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Sammie Sauce

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  1. I have found that as i've gotten older my tastes have changed. For example, i used to HATE carrots. Thought they were as bad as brussel sprouts. But here i sit eating a bag of raw carrots like they are tasty potato chips. Go figure! Maybe try some veggies that you havent had in a while and cook em different ways to find a way you like. Maybe you just prefer them a little more crisp, or with a little seasoning. I found that if i added cinnamon, and sometimes nutmeg, to a sweet potato it is the most delicous thing i have ever tasted. Who would have thought?! I even ate green beans the other day.. THE HORROR! And if you have a bad day and topple off that wagon, just get right back on. Dont wait for the next day or the next week. Make the next meal or snack a healthy one. And good luck!
  2. I too have substituted my snacks with fruit. My other trick is to eat ice when i feel like i want to munch on something. This is really helpful at work after i have eaten all of my food for the day and keeps me away from the snack shelf.
  3. Just feeling a little tired and sluggish. Most nights i dont sleep well though, constantly waking up. Im definitely not going to run out and get a b12 shot or anything, just curious of what others thought of them. She made it seem like it was normal to do. You know coworkers, always think they know best
  4. You guys are all great, thank you! My goal is have 7 consecutive days of accurate MFP tracking. I figure if i take it one week at a time it wont be so daunting. I do need to get a scale to make sure my measurements are correct. I was staying between 1500-1600 cals before and then realized that my TDEE was 1900 so my math was off. I'm not going from 3000 cals down to 1400 overnight so i was surprised that i was so hungy. I will look into whey protein i think. I know there are some good and some bad, from what i hear. Any recommendations? Also, has anyone ever had a B12 shot? A co-worker was telling me that they boost your metabolism and give you more energy, something i've been struggling with. I think if i can manage to get enough protein i should be ok with energy.. but does anyone have any experience getting a B12?
  5. Hi! Thank you for replying! Yes, i know that i am eating too much and have started to track all food 7 days/wk. My questions are regarding the correct amount of calories i should be consuming. According to IIFYM it should be 1408 if i subtract 500 to creat a deficit. Is that too low since i am lifting? If i hit my 150g of protein each day will that help with the hunger i feel at 1400 cals? How do i get 150g of protein without going over 1400 cals in a day?
  6. Hello! I am hoping to get some guidance on what exactly i should be doing to lose weight. I am 33 year old female, 150 lbs and 5'5" tall. I have been doing SL 5x5 for about 3 months now and have not seen a bit of change on the scale or in measurements. My before and after pics look exactly the same. I am frustrated to say the least. So my routine isnt working for me, what should i do? Diet! Yes, change my diet. This is where i need help. I have been pretty good about watching what i eat, with the exception of weekends. For some reason i think weekends dont count and i can do whatever i want. Not true, you say? I'm beginning to believe you. So i know that my TDEE is 1908 based on IIFYM calc. (workout 3x's/wk). And in order to lose fatty grossness i need to subtract 500 from that, right? So that puts me at 1408. Can that be right? I thought i needed more calories since i was lifting? Let me tell you, i have been trying to stick to 1400 cals this week and i am ... hungry. Not starving, but i have that constant feeling of I NEED FOOD. Does that mean i need more protein? I have been tracking on MFP and i know i'm not reaching my daily protein goal, but how do i get more protein without getting more calories? Today this is what i'm eating.. Breakfast: 1/2 chicken breast, coffee with creamer Lunch: 1/2 chicken breast, salad (baby spinach, thick sliced turkey breast of the lunchmeat variety, cherry tomatos, portabella mushrooms, carrots, cucumbers, a sprinkle of montery jack shred cheese and balsamic vinegar) Snack: 1/2 chicken breast, 1/2 cup strawberries (i need something sweet after lunch or i will go straight for the snack shelf at work. Today we have oreos, jelly beans and those minty girl scout cookies. mmmm.. girl scout cookies....) Dinner: TBD.. probably 4 large eggs and a sweet potato. So today is the first day i am adding a third helping of chicken in hopes that it will help with hunger and meet protein requirements. According to MFP this does put me over the top, but now my calories are at almost 1600. What the hell? Oh, and my drink of choice is water. Water all day long. What else can i add that would be helpful... my goal is to lose some inches and then work on building more muscle. My understanding is that it is best to focus on one at a time. Also, i've started to add in 20-30 min of HIIT cardio after lifting. Maybe i just need more cardio in order to lose those inches? They say everyone is different, right? I'm sorry that this is really long but i hope that some of you friendly nerds can tell me what i am doing wrong. Should i not worry about the calories and focus on getting protien? If i do that then how will i ever lose any inches since i dont have a deficit?? ugh.. so confusing. I thought by the end of Feb i would see some clear results and start feeling better about myself. Now i feel like i have wasted more months and am still just as fat as when i started.
  7. Well I'm feeling pretty crappy right about now. I found NF about two months ago and started the stronglifts 5x5 program. I was doing great with diet and workouts and was feeling amazing. My pants that were getting too tight were starting to be a bit loose and I started to feel strong and fit. But then it happened.. The stress. We are in the process of buying a new house and selling our current house. I never knew how stressful this was because our current house was a breeze to buy. I guess we got lucky. People are dropping the ball left and right. Nobody will return my calls. My house is a DISASTER because we are trying to pack everything up. Clutter and messiness alone stress me out. Add on trying to buy/sell our house, work, my husband (who I absolutely love to pieces but he is on my last damn nerve right about now), packing, meal prep, workouts... Something had to give. I bet you can guess what that was. (No, it wasn't my husband) But I'm not giving up! We are supposed to close on our new house this Friday and sell the old house 3 days later. There is a light at the end of this miserable tunnel! I am going to get in some type of workout Monday through Thursday this week. I will do my best with food since I didn't go grocery shopping (most of my kitchen is packed so meal prep would have been really difficult). But the most important thing? I'm not making excuses anymore. In two weeks time I went from feeling on top of the world to feeling gross and miserable. Never again. This is where I learn that I need to turn my stress into motivation to be stronger. It is not an excuse to be lazy. So here's to a new day, a fresh start. Wish me luck!
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