100 lb. Club - I want to create a 9391.66 calorie deficit - possible?




Rosinante
06-02-2009, 06:17 AM
I changed this title from 'I need to' to 'I want to'. I don't NEED to, all I need to do is to keep going but I would like to make my 179 for 06/14. To do that I need to create a 9391.66 (but who's being precise? ;) ) calorie deficit or 738.63 per day.

Is that possible?

I average 1450 a day, my BMR to maintain is 2050.

Since Easter I've averaged 2lbs a week.

I started going to the gym 2 weeks ago, twice a week. Because I'm a fat old newbie, I'm only doing 40 mins cardio and 20 mins weights/mat/stretches but it's an hour more than the nothing I previously did.

I had been trying to walk more but that seems to have lapsed a bit.

Meh, I guess I'm just writing it down really but I would love to think there's a way of upping my game for the next 11 days and seeing if I can make it!

I suppose that's the other thing: I was just thinking this morning: this is too easy, shouldn't I be trying harder?


dutchgirl
06-02-2009, 06:30 AM
The thing I found when I started exercising (jogging) I put on so much muscles initially that I was really not losing weight at all - though the inches did come off. So don't be surprised if that starts happening to you.
Good for you for getting it started though. KEEP GOING!:carrot:

JayEll
06-02-2009, 07:07 AM
I would suggest that you keep on tracking your calories, but that you not use targets like this. Instead, just stay on plan and see where you end up on 6/14.

There is no reason to make this harder than it already is!

Jay


Devsmama
06-02-2009, 07:50 AM
Okay, if you wanna blast that amount of calories 2 hours of high intensity cardio would do it...lol....But my suggestion would just be to keep doing what you're doing and don't worry about it...You look like you are kicking butt anyway!!

Rosinante
06-02-2009, 08:10 AM
Oh OK then, I'll just carry on. I knew it was right.

I loathe every form of exercise with a mighty hatred but I do it because I have to, a bit like dentists or going to the bathroom.

Rock Chalk Chick
06-02-2009, 08:15 AM
Well, if I read you correctly, you've been losing 2 pounds a week. And you want to lose 4 pounds over the next 2 weeks.

Have you hit a slow-down, that you're concerned about making your goal and want to shake things up? Or are you just concerned about keeping moving?

At 2 pounds/week, you're averaging a 1000 calorie deficit each day. So, you're doing well to reach your goal on time.

Just keep in mind the big picture - will you look or feel any different physically if the scale reads 180.1 instead of 179.9 on 6/14? You've made great progress, and deserve to celebrate your accomplishment, no matter what the scale reads on a given day.

(Can you tell I tend to get discouraged if I don't meet an artificial "goal" - I've learned I have to focus on the big picture, rather than fretting about losing 12 pounds instead of 14 in 3 months!) Congrats on how far you've come, and keep moving!

rockinrobin
06-02-2009, 08:20 AM
I'm with Jay. I would just keep doing what you're doing. As you're DOING fabulously. Don't sweat the numbers so much. I never, ever track the amount of calories that I burn, because I find those calculators all totally inaccurate. I eat what I eat and I burn what I burn. I stay on plan - and I lose what I lose. It's not always the same # week to week, even if I duplicate the same exact things week to week.

And a big hearty YES to this one:

I loathe every form of exercise with a mighty hatred but I do it because I have to, a bit like dentists or going to the bathroom.

Although, hopefully, eventually you'll learn to like it a bit better then say, a tooth extraction. ;)

Plod. Plod. Plod. You'll get there. You'll get there. You'll get there. :)

thinpossible
06-02-2009, 09:08 AM
I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to up your game for the next couple of weeks. Walk a bit more, watch your sodium, eat more veggies, etc. I think it's possible for you to lose 4 lbs in 2 weeks if you've been averaging 2lbs a week.

However, I wouldn't focus on the numbers too much. Sometimes the numbers start rattling around in your cranium and can really screw things up in there.

If things are "too easy," great! That means you have successfully assimilated your new way of life, and you'll be able to stick with it long after you've lost the weight. In my book, that's every bit as good as a four lb loss!

Trazey34
06-02-2009, 09:08 AM
Oh OK then, I'll just carry on. I knew it was right.

I loathe every form of exercise with a mighty hatred but I do it because I have to, a bit like dentists or going to the bathroom.

ok this made me laugh with coffee in my mouth!! i get hating the dentist, but who hates a good poop??? i love pooping LOL and i LOVE that we talk about poop here!!! LOL

I agree with everyone ~ if you drop too much you'll prolly end up gaining, just do what you're doing and maybe throw something in to shock your system, like a "Dancing with the Stars" type of workout!

OR....I'm just saying.... a good dose of the flu will get you where you want to be!!! Try going to the mall and lick the escalator hand rail :dizzy:

you keep on keepin' on girlie!!

Thighs Be Gone
06-02-2009, 09:15 AM
Spinning classes or running is probably what I would choose to create that kind of deficit. I liked thin possibles idea of more veggies and water. Sure, you can do it. Just make sure you really want to do what you are doing. Love your routine.

VickieLou
06-02-2009, 09:25 AM
Ailidh it looks like you should make your goal by June 14th. :carrot: You are doing an excellent job! Don't know if eating more fiber would fill you up more and help weight loss speed up?

Charbar
06-02-2009, 09:32 AM
Up your exercise. You say you are going twice a week... double that - or better yet, triple it! I find the more often I go the more often I want to go! I see people at the gym that are in their 60's and 70's and they go 5 times a week!
Just don't go too low on your calories. Make them nutrient rich!

All the best,

GirlyGirlSebas
06-02-2009, 09:40 AM
this is too easy, shouldn't I be trying harder?Girlfriend! If it ain't broke, don't fix it! You are doing so well. Enjoy the ride.

i love pooping LOL and i LOVE that we talk about poop here!!! LOL

Try going to the mall and lick the escalator hand rail :dizzy::rofl:

synger
06-02-2009, 10:33 AM
OR....I'm just saying.... a good dose of the flu will get you where you want to be!!! Try going to the mall and lick the escalator hand rail :dizzy:

you keep on keepin' on girlie!!

Having just come off a week-long bout of sinusitis, I can vouch for the sickness cure. All I ate for a couple of days was brown rice porridge and grapefruit juice with seltzer. Not good for the blood sugar (I'm pre-diabetic), but not even cheese tempted me (which tells anyone who knows me how sick I really was!).

I think you're doing wonderfully already. Eating more veg and getting more exercise is something we can all relate to needing to do. We'll be here cheering you on as you get closer to the 14th.

Devsmama
06-02-2009, 10:40 AM
Trazey you just made me spit water out all over the place laughing!

Tai
06-02-2009, 10:54 AM
Trazey, you slay me. Your posts never fail to make me laugh.

Ailidh, just keep doing what you're doing!

DCHound
06-02-2009, 11:04 AM
And a big hearty YES to this one:

Quote:
I loathe every form of exercise with a mighty hatred but I do it because I have to, a bit like dentists or going to the bathroom.
Although, hopefully, eventually you'll learn to like it a bit better then say, a tooth extraction.

You know, I was BORN lazy. I hated playing outside as a child! I joined the band in high school so I could skip PE! I HATED it.

And now, I don't! I won't lie, it ain't my MOST favorite thing ever. But I seriously do not HATE it.

I started exercising regularly in March. First time in my life I was ever able to sustain an exercise regimen (when I wasn't being graded for it ~ PE was required at the small liberal arts college I attended UGH).

And you know what? I kind of miss it on days I skip. Why?

- I am getting smaller and firmer and lighter. Lifting heavy weights!
- My arms are huge and defined now rather than huge and flabby. (Not rock hard, but not floppy foldy flabby either.)
- My waist is TINY in comparison to the rest of me. TINY.
- I can walk whenever, where ever I want and I don't huff and puff! Cardio!

One big help is the iPod. Wish I'd had one years ago. Another is not thinking about it. I don't sit around and think about it. I don't talk myself into or out of exercising. It's like brushing my teeth or putting gas in my SUV. I just DO it.

Just do it! :)

cfmama
06-02-2009, 12:08 PM
oh DC. I think you just inspired me to finally start weight lifting. Sigh. ;)

A: You COULD create a huge calorie deficit but why? You are doing SO AWESOME! Keep on keepin on and let the chips fall where they may.

Rosinante
06-02-2009, 12:10 PM
THANKYOU! You guys really help to keep me focussed - and you do make me laugh!

Actually, yes, I quite like a good poop, maybe I should have said dentists and gynae tests, who likes them? Actually, my dentist is a nice enough chap too. O mek, you know what I mean!

I ask you please to help keep me accountable for the next 11 days - I need to resist the temptation to drop to a ridiculous calorie amount which I now Know won't work but it's still in the back of the mind, all those years of being told the lower the better, the quicker.
and
I do need to watch this 'it feels too easy' thing. When I lost weight before, what made me slip back was that it had become so second nature that I Didn't have to try at it - so I stopped trying and here I am. I don't want to want to be a martyr! but I need to work at not sliding 'because it's easy'.

Licking handrails, lol!

DCHound
06-02-2009, 01:46 PM
CF don't mess around with the girlie weights. You can start at 5# but really you are going to do best with the 10#s - 25#s. I am doing "The New Rules of Lifting for Women." Well, to be honest, I am taking a break from it right this second because I have started walking 3 miles a day every day, and it's a bit much to do both, and I need the cardio to burn some of this gut flab/leg flab off. But that's only because I already have major muscle definition. If I were to get lipo/TT today, I would have the rock-hard abs you see on TV (when I hold my gut in you can totally see them). And you can see by my ticker how much I weigh! Crazy, no? :)

Couch
06-03-2009, 12:53 AM
Just to answer the original question (coz I'm a numbers nerd!) - you're already at a theoretical calorie deficit of 600cal, so you only need about another 150cal, which according to this website http://www.nutristrategy.com/activitylist4.htm is about half an hour of walking at a moderate pace. If you are really out of shape it's probably less.

But theory is one thing. If you're losing 2lb a week, you've had an actual calorie deficit of 1000cal, so unless something has changed significantly, you should still be able to manage that now doing what you're doing.

koolkiwi
06-03-2009, 05:06 AM
I suggest just do some walking. I wear a bodybugg which is the same thing and its amazing how many calories just plain old walking on the flat does. I usually burn ~8 calories a minute brisk walking along road and about 6 calories a minute hiking in the mountains. You could walk for an extra hour a day and it doesnt matter if you walk for it all at one time or take 4 walks of 15 minutes.