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Joy In The Journey
03-28-2017, 07:57 PM
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Joy In The Journey
Hey guys happy
I am SO BLESSED by the Lord to have found EM2WL!!! Like, seriously, this is an answer to my prayers!
To give you a little background about me, I am 18 years old (19 in May!), 5'3-4", and 130 lbs. Last summer, I was at my ideal weight of 125, but I splurged happy... and gained about 5 lbs. SO, I cut my calories and lost the weight. BUT, I gained it all back again about 2 months later plus a little more. I decided to go drastic and cut my calories to 1,200ish and started losing again but it was hard and, of course, I had the binge cycles. My mom and I did weight watchers for a bit and I was eating around 1,500 but after seeing no quick results, I went back to 1,000-1,200 (sometimes 800). I was about 128 lbs for a while and I think I could have lost more weight had it not been for the binges. About 2 months ago, I decided to up my cardio as well and I was pretty determined but IT WAS MISERABLE!!!! And then... I went on a Honduras Missions Trip for spring break(Mar. 4th-11th) and was just like, "I'm not going to worry about my calories much, I'm just gonna focus on Jesus whom I LOVE" But I was silently counting in my head still just cuz I'm used to it lol. I estimated about 1,500-1,600 per day. After the trip, I felt like I had actually lost some weight which confused me. I did some research and found EM2WL and read, read, read. I love what I found happy I decided to stick with the higher calories. It was kinda hard for me to increase slowly though because my body was like FOOOOOOOOOOOD even when I wasn't hungry I ate.
*before: 1,200 calories
week 1: 1,500-1,600 calories (Honduras Missions Trip)
week 2: 1,300-1,800 calories (over the weekend I was at 2,000 for 3 days)
week 3: 1,600-1,800
week 4 (this week!): 1,800-1,900 so far

So yeah, not really going slow which scares me A TON because I don't want to gain weight especially since I have weddings to go to in the summer. I love eating though guys.
Anyway, I'm not sure what my TDEE or BMR is because I don't know what my exercise level is.
Usually, I exercise about 5 days per week for 30 minutes. I mostly do cardio like running and swimming and cycling, but I have also been starting a LITTLE weight lifting.
I'm trying to stay off the scale right now because I know if I see that number, it might cloud my week. I'm just going to trust (although I do feel like my face is puffier and my thighs are sticking together more lol).

So, that's my journey so far happy It's been a joyful journey cuz I get to eat again! My stomach feels so good guys. I would love any inputs that you all have and any reassurance that you can give... I can't thank you enough!!
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Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 03-28-2017 07:57 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 03-28-2017, 08:31 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 03-28-2017, 08:51 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - sheilawrites - 03-29-2017, 10:15 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 03-28-2017, 10:11 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 03-29-2017, 04:33 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Jules - 03-29-2017, 02:41 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 03-29-2017, 02:38 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 03-29-2017, 06:30 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Jules - 03-30-2017, 02:54 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 03-30-2017, 06:48 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 03-30-2017, 11:06 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 03-31-2017, 10:36 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 04-01-2017, 12:29 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Jules - 04-03-2017, 02:27 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 04-03-2017, 09:56 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-04-2017, 10:49 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - kcmsmith0405 - 04-04-2017, 11:42 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Yas2 - 04-04-2017, 11:20 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-04-2017, 10:47 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Jules - 04-05-2017, 03:16 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 04-05-2017, 09:49 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-05-2017, 03:47 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 04-05-2017, 07:01 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Jules - 04-06-2017, 02:30 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-10-2017, 10:01 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Jules - 04-11-2017, 02:57 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - kcmsmith0405 - 04-12-2017, 10:21 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 04-12-2017, 02:46 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-12-2017, 04:58 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - kcmsmith0405 - 04-13-2017, 08:53 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - sheilawrites - 04-13-2017, 09:43 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-13-2017, 07:53 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - kcmsmith0405 - 04-14-2017, 08:20 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-17-2017, 10:11 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Jules - 04-18-2017, 05:03 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 04-18-2017, 09:15 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - kcmsmith0405 - 04-18-2017, 04:32 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-19-2017, 05:14 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-21-2017, 08:55 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - FionaSchipke - 04-21-2017, 11:04 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Tereza Toledo - 04-22-2017, 12:47 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-24-2017, 10:21 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Jules - 04-25-2017, 02:33 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 04-28-2017, 11:51 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - FionaSchipke - 04-29-2017, 08:13 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 05-03-2017, 09:53 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 05-03-2017, 10:42 AM
RE: Joy In The Journey - FionaSchipke - 05-03-2017, 10:10 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - Sunshine44 - 05-08-2017, 07:59 PM
RE: Joy In The Journey - FionaSchipke - 05-12-2017, 10:41 PM

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