I didn't expect that! What a nice surprise! I actually felt a little bloated today, and yesterday I didn't get a walk in. I worked in the morning, then came home and did some work here at home. DH and I did about 1/2 hour of yoga, but not full out sweaty yoga. When I went to bed, I told my husband the day might yield a gain, but as long as it wasn't a pound or more, I wouldn't insist on a steak day. If it was, steak day for sure.
Yesterday I ate the same salad for dinner, and had a protocol lunch. Actually much of the day was the same as the day before. I had snacks because I was truly in need of sustenance. 1 piece of string cheese before shoveling snow and yoga, and early in the day 1 oz. pistachios. And one glass of wine last night.
So according to my iPad app, I had almost 1500 calories, which put me almost 400 in the red with my activities figured in. If I would have walked hard and fast for an hour at a decent incline, I would have burned even those extra 400.
A word about that. My treadmill calculates calories burned based on my stats that have been entered. Thus, when I walk starting at a 12 incline and bring it down to level over the course of an hour and a half, at a speed of 3 mph, I am sweating buckets and working hard and the calories burned on the screen reflects that. Hell, my legs are just over 2' long! My inseam is 28"! When I look it up on my app, it gives me about 1/3 of the calories burned for that speed. I'm sure this isn't taking into account that for me, 3 mph is pretty fast. If I go over 3.5 mph, I have to break into a run. For my husband, with legs about a foot longer (seriously, standing side-by-side, his hips are probably 10" higher than mine) that is a stroll in the park. He feels like he's walking backwards when he walks with me and has to bring it down so far he has this awkward gait that is reminiscent of a deer trying to walk on ice.
What I do to compensate for the fact that my size is never represented properly is that I average it. I assume that my treadmill is overly generous. I assume that my app is full of shit. I go somewhere in the middle and count that.
Today, I should be able to get a long walk in AND yoga. If I can burn enough calories, I'll have another glass of wine. I'll be shopping, so I'll try a different salad tonight. Hopefully, tomorrow morning will look as good as this morning did!
I struggled with my weight for over 20 years. I tried everything to lose weight. Yes, I did 'eat less, move more' repeatedly, convinced that doing the same thing over and over would someone yield different results. Desperate, having diligently done all the 'right' things and being told by several doctors that there was nothing wrong with me except that I wasn't trying hard enough, in 2009 I tried what seemed crazy: Dr. Simeons Hcg protocol. I lost 85 lb.