I told Michelle I would support her in the weight loss competition with Nampa Fit Studio this year. I exercise like a beast which leads me to believe I must be eating terribly. SO, I have been logging my calories so that I am not a terrible example. I have been learning a lot about what I am doing right and wrong. The short story...I weighed 190.2 last Thursday and today I weigh 183.6 (which included the weekend in McCall at the Winter Carnival). Some of it's water, some of it's less bulk in my gut from eating less, but I have been calorie deficit every day so some of it is real! My trick is to duplicate it next week.
I was flipping back through my blog and found several occasions where I have gotten on a kick, changed my ways, then went back to poor eating. My only saving grace is that I run a zillion miles.
In fact, when I used the generic calculator for base metabolic rate, plus normal daily activity for a sedentary desk jockey, less calories burned from exercise it said I should roughly eat 3,300 calories a day to MAINTAIN. I have been roughly at the same weight for over 2 years.
Guess I just need to be more conscious of what I put in my mouth and myfitnesspal.com has helped my awareness. Michelle is doing well also and getting excited about seeing some progress.