2018-04 Monthly Wrap-Up

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In an unusual turn of events, the math for April does not come out. Not even close! I gained 1.06 pounds this month. That’s despite a deficit of 6,408 calories (214/day). I have no explanation for this. Nothing stands out.

My base macros for the month were 134P/101C/45F=1,344. I add my exercise calories at a rate of 50%C/50%F.

My first thought was to raise my macros. If I’m not losing weight at this deficit, why bother? However, I’ve taken a day or two to contemplate that and have decided to leave my macros they way they are for the month of May.

I still have trouble hitting my protein goal. My sugar intake was up 38% in April, I need to work on that!

Judging by how my clothes fit, I am a little bit smaller than I was in 2013. Sadly, I do not have Fit3D numbers prior to January 2017. It’s not the end of the world if I don’t lose any more weight I do NOT want to start gaining a pound every month! I am healthy. I am strong! All my clothes fit. What more could a girl want?

2017-06 The Math

I continue to follow the ETP (Eat To Perform) macro cycling protocol. My macros were updated/increased four times this month. I went from a goal of 1518-1838 Calories/Day to 1813-2213 Calories/Day in four steps.

Notes:
June was uneventful. No illness, no injury.

According to my Hackers Diet chart: My actual weight is down .8 pounds and my Trend is down .6

To track my daily activity, I currently wear a Garmin Fenix5X with wrist based HRM. I always wear a chest strap for intentional exercise.

Garmin adjusts my daily BMR based on my weight. I weigh daily on a Garmin Index Smart Scale.

.8 pounds lost x 3500 calories per pound = 2,800 calorie deficit for the month. That’s an average of 93 per day.

According to my MFP log, I consumed 56,686 calories this month. An average of 1,890 per day.

According to Garmin, I burned a total of 61,653 calories during the month. That’s an average of 2055 per day.

61,543 burned – 56,686 consumed = 4,857. Or about 1.39 pounds. That’s about double the actual .8. But, pretty close.