my deficit plan is working well. I need to up the exercise for sure... this week I've been bad. But I have a little spreadsheet that shows my BMR+ calories burned through exercise, then I subtract out what I ate, and thats my deficit for the day.
I also like the website www.caloriecount.about.com. They have A LOT of resources, including a "Challenge" where you post your deficit and compete with other people, or against yourself. I started the challenge on the 15th at 149 lbs, and as of today I am at 147. I want to lose weight faster, and I talked to my trainer about that. She said that in order to lose weight faster I really need to stop drinking alcohol. Can you believe it... how is that possible? She is currently prepping for an interview for a video position, and is trying to get her body in the best shape possible. She said that she is eating 1,000 calories a day and exercising like a maniac. She sent me a meal plan:
Breakfast- 2 egg whites, turkey bacon/turkey sausage
Snack- 60 calorie drink, or a piece of fruit
Lunch- salad with very little dressing and 1/2 serving of yogurt
Dinner- 3 grilled chicken tenderloins with steam broccoli
WOW. How!? She also mentioned that for lunch she might have half a wrap stuffed with turkey.
I've been eating subway sandwiches this week at work... no cheese (I don't even notice) and sweet onion dressing gets me to 320 calorie sandwich! Maybe that should be more like dinner...
This week my goal is to stay under 1200 calories 5/7 days. It's going to take some work but I know I can do it!