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Unread 02-06-2018, 06:11 AM
yupisaidit yupisaidit is offline
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Default Day 25 + Day 26

Weight: 152

Nutrition: Low carb. Calories? Fasted 22 hours.

Ate/drank: a bit of cream/bone broth during fasting window, one small piece fried chicken, chicken salad with kale, roasted seaweed, red wine (

Workout: none

Did pretty well at the superbowl party I went to in terms of keeping low carb
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Weight: 149.5

Nutrition:

Calories: 1371
Protein: 70
Fat: 65
Carbs: 15

Workout: Lifting/cross training class
Drinks: 2
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2018 Diet Starting weight: 159
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Unread 02-07-2018, 06:45 AM
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Default Day 27

Weight: 148

Nutrition

Calories: 1130
Fat: 74
Protein: 60
Carbs: 20
Drinks: 2

Workout: none

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My "social" weekend managed to extend till last night when I had a work event and ended up drinking 2 glasses of red wine. Stuck to keto and it fit in my carbs but I'm noticing my weight loss is slowing, although honestly, it's great to be in the 140s so consistently (albeit right on the edge).

Can't get to gym till Saturday with childcare. My goal right now is to do a 16:8 eating plan for the next few days, no drinks or extra calories outside my planned keto meals, and a 24 hour fast Friday though Saturday evening.
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Unread 02-10-2018, 05:18 AM
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Kinda lost the thread here.

The update is my weight has been in the high 140s for the past 5 days, and I woke up today at 147, which is great (lowest weight in 3 years), especially since I believe cycle-wise I'm nearing my period (though I haven't been tracking that carefully so it's hard to know for sure). In the past week I've been stopping eating by 8 or 9pm and not eating again till the next day around noon or 1pm, so a bit of IF thrown in there (not quite a strict 16:8 model).

The downside is I'm kind of burning out on logging everything I eat, and I've been lax with drinking.

It's been easy to keep the drinks within my macros, and I haven't drunk excessively, but in allowing myself to drink I end up adopting alcohol as a near daily habit, which I don't love.

All in all, I was at 162 on January 2nd when I started low carb, and 159 when I started keto on Jan 9th. Feeling pretty good about where I'm at right now -- 15 pounds lighter than Jan 2nd; never lost this much weight this fast. It's kind of crazy how close I am to my original goal (139) considering the date I chose (April 30th) and I definitely don't want to lose momentum.

I think I might try a "flexible dieting" mindset for another week, and allow myself to be a little lax with the tracking while sticking to keto, and then jumpstart another month of strict no drinking/way less eating out/social diet exceptions than I've been having since last weekend.

I'm also curious about fasting and IF. I tried a 500-calorie/every other day version once before when I wasn't eating keto, and it was super challenging for me -- think I lasted all of a week. Supposedly once you eat keto it's easier. Last weekend my OMAD (one meal a day) on Superbowl Sunday worked nicely and wasn't too hard.

Thinking I'm going to do something IF-ish again today (in addition to the 16:8 I've been adopting) before a party I'm going to. I stopped eating at 8:30 last night and will probably start eating at 7, so not a full 24 hour fast but close.
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2018 Diet Starting weight: 159
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Unread 02-10-2018, 05:33 AM
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Great job so far!
IMO/IME the closer you are on your goal weight the more you will benefit from flexible dieting. A structured refeed every now and then (been a while since I read flexible dieting, don't remember the specifics) will keep your progress going more smoothly.
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Unread 02-10-2018, 05:10 PM
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Great job so far!
IMO/IME the closer you are on your goal weight the more you will benefit from flexible dieting. A structured refeed every now and then (been a while since I read flexible dieting, don't remember the specifics) will keep your progress going more smoothly.
Thanks for the encouragement. I was just reading a tip that for people who practice IF for a long time, that it's important to throw in a break or cheat day. Don't know if this is true but seems in line at least mentally with what you're recommending. And we know, this is pretty much all mental!

I'm going to think on my plan for a bit but I think having a plan to commit to will be good. I'm pretty happy with how I did for the past 31 days, and part of that was committing to something.
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2018 Diet Starting weight: 159
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Unread 02-11-2018, 08:58 AM
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Default Day 33

Weight: 146

Workout: did an orange theory fitness class. It was OK -- I really didn't like the music, so it made it drag, but otherwise love the concept. Just really pricey. But my regular gym doesn't have the training classes I like after noon on Saturday and I realize how important it is for me to get a focused workout in, so I'm willing to pay for a boutique class every now and then.

Nutrition (yesterday):

Fasted 23 hours, then ate whatever at 2 events I attended, while keeping keto. I doubt I could have hit more than 1200 in that time, but I had: some chicken salad, bites of a charcuterie plate (smoked meats, cheese), red wine, a little pork, salted, roasted seaweed. A real hodgepodge.

Fasting was interesting. I did it last weekend for Superbowl Sunday for about 21 hours and broke the fast at 5:30. Waiting till 8 o'clock felt really challenging, I guess because I'm so conditioned to have dinner at 6. The last 2 hours I just felt distracted by hunger. I've heard hunger pangs go away, but I didn't get to that point yesterday.

I hadn't planned on not eating this morning but I think I might wait till noon to eat. Also I can't believe the scale is at 146 except I had gastrointestinal issues this morning which meant I kind of emptied my system before I weighed myself. I'm wondering if my brief fast caused that. I know on longer fasts people have to gently introduce foods. Mine was so short but I did kind of have a lot of different heavy foods last night so who knows ....
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Unread 02-17-2018, 07:46 AM
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Default Day 39

Weight: 147

So it's my 39th day of keto, but I've pretty much been super lax about measuring anything and have been having some kind of wine or alcoholic beverage every day. It's been nice to be social and switch up what I was eating but I'm ready to buckle down and get back into more rapid weight loss.

According to the app I'm using I'm at an average weight of 146.1 and my weight loss rate has slowed to .75 pounds a week (before this flexible period, a few weeks ago, I was averaging 3 pounds a week).

Right now I have my period so I think I'm really at 145. Would be amazing to get down to 139 after a period of no drinking/strict keto macros.

Going to start measuring etc again on Tuesday after this holiday weekend and I'm back at work and can get into my routine.
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2018 Diet Starting weight: 159
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