Welcome to the newbies! Glad to have you on here and really impressed with your successes and small wins so far.
@FrugalLizard- glad that you started reading Foodist. I really found it helpful. She has a podcast as well that I listen to while running sometimes.
As for me, this morning was a bit of a bust. I didn't go for a run- I couldn't bring myself up to it - (it's getting quite humid in Hong Kong even in the morning), but I may go tonight and do a high-intensity short routine. I also weighed myself today and was up to 169.2, which was discouraging. I find that I am not having luck with the scale at all! I do feel improvements in how my clothes fit and how toned my body feels, but the scale not moving is frankly hugely disappointing. I do work out so it must be my eating habits that are preventing me from losing consistently. (I may also be building up muscle, which I know weighs more, but it's hard to use that excuse for going on two months now).
Can you guys comment on my daily typical menu, so that I can focus on some improvements?
-smoothie made with 1/2 cup almond milk, a banana, frozen raspberries, a bit of oatmeal (like less than 1/4 cup), sometimes a spoonful of peanut butter
-americano with milk
-sometimes I add a slice of bread with jam, when we have bread at home, which is not super often. I find myself craving carbs after running
-coffee (americano or sometimes cappuccino)
-3-5 dried apricots
-1 handful of cashews (sometimes)
-if leftovers, typically bean soup or stir fry, etc. sometimes accompanied by brown rice
-if I eat out, I tend to have a salad with dressing on the side (that I dip my fork into), with a slice of smoked salmon, egg, a few pieces of roast potato - comes made fresh at starbucks, or 8 nigiri sushi from the supermarket
-a piece of something sweet if I am craving it, like a small piece of chocolate or a macaron (I find it helps control cravings for me)
-yogurt - not more than 1/2 cup, muesli - not more than 1/2 cup, honey - 1 tbsp
-sometimes 3-5 dried apricots too or some cashews
-mostly homecooked, typically a stir fry, soup, curry - mostly vegetarian
-fruit for dessert, sometimes
-a rare half glass of wine
My question is: am I eating too much food? Bad food? Too many sweets? I refuse to calorie count anymore as it's not sustainable for me in the long term. I rarely eat junk food and feel like I am eating high quality things, but why is the weight not moving? Let me know if you have any feedback for me!