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Getting it together...
05-23-2016, 06:24 AM
Post: #11
RE: Getting it together...
Yep, whenever you are unsure what to do, try to remove as many of the variables as possible ... makes it easier to see what is happening.

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05-29-2016, 10:37 AM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2016 10:38 AM by sweaterweather.)
Post: #12
RE: Getting it together...
Update!

I ate an average of about 2600 calories; my average burn was 2940, and my average weight is 201.7, which is .9 lbs higher than the week before last.

None of my clothes are going to fit at this rate. ;-) Should I keep doing what I'm doing? I wish I could just stop the gains!
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05-29-2016, 03:55 PM
Post: #13
RE: Getting it together...
That slow climb just means that you are eating over your *suppressed* TDEE. It will just take some time until your metabolism can catch up. You can either hang tight here at 2600 or if you are really uncomfortable, you could back off to 2500 for a week or so just to see what happens, *with the intent to raise your intake once your weight stabilizes*.... Personally, I would just hang out where you are - after all, we are only talking about like a 3 pound gain since you started your reset, and that really is not much in the grand scheme of things. You are doing awesome!

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05-29-2016, 05:28 PM
Post: #14
RE: Getting it together...
(05-29-2016 03:55 PM)AnitraSoto Wrote:  That slow climb just means that you are eating over your *suppressed* TDEE. It will just take some time until your metabolism can catch up. You can either hang tight here at 2600 or if you are really uncomfortable, you could back off to 2500 for a week or so just to see what happens, *with the intent to raise your intake once your weight stabilizes*.... Personally, I would just hang out where you are - after all, we are only talking about like a 3 pound gain since you started your reset, and that really is not much in the grand scheme of things. You are doing awesome!
Thank you for your helpful input! I'll probably just stay at 2600 and see what happens next week.

Unfortunately, I've had a 14-pound gain from my starting weight of 187, which started in December when I was eating around 1900 calories (but also not really paying too close attention to my intake.) It wasn't until March that I started upping my calories in search of my TDEE. This past month has had me scarfing all of the food to make it to 2600 or thereabouts, and it's definitely starting to feel uncomfortable at 201.7...and my pants don't fit, but that's what summer dresses are for! Haha!

When do most people see homeostasis after gains from eating over their suppressed TDEE?
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06-05-2016, 12:18 PM
Post: #15
RE: Getting it together...
Update:

Hi, all! I wanted to provide an update for this past week:

Start: 198.4 lbs, 2200 avg. cals eaten, 3063 avg. burned

Week 1: 200.3 lbs., 2500 avg. eaten, 2851 avg. burned

Week 2: 200.7 lbs., 2700 avg. eaten, 3358 avg. burned

Week 3: 200.8 lbs., 2650 avg. eaten, 2700 avg. burned

Week 4: 201.7 lbs., 2541 avg. eaten, 2938 avg. burned

Week 5: 201.5 lbs., 2626 avg. eaten, 3010 avg. burned.

Start of this week: 200.6 :-)

Exercise I'm doing:
*Power/vinyasa yoga 2x/week
*Max Capacity Training - just finished week 2 (holy DOMS!!)
*8-12 lb pull-muscle workouts 1-2x/week
*10,000 on average per day

I weigh everyday to get my average for the week, which I think helps give a bigger picture of how my body fluctuates. Week 5 showed more daily lower weights than the previous week. Another win is that my belly seems to be shrinking! Workouts aren't getting easier, per se, but between yoga and Max Capacity, I can hold a forearm or straight plank for a minute, sometimes more.

I guess I'm not sure where I should go from here; should I stay at 2600 cal?
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06-05-2016, 08:55 PM (This post was last modified: 06-05-2016 08:56 PM by AnitraSoto.)
Post: #16
RE: Getting it together...
Yippie for downward trends and shrinking bellies! Personally I would just stay at this level to see what your weight does. It's all really just data at this point, but it's interesting to watch. Normally after increasing your intake if you see a quick jump on the scale that number will trend downwards over the course of the next week or two. So yours is either simply trending down after spiking when you increased your intake to 2600 - 2700, or else you are eating under your TDEE. Either way, I would just stay consistent at this level and see what happens - you can always adjust up or down in the future.

Oh, and great job working through this!!

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06-07-2016, 01:02 AM
Post: #17
RE: Getting it together...
Thank you!

So, if my weight trends downward again this week, I should probably raise my calories by 100?
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06-19-2016, 04:21 PM
Post: #18
RE: Getting it together...
Update:

Hi, all! I wanted to provide an update for this past week:

Starting weight: 198.3

Week 1: 4/18 - 4/28: 199.8 lbs, 2200 avg. eaten, 3063 avg. burned

Week 2: 4/25 - 5/1: 198.5 lbs., 2550 avg. eaten, 2851 avg. burned

Week 3: 5/2 - 5/8: 200.3 lbs., 2725 avg. eaten, 3358 avg. burned

Week 4: 5/9 - 5/15: 200.7 lbs., 2642 avg. eaten, 2733 avg. burned

Week 5: 5/16 - 5/22: 200.8 lbs., 2710 avg. eaten, 2931 avg. burned

Week 6: 5/23 - 5/29: 201.7 lbs., 2541 avg. eaten, 2938 avg. burned.

Week 7: 5/30 - 6/5: 201.5 lbs., 2374 avg eaten, 3010 avg. burned

(There was one day that week that I didn't eat much because I was sick and asleep all day, which skews my numbers.)

Week 8: 6/6 - 6/12: 201.7 lbs., 2639 avg. eaten, 2931 avg. burned

Week 9: Last week: 200.7 lbs., 2583 avg. eaten, 2925 avg. burned

Start of this week: 200.2 :-)

I'm not super sure of where to go from here, but for the past four weeks I've been diligent in trying to hit my calorie average of 2600. Thoughts?

Thanks!
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06-19-2016, 09:54 PM
Post: #19
RE: Getting it together...
You are still trying to really determine your TDEE, right? If so, I would try going to 2700 and just see what happens. You are obviously really close, but personally I would keep pushing upwards. The higher you reset at the higher your cut : )

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07-02-2016, 07:53 PM
Post: #20
RE: Getting it together...
Two-week update:

Week 10: 6/19 - 6/25: 201.3 lbs., 2767 avg. eaten, 2864 avg. burn
Week 11: 6/26 - 7/2: 201.7 lbs. - I'll have a better average of calories eaten and burned by the end of the day.

My question: Should I assume that I'm gaining real weight since the scale is creeping upward, or should I keep on on between 2700 and 2800? How do you know when you've "made it" to TDEE? Thanks for ALL of the help!
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