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8 wks in, going on vacation--now what??
07-30-2012, 10:35 AM
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8 wks in, going on vacation--now what??
I posted this on MFP in the discussion but thought I'd add it here and see if anyone has some insight!

I started EM2WL June 1 and have now been eating at cut (not doing too well the last 2 weeks though) for about 8 weeks. I feel like in the last 2 weeks my brain has gone into a fog as to how this is working for me! Huh I did well the first month, dropped 5 lbs. and lost a good number of inches. This month though has been a struggle. I really wanted to lose another 5 lbs and be smaller before going on vacation, but that's not happened. I had a number of days where I went over my cut and weekends have not been good. I've actually put on 1.5 lbs (though I am down another 1.5 inches or so ) and wonder if my body hasn't reset itself or I messed up somehow!! We leave for vacation this Thursday and I'm wondering what I should be eating at and if it's time for a break?

Here are my stats- CW184, Workout-moderate, 3-5 hrs (I do ChaLean Extreme and have been getting all 3 lifting days plus 1, sometimes 2 days of interval cardio or elliptical in). Body Fat % is 35.3 per fit2fatradio.com. After refiguring on Scooby's site my info is
BMR-1538
TDEE-2384
Cut Rate-1907 (20%), 2026 (15%), 2145 (10%)

So, do I take a break week (or 2!) and eat at TDEE while on vacation? If so, do I still workout like normal, or as normal as I can do while gone? And if I change calories for vacation, what do I go back to once we get home?

Sorry if this is a lot of info, I'm just really confused and depressed about this right now! I guess I just got in my head I could get smaller before vacation and am bummed it didn't happen. It probably wasn't realistic to start with and I just need to get over it I'm still smaller than 2 months ago, right?!!! Undecided

Thanks in advance for your help
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08-07-2012, 08:20 AM
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RE: 8 wks in, going on vacation--now what??
I'm assuming you are already on vaca, lol. I just got back from one, and I assure you, I enjoyed plenty of good food, lol. The typical recommendation is just to enjoy yourself, eating at or near TDEE is fine. I usually use my vaca's as diet break time, if I'm cutting. I happened to be at maintenance this time around, so I just ate as usual (w/quite a few goodies here and there, lol)

Hope you're having a blast!

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