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  1. sammyzip50

    sammyzip50 Well-Known Member

    How is everyone?

    Any plans for the week?
     
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  3. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    I'm good thanks! Plan for the week is work and more work, lol. How about you? :) xx
     
  4. sammyzip50

    sammyzip50 Well-Known Member

    Same here work and more work! I tried out a Lindy hop class this evening and was good. Yoga on Thursday night too.

    Food is going well with 1500 cals. Liking the food and choices. You can eat quite a bit. I've had what I wanted and comprised as well. Felt ok with it.
     
  5. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    Yes, calorie counting is brilliant! I'm trying to stay below 1,400 in the week now, which is fine. :) xx
     
  6. sammyzip50

    sammyzip50 Well-Known Member

    Are you still losing?
     
  7. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    Only in very small amounts, I'm more or less maintaining now, but in a slightly downward trajectory, lol. How much more do you want to lose? :) xx
     
  8. sammyzip50

    sammyzip50 Well-Known Member

    If I lose a good 3st 7 I'll be at a BMI of 25. Aiming for that and re-evaluate. Would prefer to get lower but see how it is as I have never been at that weight as an adult before.

    Going to stick to 1500 cals and if need to lower will do at 50 cals instalments but hoping the exercise will balance it out for now.

    Wouldn't you be eating about 2000 cals now to maintain?
     
  9. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    If I'd never been overweight, my TDEE would be 1,667, but it's reckoned that you need to eat about 20% less than that once you've lost a significant amount of weight, because your metabolism will never be the same as that of someone who's never been overweight. That's my understanding from reading about the subject, and various programmes I've seen. So maintenance for me would be around 1,400. I'll see how it goes at that level. Getting to a healthy BMI was my goal too, and I'm at something like 23.3 now - so nice to be able to go to the doctor's and not be told I'm overweight, lol. :) xx
     
  10. sammyzip50

    sammyzip50 Well-Known Member

    This maintenance business is new ground and it is interesting. Most of us are in the losing stage rather than maintenance so it's not something people need to think about.
     
  11. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    Definitely worth having a plan for when you get there though! I think my problem is that I'm not prepared to say I've stopped losing, lol.:) xx
     
  12. GingerJV

    GingerJV Well-Known Member

    Hello!! plans for week are simple: working and losing weight;-)) Cross feengers to be strong and motivated this week)
     
  13. sammyzip50

    sammyzip50 Well-Known Member

    Always need a plan. Do you think there is going to be some time before the mind catches up?
     
  14. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    I think there definitely will, yes. I think in my mind I'm much bigger than I am in reality, very weird lol. :) xx
     
  15. huwiesmummy

    huwiesmummy Well-Known Member


    Id never heard of the 20% thing! No wonder I put so much on so fast. I new it took time for it to rebalance, but I figured after a year i would have been fine. I definitely need to reevaluate what I am going to do once I lose again. :(

    This week we have my sons birthday so we have lots of plans for that!
     
  16. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's a bugger, isn't it?! This is a snippet from one of the things I've seen that mentioned it (a very good programme from your home country, if I remember correctly, hon?):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e26JKMpSNSo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    :) xx
     
  17. sammyzip50

    sammyzip50 Well-Known Member

  18. huwiesmummy

    huwiesmummy Well-Known Member

    Very interesting I'll have to bring that up with my dietian. And your correct I'm American ;-)
     
  19. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    It certainly seems to be confirmed by my experience of maintaining to date, as I'm staying the same on around 1,400 calories a day at the moment. But I'm sure there are lots of different theories on the subject, there always are with these things! :) xx
     
  20. sammyzip50

    sammyzip50 Well-Known Member

    It's interesting but though you are maintaining at 1400 cals now wasn't that the same amount you were losing on for a while?
     
  21. huwiesmummy

    huwiesmummy Well-Known Member

    I'm eating between 1600-1900 at the moment and losing, though as you lose the less your body needs to live I could see needing to stay at that level for maintaining. I don't think that I would want to live on less for the rest of my life. I try to increase my activity to cover myself on the high calorie days so the offset is 1200ish. Are you doing 1400 to maintain without the addition of exercise calories? Does that make any sense?
     

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