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Made it to the 120's!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

... 129.8 as of today! Goal is 124 and my body is progressing nicely towards it. My goal is my "initial" or "maintenance" goal that I'll have in my off-season. Race weight I want 5ish pounds lower than that. According to height/weight/BMI tables I will still be well within the healthy guidelines for my height.

I decided to take an "off-season" before ski season starts to help with the weight loss. I was feeling very worn down, borderline overtrained and was not recovering with intense training while dieting. As I don't have any specific races lined up until next spring, and I had to start remodeling my Mom's kitchen, I cut out most of my training to ease the stress on my body from the weight loss. I decided that I agreed with a lot of sports performance books: trying to demand performance while at a calorie deficit are two opposing goals.

As a result... my weight loss has INCREASED. I've gone from struggling to average .4-1.1 lbs per week, to an easier 2 lbs per week. My bodyfat scale indicates the losses are from fat as well! So, it has been easier, but it still takes motivation and work.

I've been keeping active with the house remodeling, and wearing the FitBit. I still don't think the FitBit is too accurate, but at least it's a guide. Over the period I was training harder and losing 0.4-1.1 lbs per week, it said I was burning around 2,092 calories a day and eating 1,672 calories a day, a deficit of about 420 calories per day.

When I stopped intense training but started more house remodeling, it says I have been burning an average of 1733 calories per day and eating 1448 calories per day, a deficit of just 285 per day. And I've been averaging around 2 lbs per week of loss, which equals an actual deficit of about 1,000 calorie per day deficit...

I actually eat closer to 1250 calories a day. The average amount goes up because of my "free days". I generally take a free day when my weight loss starts stagnating or going up for a few days in a row.

Last January, I lost about 8 lbs in 5-6 weeks with just moderate exercise (that's also what I consider most of the remodeling to be) and cutting back what I ate. So it seems that combination works for me. I have noticed that several times before as well.

I'm now just a pound above what I weighed as a senior when I was an undergrad in college! Alright all... let's keep on keepin' on!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKATER787 10/27/2013 9:52PM

    Bingo. Yes, burning fat takes a slow continuous process like a crockpot. Strenuous exercise is like a microwave, it doesn't work as well, All it does is to stroke your appetite and then you eat more. The body will just demand more food instead of burning excess fat. Congrats!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 10/18/2013 9:54AM

    You are doing great! Keep up the good work. That is wonderful that you found what works for you.

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JLITT62 10/18/2013 7:57AM

    You're doing great! I admire your determination.

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CHERYLHURT 10/18/2013 7:00AM

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PMRUNNER 10/18/2013 6:01AM

    So close! Great focus and progress!

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KONRAD695 10/17/2013 11:50PM

    Nice work. A little more time, effort, and determination = smooth sailing. emoticon

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JACKIE542 10/17/2013 8:35PM

    emoticon You are doing great!! Keep on keepin' on. WOO HOO! emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 10/17/2013 5:51PM

    Very Interesting . I signed up for Indoor Tri Training today at Vision Quest and I to feel that fueling for training and furling for loss are two separate categories. So like you self I stick with 1250 - 1600 a day depending on the activity for the activity I planned that day and to cover the free day. I meet with the trainer nest week and I am anxious to see what his input is on the situation. I am heavier that you and not as seasoned as a athlete so this is all a learning experience. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs Karen

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NEENSTER1 10/17/2013 4:50PM

    emoticon You Rock!! Keep up the hard, hard work.

There is no race. There is no finish line. The goal is not to see how much & how fast ou can lose weight. The goal is to UPgrade YOU. To be a better version of you every single day for the rest of your life.


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ARUNNINGKAT 10/17/2013 4:36PM

    emoticon emoticon Way to go! I know you will be reporting making your goal very soon!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/17/2013 3:40PM

    AWESOME!!!! HUGS And thanks for reading my blog.

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ARNETTELEE 10/17/2013 2:49PM

  That's great!

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WHITNEYLD 10/17/2013 2:47PM

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