Hola, my little dieting chicas! I've decided that I've just been expecting these pounds to fall off on their own. Well, I've come to terms with reality, and I know that just isn't going to happen! Like so many of you, I can't seem to get this weight loss going and in the mean time, my number is slyly creeping up, digit-by-digit. I'll probably be 162 by tomorrow (EVERYONE CROSS YOUR FINGERS THAT I DIDN'T GAIN ANOTHER POUND!! :]).
In order to get some order into my life, I've decided I need structure in the form of a regime! So, after all these years of trial and error, reading health magazines, dieting books, and the like, I've decided to get my "tabula rasa" or blank slate going, as John Locke deemed it! I looked at dieting without bias, and just chose the most sensible one. Plain-and-simple, a pound of fat is 3,500 calories, which means I need to lose 140,000 calories (40 pounds) before September. I can do this one of two ways: eating less calories and burning more!
Currently, I weigh 161 pounds. My next step was to find out how many calories I'm currently allowed to have per day to maintain this weight as a female. A good way to do this is: get your body weight (ex. 161) and multiply it by 10 (=1,610), then add your weight to that number (=1,771). So, I'm allowed 1771 to maintain this weight.
Logically, I can lose about 40 pounds by September-when school begins, by losing just 2 pounds a week. I can lose one pound by dieting and one by burning. So this means that in order to eat off one pound i need to cut 3,500 calories off of my intake per week, which is 500 calories per day (3,500/7 = 500).
Therefore, ,my new dieting caloric intake will be 1271 per day, but to insure weight loss i"m going to make it 1,200 or less calories per day. Then, I also need to burn 500 per day in order to lose 2 pounds a week.
Overall, my plan is a basic, age-old diet called science. To match a low calorie diet into one of the more popular ones, I decided that the Karl Lagerfeld one seemed the most effective for weight loss in a short amount of time. Read about it here, it's quite inspiring!
Is anyone on a diet? Even if you made it up, what are you doing to lose weight? I've read your blogs, and you all seem to be getting it off somehow!! =)
XOXO Diet Diva!