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The Start of My New Journey
02-15-2016, 10:33 AM
Post: #21
RE: The Start of My New Journey
Candi,

Stiffen that upper lip and keep going. We all go through this stage where our brains want to fight the system. Boy howdy! I sure did. Poor Anitra had to talk me off the ledge multiple times. However, as I hope the attached image shows, the reset is just a blink of the eye and the results are fantastic!

   

The little red blip at the beginning, that's my reset, after having already lost about 45 lbs and stalled out completely. What it doesn't show you is how many months I bumped along at the same weight. d'oh

Do your reset and begin that lovely downward slide. It works. Promise.
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02-15-2016, 06:40 PM
Post: #22
RE: The Start of My New Journey
Thank you everyone for all the support. It really helps. happy

I did make the mistake of getting on the scale this morning even though I kept telling myself not to. Showed that from October to now I have gained 10 pounds. I'm 5'2 so 10 pounds shows. I knew I had gained weight, but seeing the number was hard. However, I still ate my large breakfast, still ate my calories at lunch and still keep telling myself not to give up.

In my mind I just keep telling myself to keep going, that this will work - just give it another week and that gets me to the next week and so forth. So I am holding on. I just wish there was a magic way of telling when I finally hit that TDEE. 100 pounds either way is hard to determine unless you stay so strict with logging and as much as I try I know I don't get it all right.

Thanks to everyone again for the encouragement and words. I am not out of my frustration yet, but knowing I can at least come here and post my rants/frustrations and get it out is so very helpful.
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02-15-2016, 09:59 PM
Post: #23
RE: The Start of My New Journey
Rant away ... we have all been there. Trust us!

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02-17-2016, 06:01 PM
Post: #24
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Since I have gained weight since starting this do I need to go back and recalculate by TDEE? I am finding that I am eating over my TDEE which may be not helping things. In the beginning it was hard to even get up to 1900, now I can easily eat 2200 a day with no problem which is kinda worrisome. Adding to that, normally I just eat because I know I need to, not because I feel hungry, but most things I eat are high calorie/low carb. I have always been a person who just eats, especially when bored. Also kind of curious what type of diets most eat? I was thinking about getting fitbit, but don't know if that will help at all or make me more neurotic about calories and workouts.
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02-17-2016, 08:56 PM
Post: #25
RE: The Start of My New Journey
Yes, technically you should recalculate your TDEE every time you gain or lose 5 pounds or if you significantly change up your workout program. If you are the type who would become obsessive about calories burned, then save yourself the stress and forget the FitBit. The bottom line is, regardless of what you get with an on-line calculator or an on-body device (such as a FitBit), the best thing you can do is to test out your intake and really try to determine your true TDEE. The calculators and devices can't take into account a veritable plethora of other factors which affect your TDEE and how you burn calories. Take the time and test it out...

As far as what type of "diets" most eat, I think that's the great thing about EM2WL is that there is no rigid plan to follow. You can enjoy the foods that you love (in moderation) and not have to worry about strict guidelines. We do make certain suggestions: that you strive to meet your macros (40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fats) and that you make healthy whole food choices as much as possible. Avoiding overly processed, prepackaged foods will help to keep you feeling fuller longer and help to curb the cravings that those products can tend to cause. Remember, nothing is truly "off limits" and everything can be enjoyed in moderation. Just keep your food choices healthy for the most part and enjoy your treats!

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02-17-2016, 09:13 PM
Post: #26
RE: The Start of My New Journey
Hi Candi, welcome! I just came here after years of having a membership but not participating. I'm so glad you came here as I find the women here so knowledgeable, as well as successful at this wonderful, way of life.

I'm just getting with it too so don't have a lot to offer, but I am here, to support others and just be part of debunking the myths that have plagued many of us all our lives.

Denisewink



(01-31-2016 08:21 PM)Candi Wrote:  I decided that this may be the best way to keep me going and motivated.

I come from a background of calorie restriction/starvation to keep weight in check. Reeked havoc on my metabolism. Since October 9th I have increased my intake and have consistently now been eating between 1800 and 2000 calories. No cardio since October, just barre workouts and some Hiit workouts with lifting dvds. Weight and inches have increased, clothes are tighter and I feel very bloated. This is making it very hard not to reduce my calories and go back to my previous way of eating, but I'm trying to hang in there.

Tomorrow starts my journey with Cathe's STS. The plan for me is to follow as written, adding in HIIT workouts of some kind on the other days. Hoping this will turn out good. I have done my 1RM for the first three discs.

Here I go!!!
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02-21-2016, 04:13 PM
Post: #27
RE: The Start of My New Journey
Tomorrow starts week 4 of STS and then I do a rest week. Really don't know how the rest week will go, probably just do barre workouts with no weights and some stretching. Can't really see not doing anything for a whole week.

I know that HIIT workouts are better than cardio workouts. But for anyone who may have done them, would T25 (Beachbody program) qualify as HIIT or cardio. They are only 20 minutes long and I had real good success with them, but don't want to start messing anything up if I use them as my workouts on the days I am not lifting
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02-21-2016, 08:13 PM
Post: #28
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I have never done T25, but as long as they are true interval ( maximum intensity followed by periods of rest ) training and you are pushing yourself as hard as you can during the high intensity portions, they should be fine. I would do no more than two days a week if you are lifting three times a week.

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02-22-2016, 07:48 AM
Post: #29
RE: The Start of My New Journey
(02-21-2016 08:13 PM)AnitraSoto Wrote:  I have never done T25, but as long as they are true interval ( maximum intensity followed by periods of rest ) training and you are pushing yourself as hard as you can during the high intensity portions, they should be fine. I would do no more than two days a week if you are lifting three times a week.

Thanks Anitra. I don't know if they are really true intervals, but since they are short, I figured it may be worth it. I can't seem to find a good HIIT dvd that are real high impact and my knee will not allow alot.
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02-22-2016, 07:56 AM
Post: #30
RE: The Start of My New Journey
A true HIIT workout will be short (approx 20 minutes), only because if you are really working as hard as you can, you won't be able to stand any more laughing You should have short periods (normally 30 - 90 seconds) of all out work followed by short periods (normally 60 - 90 seconds) of active rest. As long as it fits that criteria you should be good to go. What you are wanting to avoid is that constant, steady state cardio at a moderate intensity.

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