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  • Oh good, I am glad you don't feel stressed from the calorie watch. Staying off the scale is a mixed bag, especially in the beginning, but once out of the habit it freed me to notice other things such as how I feel and how clothes fit.

    Maybe Friday when you get home a few stretching exercises will be in order to hopefully prevent the cramps. Was it a charlie horse sort of thing? My DD swears by "blue emu" cream (I think she gets it at Walgreens maybe Walmart) not expensive and probably more about rubbing it in than anything fantastic about the cream, but I am pretty sure they have a total money back guarantee even if the jar is almost empty. Google it, if you have not heard of it.
    Chris
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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    • It was like a aching numbing cramp. I felt it coming on around the ankle (tried to work it out) and then it sprinted up the leg to the hip.
      Karin


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      • odd. muscular?
        Chris
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        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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        • I dont think so.. it felt like it started in the joint.
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          • I have noticed that when I over do it, I will start aching one place (like ankle or hip) and it will spread to my whole body. Something to do with nerve cross talk I believe. It is one of the few times I will take an I buprofen now as that really seems to help. Warm baths bring some relief too. Hopefully, this was just a one time aberation not to be repeated for you. It's so not fair as we try so hard to get better and stronger that our bodies rebell like this!

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            • Originally posted by Mud Flinger View Post
              I have noticed that when I over do it, I will start aching one place (like ankle or hip) and it will spread to my whole body. Something to do with nerve cross talk I believe. It is one of the few times I will take an I buprofen now as that really seems to help. Warm baths bring some relief too. Hopefully, this was just a one time aberation not to be repeated for you. It's so not fair as we try so hard to get better and stronger that our bodies rebell like this!
              agreed! The thought that kept going through my mind was "OMG.. this better not be what its like to be old!"
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              • Originally posted by RMS123 View Post
                Karin - on the bright side - 1,600 is not bad on an overload day Just keep plugging away. I totally hear you on things not working -- but you have to give it at least 2 weeks, if not a month, to see if it's working. [This from the queen of hopping on and trying every new thing she reads about]
                True.. my calories "could" have been a lot worse. So maybe the 1200 plan is good. It seems when calorie allotments are higher, the overloading is also higher.. I dunno.. still thinking that one through. I am going to keep at it. Its not as hard as it was before. It also makes me mindful of my choices. I have been weighing my food too to get a more accurate count and picture of what I need to do.
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                • Calories yesterday 1407 (crap.. its hard to get to 1200)

                  Calorie Breakdown:
                  Carbohydrate (30%)
                  Fat (42%)
                  Protein (28%)

                  My protein is way low and my fat is higher than anything. I need fewer calories from fat and more from protein, yes?
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                  • Truthfully, I wouldn't worry all that much about the macros, unless you think you can tweak them enough to help you get closer to 1200 and feel satisfied. I do better with slightly more protein and slightly less fat, but it varies by day.

                    1400 is not bad - you are working toward 1200
                    -- Ruth

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                    • If I am correct fat grams are higher calories than carbs and protein. I need to be fairly low carb so I am thinking perhaps more protein and less fat will result in lower calories. Or, do I have this wrong?
                      Karin


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                      • I agree, whatever combo of macros keeps you satisfied on or near 1200 is probably good, I suspct it will vary from day to day too.
                        Chris
                        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                        • p.s. I had forgotten about the ACV mix. This morning I took my 3 steeped tea bags (double spice chai, white tea, yerba mate) once cooled added them to a 50oz water bottle, added a tablespoon of ACV, some liquid stevia, and then filled it with water. Yummy, plus it is helping release some fluid, and helping my tummy (which has been a bit sad for a few days.) zero calories and very filling!
                          Chris
                          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                          My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                          • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                            p.s. I had forgotten about the ACV mix. This morning I took my 3 steeped tea bags (double spice chai, white tea, yerba mate) once cooled added them to a 50oz water bottle, added a tablespoon of ACV, some liquid stevia, and then filled it with water. Yummy, plus it is helping release some fluid, and helping my tummy (which has been a bit sad for a few days.) zero calories and very filling!
                            I need to get back to my ACV. I am also still "puffy" from surgery. This is the tough part about my fluid though, what is swelly belly (that can last a year) and what is actual weight gain.
                            Karin


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                            • yeah, but you will feel all the better to get rid of the fluid part of it, it makes my joints hurt so.
                              Chris
                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                              • I will be glad whent he fluid is gone because my pants will be more comfortable. This swelly belly is uncomfortable.
                                Karin


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