You might remember that last year I was moaning about slow weight loss and wondering if my thyroid might be to blame. Well the results are in - and it turns out.....I'm totally fine! My thyroid is fine, I'm not getting diabetes.
Which is all good.
But this means there is another problem. Yes, it's not just a river in Egypt - I have been living in De Nile!
I got the test results last week and straight away got my new scales out and starting weighing EVERYTHING. After 5 days of this I can confidently say that where I guestimated 1500 calories it was actually 2000-2200!!! How bizarre is that! How can that be you say...well lemme explain....
That grated cheese I estimated as 79 calories was 250! That potato at 150 was 250! and on...and on....and on...
So there is good and not much bad here. Bad was that I was wrong in my estimates. Oh well lets move on. Good is that actually my metabolism is just fine and I have a lot more calories to play with. Hurrah!
So I'm dropping to 1800 and planning to stay there to see what happens.
I'm posting this just to say that if you are estimating calories and you've stuck get those scales out and check. You'll be amazed at the difference!