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ShockBoxer
11-08-2005, 08:20 AM
Height: 5'4. Frame: Classic Endo all the way.

January 2005. Weight 202. BF god only knows.

July 2005. Weight 180. BF roughly 30%. If this number was true then I started at 40% or more at 200.

November 2005. Weight 164. BF I'm guessing 20 if the 30% was anywere near target. Double chin gone. Breasts gone.

This is getting pretty cool now. I'm in size 32 pants. The last time I wore a 32 was at 145 lbs. Guess waist size doesn't vary as much as stomach size.

I'm still holding at 1700 to 1800 calories a day. I've jacked up my fats and lowered my carbs a tiny bit recently but the caloric total remains the same.

I know it's different for each person.... but shouldn't I have had to lower my calories after 16 lbs of weight loss? Yet if anything it's speeding up. Last week I pulled a 1900 average and still lost a pound.

My target is 10%... will I actually be able to hit it on 1800? That would be sweet because I'm freaking starving and the thought of cutting more calories is painful.

HILL
11-08-2005, 02:52 PM
If you get to a point were you stop loosing on the 1900 your having now take a week at maintanance or just above then go again at 1900 to help get your metabolism going again. If you are loosing weight then keep going, as they say if it aint broke dont fix it

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11-08-2005, 03:09 PM
Height: 5'4. Frame: Classic Endo all the way.

January 2005. Weight 202. BF god only knows.

July 2005. Weight 180. BF roughly 30%. If this number was true then I started at 40% or more at 200.

November 2005. Weight 164. BF I'm guessing 20 if the 30% was anywere near target. Double chin gone. Breasts gone.

This is getting pretty cool now. I'm in size 32 pants. The last time I wore a 32 was at 145 lbs. Guess waist size doesn't vary as much as stomach size.

I'm still holding at 1700 to 1800 calories a day. I've jacked up my fats and lowered my carbs a tiny bit recently but the caloric total remains the same.

I know it's different for each person.... but shouldn't I have had to lower my calories after 16 lbs of weight loss? Yet if anything it's speeding up. Last week I pulled a 1900 average and still lost a pound.

My target is 10%... will I actually be able to hit it on 1800? That would be sweet because I'm freaking starving and the thought of cutting more calories is painful.

awesome progress man

Bob
11-08-2005, 03:15 PM
Great progress man...
But I agree with HILL.. you might need to increase those calorie intakes a little bit more.. because once you get down to the teens in BF.. your body eats away at muscle a lot more too for fuel. If your goal is 10% BF, does it matter to you what your weight is? You could maintain 164 LBs and still loose just the BF..

Geeper
11-08-2005, 04:55 PM
WE want pics!!!!!!

SOunds liek awesome improvments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and !!!!!!!!

ShockBoxer
11-08-2005, 11:27 PM
Heh. I can barely afford my food -- a digital camera is not in the cards. Plus I have no before pictures.

Truthfully, if there was a way to lock my weight where it's at and just burn the fat away I'd jump at it. I've been told recomposition is just not likely, though... it's hard to pull off. If I have to lose until below 150 and bulk back up nice and slow then that's what I'll do.

Always good advice about not messing with a winning formula. I tend to do just that. I'm not going to cut calories (I wouldn't anyways. I'd add some cardio.) unless the scale doesn't move for two or three weeks.

HILL
11-09-2005, 01:47 AM
If you stop loosing for 2 or 3 weeks try a refeed couple of days meaning eat well above maintanance that should kick start your metabolism a bit

ShockBoxer
11-09-2005, 08:12 AM
I often have a cheat day where I eat more than 2000 and love every bite. I don't have 'real' cheat days, though, where I blow maintenance out of the water.

If I'm losing a pound a week on 1800 then maintenance should be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2300 if I keep my physical activity level roughly the same, right? I rarely go above 2600 even on a heavy cheat (like my mom's birthday last week. Mmm... cake + italian restaurant with unlimited fresh bread and ceasar salad). I find it hard to balance the rest of the week (+600 cals on a cheat = +100 a day average added to the rest of the week. That's harsh when that's already usually 1700 on non lift days and 1900 on lift days.)