Draglist's Journal, 04 Oct 15

Woke at 214.0, down 1.4 from this time yesterday. That’s after eating 2700 calories. Holy cow, is this adding calories thing going to work? Finished a 16:8 fast and ate a huge omelet. Had three cups of coffee and a hot green tea, then went out for a 5-mile HIIT walk. I intended to take it easy after a fast pace yesterday, so I mostly jogged during my HIIT bursts. But I’ll be darned if I didn’t exceed my max heart rate on them! Was it the coffee? A little less sleep last night? Averaged 4.3 mph and an amazing 141 bpm with a max of 177 bpm! I sometimes don’t even hit 141 bpm on my HIIT bursts on the incline treadmill! Came back and weighed 210.0, down 1.6 from post-workout yesterday. Looks like I’ll get at least 2600 calories today. I’m eating 400-800 more calories than I normally do, tailored to a 750 calorie deficit each day based on how much Fitbit says I burn. Attempting to see if I was not losing body fat due to stress-induced cortisol production from extreme calorie deficits (and lack of sleep).

10/04/15 Tanita Numbers (post 5-mile HIIT walk/run):
Weight - 210.0 (est. goal at 10% BF - 183.0) - 27.0 lbs. to lose
Total body fat % - 15.4 (goal is 10% BF) - +5.4%
Total body fat lbs. - 32.3 (est. goal at 10% BF - 18.3) - +14.0 lbs.
Total body water % - 58.6 (balance is 62.5%) - 3.9% dehydrated
Muscle mass lbs. - 169.1 (est. goal at 10% BF - 156.7) - +12.4 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 (water)
RDI 2320 / Visceral fat rating - 9 (goal is 7) / Metabolic age - 19

Today's Macros (in grams, rounded, based on 2144 calories; adjusted as required):
Targets: 60 fat, 164 carbs, 237 protein, 39 fiber, 1500 sodium, 2144 cals or 750 deficit
Ate: 145 fat, 184 carb, 239 prot, 45 fib, 3215 sod, 2837 cals (3606 used, 769 deficit)
Running avg: 123 fat, 189 carb, 180 prot, 2577 cals (3337 used, 760 deficit)
95.3 kg Lost so far: 52.2 kg.    Still to go: 2.3 kg.    Diet followed: 100%.

View Diet Calendar, 04 October 2015:
2837 kcal Fat: 145.36g | Prot: 239.47g | Carbs: 184.32g.   Breakfast: Egg, Nature's Way Efagold Coconut Oil, Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Italian Sweet Creme Coffee Creamer, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Drink Powder, Sargento Natural Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, Margherita Pepperoni Sliced. Lunch: Bob's Red Mill Chia Seed, dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt, Flatout Light Italian Herb Flatbread, Market Pantry Blackberry Jam, Nature's Way Efagold Coconut Oil, Hershey's Natural Unsweetened Cocoa, Kroger Whipped Greek Cream Cheese Spread & Greek Yogurt. Dinner: Crock Pot Turkey Chili. Snacks/Other: Nature Made Fish Oil 1000 mg, Now Magnesium Citrate, Swanson Celery Seed, Feel Great 365 Daily Boost Vitamin Shot, Turmeric Capsules, Super Krill, Organic Black Cumin Seeds, Now Real Food Golden Flax Seeds, Safeway Organic Whole Strawberries Frozen, So Delicious Coconut Milk Unsweetened, Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Italian Sweet Creme Coffee Creamer, Body Fortress Super Advance Whey Protein - Chocolate Peanut Butter (42g), Ghirardelli Midnight Reverie Chocolate 86% Cacao. more...
3606 kcal Exercise: FitBit Tracker - 24 hours. more...
Losing 5.1 kg a Week

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Comments 
Interesting...let's see how this goes for you. 
04 Oct 15 by member: FrankieBluEyes
Thanks, Lynn! I am so stuffed! But I'm determined to eat all these calories my lower deficit calls for. I am going to continue working out, so I'm going to be eating way more than I am used to. Just ensuring that it's quality food. 
04 Oct 15 by member: Draglist
Your down to 210, you are doing something right!!!- it will interesting to figure out - you may be burning more calories then you think!!! 
04 Oct 15 by member: pwrestlephoto
Thanks, Pam! I know I'm burning an average of 3300 per day according to my Fitbit and on some days (like yesterday and today), I'm burning upwards of 3500-3600. So on these days, I get to eat about 2800 calories, which for me is massive unless I'm doing some vacation eating. Just ate 2837 today alone! 
04 Oct 15 by member: Draglist
Eating 2700-2800 calories and losing weight. Very nice, I'd like to have a dilemma such as that to deal with. :)  
05 Oct 15 by member: jmb3450
Now your body is being soothed and not starved ... and not holding on to fluids. Just eat nutrient dense foods and see how it goes. :o) 
05 Oct 15 by member: Mom2Boxers
It's all an experiment Bill. Good luck. 
05 Oct 15 by member: sarahsmum
Thanks, Jim, Mom, and Isabel! A nice problem to have at that! I had more success today, as after my pig out yesterday (where I had to eat a dark chocolate after 10 pm to use up the last bit of calories), I weighed 209.0 after my workout! Really crazy, but fun! Looks like you are right, Mom! 
05 Oct 15 by member: Draglist

     
 

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