Originally Posted by 01gt4.6
- First you need to figure out how many calories you burn on a "normal" day with no workout or cardio. Vito has some info here on how to calculate it.
- Log food accurately (weigh it if you have to!)
- Next log workout and cardio under the activities tab
- Log sleep
I think after you do this you'll probably see that you really weren't as deficient as you though. If you are that deficient, then you have something else going on. Either too much water retention from sodium, medications, etc, and something else. I'd assume that being regulated on thyroid meds would give you put you in the same boat as someone without a thyroid issue?
I was using Fitdays Sedentary setting on the how many calories I burn on a normal day. I tried a couple of the calculators listed there and one said 2524 another said 2143 both on sedentary activity. I'm not sure if I'm sedentary because I lift weights 3 times a week and do some cardio here and there. I need help finding my TDEE(total daily energy expenditure) or w/e.
For a wile I did not log my workouts and I have never logged sleep.
But what is strange is I have not changed much of anything from September/October where I was losing 1lb/week to November/December where I haven't lost any.
I just started taking thyroid medications and it takes a month to see if it is a large enough dose or not so my thyroid levels are still not in a balance yet.
Originally Posted by VitoVino
Also derpderpderp1, if you make your journal public we could take a look and see what's going on. You can access the settings from your User CP.
I think it is public now.
Originally Posted by wildbeanerz
I second Mike on logging sleep. If you haven't done that before be sure to start. It is definitely more accurate that way.
I will log sleep.
Originally Posted by kiltman
While you state your calorie deficit, you haven't stated your caloric intake. That may need to be adjusted. Depending on where you started with your weight, if you've lost a significant amount, your caloric intake should be adjusted down accordingly. I also strongly agree about watching your sodium intake--stay away from any processed foods--especially meats--eat the real deal--fresh chicken, turkey, etc. also, weigh and measure your foods, don't guess. I've found the foods you can select in fit day aren't always as accurate as customizing your own via the food labels of the products you are consuming. also, livestrong.com has great nutritional information--usually including labels.
I weigh meat and some vegetables and measure other things. Fitday automatically adjusts your calories burned per day when you lose or gain weight(if you log your weight) and it has only been a 50-100cal difference.
I feel like I might just be experiencing a lot of water retention because I am on other medications other than for thyroid and thyroid can make you retain more water. I take lithium, risperdal, doc-q-lace, levothyroxene and some herbal supplements/medications. And to me it sort of makes sense because right around the time I stopped losing weight the thyroid problem got worse enough for the doctors to prescribe medications because they had been monitoring it for a wile via a blood test for lithium levels so it had been questionable for a wile but not severe enough. But I'm just not sure if it's water weight. I hope its water weight or I have been spending the past 2 months thinking I was doing things to have me lose weight when they were just maintaining my weight. I also do not think that this weight stall is from gaining muscle as I have lost 10lbs on my bench press and stalled on my other lifts.