Inspiring because you are so committed to meeting your goals and you've doggedly done MULTIPLE rounds (I'm nervous starting day 1 of p2 tomorrow)! I've been amazed reading about your and others' journeys on this thread. I hope I can have the same success with losing these stubborn pounds.
Yeah, on the calories, I honestly don't know what is "low" or "high" enough. It's been something I've struggled with this whole year. I've gone high cal (high fat, high protein) and stayed the same weight, and I've done low cal (with no particular carb/protein/fat division), and I've always stayed the same. I was just wondering if when you looked at your calorie intake if there was anything noteworthy. But 1700 seems totally reasonable and your menu looked really good, so. . . I completely get your frustration!
The only other thing I could offer up--and I don't even know much about it-- is that the clinic I'm doing the shots with (run by a naturopathic doc and an MD) wants to run a panel of blood tests including thyroid (not just the basic one, but T3 uptake and TSH "ultra-sensitive"), as well as hormone levels. I'm looking at my order and it calls for progesterone, testosterone, and some others. She said that I won't be able to maintain the weight loss at the end if we don't address the root cause for why I wasn't losing in the first place. Part of the fee I pay will be for her to develop a dietary plan when the shots are finished. When I see her again in 3 weeks, I plan to ask her more about it.
It IS frustrating. My story is inspiring? Really? How so? Thanks, though!
I ate my 1/2 apple by itself, with a couple pieces of jerky after. I ate the green beans with the wings. Two whole wings, which would be 4 wing sections if they'd been split apart. Why?
My calorie intake? Low enough? It's usually roughly 1700cal a day. Yesterday I can assure you it was probably much lower than that, being that I was traveling and I forgot my dang breakfast on the road!
Today's intake was roughly this:
~plenty of cream in my coffees (3 cups of coffee?) and a bit more that I whipped with stevia in a babyfood jar for a whipped cream treat
~a chicken thigh
~two eggs, with about 2Tb of sugar free mayo for egg salad
~bottom round roast for dinner, with butter
~a hot dog (compliant) cooked in butter
~about an ounce of very sharp cheddar
I think that's it. Can't remember.