October 15, 2007

Looking ahead

**Kristen's comments are valid ones, so I wanted to add, these calories are for when I am recovering from surgery and trapped in the house with no movement.*** I welcome any comments or thoughts about this.

New Goals:

With such little movement and activity available now. My current macros are:
1133 calories per day.
101 grams of protein per day.
134 grams of carbs per day.
21 grams of fat per day.

I need to start tracking with fitday again.

I need to start to remember my goals here. To be on stage next year. Sitting around not eating on plan isn't helping the situation.


  1. Those are LOW calories! You don't want to damage your metabolism. Have you considered increasing your protein and lowering carbohydrates if you are stalling? you'd feel fuller, and you wouldn't have to have such low calories.

  2. Hi Kristin, Thanks for the comment.

    These are my after surgery calories when I am bedridden. What are your thoughts about that? I used BB.com site to calculate.

  3. Ah! I didn't realize that. In that case, I guess you'll just have to experiment/adjust as you go. If you feel like you're blowing up, ease back on calories, but if you feel like your (hard-earned) muscle mass is wasting away, then amp them up again. Plus, in my opinion, feeling starving and then forcing yourself to 'get used to it' is never good news, metabolically. There's no way to avoid losing a little muscle if you're completely (read: completely) inactive, but your dietary choices can definitely help to mitigate the loss somewhat. In my opinion, I'd still dial up the protein and dial down the carbohydrates if you're bedridden. Carbohydrates will be more useful to you when you're actively building muscle. Bed-ridden, really not so much good. :)

  4. Great response Kristin. Do you have a blog as well?

  5. no, i don't--- i just love reading 'em. :)
    I have learned a lot, just from reading about other people and their dieting/fitness experiments.
    I totally agree that Skwigg's blog rocks.

  6. ok, well I appreciate your comments. If you ever decide to blog keep
    me updated.