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Eat, Play, Write
02-25-2017, 10:01 AM
Post: #171
RE: Eat, Play, Write
(02-24-2017 10:33 PM)Frosty Wrote:  See if you can stick with the new calorie goal for 4-6 weeks. Remember how my weight stabilized at week 5 a while back?

Thanks for that reminder, Frosty. I went back and reread a bunch of your posts last night - very helpful since we're the same height & so close in weight and BF.

Last night I was in a bit of a funk and to console myself, I had about 200 extra calories of - yes! - dark chocolate. :-) I don't do that very often, but, oh well. So I ate 2406 yesterday. This morning, my weight is down .4 lb. So I'm going with "200 calories of chocolate = -.5 lb." Sounds legit, right?

Seriously, my average for the week was 2025, so close to my 2200 goal. I'm going to stick it out for a while longer.

Starting weight in Nov. - ~145
@~2125/day - 1-10 to 1-30 up & back down 148.2-149.4
@2000/day -- 1-31 to 2-10 up & back down, 149.4-150.4
@2128-2190/day -- 2-12 to 2-18 up & back down, 150 to 151.2
@ average 2225
2-19 151.8
2-20 151.4
2-21 151
2-22 151.6
2-23 151.6
2-24 152.6
2-25 152.2

BMR - 1296
TDEE - Moderate-2010, Strenuous-2237, ave 2163
Currently eating 2200
Average last 7 days 2225
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02-25-2017, 11:24 AM
Post: #172
RE: Eat, Play, Write
Love the idea that more chocolate = less weight! Yesterday I was hungry, I blew my 2600 cals in a heartbeat and even had some Nutella in the end of the day laughing

Once you settle down on the new place, gets things going, things will change. Probably you can try a small cut to see what happens. But for now, stay consistent, you are healing your body, preparing it for the next step.

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02-26-2017, 09:47 AM
Post: #173
RE: Eat, Play, Write
I don't know what's gotten into me the past two days, but I've gone 140-200 over goal both days. HUNGRY! So far, y weight it pretty stready. So do I retreat to 2200 as planned, or keep eating at 2350-2400 to see what happens now? Maybe I'm undercalculating my calorie burn?

Starting weight in Nov. - ~145
@~2125/day - 1-10 to 1-30 up & back down 148.2-149.4
@2000/day -- 1-31 to 2-10 up & back down, 149.4-150.4
@2128-2190/day -- 2-12 to 2-18 up & back down, 150 to 151.2
@ average 2225
2-19 151.8
2-20 151.4
2-21 151
2-22 151.6
2-23 151.6
2-24 152.6
@2360-2400
2-25 152.2
2-26 152.4

BMR - 1296
TDEE - Moderate-2010, Strenuous-2237, ave 2163
Currently eating 2200
Average last 7 days 2225
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02-26-2017, 08:37 PM
Post: #174
RE: Eat, Play, Write
This probably won't be interesting to anyone but me, but I've been wondering just how low my calories were for the past year, so I went back and looked at averages for each week and at my weights. I was doing WW, and doing a lot of running and walking, and, until June, lap swimming and weights. So I had to be eating considerably under BMI. It makes my current small increase look a bit different when I see how many more calories I'm eating, and take stock of how much healthier I feel overall. Thanks, EM2WL!!!

I can't align columns very well - date, weight on Sunday, calories previous week

Weight Watchers
1/2/2016 160.4 1194
1/16/2016 159.6 1032
1/23/2016 157.8 1120
1/30/2016 155.4 1235
2/6/2016 156.8 1280
2/13/2016 155.8 1077
2/20/2016 156.6 1202
2/27/2016 156 1377
3/6/2016 157 1143
3/13/2016 155.6 1227
3/20/2016 154 1140
3/27/2016 154.6 1342
4/3/2016 154.2 1317
4/10/2016 152.6 1414
4/17/2016 152.8 1332
4/24/2016 152 1509
5/1/2016 151.4 1411
5/8/2016 150 1333
5/15/2016 149 1329
5/22/2016 149.6 1341
5/29/2016 149.2 1302
6/5/2016 148 1326
6/12/2016 148.4 1393
6/19/2016 147.4 1226
6/23/2016 148.2 1321
6/30/2016 148.6 1401
7/7/2016 147.8 1396
7/14/2016 147.4 1520
7/21/2016 147 1562
7/28/2016 147 1515
8/4/2016 146.6 1391
8/11/2016 146.4 1436
8/18/2016 146 1414
8/25/2016 146 1474
9/3/2016 145.8 1644
10-Sep 143.6 1237
17-Sep 144.6 1533
23-Sep 143.6 1274
30-Sep 143.2 1533

Started WW Maintenance Level
7-Oct 144.4 1623
15-Oct 144 1641
22-Oct 143.6 1641
10/29/2016 143.2 1698
10/29/2016 143.2 1677
11/5/2016 -- 1761

Started EM2WL
11/12/2016 145.6 1840
11/19/2016 145.2 1833
11/26/2016 144.6 1647
12/2/2016 144.6 1745
12/9/2016 146.2 1841
12/17/2016 146 1852
12/24/2016 148 1979
12/31/2016 148 2014
1/7/2016 148.2 2014
14-Jan 148.6 2044
21-Jan 148.6 2110
28-Jan 149.4 2035
4-Feb 149.4 1831
11-Feb 150 1886
18-Feb 150.8 2159
25-Feb 152.2 2225
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02-26-2017, 09:13 PM
Post: #175
RE: Eat, Play, Write
Wow for so long you were eating under your BMR!!! How did you feel eating a diet so low in calories? You honestly haven't gained much either and your calories are double on what you were eating. How amazing is that??? You are doing amazing, I know i keep telling you this but I'm so proud of how far you have come. Keep working hard and just think where you will be in a few more months.

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02-26-2017, 09:46 PM
Post: #176
RE: Eat, Play, Write
Wow! That is great Sheila. I did the same with my data not so long ago. I find it interesting to see the numbers and trends. The things we can't see are amount of exercise and how "stressed" or "relaxed" we were because that seems to make a difference to the results also. There are weeks where my calories were up and my weight came down - and not necessarily because I was doing more exercise. The more data we collect and can analyse the more we can troubleshoot and see the bigger picture.

It seems that there were a few weeks (in May and June) when the kgs went up despite your low calorie intake too - and then it would trend down again. Maybe when you hold the calories at the same amount for a longer time your body will trend back down again. It just may be that your body needs a little more time to adjust??

Also, it is a pretty big thing to move house - especially if it is a big move too - could that be having an impact on your stress levels - even if it is something you are looking forward to there are lots of things to put into place and think about - maybe after it is all over and you are moved and settled your weight will settle more too?? More food will hopefully help you in having more energy to be able to get everything done too.

I found your data interesting :-) Have a happy day.
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02-27-2017, 11:36 AM
Post: #177
RE: Eat, Play, Write
Up again today, and yesterday I ate 2259, so not as high as the 2 previous days, but more than planned. I'm backing off to 2200, which is what I intended, but I've been over that for 9 days. But HA! I never thought I'd say I'd be lowering my cals to 2200! That still may be a bit high, but I'm going to try to stick to 2200 for a while. I'm still surprisingly hungry. Who knew?


Starting weight in Nov. - ~145
@~2125/day - 1-10 to 1-30 up & back down 148.2-149.4
@2000/day -- 1-31 to 2-10 up & back down, 149.4-150.4
@2128-2190/day -- 2-12 to 2-18 up & back down, 150 to 151.2
@ average 2225
2-19 151.8
2-20 151.4
2-21 151
2-22 151.6
2-23 151.6
2-24 152.6
@2360-2400
2-25 152.2
2-26 152.4
@2259
2-26 152.6

BMR - 1296
TDEE - Moderate-2010, Strenuous-2237, ave 2163
Currently eating 2200
Average last 7 days 2259
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02-27-2017, 11:41 AM
Post: #178
RE: Eat, Play, Write
(02-26-2017 09:46 PM)FionaSchipke Wrote:  Wow! That is great Sheila. I did the same with my data not so long ago. I find it interesting to see the numbers and trends. The things we can't see are amount of exercise and how "stressed" or "relaxed" we were because that seems to make a difference to the results also. There are weeks where my calories were up and my weight came down - and not necessarily because I was doing more exercise. The more data we collect and can analyse the more we can troubleshoot and see the bigger picture.

It seems that there were a few weeks (in May and June) when the kgs went up despite your low calorie intake too - and then it would trend down again. Maybe when you hold the calories at the same amount for a longer time your body will trend back down again. It just may be that your body needs a little more time to adjust??

Also, it is a pretty big thing to move house - especially if it is a big move too - could that be having an impact on your stress levels - even if it is something you are looking forward to there are lots of things to put into place and think about - maybe after it is all over and you are moved and settled your weight will settle more too?? More food will hopefully help you in having more energy to be able to get everything done too.

I found your data interesting :-) Have a happy day.


Thanks, Fiona. I know I find it interesting to look at other people's data - it's inspiring and reassuring.

The move is a bit stressful, but we're unloading a lot of stuff to simplify (we've done this before), and that helps. We're taking no furniture, dishes, stuff we never use.... Donating a lot, selling some. Moving stuff 3,000 miles costs a lot of money, and a lot of it just isn't worth moving. A lot of people tell me oh, I couldn't get rid of my blah blah, but I find this a really good exercise, a reminder of what really matters. We're all different, but for me, it isn't (most) stuff that really matters. Dropping the weight of material goods is every bit as good for my health as dropping physical weight has been! :-)
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02-27-2017, 11:45 AM
Post: #179
RE: Eat, Play, Write
(02-26-2017 09:13 PM)Original_Beauty Wrote:  Wow for so long you were eating under your BMR!!! How did you feel eating a diet so low in calories? You honestly haven't gained much either and your calories are double on what you were eating. How amazing is that??? You are doing amazing, I know i keep telling you this but I'm so proud of how far you have come. Keep working hard and just think where you will be in a few more months.

I know - it's a shock to realize that! I thought I felt fine, but in retrospect I recognize issues that were clearly caused by poor nutrition - hair coming out, dry skin, weak nails, fatigue... I've realized, too, that we attribute a lot of these chronic conditions to aging (I'm 64), but I'm convinced now that a LOT of the problems we experience are the result of chronic dieting. Thanks for your support!
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02-27-2017, 02:18 PM
Post: #180
RE: Eat, Play, Write
oops - I realized as I was tracking today's food that I forgot something last night. So yesterday I actually ate 2368. My weight was up this morning, but still in the ballpark. Should I keep eating this high for a bit? I was going to drop back to 2200, but now I'm wondering if I should stick with 2360-2400 to see what happens, since this seems to be what my body is hungry for at the moment. Thoughts?

Thanks! wink


Starting weight in Nov. - ~145
@~2125/day - 1-10 to 1-30 up & back down 148.2-149.4
@2000/day -- 1-31 to 2-10 up & back down, 149.4-150.4
@2128-2190/day -- 2-12 to 2-18 up & back down, 150 to 151.2
@ average 2225
2-19 151.8
2-20 151.4
2-21 151
2-22 151.6
2-23 151.6
2-24 152.6
@2360-2400
2-25 152.2
2-26 152.4
2-26 152.6

BMR - 1296
TDEE - Moderate-2010, Strenuous-2237, me? Who knows?
Currently eating 2360-2400???
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