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Finding TDEE
09-09-2017, 01:05 AM
Post: #91
RE: Finding TDEE
Hi Fiona, I've found an Australian calorie tracker app that doesn't predict and isn't social and doesn't yet do my head in. I have an iPhone, but I think it has an app for those other sorts of phones. It's called Easy Diet Diary. I find it better than MFP because it doesn't have so any American or other nationality brands come up, so I don't have to wade thru a million choices that are weighed in ounces. And it frees me up from my obsessive following of people or stories on the community! It still measures macros and you can put your weight in it, and you can either track or not track exercise. And it didn't tell me how many calories I should be eating - but maybe I was just a bully straight up and put in what I wanted (I forget now!).
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09-28-2017, 10:31 PM
Post: #92
RE: Finding TDEE
Hi Fiona! I just wanted to check in to see how you're doing. I hope that all is well!
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10-16-2017, 10:37 AM
Post: #93
RE: Finding TDEE
I have been on holidays. Norway and Estonia. They are both beautiful countries full of interesting history, culture, food, people and scenery.

I enjoyed all the food - I had the most amazingly decadent chocolate/expresso/baileys cheesecake like slice in Alesund, Norway, a gorgeous traditional dessert in Tromso, as well as some national dishes and two cheeses exclusive to Norway (Brown cheese and "├Âld"cheese) in other parts of the country. I ate really well in Estonia - where we stayed in Kurassarre they had an amazing breakfast buffet - they did dessert really well too and Tallin we went to a restaurant that specialised in garlic - had garlic icecream and garlic coffee - both of which were amazing good.

We did quite a bit of walking and I deliberately didn't do any weights (deliberately used it as a rest and rejuvenation time) though I could have as there were gyms either where we stayed or close to where we stayed. I also didn't log what I ate but just ate what I wanted and really enjoyed it.

I discovered that I haven't been drinking enough water and I think I have been dehydrated which may slow down metabolism. And some people when dehydrated may feel hungry instead of thirst which doesn't help with hydration. I think this has been happening with me on and off over the last couple of years.

I haven't weighed myself since being back but feel that I am pretty much the same - perhaps even a slight bit less.

I am back into my weights program (feeling a little sore now) and tomorrow is my HIIT day. It feels good to be back into it.

I prefer this forum overall too. Facebook is helpful in some ways. But I agree with West about it being better for continuity of people's journeys.

I am going to just eat to TDEE for a while and then cut to see if I can shrink those 3 or so stubborn kilos of fatcells.
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10-17-2017, 08:12 AM
Post: #94
RE: Finding TDEE
Sounds like you had a good time, nothing like a change of scenery to blow the cobwebs away. Only trouble is when you get back and pick up weights again then does hit laughing
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10-18-2017, 04:03 PM
Post: #95
RE: Finding TDEE
(10-16-2017 10:37 AM)FionaSchipke Wrote:  I have been on holidays. Norway and Estonia. They are both beautiful countries full of interesting history, culture, food, people and scenery.

I enjoyed all the food -

Wow - sounds fabulous!
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11-12-2017, 07:01 PM
Post: #96
RE: Finding TDEE
I still haven't weighed myself but I did lose some weight on holidays and according to my clothes I haven't gained it back. I still would like to ditch another inch or so on most of my measurements.

I have changed up my program slightly and may add/replace one of my HIIT "sprint" workouts with a swim one for a few weeks - it is almost summer here in Australia.

I didn't track while on holidays and for a few weeks after I returned - though my mental calculations (which I can't help but do) worked out that most days were at least 2200 and some days were way over. I have just started tracking again to confirm the amount and at what p/c/f ratio I am eating at the moment - not aiming for any particular number. I very rarely dip below 2200 these days and it is usually higher which is more than what the EM2WL calculator estimates my TDEE to be.

At the moment it would be really difficult for me to cut. Maybe if I keep eating like this I will naturally start to eat a little less at some stage.

I am planning to weigh myself soon. I like what Sheila has done - with the weekly update. Maybe I will give that a go. Have a happy day everyone :-)
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11-13-2017, 03:31 PM
Post: #97
RE: Finding TDEE
Welcome back!
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11-14-2017, 09:44 AM
Post: #98
RE: Finding TDEE
Good to hear from you Fiona! You are an Aussie! We got quite a few Aussies here (Annette, Lucy Leigh, West). Yes for summer approaching!

Hey, when is it easy to cut, honestly laughing

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Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Post: #99
RE: Finding TDEE
Yes, I am an Aussie :-)

Cutting easy?? Certainly not at the moment for me. There have been brief moments in my life where it has happened easily but I am finding it impossible to eat less than my body wants at the moment. If it goes on like this I will never be able to cut!!

Do you just go with it and eat to TDEE (and more) when it is impossible to cut and wait for a window where it is doable? If I tried to cut now I would be "white knuckling" it and I think that isn't good.

I haven't weighed myself yet to do the weekly check in - I have been putting it off as the scale probably isn't going to say what I want it to!!
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Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Post: #100
RE: Finding TDEE
(Yesterday 06:33 PM)FionaSchipke Wrote:  Yes, I am an Aussie :-)

Cutting easy?? Certainly not at the moment for me. There have been brief moments in my life where it has happened easily but I am finding it impossible to eat less than my body wants at the moment. If it goes on like this I will never be able to cut!!

Do you just go with it and eat to TDEE (and more) when it is impossible to cut and wait for a window where it is doable? If I tried to cut now I would be "white knuckling" it and I think that isn't good.

I haven't weighed myself yet to do the weekly check in - I have been putting it off as the scale probably isn't going to say what I want it to!!

Speaking just for me, I tried to cut a couple of times before and could not - I'd do it for a day, then eat tdee plus some, so I went with that for a while. Now I'm finding the cut to be, if not fun, at least not horrifying. One shift I have made is to go 40-30 with fat and carb respectively, and I'm no longer ravenous at my cut cals. But I'm learning to believe my body.
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