Today I didnt work...just getting over the remainder of this sunstroke/migraine. Trying to eat 1200 cals the last few days i have decided is just not for me. So i have decided to do 1450 cals a day. I know ive registered for 12wbt but i think ill still do 1450 cals...for a variety of reasons...i just dont think i NEED to cut my cals back that much...ive always taken the philosophy to eat as much as i can while maintaining losses. 1450 calories should have me losing about half a kilo a week. Then throw my cals i burn on top of that...and whilst i know the 12wbt is all about only eating 1200 cals...thru and thru im a jillian michaels girl and her suggestion for losing the last 10 kilos or so is to only have a daily deficity of a 500-700 cals per day (700 cals being the maximum) this just seems a lil bit healthier and more doable to me. And whilst i will still follow the 12wbt meal plans i will add a extra 250 cals per day (unless im not losing) im keener to lose slower and make sure i have the calories to sustain my workouts as well as to maximise the different nutrients going into my body. This is for lifetime for me...not just 12 weeks and i know my body and my headspace...after doing this for 5 years...and think this is the right route to me. I also wont be doing any of the "social" stuff with 12wbt...i wont go to the end of year party...or group workouts...i know how i work best...thats adapting things to me...and im much better working out by myself. I thought maybe i could do the group thing...but the more i think about it the more i realise its not for me.
The scales this morning were 84.5 kilos so they have dropped by 3.8 kilos since saturday (hows that for fluid retention!)Back to the gym tomorrow...hopefully its not too hot in the stairwell at the gym and i can do 21 flights of the stairs...maybe run 1km (see how i feel after the stairs) then some pushups and pullups that i got the okay from fiona to do :) If i feel really energetic i mite then do RPM ill see how hot it is in the gym...my aim will be to burn 700 calories and as i said eat 1450 calories. I did go thru the crunchtime recipe book...pulled out different recipes to try so thats going to be another focus...eating different foods.