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Thursday, January 26, 2017

I'm in a sparkgroup for people maintaining weightloss, and the awesome BROOKLYN_BORN has been sending out digests of blogs to check out. I've been pretty diligently reading them, even if I don't have anything to comment. It's cool to see how maintaining looks very different to everyone, and reading about everyone's plans is helpful on my own journey.

One blog particularly stuck out to me though, from STEPH-KNEE, the idea of taking things three days at a time. Of committing to losing a pound every three days. My first thought was definitely "that sounds too good to be true" but as I finished reading the post it actually made a lot of sense to me.

So I re-read the post three of four more times and tried to figure out how that would/could work for me. And even if it should? Would this be on more thing for me to obsess over? Here we are three days later (heh that's funny) and I still don't know.

But I'm going to try anyway and I've been thinking of how to set myself up to succeed.

Notes
-my workouts are often between 800-1000cals burned
-I can't seem to eat less than 1400 cal and still function at the level I want to when I work out
-I need to average a 1170 cal differential every day
-for calculation purposes I'm going with SP's BMR/differential report
-I need a plan for rest days, which tend to be my 'hungry' days
-I need to brainstorm ways to add to the deficit

I checked out my notes from yesterday, to see if a "normal" day would be close to where I'm aiming and, well. My deficit was 1272. Cutting it a bit close, nothing as awesome/exciting like STEPH_KNEE, but it's definitely do-able for me.
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  • KRISZTA11
    I'm sure you really need 1400 calories or more to function while doing such intense workouts.
    Sounds like an intense but reasonable plan.
    Take good care of yourself!

    963 days ago
  • EGRAMMY
    emoticon Gave me something to think about. I agree BROOKLYN_BORN is amazing.
    964 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    What a nice surprise to read your blog this evening.
    That's exactly what we hoped would happen - readers would be "sparked" by the plans of others.
    That's how it works, the sharing and encouragement of the Spark World

    The intensity of your workouts amaze me. Then I remember that you're young,
    Go for it. Enjoy the journey.

    964 days ago
  • BIGRENTMAN
    Sounds like a plan
    964 days ago
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