davidsprincess's Journal, 17 October 2019

Taking a diet break until 10/21 to see if I can get a reset. The goal is to stop counting calories and relax but not to eat everything I possibly can. I'm still going to lift every day- because that's what I do and I am still going to weigh in every day so you can all see what happens. I am mentally prepared to see the numbers climb. I don't know how high the scale will get in just 4 days but I know it won't be fat. I think I mentally and physically need a break- from the diet part- not the lifting part. I'll never stop lifting and it'll probably be easier and more fun with 2000-2300 cal a day as opposed to 1600-1700. Wish me luck. Later, friends! P.s. Anybody else done this recently and gotten good results? I fear that 4 days isn't going to reset anything but I am afraid to do a week or 2 so I pray this works. Here goes nothin'!
190.6 lb Lost so far: 58.4 lb.    Still to go: 7.6 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 17 October 2019:
2569 kcal Fat: 111.14g | Prot: 76.11g | Carb: 320.68g.   Breakfast: Domino's Pizza 14" Hand Tossed Pepperoni Pizza, Dairy Queen Snickers Blizzard (Small), Aunt Millie's Giant White Bread, Great Value Peanut Butter, Sugared or Glazed Doughnuts, Quaker Rice Cakes - Chocolate Crunch, Great Value Peanut Butter. more...
2734 kcal Activities & Exercise: Weight Training (moderate) - 55 minutes, Driving - 2 hours and 15 minutes, Standing - 59 minutes, Resting - 11 hours and 51 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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Hope it works out for you! Not sure exactly what you mean by reset. But if you still weigh yourself every day you shouldn't run into too much of a problem. 
17 Oct 19 by member: Fritzy 22
are you lifting to be in a competition? I can see the point of lifting to get toned up I guess I'm just old-fashioned 
17 Oct 19 by member: clairsheart
I just did a reset this last weekend. I did too many low calorie days and fasts in Sept. I stalled, and I felt I was chasing the scale instead of getting healthier. I deliberately overate Fri-Mon to remind my body I be chunky. :-) I went up 5 lbs from Friday morning to Tuesday morning. As of this morning, I am 2 lbs away from my Friday weight. I felt I needed a mental reset along with a calorie reset. They usually help me. I did slightly struggle on Tues to get back into my OMAD. I wanted candy sooooo bad, but my calories were already accounted for, but by Wed, easy peasy. My next mental break will be Thanksgiving. I still will track, but I will not limit. I always plan out my breaks, and there is usually a drop I like soon after.  
17 Oct 19 by member: jessabridge4444
Only 1600 cals?? That is torturous! I am simply ravenous on days I workout ❤️ Enjoy the nourishment You deserve it! 
17 Oct 19 by member: CrashtestDawnie
I’ve taken “breaks” but have tried to record as much as I can. I’d say that I was better for it when I got back into eating better and exercising more. This week has been good to me after 4 days away from the gym. Lots of new maxes! 
17 Oct 19 by member: love2educate
Good luck.  
17 Oct 19 by member: liv001
I did a reset recently where I upped my calories and didn't limit anything. I was waiting for the gain but never happened. Not sure if I needed more calories to push things along but it worked for me. I wish you luck.  
17 Oct 19 by member: tatauu22
We all need a break sometimes. Counting calories, planning, meal prep and dieting is all hard work! Enjoy your break.  
17 Oct 19 by member: UK cats
good luck! 
17 Oct 19 by member: AdaOke
Hope the break gives you the results you're looking for. Perhaps thinking about this time as developing new, healthier eating habits rather than "being on a diet" would reduce your need to "take a break." I look forward to the results of your eating without counting calories; that's how I lived the first 45 years of my life (without being overweight). Wishing you a very successful reset! 💛💜💚 
17 Oct 19 by member: shirfleur 1
Your lifts are gonna skyrocket (but so will the scale 😜). It's fine though... it's kinda what I'm doing; higher calories one week then dip a little the next. Pick your caloric average and balance it over 2 weeks instead of daily or weekly 👍🏻 
17 Oct 19 by member: chrisw77
Nice plan - hope for success for you. 
17 Oct 19 by member: HCB
Oooo Chris! I like the idea of a 2 week average. I might try that 
17 Oct 19 by member: jessabridge4444
I am certain you will be fine, and a shift in focus for a bit could be really good! 😁  
17 Oct 19 by member: melissatwa
https://rippedbody.com/diet-break/?fbclid=IwAR2qrCjXJ6jAYf2gjYbs4Ir3UyySc3x5MH3n9Ftl6nfEZAaXLZx8edXpPOM  
17 Oct 19 by member: davidsprincess
This link explains it all very clearly. Jessa and Tatauu- that is what I am talking about! @Shirfleur- I don't mean "diet" in a negative way. The way I eat is not anything restrictive. I don't feel like I need a break from it because I want donuts- I want a break from it with hopes it will reverse metabolic adaptations. I'm down 53 or so pounds and haven't had a break for more than a couple days. It recommends 10-14 days in the article- but I'm going to see if this 4 day break is enough.  
17 Oct 19 by member: davidsprincess
Clairsheart- I lift because I have a goal if being incredibly fit and muscular. It is what I do for exercise and the article suggests that the lifting/training continue during the "diet break".  
17 Oct 19 by member: davidsprincess
And thanks everyone for your support and comments- Fritzy, Dawnie, L2E, Liv, UKcats, Ada, Chris, HCB, and Melissa. I can deal with the scale moving slowly- but I can't deal with it not moving at all and I want to eat more, not less. 🤸🏻‍♂️💪🏻💗 
17 Oct 19 by member: davidsprincess
I fully support diet breaks!! I think confusing the body every so often is a good thing, keeps her on her toes! Enjoy your 2000+ calorie days, I’ll be thinking of you and your delicious food! 😂💕💪 
17 Oct 19 by member: mrsroboto
You'll be fine, just stick to your plan, cause 2300 cals can become 3500 pretty easily! Lol.. enjoy your break! 
17 Oct 19 by member: Kennyn27

     
 

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