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Eat, Play, Write
02-03-2017, 10:38 AM
Post: #131
RE: Eat, Play, Write
Well, BP is back down this morning, so maybe an anomaly. I have decided, though, to back off my calories for 3-4 weeks to see what happens.
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02-03-2017, 01:05 PM (This post was last modified: 02-03-2017 01:07 PM by Frosty.)
Post: #132
RE: Eat, Play, Write
That's a good idea to ask Kiki on the Facebook page! I hope you will and then let us know what she says.

(PS, This is not medical advice!) I think if you can think of the BP as a temporary thing ... it goes up and down all day long as we do things or rest. And if we have a lot on our minds, that can affect it too.

And with eating more cals, BP can go up for a while, maybe a couple of months or so. It's temporary.

And high BP is a "long-term" health issue, meaning that if it's consistently high over months or years then it can be of concern.

I don't know what kind of numbers you are seeing, but if it helps: My docs say that even 140 over 90 is fine. (Some docs think anything over 120 over 80 is a problem and they love to give people pills.) Nobody can make you take meds if you don't want to.

Okay, all that being said ... I still think there was a lot of good advice here in your journal over the last couple of weeks! And the reset article is really good! I know the process is hard, believe me, I've been there, including the higher BP numbers.

If you want to reduce your cals a bit in an effort to find your true TDEE (ie not lose weight), that's cool. Whatever you feel comfortable with. Remember, this is a process that takes time, and it can be very mentally challenging, and also physically uncomfortable. But it will be worth it in the end and will lead to long-term good health!
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02-05-2017, 11:31 AM
Post: #133
RE: Eat, Play, Write
Good morning! Checking in (mostly for myself!)...

As you know if you've been reading my goofy, indecisive posts, I've been unhappy/uncomfortable about my increased weight/meaurements, so I cut back to 1800 for the past 2 days, which is a 10% cut from my estimated TDEE. I have not been exercising as much the past several weeks, so I re-calculated using Moderate rather than Strenuous, and that gives me an estimated TDEE of 2002, so I think 1800-1850 is a reasonable cut until I feel more comfortable. I plan to stick with it through Feb. and see what happens.

I'd like to tweak my macros - increase protein to 35% (and hope I can get it all in). This means I need to lower fats or carbs by 5%. I can't decide which! Thoughts on that would be appreciated.

On today's agenda... organize my tax info (ugh), continue decluttering/bagging/boxing/pitching in preparation for move (>12 weeks!), go for a nice long de-stressing walk, take a little nap :-), and, in the evening, do some writing at my favorite cafe.

Have a happy Sunday, all!


Past 2 weeks
1-20 150
1-21 148.6
1-22 149.2
1-23 148.2
1-24 148.6
1-25 149.2
1-26 149.6
1-30 --
1-31 --
2-1 --
2-2 150.4
2-3 149.6
2-4 149.4
2-5 149.6

BMR - 1274
TDEE - 2002
Average calories past week - 1840
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02-07-2017, 11:13 AM
Post: #134
RE: Eat, Play, Write
Okay, I'm back, a little frustrated, more inspired, and ready to listen. I cut back the past 5 days, and I'm done with that. HUNGRY! And not losing anyway. So, I've had my little tantrum and now I'm back on board. I'm going to try 2000 for a couple of weeks and see what happens. I was at 2100 (and gaining steadily) before I cut, but I think that was a little too high too soon, so I'll try 2000 for now. I'm also getting back to my normal exercise level, and have added some weight training, so I have recalculated my estimated TDEE. I plan to increase more slowly than last time. So that's where I am.

I'm also meditating regularly (I used to, but got out of the habit). I'm about 2 months back into daily meditation + once-a-week Zen group, and I feel much more grounded and calm. That can't hurt!

Thanks again to everyone who has patiently tried to point me in this direction. Sometimes we just have to stagger around until we accept the path.

Past 2 weeks
1-22 149.2
1-23 148.2
1-24 148.6
1-25 149.2
1-26 149.6
1-30 --
1-31 --
2-1 --
2-2 150.4
2-3 149.6
2-4 149.4
2-5 149.6
2-6 150
2-7 150

BMR - 1292
TDEE - 2228
Average calories past week - 1850
Starting 2000 2/7/17
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02-07-2017, 12:24 PM
Post: #135
RE: Eat, Play, Write
Sheila, Hang in there! I'm glad you were able to regroup. Meditation is a valuable tool, use it! What's the point of feeling hungry if the weight doesn't move anyway, right?
I'm glad to hear you added some weight training, that's going to make a difference over time. I'm sure you are familiar with the Compound Effect, right?

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02-07-2017, 09:39 PM
Post: #136
RE: Eat, Play, Write
Good for you! I think it's great that you tested the waters of lower calories . . . now you know what it's like and won' t have to wonder about it! Maybe going to higher calories was too fast and taking things back a step will help.

Sometimes the journey seems like a zig-zag path. Now it's my turn to feel uncomfortable with my weight going up!
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02-07-2017, 09:56 PM
Post: #137
RE: Eat, Play, Write
(02-07-2017 09:39 PM)Frosty Wrote:  Good for you! I think it's great that you tested the waters of lower calories . . . now you know what it's like and won' t have to wonder about it! Maybe going to higher calories was too fast and taking things back a step will help.

Sometimes the journey seems like a zig-zag path. Now it's my turn to feel uncomfortable with my weight going up!

It's so funny how similar our #s are. I just pulled out the body fat scan I had done last July - 34%, and I'm sure it's lower now (although maybe back up since I've gained these 5-6 lbs). I'm a bit older than you, so would expect my TDEE to be slightly lower. I guess we shall see! Good luck to us!
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02-09-2017, 11:24 AM
Post: #138
RE: Eat, Play, Write
I'm trying to remain calm, but my weight is steadily rising. I was 144 when I started in Nov. This morning, 150.4, the highest yet, and my Happy Scale trend is also steadily increasing - 149.6 this morning. I've gained an inch around my waist. Sigh. I'm sticking to my current daily 2000 through Feb. no matter what, but I'm really nervous about this. i'm hoping I'll see my weight go back down a bit, and meanwhile I'm reading and rereading a lot of EM2WL and other articles.

I'm walking an hour or so a day, and running (walk/run intervals) 20 minutes 3 times a week, so not what I'd call excessive cardio. I'm going to call a couple of gyms this afternoon to find out about short-term membership (we're moving in 11 weeks) to get my weight training back on track. I haven't done much since I quit my previous gym when they doubled their fee, and I'm not good about lifting at home. One option close to home is Curves. I know they're not suitable for serious lifting, but what do people think about a few weeks with them to get started, then upgrade when I get to Oregon?

Past 2 weeks
1-24 148.6
1-25 149.2
1-26 149.6
1-30 --
1-31 --
2-1 --
2-2 150.4
2-3 149.6
2-4 149.4
2-5 149.6
2-6 150
2-7 150
2-8 150.2
2-9 150.4

BMR - 1292
TDEE - 2228
Average calories past week - 1989
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02-09-2017, 12:16 PM
Post: #139
RE: Eat, Play, Write
As nerve wrecking it can be to see the scale go up, the upward trend is not a fast trend and that's ok. I went up, then down, it is still fluctuating, even though showing a trend. You are working on a reset and weight loss does not happen here. Hang in there until it's time to cut.

I have never done curves and I'm not sure of what kind of commitment the require. It's worth checking it out.

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02-10-2017, 11:28 AM
Post: #140
RE: Eat, Play, Write
I have two questions, please....

First, to be sure I really get this.... I calculated my estimated TDEE based on 145lb, my weight when I started in Nov. As I've added calories, I've gained 5lb, which is fine. I'm currently eating 2000 (but was up to 2100 and then down briefly to 1800). I plan to stay at 2000 through Feb, then increase. Despite the slight shifts in calories, I've been in the 149-150.4 range for a while. All good. I understand that if I am not yet at TDEE, my weight should slowly come down after going up. My question is this: if I stay at 2000 (not yet TDEE) for several weeks, should I expect my weight to drop down to 145, where I started? Or does it typically not drop that far?

Second, I've been looking into gyms to increase my weight training, but no one here offers anything on a reasonably priced short term basis. We're moving in 11 weeks. So I would love a few recommendations for video workouts, either online or DVDs. I have a tiny set of dumbbells - 3, 5, and 8 pound - and don't want to buy anything else until we're moved, so light dumbbells, resistance bands, and body weight workouts would be best. I've looked at the EM2WL workouts and plan to try some of them, but wondered what else you've found helpful and enjoyed.

Thanks! Happy weekend!

Past 2 weeks
1-25 149.2
1-26 149.6
1-30 --
1-31 --
2-1 --
2-2 150.4
2-3 149.6
2-4 149.4
2-5 149.6
2-6 150
2-7 150
2-8 150.2
2-9 150.4
2-10 149.2

BMR - 1292
TDEE - 2228
Currently eating 2000
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