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Old 12-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westminster, CO
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What is your BMR (Base Metabolic Rate) or Lifestyle Calories as FITDAY refers to them on the Activity tab? How many calories are you burning from your exercise? What is your deficit? As Frenchen and Cassie said, you obviously are not getting what your body needs through your current diet.

Your dedication to your exercise is great. I do have a question about your weight training? What kind of sets and repetitions are you doing. Most women that are willing to pick up the weights have a unrealistic fear of becoming bulky and so they do relatively light weights with high repetitions (anything greater than 10). While this improves endurance it does not build muscle fiber like lifting heavy. Lifting with weights appropriate so failure, the inability to perform another movement with good form, is acheived in the 4-6 range will build your muscle (some of which you lose when dieting) and maintain or increase your BMR. This will help you decrease your bodyfat % instead of muscle.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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