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Lost in the wilderness for a couple of years but I'm back
09-20-2016, 10:21 PM
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Lost in the wilderness for a couple of years but I'm back
Hello everyone - I just wanted to introduce myself (or reintroduce myself). I originally joined back in June of 2012 - the 11th person to register - and then lost my way after I retired in 2013. I suppose I could say that I've done OK as I continued to track my eating at MFP and have not put weight back on but that is JUST OK. It's not really saying much when you consider that the weight has maintained itself while averaging 1100-1200 calories. That is unacceptable. After some life events I have decided to come back to the fold, restart the process and do a reset. I've got the newbie jitters about upping the calories, rebuilding the metabolism, healing the body. But what better time to do a reset when the time of the year of more clothing is upon us (grin)!

Susan
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09-20-2016, 10:31 PM
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RE: Lost in the wilderness for a couple of years but I'm back
Welcome back! It's always a great time to start healing. I just started in May 2016, so I am quite the newbie. Have been increasing calories like a tortoise (100 calories most weeks) and have gone from 1375 to 2700. Have spent the last 4-5 weeks trying to nail down my TDEE which I suspect is somewhere in the neighborhood of 2600-2650...but sticking with 2700 for another week to have a whole month of data to decide.

It's exciting to have you here, hope you start a journal in the journal section. There's a really fantastic bunch of folks on here that are full of encouragement and knowledge.
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09-20-2016, 10:44 PM
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RE: Lost in the wilderness for a couple of years but I'm back
Welcome back!! We are here to support and help you in any way we can, so yes start a Personal Journal and dive back on in! And yes, Fall and Winter - prime time for oversized sweaters and increased intake.....

Anitra Soto
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09-23-2016, 12:44 PM (This post was last modified: 09-23-2016 12:45 PM by skbarton.)
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RE: Lost in the wilderness for a couple of years but I'm back
Thanks guys. Anitra, I have a quick question. I have read the guides and looked through the forums for my answer and have overlooked it if the answer is out there. I know when I have finished raising my calories and doing my reset I will take a cut and not eat back exercise calories unless it has been a high calorie burn day and the exercise calories would drop my net calories below BMR. The question is - while upping my calories 100 a week (this week 1100), should I eat back the calories that would drop me below 1100 (keeping my net calories at the new eating level)? Thanks in advance.

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09-23-2016, 09:18 PM
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RE: Lost in the wilderness for a couple of years but I'm back
When you figure out your TDEE all of your exercise should already be factored into that number. Yes, if you have a really big burn day, then certainly eat a couple hundred extra calories, but if you are having to do that frequently, then you should just go ahead and re-figure your TDEE.

So, once you have your TDEE figured out, just set your intake goal based on that number and forget about trying to calculate all of the burns of the individual workouts. It shouldn't have to be very complicated at all - more like a set it and forget it kind of thing. And if you are still upping your calories, then just eat consistently to whatever goal you may have, and then next week add on another 100 calories and eat consistently to that level.

So, again, if you are having to adjust your intake frequently to allow for workouts, simply recalculate your TDEE with those workouts figured in..

Anitra Soto
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11-06-2016, 02:42 PM
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RE: Lost in the wilderness for a couple of years but I'm back
Okie dokie - it's been 6 weeks since I returned so I thought I would start my own personal journal in the motivation/personal journal area. I welcome thoughts and comments!

Susan

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