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LIFE... is my style! Let's do this!!!
03-22-2016, 07:08 AM
Post: #41
RE: LIFE... is my style! Let's do this!!!
Please don't feel like you have been doing it all wrong. You absolutely are doing things the right way! Yes, you possibly could have made those increases more quickly, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking your time to find your TDEE. Also, remember that if and when you do finally surpass your TDEE, those increases on the scale will happen very slowly. If you are eating at only 100 calories or so over your TDEE your weight is not going to suddenly jump 10 pounds. When you make slow increases the changes on the scale will be slow as well, and that's a GOOD thing!

You absolutely have not wasted time by eating at 2700, 2800 and now testing the 2900 calorie levels. You have given your body time to adjust and you are watching your weight to see how your body reacts. All of this time eating at these various levels is great for your metabolism! Especially if you are strength training, which you are! And just keep reminding yourself that you have gotten this far without seeing huge gains on the scale, and that is a major win!!

Remember by working hard to find your true TDEE, rather than simply relying on a calculator, we will get you eating as much as possible. If you had just relied on a calculator your TDEE would have been assumed to be 2700 and your cut would have been down around 2400. If we finally determine that your TDEE is closer to 2900, then your cut will be in the 2500 - 2600 range. And when you start to cut you will quickly notice how you miss each and every one of those calories, so the higher you can start the better off you will be!

You are doing awesome and please do not feel discouraged about your progress. The longer you take during this portion of the journey the happier you will most likely be with your results long-term. I mean look at West^^ She ended up spending 19 weeks at TDEE and look at the results she is experiencing by taking her time! Keep up the great work and please don't feel discouraged. You are doing great!!

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03-25-2016, 09:07 PM
Post: #42
RE: LIFE... is my style! Let's do this!!!
Hey girl, just checking in to see how you are doing?

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03-26-2016, 05:07 PM
Post: #43
RE: LIFE... is my style! Let's do this!!!
Thanx for checking on me Anitra. Ok so here are my numbers since eating at 2900 calories

3/18........235
3/19.........236
3/20.........240
3/21.........239.2
3/22.........238
3/23.........240.2

So I am not sure what those numbers mean. Those numbers just looks confusing without a pattern. So my impatient self told me to just eat at 3000 calories so I don't have to sit and wait a long time to see what would happen at 2900 cals. So on March 24th I started eating at 3000 calories so I could get right to it, hoping to see the steady increase. Here are my numbers since then.

3/24........240
3/25........240
3/26........240.4

so far no steady increase. I'm starting to lose heart. I honestly don't want to eat more than 3000 calories. So if the staedy increase doesn't come with me eating at 3000 calories and I don't find my true TDEE, can I just start my reset at 3000 calories then cut in 3 months. Then after a few months of losing weight I can recalculate my TDEE based on my weight lose and hopefully it will be lower than 3000 calories. Then I can start to eat at maintenance again. Is this possible? 3000 cals is just soooo much food. Is there anyone on this forum that is eating this much? lool. I love the eating part but now I am just packing it in and not really enjoying my food.
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03-26-2016, 09:19 PM
Post: #44
RE: LIFE... is my style! Let's do this!!!
Absolutely you can plan on doing that! If your weight does not drop back down or continues to increase over time, then I would (personally) drop back to 2800 and reset there. Regardless, you are doing an awesome job of taking your time and doing this right.

And remember, if after a couple of weeks your weight continues to creep upwards and you do end up dropping back to 2800, then any time spent at or above 2800 can be counted as time spent resetting. Please don't feel like you are wasting your time by doing this : )

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03-26-2016, 11:55 PM
Post: #45
RE: LIFE... is my style! Let's do this!!!
So should I stay at 3000 for a week and see what happens? And then decide at that time?
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03-27-2016, 09:04 AM
Post: #46
RE: LIFE... is my style! Let's do this!!!
Yep that sounds like a great plan.

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03-27-2016, 09:48 AM
Post: #47
RE: LIFE... is my style! Let's do this!!!
ok thanx. I will let you know what happens.
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03-29-2016, 10:16 AM
Post: #48
RE: LIFE... is my style! Let's do this!!!
Just let me share, there are many people who would LOVE to be at that 3000 level! Enjoy it!
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