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Old 02-12-2013, 12:33 PM   #11
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #12
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My current weight set point seems around 265-270.

At least since this post was started. I spent a year cutting and had fits getting under that.

We'll see when I get back down there.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:41 PM   #13
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Should also note that last year when I hit 308, I still ate like a freak for an entire year and didn't gain a pound. My diet last year was horrible until I started eating low carb. But I did not gain a single ounce from August 2011 to fall 2012, eating with no restrictions.
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I stagnate at about 180# if I eat enough to keep my belly happy and fuel my sessions. If I stop lifting, the metabolism slows down and I lose a few pounds then start gaining the fat. Been as high as 212 on the "Eat anything I want from the vending machines and never lift" diet plan. I don't want to see that in the mirror ever again. One day when I'm at the point where I can place well at my current weight, I'll see about increasing my intakes to step up closer to 200#. Or if I get my wish of seeing all of my abs before I'm 30, whichever comes first.
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BTB's latest Vlog made me think about this some more.

As I bulked up from 191, I hit a few stalls. When I got to about 216-217, my body didn't want to gain another pound, no matter how much more I'd eat (additional shakes, yams, meat). I was suck at this weight for a little more than 3 months. I hit another wall at 225-227 that lasted until I pushed over 230.

Once I got past that, I eventually made my way north of 240 (247 was my heaviest weight, although I didn't hold it for more than a week). Since then, I have stopped my PM shake and not eaten all of my daily foods and my BW seems to be hovering between 240-242 after an initial dip to around 235.

Is 240ish my new set-point? I'm not sure. But I'd like to think it is.
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Personally, I feel we hit sticking points in both directions (gaining and losing wieght) purely because the body like to maintain a set balance and it does so by stabilising whenever it can to maintain the homeostasis.

When I initially lost weight, it took a little while before things started to move; once I got to a weight I preferred to be at (not through a set scale weight decision but via exercise and feeling physically better) the body then took absolutely ages to pack any weight on at all...at one point I even thought the body couldn't gain any weight because no matter what I ate I did not gain an ounce, and I ate a lot. Once the scale did start to shift again, however, then it continued to shift until it stabilised at another point.

Many overlook or just don't know that the body is capable of burning off around 400 extra calories, a day, purely to maintain the current homeostasis and that's what it does even if we're not expending extra energy.
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