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Grateful to have found EM2WL
08-18-2012, 11:46 AM
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Grateful to have found EM2WL
Hi! I just joined MFP last week and within a few days found EM2WL.

I'm a 42 y/o roller derby skater for the past 2 years and have been doing martial arts for ~20 years. I consider myself pretty fit and active, doing all the right things, but wondered WHY have I been gaining weight??? A few weekends ago I saw some pictures of my extra round booty and thought, "I have to DO something about this."

Well, now I know that I was consistently eating under BMR 3x/week on derby days. Maybe that's why? It's the only thing I can think of. Eating at my scooby recommended TDEE I have to eat an extra 288 cals on derby days. Who knows what kind of deficit I was creating before I started tracking it and eating more? I would TRY not to eat at 11pm after derby practice, even though I was HUNGRY!

Thing is, I restricted my calories in an extreme way when I was in my early 20's (my goal was 700) and after a few years of that, I had a moment when I looked at myself and my world stopped and I saw just how much fear I had over a Hostess cupcake. I decided to stop that restriction and never do that to myself again.

So very slowly over the years I slowly put on weight, even though I was always active.

So how do I lose weight without restricting my calories and becoming a grouchy be-atch? I googled "How to lose weight" and somehow ended up here.

I am 6 days into my reset and so grateful for this info. Thank you, Kiki and Lucia! I wasn't sure if I needed to do a reset, but the idea of it, once I began eating more, feels so nurturing that I realize even if my metabolism didn't need a reset, my brain and heart do, so I am committed to it and just following the program.

I am so grateful to have this knowledge. It means I can lose weight in a healthy way and without breaking that promise I made to myself so long ago.

Looking forward to being part of this group!

Steph
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08-18-2012, 07:12 PM
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RE: Grateful to have found EM2WL
Wow, so glad you are here. Sounds like your body is truly thankful too!

Make sure to reset for no less than 8 wks. We have had some people reset for 12wks. After reset, cut by just 10% for 4-6 wks then do a diet break for a week....and then repeat.

Keep us posted on your progress.

Ummm, do you lift? If not, you may want to consider adding a strength training program into your routine. A good starter book is New Rules of Lifting weights for women, in the book section of EM2WL's Shop http://eatmore2weighless.com/shop/...please purchase through the site to help support it!

Lucia

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08-20-2012, 10:25 PM
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I am doing P90x. I hope to have built some good muscle by next season, especially my core.

Another benefit of the reset is spending this time working on getting a routine set for meeting my macros, building a repertoire of foods that I like to help me meet those numbers.

Thanks for your reply, Lucia, and thanks for making this info available!
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08-23-2012, 06:56 PM
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RE: Grateful to have found EM2WL
Hi, Steph!

Sooo glad that you found us. happy

Make yourself at home, and be sure to ask if you have any questions. Every one around here is super helpful, and we have the best mods in town wink

In all honesty, I think that you will find that the EM2WL family has some of the most truly genuine people around - I just love these guys Heart .


Welcome to the fam! (and thank you, google!) big grin

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