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my reset journey
03-21-2015, 10:26 AM
Post: #31
RE: my reset journey
Agreed. As much as I think the Scooby calc is a great tool, you have to realize that all activity is not created equal in terms of the immediate calories burned. You do a lot of cardio, and that burns quite a bit.
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03-21-2015, 05:35 PM
Post: #32
RE: my reset journey
^^^ Yep, and if you are under-eating you will often see gains on the scale as a result...

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03-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Post: #33
RE: my reset journey
Thanks everyone... i've been feeling that i probably rushed into trying to do a cut too soon. so, im glad to take it back up a notch or two...
I think I will probably go up to 2000 for abt 2weeks and then 2200 for 2wks and see what happens from there.
I will keep up posted.

NSV: i can almost do a pullup without assistance!!!!! Ive been working on this for a while now and was starting to think i would never get it... but i just upped my game and started adding in more exercises to get me there... soon i know i will get there!!!
and to follow up on something i mentioned a few months back... i did end up buying a squat rack. but now i have to buy a new weight set because the set i have is too small for the rackraised eyebrows

thanks yall for all your help and encouragement big grin
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03-23-2015, 03:13 PM
Post: #34
RE: my reset journey
(03-23-2015 02:37 PM)wannabeabeast Wrote:  NSV: i can almost do a pullup without assistance!!!!! Ive been working on this for a while now and was starting to think i would never get it... but i just upped my game and started adding in more exercises to get me there... soon i know i will get there!!!
and to follow up on something i mentioned a few months back... i did end up buying a squat rack. but now i have to buy a new weight set because the set i have is too small for the rackraised eyebrows

thanks yall for all your help and encouragement big grin

Don't give up!!!!! Oh I wish I could be at that point!!!
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03-29-2015, 11:47 AM
Post: #35
RE: my reset journey
Well done! (I had to buy a new set of barbells too)
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03-31-2015, 11:45 AM
Post: #36
RE: my reset journey
Anyone else have problems with logging foods on the weekend? I just don't do. I'm not as strict or structured with logging or with eating. You think I'm missing something important by not logging on these days? Ok... I'm gonna give a better idea of what I'm doing... Really trying to trust my body on this and use my brain too but I swear sometimes my brain just gets in the way!! Lol...

Sun: 1hr circuit
Mon: rest
Tuesday: NROLW (abt 45min) - some days I may include extra interval training -20-30min
Wed: 30-45min HIIT
Thurs: NROLW (45min)
Fri: NROLW
Sat: sometimes rest, sometimes spin 1hr

I upped my cals from 1800(my failed attempt to cut which resulted in gain) to 2000. The last 2 days I've noticed I'm still hungry at the end of the night. I'm thinking I will go up to 2100cals. Or maybe 2200. Idk if I've given my body stats recently.. Or ever...lol... But I'm 38. 5'0. And 133lbs. I would guess I'm somewhere around 25%BF. I don't get a lot of activity at work... Sit in front of a computer a lot. I used scooby to calculate my TDEE and used the 3-5hr activity level.
It's hard to "hear" those hunger signals when for years we've been taught to suppress them. And being hungry and ignoring it was just the norm. It's how u get skinny and stay that way!
I'm worried I'm doing this wrong but committed to doing it anyway. I'm not alwYs a negative thinker... My positive days are the days I don't post anything!! But I want to be more consistent with that too bc sharing positives is just as important as venting the negatives.

Ok so thoughts and opinions on intake and workouts??
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03-31-2015, 03:46 PM
Post: #37
RE: my reset journey
Funny. I also had a failed cut attempt resulting in a gain, too! LOL. And people on other forums telling me I am miscalculating somewhere. LOL The madness.

Trying for 2100 everyday. This is a journey, huh?

I am focusing on strength and my workouts.

I think you need more rest in your workouts. NROLW is 3 days a week. What's circuit? Weight circuit? I'd lose that. HIIT...I'd lose that too. I might go for a walk for 2 days with just the focus on walking....not burning calories. I think you need to eat more if you are doing all of that. 1 or the other.

Some other's who are further along can give you more but I wanted to cheer you on!!!!
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03-31-2015, 04:15 PM
Post: #38
RE: my reset journey
I agree - you are overdoing it by doing 3x a week of NROLW, plus circuit training - plus HIIT & 1 hr spin. It means you aren't giving your body time to recover and thus do what it's meant to do. I'd cut out the circuit training as it's basically weight lifting at speed.

I would put you well above the 3-5 hrs even if you cut out the circuit training as NROLW is usually 45 min to 1 hr, plus the other stuff...and just existing. The sedentary level is basically for someone who sits on their tush ALL the time. If you walk up stairs, do laundry, etc, then you are doing more than you think.
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03-31-2015, 08:40 PM
Post: #39
RE: my reset journey
Another one agreeing that that is a lot of exercise, probably too much. I would stick to the strength training three times a week, and then add two days of cardio, either HIIT, Spinning or just a nice brisk walk. Definitely save two days for rest and recovery (this is when your muscles actually grow and repair themselves). Too much exercise is stressful on the body and can also result in weight gain, so make it short and effective.

As far as the intake, recalculate your numbers on Scooby with the decreased activity. Like mrsukyankee said, you will probably still fall above the Moderate category. Remember, underestimate your activity level and the net result will still be that you are under-eating. If you are feeling hungry, then chances are, you need to increase your intake. You also may feel less hungry once you drop some of that cardio...

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04-01-2015, 11:27 AM
Post: #40
RE: my reset journey
DONT TAKE AWAY MY CARDIO!!!!! Lol I thought since I wasn't training for runs anymore I had cut back on my cardio, but I guess I just replaced running with other things. I know you are all right and that I should probably cut back some. So I'm going to try it. Little by little. BUT... I love it. My Sunday circuit is hard but it's fun and it's something I get to do in the gym with my bf. So I dont wanna give that up. Spin I can give up. The extra 30min of interval traing I can give up, and the one day of HIIT training I can give up. Now that the weather is warming up I will probably be doing more on my bike in the trails. Not necessarily for "working out" but because it's fun and I love being in the trees and dirt. So... Again it sounds like I'm just replacing cardio for cardio lol. I guess I don't like NOT moving. I'm going to really work on listening to my body though. This week I've been tired. And hungry. So I'm eating more and took the week off from lifting. I'm so tired of being in that place of always worrying about what I'm eating, what I'm not doing right, and why I don't look a certain way. It's a crappy place to live. So ... In addition to listening to my body I'm working on my mindset and turning around those negative thoughts. I'm being nicer to me. That's this week happy
And I'm gonna check in here more frequently to help me stay outta my head!!!

Again... Ladies.... THANK YOU lovestruck
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