So I thought I would fill all of you in on what's been going on with me. I have been steadily gaining weight over the last 3 months. Why? I'm not quite sure yet. It could be my nutrition, it could be my stress, it could be my thyroid or a mix of all of these. I have not been too happy about gaining weight because I have worked so hard to lose it. I was so happy to maintain my weight for 6 months because up to that point I had never maintained a steady weight for more than a month. I think the fact that I had kept it steady for so long was what made the gaining of weight so hard for me. It was making me very angry so I went to see my doctor.
My doctor suggested I go on a 1300 calorie diet. Yep, a diet! I am not too excited because I HATE counting calories. My goal is to lose 15 pounds by the end of June. I can do it! My main goal with my diet is to add more protein, reduce my intake of nuts and seeds and increase my vegetable consumption. I eat quite a few veggies and fruits already but I want to be eating more veggies than fruit.
Now for those of you who think I'm crazy to be at 1300 calories a day, the doctor and I are eliminating the reasons for my weight gain. If I reduce my calories to 1300, I will lose weight. However, if I don't we'll know something bigger is going on with my body. She said all of my numbers look fabulous. My B levels are great, my cholesterol is 126, my kidneys, liver and blood all look great. My body fat however, is a whopping 25%. I kid you not I was sick about that. My doctor has me eating 3 green smoothies a day now to up my protein intake. My muscle mass has gone down as well which she thinks is because of the lack of protein.Green smoothies, here I come!
My goal is to have my body fat reduced to under 20%, my muscle mass up 10% and my weight down a total of 15 lbs. Do you think I can do it? I do!
Stay tuned : )