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  • great day! Chatting in the car, like old times, except that DH can't hear and he gets irritated when I repeat the kid's response. I guess because it means I heard it and he didn't a sort of validation that his hearing is getting worse.

    Back to the real world today, and the normalish schedule. I will be back on the treadmill by 7am! I am going to work on Dean Dwyer's "Lessons". I really think that they will help with the mental part.
    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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

    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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    • So I just took the time to make graphs for....

      weight
      steps
      sleep hours
      calories
      carbs
      fat
      protein
      fiber
      sugar

      Guess what I learned. There is no correlation. NONE

      I am going to start charting this month for fluid intake as well and next month I will remake the graphs and see what I learn.

      It is sad, because nothing I did worked. My weight today is about a pound and a half less than at the beginning of the month. Which was 10 pounds more than the start of last month. And at 261.4 was 6 pounds less than when I started Primal. Where do I go from here. If what I eat and what I do doesn't help me to lose weight, what are my options.

      Was my eating perfect? No, but it was totally reasonable. Lets see where 1 perfect day will get me...lets try today and see what happens. So far so good.
      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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

      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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      • Rats, so much for a perfect day, just ate a homemade "mounds bar middle" DD makes them for her snacks, usually sugar free, but this batch used sugar so I counted it as a mounds bar.

        Well, it isn't June yet (how is that for an old diet mentality creeping in?)
        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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

        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 am almost at the give up stage of losing weight so I feel for you and can relate. I admire your dedication though in picking it all apart.
          Karin


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          What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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          • Well, I cannot totally give up, I just gotta figure out what works.

            the last thing that worked was low carb. I did a Low Carb Mediterranean Diet, just before I went Primal. Lost 22 pounds, then Primal stalled me. Not sure why except that I probably loosened the rules since I figured I was eating "healthy".

            The thing that worked before that was Paul McKenna's book "I Can Make You Thin" 3 summers ago. I got to my lowest weight in 10 years (234). Then stopped doing it and I gained it all back and then some.

            June is the month, I clean up my act.

            I am going to do the LCMD, which is pretty much primal, just shifting focus for the month to see what happens. In conjunction with that, I will only eat when I am really physically hungry and I will eat mindfully. Those last 2 are 2 of the 4 rules that McKenna uses in his book. I will work on these 2 this month and worry about the other 2 once I have these down pat.

            So LCMD is ... http://advancedmediterraneandiet.com...ree_online.pdf

            My plan for June...

            No restrictions or targets on Fat or Proteins
            No added sugars or flour
            8 to 9 veggies with no more than 1 fruit, berries
            Let the carbs fall where they may

            I will eat when I am hungry, and I will sit down and eat like a civilized human being-from a plate putting the utensil down between each bite chewing, then swallowing, then assessing if I need another bite. I can always put what ever it is back in the fridge if I don't finish it. No rules for how many times or when I can eat, only that I have to have a growling tummy.

            Truly this is what I would hope for as a style of eating for life so it is time to get good at it.

            Activity wise, trying for 10,000 steps daily. Walking on the treadmill, Just Dance with DD, or yard work, along with following my new "house cleaning plan"....stilettos & bubblegum: CHORE CHART

            I will keep meticulous notes, a daily weight graph, as well as track every morsel of food, and type and amount of activity.
            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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

            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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            • Alrighty, it starts today! I don't know how many hundreds of times I have said that in reference to my weight plan, but one of these times it has to be right. And it is going to be this time. This is an experiment. An N=1 if you will. Today starts the collection of data.

              The things I know so far...

              I tend to lose if I move. No set amount of movement, maybe just more standing than sitting as opposed to "exercise".

              I tend to lose if my calories are close to 1500, give or take.

              I will be keeping a journal of steps/activities/weight/measurements/sleep on my fitbit dashboard.

              I will be keeping track of everything that goes into my mouth on MyFitnessPal.com

              This journal will be about my attitude and working through the "Making Shift Happen" Lessons. According to Dean's "Hierarchy of Change" this puts me squarely in the researcher mode with one foot in the experimenter stage.

              So my first experiment in willpower and change (again following Dean's lead=Decide, Plan, Act, Audit)...to not join in a feeding frenzy that takes place at my house starting around dinner time and ending at bedtime. I don't generally eat that whole time, just someone in the house is eating during that time, and it tends to draw me into the kitchen, and I will then usually start to pick at things. And especially after dinner it tends to be dessert type foods. The family generally makes these for themselves so there is no need for me to be a part of the process of making/eating/cleaning. So my plan is to make myself busy, in another part of the house if necessary. I have a ton of projects I could be working on, I will pick one and get to it. I will just ignore the activity in the kitchen, as my attention is really about "getting to eat" whatever it is they are working on. I will report tomorrow on how it went.

              This is about becoming in reality the person I see in my wishes and dreams.
              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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

              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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              • Blog | Make shift happen

                Just in case anyone is interested.
                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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                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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                • My plan for June...

                  No restrictions or targets on Fat or Proteins
                  No added sugars or flour
                  8 to 9 veggies with no more than 1 fruit, berries
                  Let the carbs fall where they may


                  So yesterday went pretty well, I had a bit of rice, won't do that again. I don't love it and wow does it have a lot of carbs!

                  I was within all of my goals for calories and macros, didn't move as much as I would have liked but I was not sedentary either.

                  I will need some serious practice at leaving food on my plate, I am not good with that.

                  This morning's weight...260.2 up .2.
                  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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                  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 like your plan. I love your attitude (it's something I ALWAYS love about you).

                    I found that I'm back to where I started when I started SPEED in November. Sigh. I did really well with Paul McKenna myself...not sure why I do not try it again. I know I need to re-evaluate as well
                    -- Ruth

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                    • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                      My plan for June...

                      No restrictions or targets on Fat or Proteins
                      No added sugars or flour
                      8 to 9 veggies with no more than 1 fruit, berries
                      Let the carbs fall where they may

                      LOVE THIS!!! I will be curious as to the results. I have been a little tempted to do something like this myself.
                      Karin


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                      What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                      • The problem I have with doing the McKenna plan full on is, well fear. I wish I had tracked my food so I knew what I ate and could just do it again. Of course the issue there is that then I wouldn't be doing the plan.

                        I am going to really work on 2 of his 4 rules, and get them totally ingrained. They are the 2 that I think will, at least in the beginning really make a difference, not only in my weight but also in my attitude toward food.

                        1. Eat only when I am really physically hungry, tummy growling.
                        2. Eat mindfully. Sit down at a table with my plate and pay attention to what I am eating. For me this also includes, putting my utensils down between bites, sitting in front of a mirror (when alone) or eating with people around, tracking every morsel, etc. Things that make me pay attention to what I am eating.

                        Karin, I think it is flexible enough that you could join me.

                        One of the things I am finding out, is that when I only eat when physically hungry, I tend to skip food at breakfast. I have been doing a cup of coffee with HWC, and then a glass of iced Republic of Tea Double Green Matcha with a bit of HWC as well. Not a problem except that I don't get any fruit or veggies and it has been hard to make up the difference, so I have only been getting 7. But I am ok with that.

                        I should add that I am working to stay with a calorie limit of about 1500, give or take depending on my activity level for the day. If I sit around all day, I wll try for 1400, if I move around all day, I won't worry too much if I hit 1700. So I am shooting for a range of 1400 to 1700 on that.
                        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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                        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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                        • Today is what I like to call a "Chamber of Commerce" day. It is absolutely beautiful. Sun is shining, light breeze, 65 degrees. Perfect for yard work. I have done a couple hours, taking a break and am going out to do a whole lot more.
                          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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                          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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                          • Can you explain this McKenna? I dont think I have heard of it before.
                            Karin


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                            What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                            • He wrote a book called "I Can Make You Thin" part of it was about self hypnosis, which I still use to fall asleep at night, and a "tapping" technique, which I think is a little out there and never really used. But the important part, from my perspective, is that he had 4 "Golden Rules"...

                              1. Eat only when you are physically hungry
                              2. Eat exactly what you REALLY want, not what you are supposed to.
                              3. Eat consciously, mindfully, slowly, savoring every single morsel.
                              4. STOP, when you are no longer hungry.

                              Simple, but NOT easy. I actually lost 50 pounds doing it. But it was truthfully extremely difficult. I am hoping that if I focus on #'s 1 and 3, that 4 will fall into place and eventually I will be comfortable enough to go with all of them. Because it is truly what I aspire to do for life.
                              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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                              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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                              • So, yesterday was a fairly successful day.

                                My plan for June (I will keep copying this until it is in my brain!)...

                                No restrictions or targets on Fat or Proteins
                                No added sugars or flour....no, pizza
                                8 to 9 veggies with no more than 1 fruit, berries...no, only 6
                                Let the carbs fall where they may
                                Eat only when physically hungry (tummy growling)...YES!
                                Eat mindfully...yes, it was all plated eaten in front of mirror

                                The weather was amazing and I ended up doing 4 hours of work outside, 2 heavy pruning and weeding, and 2 moving and arranging the stones and rocks for my rock garden.

                                My tummy was definitely growling for lunch, which was at the 2 hour mark of the yard work.

                                I was also hungry for dinner. Yesterday was a pizza day, I make it homemade and weigh out the dough, it is a planned "treat" as such I don't consider it a cheat. I had also made homemade goat cheese, so my pizza had a tiny splash of sauce, an ounce of parm, mozzerella, fontina mix, and ounce of the goat cheese, a couple of slices of tomato and a chopped yellow bell pepper.

                                Obviously, was very active yesterday, and we even took a short walk around the neighborhood it was so lovely last night.

                                Stats...

                                Calories...1525
                                CHO...117 Net...95 (the pizza crust pushed this up)
                                Fat...82
                                Protein...84
                                Fiber...23
                                Sugar...26 (close, trying to keep it at 25 or below, this is mostly from the blueberries)

                                This morning's weight...260.6 up .4. to be fair, I can feel the puffiness, probably from sweating doing all that work and not drinking enough to make up for 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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                                My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                                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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