Some of you may recall my previous question a couple of days ago. It isn't that far down the list...
I'll recap... I'm trying to get a rough idea of where I maintain but lacking consistency has made it difficult determine. I'm just trying to figure out a ball park figure. My last post caused me to question if I was burning as much as I thought I was and I decided that maybe I was. So I guessed that maybe I was in the 1600-2000 cal range for TDEE.
I had had my account set to "lightly active" (which would mean I burn 1800 cals with activity + BMR). So on a day I exercise, I usually burned between 2100-2300. After my numbers were "challenged" (because of my gaining, which again... my numbers have been inconsistent the last month or two so it's hard for me to determine my exact intake and weight loss/gain). Anyways, I decided to put my activity level at sedentary (1600 cals activity + BMR). Spark gave me the 1200-1550 cal range to lose 1 lb/week and I burn approximately 1900-2200 cals on days I exercise.
This last month I had a vacation, left weighing 119... upon returning; 122. I maintained that weight for about a week, averaging 2100-2200 cals.
The 17th was my SD's bday and we went to the zoo, I ate... a lot and quite a bit of cake. Ball park... 3000 cals? The following day I got on the scale and leaped up to 128 lbs. Of course, as a veteran to weight loss, I realized a good portion of this was bloat.
This past 8 days I averaged about 1800 cals and lost 7 lbs! I know, eh? Obviously, a good portion of that was fluid weight loss after my SD's bday but I'm 1 lb down since the morning of her bday.
Lemme sum it up here so the numbers are a bit easier on the eyes:
Sat 17th (morning weight) 121.8
Birthday party calories 3000!
Sun 18th (morning weight) 127.8
Wednesday I went to my inlaws and probably ate around 2500-2800 cals and was between 1300-1550 cals the other days of the week.
Sat 24th (morning weight) 121.6
Sun 25th (morning weight) 120.8
Between Sat 17-Sat 24th I averaged around 2000 cals and averaged 1800 cals if you include what I ate yesterday before weighing myself this morning and dropping close to 1 lb since yesterday.
I know a week is really hard to determine anything all that significant from... I'm probably going to have to give it a good month to really see where I'm at but if someone could maybe help me with the math here a bit... but let's say I did lose 1 lb/week of actual fat and 6 lbs was just bloat. That would make my average TDEE around 2200-2300 cals? So were my first numbers correct? Should I classify my activity level as sedentary or lightly active?
Mostly, I'm just trying to figure out where to set my activity level. But if anyone can make lemonade from these lemon numbers, I'd be very appreciative.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 8/25/2013 (08:32)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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