Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Trust No One

I'm beginning to wonder if there is anyone's advice I can trust in this weight loss journey. Part of the problem is that I have years worth of knowledge about weight loss strategies. I just get more and more frustrated....

I had my metabolic rate tested a few months back which said I burnt 1800 calories just by being alive. The personal trainer said that I need to eat above that amount in order for my body just to work correctly.

Today I met with the dietician. She gave me a daily calorie of 1500-1700 calories a day. I asked her about it and she seemed to believe that I could eat 300 calories less than my MRR and be okay. But this is before exercise!! I think the calorie count should be higher (and not just because I want to eat more!!) So who do I trust? Registered Dietician vs Trainer. The Trainer lost 200 lbs. That gives her credibility. The Dietician makes her living telling people what they need to eat to be healthy. That's credentials. ARGH! It's annoying. You know what else is annoying? I'm only supposed to be eating 1 1/2 servings of fruit a day. I probably eat like 6 servings a day right now. I LOVE bananas. LOVE. I'd marry bananas! (well I kind of did - if you knew my husband!) So this stinks. I thought I was eating so healthy.

I took a spin class this morning. I'm adding a Note to Self: Do NOT take Spin classes on consecutive days! My legs were toast. The instructor even told me not to push myself very hard since we had worked hard yesterday. I did about half the class and then went up and worked with resistance bands and did squats. My shoulders got a good workout!

I've been accomplishing little things here and there around the house which has boosted my mood a bit! I can't WAIT for Christmas. We put our lights on the bushes over the weekend since it was so warm. I have not turned them on yet, but I want to! I've been listening to Christmas Music the last few days too. I'm just excited to decorate my house since this is our first Christmas here! Also, Christmas music makes me clean better (kind of like I'm anticipating company)

I've got to go to bed. I'm feeling a sore throat coming on and want to rest. Happy Trails!


  1. Hi Jodie,

    Fitness and weight loss experts can make us nuts with their conflicting ideas, opinions, and "knowledge". Sigh. Turns out that one of the things that screwed up my knee was a strength training routine and several other "experts" have now told me was risky. But the trainer who gave me the routine is great, inspiring, encouraging, and always urging care and gentleness and listening to our bodies. What's a fat girl to do? You sound great. Just keep on keeping on!

  2. I eat between 1250 and 1550 calories per day... I've lost 64 pounds since January doing this. I eat 3-4 fruits / veggies per day.
    Do what feels best for your body. Intuition can make a big difference!