I should mention…I used the numbers from the iifym calculator and according to others in a fb iifym group I am on, they have the same calculations as you do, and I should currently be at around 1992 calories. However, I started at 1403, went up a little when I maybe hit a plateau to 1509, and am now back down to 1375 calories. I wasn’t educated about how to calculate my macros when I first began and just used that calculator on the iifym website. However, when I learned what I really should be at, it was too late, as I am in a weight loss challenge at work for 2 months and didn’t want to risk gaining any weight. So, another question for you…this contest ends tomorrow. I am planning on going up to what my calories should be, however, I am scared to go from 1375 to 1992 right away because I don’t want to gain weight. I know a little weight gain will happen because of adding more carbs/water weight, but I’m not quite sure how much to expect? Should I up my calories all at once, or maybe half at a time?
The topic of my master’s thesis evolved not only from my own interest and fascination of jacquard weaving. A little bit of luck contributed to the final outcome of this study as well. At an early point of my study, I wanted to discuss the material and col-our design of woven textiles. I considered various ways on how to approach the subject from a fresh and meaningful point of view. In the beginning of the spring of 2014, I spent three months on an internship at the Italian weaving mill Lodetex. Lodetex is specialized in the production of jacquard fabrics for furnishing markets. I decided that doing my thesis in collaboration with Lodetex would be a viable continuum after working in the company as an intern. I discussed the matter with owner Luca Farhanghi and he agreed that a thesis collaboration would be interesting and beneficial for the both of us. He informed me about a few production lines that the company planned on developing. One of these lines related to clipped designs. To me, the development of clipped designs seemed like a fascinating and interesting topic to research. Since I had already designed two clipped designs during my internship, I realized that the weaving process of these fabrics required more advanced technical understanding in interwoven structure of cloth. Therefore, this project gave me a chance to improve my skills in artistic expression as well as develop my knowledge in designing, weaving and finishing of clipped cloths.