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Am I doing this right?
10-03-2016, 09:22 PM
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Am I doing this right?
I have been struggling with about a 15-20# gain over approximately five years. I have always been a healthy person within a reasonable weight even if I thought I should be/could be thinner. After my second child was born I was the thinnest I had been in many years simply due I guess to being a busy mom and nursing an always hungry baby. I have always been physically active in one way or another whether t be hiking, walking or days at the gym including resistance and weight. Lifting in some capacity has always been a part of my adult life, so am no stranger to it.
Feeling frustrated as all of you have felt over working hard to stay fit by eating well and exercising(never obsessively) but steadily gaining weight, has caused me such grief. Why, why, why? I have had bloodwork(fine), I have exercised more, started counting calories even though I knew I wasn't overeating, so I lowered, tried keto for a couple weeks(nothing). Absolutely nothing has changed. And I mean nothing.
I have stayed within a 1650-1850 cal range during all of this, except for the keto which was barely two weeks(I thought it was ridiculous but had friends who it worked for so tried it anyway-it's no way to live).
Then I found this forum and have read similar advice over the years and although it made sense it never really sunk in until now.
So here I am and this is what I have been doing for the last four almost five weeks without any weight loss or visible changes.
I am 43 and 5'9", 170#
I decided to do TDEE with 15% cut(1990) since I hadn't been doing super low calorie really ever(although I wonder what the actual cut off for that would be?). I adjusted my macros and although I lift weights 2-3 times a week, I have been lifted heavier and changed exercises during this time. I also do a one hour Barre class that uses bands and bar pull-ups 1-2 times a week. Basically if I end up doing barre twice I only lift twice and adjust schedule accordingly for rest. My cardio is mostly walking my dog or 15-20 min HIIT on treadmill(. 1-2xwk). So I feel like I am in the moderate exercising category.
I have struggled some days to get all my calories, protein in particular but I at the very least get close if not all the way. I find keeping the fat in the right zone hard with all the protein.
So am I doing this right? I know to be patient but when I feel doubtful and bloated I wonder if I should keep increasing or not? I thought after six weeks I was supposed to go up to TDEE of 2350 and then try deficit again after two weeks. Confused about all that though. Help
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Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 10-03-2016 09:22 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - AnitraSoto - 10-04-2016, 07:07 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 10-04-2016, 07:48 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Jc_wt - 10-04-2016, 10:29 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - AnitraSoto - 10-04-2016, 11:56 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 10-04-2016, 11:57 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - AnitraSoto - 10-04-2016, 12:23 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 10-04-2016, 03:53 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - AnitraSoto - 10-04-2016, 08:59 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - emma - 10-08-2016, 09:56 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 10-10-2016, 11:19 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - hannah77 - 10-11-2016, 12:27 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - emma - 10-13-2016, 08:32 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 11-14-2016, 09:37 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 11-14-2016, 12:02 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 11-22-2016, 09:47 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 11-21-2016, 11:43 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - zanyzana66 - 11-22-2016, 06:59 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - hannah77 - 11-22-2016, 05:21 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 11-22-2016, 06:30 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 11-22-2016, 11:53 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 11-23-2016, 02:57 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 11-23-2016, 08:24 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 12-30-2016, 10:25 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 12-30-2016, 01:24 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 12-31-2016, 11:15 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 12-31-2016, 02:49 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 01-08-2017, 02:46 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 01-08-2017, 10:26 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 01-08-2017, 11:03 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 01-08-2017, 11:29 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 01-08-2017, 11:35 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 01-09-2017, 08:57 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 01-10-2017, 12:20 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 01-10-2017, 09:55 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 01-10-2017, 04:24 PM
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RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 01-11-2017, 09:30 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 01-11-2017, 10:07 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 01-23-2017, 07:17 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 01-24-2017, 09:50 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 02-03-2017, 07:56 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 02-04-2017, 02:11 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 02-04-2017, 10:01 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 02-14-2017, 06:20 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 02-15-2017, 10:19 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 02-15-2017, 05:00 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 02-16-2017, 10:30 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 02-19-2017, 09:50 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 02-20-2017, 09:31 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 03-07-2017, 06:18 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - ibtmas - 03-08-2017, 04:00 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 03-08-2017, 08:32 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 03-08-2017, 10:15 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 03-08-2017, 10:51 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 03-08-2017, 01:11 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 03-19-2017, 01:43 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 03-20-2017, 09:36 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - ibtmas - 03-22-2017, 01:46 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 03-22-2017, 08:29 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 04-01-2017, 09:58 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 04-01-2017, 12:32 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 04-01-2017, 12:54 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Jules - 04-03-2017, 02:16 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 04-03-2017, 03:54 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 04-03-2017, 05:03 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 04-03-2017, 05:49 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 05-05-2017, 05:31 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 05-07-2017, 08:54 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 05-07-2017, 09:24 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 05-08-2017, 09:22 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 06-08-2017, 07:44 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 06-09-2017, 08:02 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 08-07-2017, 03:03 PM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Tereza Toledo - 08-22-2017, 07:58 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 08-24-2017, 10:26 AM
RE: Am I doing this right? - Desi13 - 11-26-2017, 11:08 PM

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