I really don't know what I am doing wrong this time. I am going to the gym 5 times a week (every workday). I am eating 1600-1700 calories (TDEE recommended I eat 1800 to lose weight). And I am being consistent!
Weight: 230lbs as of today
Caloric intake to maintain weight: 2,283
Caloric intake to lose: 1,783
Breakfast : (about 3 hours after waking up)
1 cup steel cut Oats
LUNCH 1 : Whey Protein 1 scoop
LUNCH 2: Either Chicken Salad or Chicken soup or Egg salad sandwich + 1 Avacado
Lunch 3: (After workout) Whey protein 1 scoop
Dinner: 2cup white rice + chicken curry or some other indian curry food + Maybe Whey Protein 1 scoop (if I worked out extra hard that day)
I've been doing this for about 2 months now. I am stronger than before, I can lift more, be on the elliptical longer, but don't seem to be losing any weight.
I've lost 3lbs last month, which I seem to have gained back.
WTF am I missing?
I am counting every single calorie through Myfitnesspal: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/zoobear2014
Please note that I am not logging the calories burned during workouts. On weekdays I do 10k on elliptical daily (about 600 calories burned) + half hour of lifting.
Mistakes I've made
I know I've made some mistakes that I am trying to fix:
Not getting enough sleep: I work 9 hours a day, plus commute takes 3 hours + I spend 1.5 hour at the gym everyday. So I get about 5-6 hours of sleep on weekdays. On weekends I try to make up for it by sleeping 10 hours + 3 hour nap
I go off track and eat extra some days. But I make sure to burn it by working out harder on those days
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.