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How big of a deficit is too big?
07-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Post: #11
RE: How big of a deficit is too big?
just to put in my 2cents relooking at some of my MFP tracking today I have spotted at least 1 error where I am about 100-150 cals UNDER ie when hitting my 2152 goal I am actually 2300 - so making my cut way less - which could easily me part of what I am seeing!!!
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07-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Post: #12
RE: How big of a deficit is too big?
Absolutely! I know that before I broke my foot I discovered that if my deficit was any higher than 500 cals I would not loose. So glad I found EM2WL!

For the love of peanut butter, EAT MORE!!
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07-21-2014, 03:23 PM (This post was last modified: 07-21-2014 03:24 PM by AnitraSoto.)
Post: #13
RE: How big of a deficit is too big?
I had to keep telling myself the same thing...... I know exactly where you guys are coming from.

The bottom line was, I knew in my brain I was doing the right thing. I knew how many calories I was burning a day, I knew that taking a deficit would result in weight loss, but too steep of a deficit would result in a plateau (been there, done that, got the T-Shirt... laughing) and I knew that strength training would make me stronger and tighter.

So, I "knew" I was doing the right thing, and it was just a matter of waiting out the process. Tweaking the calories, tweaking the exercise and waiting............ The hard part for me was waiting long enough before making any changes. I always wanted to try something for a week and then bail and change it if I saw no immediate results. Patience is a virtue here - just know you are doing the right thing, and that the alternative is not maintainable and only works short-term. What we are doing is reversing years of abuse done to our bodies, and sometimes our bodies take a while to trust us again ....

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07-22-2014, 04:16 AM (This post was last modified: 07-22-2014 06:10 AM by AnitraSoto.)
Post: #14
RE: How big of a deficit is too big?
hear hear - now all I need is to tape that and play it over and over in my mind when the gremlins speak to me
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07-22-2014, 06:12 AM
Post: #15
RE: How big of a deficit is too big?
LOL @ Sarah I know! Those gremlins often speak louder than the other voices in our heads, and *that's* when we have problems!

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07-24-2014, 12:59 PM (This post was last modified: 07-24-2014 01:01 PM by running4myboys.)
Post: #16
RE: How big of a deficit is too big?
Okay, I'm copying this over from my personal journal because I need some advice for sure.

"Well feeling rather frustrated this morning. My weight keeps going up and up as do my measurements. My thighs are down, which I'm sure has to do with my running and squats. But EVERYTHING ELSE IS BIGGER!! Even BF% according to my scale.

Is it possible that I've surpassed my TDEE?? I just don't know what to do. I'm frustrated and want things to move in the right direction. Not the wrong direction. Sad "

These are the weights that I have recorded.

06/23 - 176.8
07/14 - 178.4
07/21 - 179.4

I started this whole journey at 162.8. Sad

Please feel free to reply to either thread!!!!

Probably a good idea to follow the thread on my journal as I have more ramblings there!!

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