction!

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Also, try and stick to clean food...lots of veggies, lean proteins and healthy fats. It's amazing how hard it is to fill 1400 calories with foods like that.

Christine said...

I'm with maintain 160 lbs you have to eat 1600 cals without exercise. with exercise you can eat 1600 and lose...slower than at 1200...but at least you won't be starving and you can keep going instead of overeating cause you are so hungry.