Originally Posted by 564826
kenny c-How does your clothes feel or when you look at yourself in the mirror?
I wouldn't always go by what a scale tells you. JMHO.
Actually, I feel much better. My clothes are a little looser, which is why I was confused by no difference on the scale. I'm just going to keep plugging away, and try to do a better job with my diet. In a month, I will be working from home and I will be able to monitor every calorie, which should help out.
Originally Posted by The Raven
You need to calculate exactly how many calories that you are eating in a day. It seems to me like you *think* that you are doing okay, but eating healthy doesn't necssarily equate to fat loss. Find out the exact calorie count, and go from there. From your description, I'd guess that you're eating upwards of 3500 calories a day. Even with 30 minutes of cardio that's upwards of 3000 calories per day. Unless you are training for a marathon, that's way to much to be losing weight.
As for cardio I find that 45 minutes of running per day first thing in the morning works best for me. 20 minutes is the absolute minimum (high intensity, which tends to be anaerobic), and anything less than 30 minutes in the burn zone is a waste of time.
I only wish I could run... I sprained my foot pretty bad a week ago Sunday, and haven't been able to lift, much less run. The weight is piling on, as my strength drops.
I'm usually under 3000 calories. That's what I've been trying to focus on. When I eat out (for lunch) I try to only eat things that are listed on their nutrional page, and I usually select something around 500-700 calories. My breakfast is usually 300 calories (yogurt and a handful of cereal). My dinner is where I really don't know, but here is what I've had the last 3 nights so maybe you can tell me:
Sun night - 12oz baked chicken breast (2 6oz pieces), green beans, small spinach salad w/ eat right dressing (2 tablespoons) which is 15 calories per serving, v8 6oz drink, water, 3 oreo cookies
Mon night - 14oz pork chop (bone in), peas, same salad, water, 3 oreo cookies
Tue night - 10oz pork chop (bone in), corn, same salad, water, 3 oreos
My snack around 4pm (if I have one) is a handful of almonds/pistachos/cashews which according to the can is only 140 calories.