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Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
07-13-2015, 01:57 AM
Post: #31
RE: Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
Weight last Mon before adding another 100cals 70.9kg

Weight this morning 71.1kg

Up a little bit but not too worried, think last month I went up slightly and could be a similar point in my cycle. Going to stick with 2450 for my rest week this week and see how things pan out. Having you guys around really makes a difference happy if I was doing this alone, I'd have failed by now Sad

Calories eaten 17,287 avg 2,469 per day
Calories burned est 15,867 avg 2,266 per day (203 calorie difference)

Macros for the week:

Carbs 37%
Fats 30%
Protein 33%

Rest week here we come!...
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07-13-2015, 11:36 AM
Post: #32
RE: Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
You got this! Doing great!

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07-20-2015, 01:59 AM
Post: #33
RE: Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
Rest week.

Well, I made it, wasn't easy, but it 's done. I didn't lift anything heavier than a glass of water, didn't do any HIIT /cardio or do the Yorkshire three peaks but did do my 6 miles of walking each day, window shopping, Yoga and stretching. I didn't sleep well - less than seven hours per night which broke my sleep streak. Much better sat and sun night though.

Calories eaten 17,049 avg 2,435 per day
Calories burned est 15,064 avg 2,152 per day

Macros for the week:

Carbs 37%
Fats 25%
Protein 38%

Tentatively stepped on the scale 71.5 kg. Up slightly but I'm on day 31 of my cycle so it should be imminent if i'm still on a 34 day cycle. Going to stick with 2450 as I think it is pretty close to my TDEE.

Thrown all my schedules out the window, by this point I wanted to X amount of weeks into my reset and it just hasn't happened, I'm going to let nature takes its course and it will happen when it's meant to. Lot of people seem to be glued to 12 weeks but when I did my research that was suggested as a minimum. I'm not counting weeks, i'll know when i'm ready.

Looking forward to stage 2 of NROLFW - plank and intervals. My record for plank is over 6mins but I haven't done it for over a year, think a minute is going to be tough! Will report back happy
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07-20-2015, 04:15 AM
Post: #34
RE: Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
Woohoo! Workout A done happy Didn't exactly go smoothly but I don't always think it can when you do moves you haven't done before and getting the weight right. Should all go swimmingly on Fri when I next do workout A.

Only noticed there were harder alternatives to the pushup d'oh So did the T pushups with 5kg dumbbells - executed perfectly so will use 7.5kg next time.

Plank was successfully completed (could have gone much longer) so will look at the alternatives using the swiss ball next time happy
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07-20-2015, 07:15 AM
Post: #35
RE: Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
So happy you are just working your way through the process. You are right, that 8 - 12 weeks for reset is really just the minimum, and those shorter time-frames may work for someone who has had very little "dieting" history. Generally, the longer the reset the better ... just gives your body more time to acclimate and adapt to the increased calories, and much more likely to actually see the cut as a cut.

Awesome workout!! Beast mode!!

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07-20-2015, 07:41 AM
Post: #36
RE: Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
Sounds like you are already really strong. Planks no problem, push ups changed to harder alternatives....I still struggle with all of that. Great job!
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07-20-2015, 11:38 AM
Post: #37
RE: Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
From British comedy:

Eddie: Inside of me there is a thin person screaming to get out.
June: Just the one, dear?

Underneath all this fat that I have there is a muscly body, abs the lot! lol Think naturally I am strong, I have muscle so i'm not going to see any of those newbie gains that you hear about. Exercise has always been a part of my life but don't have much to show for it as I was a chronic under eater Sad
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07-21-2015, 06:50 AM
Post: #38
RE: Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
You'll get there. You will. Can't wait to hear about those muscles coming out!
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07-21-2015, 06:53 AM
Post: #39
RE: Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
Those muscles are going to take over and be popping out all over the place soon. You can't keep those babies down!
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07-27-2015, 02:00 AM
Post: #40
RE: Hoping this is the best decision I have ever made.....
Well still no sign of TOM and feel huge. Was hoping that eating correctly doing less exercise might help in getting it more predictable rather than swinging about all over the place. 38, 28, 34 and now currently on day 38.... Perhaps i'm expecting miracles and should have more patience. Anyone else go through this?

Stepping on the scales I had prepared myself for a gain and it was took me back to over the weight i first posted on here 72.9kg

71.5kg (following UP estimated burn)
70.9kg UP +100
71.1kg UP +200
71.5kg UP +200 (rest week)
72.9kg UP +200 start of stage 2 of NROLFW

Logic tells me it is water weight linked to TOM but it's been that for the last 3 weeks - I'm doubting myself! lol

Calories eaten 17,460 avg 2,494 per day
Calories burned est 16,099 avg 2,299 per day (195 cal difference)

Macros for the week:

Carbs 38%
Fats 28%
Protein 34%

So what am I going to do? i'm going to increase by 100 cals because my sleep is deteriorating, going to aim for 2550 rather than 300 above what UP says. Will see how it pans out.......
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