Draglist's Journal, 31 Aug 16

Woke at 211.8, up .6 from yesterday. Targeting 2048 calories today to finish the month exactly on my 1671 average daily calorie target. HIIT squats tonight. Came home famished at 210.6. OK, let’s face it. This is my normal weight: 209-210. No matter what I do, that’s where we we end up. I did a review of my FitBit records since May 2014. My average weight over that entire time? 209.3. I’ll take it. If I get the balls to do it (like Ches did), I’ll adjust my goal weight to 205 instead of 200. That will allow me to stay in the blue zone at my obvious set point. How many months of a 1000 plus calorie deficit does it take for me to realize that this is it for me? Hell, I’m wearing 32 inch jeans and large t-shirts comfortably. Do I simply own this weight (which includes my considerable loose skin from my 340 lb. days)? Mini-rant over. Had a great end to the month and dead on my calorie goal. OH! Somehow, did the math wrong and ended up getting a bonus 200 calories today! A nice two tablespoons of almond butter took care of that!

8/31/16 Tanita Numbers (before dinner, no workout):
Weight - 210.6 (est. goal at 10% BF - 183.0) - 27.6 lbs. to lose
Total body fat % - 15.2 (goal is 10% BF) - +5.2%
Total body fat lbs. - 32.0 (est. goal at 10% BF - 18.3) - +13.7 lbs.
Total body water % - 61.3 (balance is 62.5%) - 1.2% dehydrated
Muscle mass lbs. - 170.0 (est. goal at 10% BF - 156.7) - +13.3 lbs. (water)
Physique rating - 6 (high muscle/avg BF; goal is 9 - high muscle/low BF)
Bone mass lbs. - 8.6 (est. goal at 10% BF - 8.0) - +.6 lbs. (water)
RDI - 2335 / Visceral fat rating - 9 (goal is 8) / Metabolic age - 21

Macros (in grams, rounded) (updated for August):
Targets: 180 fat, 40 net carb, 80 prot, 30 fib, 1500 sod, 2100 cals
Ate: 169 fat, 55 net carb, 125 prot, 35 fib, 3086 sod, 2237 cals (3230 used, 993 deficit)
Running avg: 115 fat, 74 carb, 97 prot, 1671 cals (2794 used, 1123 deficit)

View Diet Calendar, 31 August 2016:
2237 kcal Fat: 169.09g | Prot: 124.93g | Carbs: 90.33g.   Breakfast: Monster Beverage Zero Ultra. Lunch: Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds 100 Calorie Pack, Emerald Natural Almonds 100 Calorie Pack, Emerald Natural Walnuts & Almonds 100 Calorie Pack, Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond Bar, Wild Planet Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Snapple Diet Peach Iced Tea. Dinner: Cauliflower, Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, Johnsonville Beef Brats, Julian Bakery Paleo Wrap, Brazil Nuts, Justin's Nut Butter Natural Almond Butter - Classic. Snacks/Other: Nature Made Super B-Complex, Nature Made Calcium, Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt, Centrum Silver - Men 50+, Now Magnesium Citrate, Turmeric Capsules, Vitamin D3 1000 IU, Kelp, C-1000, MK-7 Vitamin K2, Jarrow Glutathione Reduced, Pure Krill Oil with Astaxanthin, Ghirardelli Midnight Reverie Chocolate 86% Cacao, Bob's Red Mill Chia Seed, Lucerne 1% Milkfat No Salt Added Cottage Cheese, Bluebonnet Whey Protein Isolate - French Vanilla, Hershey's Natural Unsweetened Cocoa, Paleo Pie Crust. more...
3230 kcal Exercise: FitBit Tracker - 24 hours. more...

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Mind boggling watching you follow, almost to the calorie, your food.  
31 Aug 16 by member: ClassicRocker
It's funny... at the end of each day, I do trade off analyses on what I still get to eat and stay within the numbers. Of course, all calories are estimates (packaged or in the FS database), but it gives me a baseline to play with! 
31 Aug 16 by member: Draglist
PS. That HIIT squats thing? Didn't happen... :) 
31 Aug 16 by member: Draglist
Stuff happens. I have no doubt you'll make it up in the next few days. 
31 Aug 16 by member: ClassicRocker
Thanks, Kathy! I have officially upped my target weight to 205, instead of 200. I am confident I can maintain that until the end of time... 
31 Aug 16 by member: Draglist
That totally makes sense Bill. To me, our goal weight or set weight is a function of our personal health - fitness goals and body type - age. Just like many other folks maintaining here on FS, you've proven to yourself over time, through steady effort, what your weight range is.  
01 Sep 16 by member: Steven Lloyd
Thanks Steven. I will still aspire to the 190s but I'm happy where I am if that doesn't happen.  
01 Sep 16 by member: Draglist
You're probably right about the "normal" weight for you, makes sense. You work at this as hard and steady as anyone.  
01 Sep 16 by member: jmb3450
Thanks, Jim! 
01 Sep 16 by member: Draglist
The funny thing is, it's all about the water content in the muscle mass and bones. I'm basically 196-197 plus whatever excess water is in me! That is consistent. 
01 Sep 16 by member: Draglist

     
 

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