Feedback for one month on JUDDD??
I am trying to decide if I keep things as is or really start counting on my UD (instead of keeping them as FD)
I am unsure if my fluctuation is "normal" for maintaining or if the # is just higher because I am doing FD instead of strict counting?
Here is my results from the last month. I really prefer not to go over 120 but as I said not sure if changing things will impact my results much. I am pretty sure I do not go over 2000 calories on FD and I do now workout 7 days a week (either running or exercise dvd)
121.4 -1/1 Sun - FD
122 - 1/2 Mon - MD
123 - 1/3 Tue - DD
121 - 1/4 Wed - FD
121 - 1/5 Thur - DD
120 - 1/6 Fri - FD
121.2 - 1/7 Sat - DD
119.4 - 1/8 Sun - MD
120 - 1/9 Mon - FD
121.4 - 1/10 Tue - DD
120 - 1/11 Wed - FD
121 - 1/12 Thur - DD
119.8 - 1/13 Fri - MD (need tomorrow to be a UD)
121.8 - 1/14 Sat - UD (big jump, may be due to PMS, will need a strick DD tomorrow!)
120.8 - 1/15 Sun - DD
121.4 - 1/16 Mon - FD
122.6 - 1/17 Tue - FD (TOM/PMS plus my 1/15 DD became more of a MD)
121 - 1/21 Sat - DD
120.6 - 1/22 Sun - FD
121.8 - 1/23 Mon - DD
121.4 - 1/24 Tue- FD
121.8 - 1/26 Thur - UD
121.4 - 1/27 Fri - DD
121.6 - 1/28 Sat - FD
? - 1/29 Sun - DD (did not weigh)
122 - 1/30 Mon - FD
123 1/31 Tue - DD
To me, this looks like a really good, normal maintenance range.
I feel it would impossible to stay at one number day after day - it's just too alien to how the body works and what it needs to do in its normal functions and processes. So I like to give myself a 5# maintenance range.
I rarely go up or down the 5# all at once (only if sick, retaining water, didn't sleep, etc. I might rarely see a jump up of #5).
The bounces were more and wider when I was doing regular UD/DD in WLM. With FD in maintenance, it's usually just 1 - 3# bounces.
I think you are doing great.
If you have a maintenance range of say, 119 - 123, that lets you allow for normal fluctuations. For example, if you saw 124# you could start reigning in your FDs and counting again until you got back to your desired range. That's just one idea, and that's how I've been doing my maintenance. I never did see the higher "over-limit" number, but that's what I kept in mind so I didn't worry about the normal fluctuations.
Our stats are very similar. I am probably the same height as you, although I only claim 5'.
I have still set my goal at 126 but I am getting very used to the lower figures, and I think I like them. I have only seen 126 twice this month. Once when I came back from a weeks holiday in Austria, and once after a blow out with frien and family.
I am 65 in a few months and have a fear of being a scrawny old lady, so I am watching things very carefully. But I may change my goal by a pound or two down, haven't yet decided.
I see similar bounces to yours but these are entirely normal amounts. Everyone varies this much. Just most 'normal' folks just don't know what they weigh daily.:rofl:
I think this is a good point, Cindy. People who have always been slim and trim without conscious effort, just don't think much about it. Usually they are so completely oblivious to their weight that they certainly don't weigh every morning. They don't even give a thought to the fact that they are always slim, so why would they weigh?
And without weighing every morning, they are also oblivious to all the fluctuations of a few pounds up and a few pounds down that is the normal balancing act that goes on within us as our days go by. It's only us, who are acutely conscious of our weight, who weigh all the time, and to our detriment, pick out a number on a scale dial that me must stick to, else all will be falling down about our ears. Or.. a very narrow range of 118 to 120 pounds. LOL ;)
So, first of all, I think we need to choose a maintenance range that give us a bit more room for normal fluctuations, because those can certainly rise above just a couple of pounds sometimes, and then reside back to the low end again.
However, here's a thing to keep in mind too. If your fluctuations don't reside so much, if the fluctuations UP are happening more and the fluctuations DOWN aren't taking it all away again, if your maintenance average seems to be a smidge more and a smidge more as the weeks of your maintenance pass... you're not in maintenance anymore. You're slowly regaining some weight. And that's where you will want to make a slight but sharp adjustment.
Are you actually measuring food and portions and counting calories anymore? Do you really have a handle on the number of calories you are eating on your UDs? Did you increase your DD calories? Too high?
You may not be gaining at all.. only fluctuating. But you need to weigh each morning to get a weekly average at the end of each week, and then compare your weekly average weight as the weeks pass to determine that you really aren't gaining at all... or that you are.
Just a tiny bit of correcting may be needed. Or none at all. But easy to deal with, either way.
Thanks Pat, always good advice!
Excellent numbers for maintenance!!
In particular as you only dieted 1/3 of the month!!! I count 11 DD out of 31 days.
I say to keep up the good work!!
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