I've been using My Fitness Pal for about 2 weeks now.
What I'm loving:
What I'm not loving so much:
- I find it ridiculously hard to ONLY 1500 cals on days that I don't exercise
Ever since I began my weight loss journey, exercise has always been the easy part for me.
I love the challenge, I love to sweat, I love the "I just got my ass handed to me" feeling.
During a perfect week, I generally hit the gym/and or run 5-6 times. Of late, this has not been happening as a result of real estate woes. Usually this would bother me, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. However, since my debut at My Fitness Pal, I find that I'm relying on those extra calories to avoid dying of starvation. The end result is me feeling guilty about not exercising.
Exercise guilt is something I have always struggled, but I can't help but noticing how it has intensified since I started at MFP.
I think it's pretty clear that I really need to get my eating in check in order to succeed on the program, but it all honesty, I don't eat THAT bad. Moderation is the key right? And honestly, I think I'm doing not-to-shabby in that dept.
I'd like to tell you that I've lost 27 lbs in my first 2 weeks, but I can't. In truth, I can't even tell you how much I've lost because I haven't weighed myself yet.
I prefer to weigh myself every 2-3 weeks as opposed to weekly. It turn into a crazy woman when I get too scale reliant. Back in my hardcore WW days, I made scale manipulation an art. Water chugging, no food after lunch, exercising right before WI, and even removing jewelry. For the sake of everyone in my life, I will not going back there.
I plan get on the scale this Friday and I'm hoping for good results.
Question: Have YOU ever resorted to scale manipulation?