Little bit of a public 'happy dance'
Celebrating 50 pounds lost since I started 18 weeks ago, the beginning of November. As of this week, I've averaged 2.8 pound per week, even though I have my setting set for 2 pounds per week. I use the Zone diet formula (40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fat) which has worked for me in the past, but didn't have a good, quick way to keep track so I went back to WW and struggled with their last few programs. Cronometer has been an amazing find and lets me efficiently do Zone again and man is it working.
Since I started, I've started using a fitbit to get more accurate activity calories. Although the fitbit gives me less calories overall than I was averaging on cronometer - and it has actually slowed my weight loss. I think I was doing better with just cronometer giving me my daily calorie limit - but I do like the data from the fitbit. I wanted to add this because I see some people struggling with the cronometer estimates but for me they are right on.
btw I travel extensively on the road and have to work out the nutrition on the road...tonight I'm sitting in a hotel room eating go chu jang chicken and noodles (pulled rotisserie chicken breast tossed in go chu jang mixed with microwaveable noodles) with a chopped salad with avocado, crispy jalapenos, and mango salsa (I usually make my own in the hotel room, but found some tonight at the grocery). It takes a little bit of work on the road, but I travel with knife, collapsible bowls, and measuring cups, and even a food scale so I can keep on track even on the road.
Here's looking forward to the next 50 pounds!