Haha sorry everyone! I sorta forgot about this thread... meant to reply ages ago
Originally Posted by sacha
As a general rule, body weight in lbs x 16 is a decent number to shoot for. There are fancy calculators but really, when it comes to recomping, it's about the mirror. I would aim for around 1800-2000 at your size.
I don't count anymore but I have remained steady at this weight for about 8-10 months so I assume I am mentally keeping within that range and slowly seeing many changes.
I'm trying to get up to that level although when I count I keep ending up at the 1500-1600 range. So I wouldn't be surprised if I drop another pound or two while I get used to eating more, but that's ok as I've set my range at 133-138.
Originally Posted by fromthebox
- I think you're my weight loss twin. I was having the same thoughts about nerdfitness after being linked to the story about a female powerlifter.
As far as it goes for me, I am about 4 lbs from goal, but in the vicinity. I eat o.k. I don't limit carbs, but I also don't eat fast food or pizza more than twice a month. I keep reading these awesome stories about female lifters and they all preach paleo. I can't afford paleo and I honestly am torn about going to it anyway as there are lots of things I don't want to give up.
So, here's hoping I can do at least some recomposition. I look forward to seeing your progress at least
Yeah paleo is really extreme and I still live at home so I can't tell my mom what to buy. If I buy my own food I know that everyone else would just eat it. So for now I try to stick to a Paleo diet as much as I can. I don't know if I'll ever go full Paleo, but I figure that incorporating it most
of the time is better than none of the time.
I've actually already noticed some changes and I'm amazed at how fast! I've added in core exercises and my stomach is already flatter. My arms are even better now that I've been lifting heavier. I'm going to keep adding each week.
I honestly didn't think I would see results this fast, but I'm not going to complain!
Originally Posted by fitterchick160
I'm also planning to do this when i get to my goal weight. No more than 3 times a week.
You can start now so you avoid losing muscle mass while in weight loss mode
I lifted throughout my weight loss.