I feel a little like I am running up the down escalator right now. I spend the days hungry for the most part. I spend a lot of time at the gym and running. Yet, my efforts are futile.
Here is a calculation I found for BMR etc, that is making this feel even more hopeless!
BMR Calculation for women:
655 + (4.3 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)
For lightly active, add 30% = 1325*1.3 = 1722
So 1722 is how many calories I can have on a daily basis to MAINTAIN my weight.
If I want to lose 1 pound per week, I have to subtract from that. So 3600/7= 514calories per day.
1208 Calories per day. Let me tell you...that is NOT a lot of food. No matter how creative and low calorie and healthy you are, that is simply not a lot of food.
Just so I can wallow in self pitty just a little longer...here are some foods that are 1200 calories:
Add a side of soup and an extra sauce to this meal for 1160 Calories.
Oh Tostito's, how I love you so. But you always love what you can't have. 48 restaurant style chips and half a jar of salsa...1145 calories.
It only takes 2 PB&J sandwiches to reach 1280 calories!
Dairy Queen Blizzard. My favorite food in the world by a landslide. If I ever have one again, it would have to be the only thing I eat in the entire day. :( I love you Cookie Dough Blizzard. I will miss you. :( One large cookie dough Blizzard...1300 Calories.
Note to self about losing this 10 pounds? Good luck with that...
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