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  • So the whole food thing is going well. You know what that means...time to tweak! Seriously, I do not feel any smaller, and am not lovin the poochy belly. So I am going to stick to what I am doing and clean up my act a bit. Things like....adding cream to my hot tea, a whole glass of wine when I really only need half (I am a cheap drunk!)...could be removed from my day and there would be no negative side effects. So that is where I am going this week. To take out those superfluous things that I truthfully won't miss. Drinking my Double Dark Chocolate Mate without cream is not a hardship by any means. So I can do this, easily. Let's see what it does to the belly.
    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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    • Did well yesterday. I did end up having a pack of almonds and a very small chocolate bar late. The only problem I have with that is that I think it negatively affected my sleep. I really should have just gone to bed as I was eating after 9, when I should have been washing up for bed. But I decided to eat before I looked at the clock and well, once decided there is no not eating right. So foolish.

      Fingers are puffy this morning, and I did take note that my BP was on the high side when I went to the doc last week. Have been drinking plenty, so it looks like I may have to limit salt Sad, cause it really makes food taste so good.

      I have a few craft things I would like to get done today. I have to brave Michaels, ugg, and Home Depot, ugg.
      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 will chime in on exercise.. i hate it. My treadmill is at my moms. Well, there is no space anyway. Before you tweak.. how long have you been doing what you are doing?
        Karin


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        • The SSoS? Months. Started July 30th. I am just moving, slowly, toward lower carbs. Not forcing the 10 to 12 veggies a day (ie a little less green smoothie mostly), and cutting out things that I think are not necessary (ie. cream in my tea), and not worrying so much about the fat. I also stopped the cottage cheese and yogurt, it didn't seem to be making a positive impact and it was forced as well. Nothing major. I feel better with a little extra fat (in my diet not on my body).

          So now my morning smoothie has just either spinach or kale, instead of spinach, kale, and green beans. Lunch now includes a big bowl of veggie soup but no "extra" veggies, and either salmon with mayo and avocado or leftover meat, with an ounce or 2 of cheese. Dinner is a giant mixed greens salad, with nuts and seeds, peppers, mushrooms, cukes, and the dinner protein on top. It is still 8 or 9 veggies, but less focus on getting in all 10 and all the protein and more emphasis on low carb. Still no starch or sugar. Basically the Low Carb Mediterranean not the Ketogenic.

          I am thinking I will do a month or so of the Ketogenic when we get back from visiting my mom over the holidays. I go back to work on the 9th, and will be on 3 full days and 1 half day. I will be packing my lunches. So it should be easier to do it when I am not home in the afternoon. Until then just low carb.

          My son and I have an appointment on Wednesday at 5:12 (he picked the time) to do a Tabata exercise. I have downloaded a Tabata timer app to my phone, and picked my 4 exercises (mini-stair stepper, jumprope, jumping jacks, and high stepping). You do 20 seconds as hard as you can then 10 seconds off, then 20 seconds of the next one and 10 seconds off, repeat until you have done 8 reps (each exercise twice).
          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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            things are going very well. It is so much easier just worrying about doing low carb than adding in other complications. I spend less time thinking about food, less prowling in the pantry. I am currently shooting for under 50g net carbs.
            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 we just did our 4minute Tabata exercises. I did stair stepper, jumprope (damn i am bad at that), jumping jacks, and hi quick knee steps. Holy crap it was hard. Now we just have to keep it up
              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 there was a large study done that essentially showed that working the large lower body muscles actually improved the strength in the small upper body better than doing exercise exercises using the small muscles did. So to test that I am going to do the Tabata every week, then the next day I am going to measure how long I can hold up a weight with my arm extended. This is a test.

                So the Tabata was crazy hard, and had us both breathing heavy well after we had finished. The beauty of the 4 exercises we picked is that we can essentially do them anywhere. We aren't going to drag the mini stair stepper with us, but we can find stairs to climb instead.

                The result today is that my thighs, front and back, are pretty sore.

                My food yesterday was low carb, but a little on the loosey goosey side. I didn't feel like soup at lunch, so had some mixed veggies with 3 oz of brie, I didn't drink enough-my normal morning 100oz was only half finished-it is high caffeine so I goot finish it by noon. I had one small piece of french toast made with homemade bread -plain no syrup, but the rest of my day was low enough to make up for it.

                I will clean it back up today. It is feeling too good to let it get away from me.
                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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                • Tabatas are crazy, but at least they are short crazy. I need to add mine back in (I keep saying that, don't I?).

                  Proud of you for jumping back on the train today.

                  When do you go to Florida?
                  -- Ruth

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                  • Christmas Day to my parents and then to St George for New Year's with BFF and her family.

                    I was just not hungry at lunch today. for now I need to eat it anyway because not eating it opens me up to the mid afternoon munchies. I am doing Christmas cards instead of eating. Time to make dinner now.
                    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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                    • Ok, I started SSoS July 30, 2012, getting more consistent with time, my plan was always to get on the scale and do the measurements mid-December, so here ya go.....

                      These are my start stats with the current next to it with the change in bold
                      Weight: 263.2 C= 268.8 Change +5.6
                      Neck: 14 C= 14.5 Change +1/2
                      waist:41 C= 39 Change -2

                      r. bicep below top muscle:16 c=15.5 Change -1/2

                      r. forearm:12 C= 11.5 Change -1/2

                      Chest (with bra): 45 C=45 Change 0

                      hips:52 C= 51 Change -1

                      r. thigh (at finger tip):30 C=30 Change 0

                      r. calf:17 C=17 Change 0

                      And here are the stats from the start of Primal 8/11/11 and how they compare to today....

                      SW: 267 UP 1.8
                      neck: 14.5" SAME
                      r. bicep:17" DOWN 1.5
                      r. forearm: 12" DOWN .5
                      Chest:48" DOWN 3
                      Waist: 40" DOWN 1
                      Hips: 51" SAME
                      r. Thigh: 30" SAME
                      r. calf: 17" SAME


                      I think that basically, for whatever reason, Primal did me no favors, SSoS was only slightly better. I feel best, do best when I am focused on whole food low carb (LCMD), so since it does not appear to make a whole hell of a lot of difference body wise, I will be doing LCMD.

                      Just found the blog site of Peter Attia, which I think will help me with this. In case you are interested....Start Here The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.
                      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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                      • Paleobird recommends Attia in the "Eat Moar Fat" Thread or her new journal. Can't remember which.
                        Primal since 9/24/2010
                        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                        • Primal works great for me as a maintenance scenario. Basically, to lose weight, I have to eat super clean "Paleo". Fairly lean meat (I can eat some fattier cuts, but more as a rotation), lots of veggies, a little fat. Limited fruit. Very limited nuts.
                          -- Ruth

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                          • I am going to spend some time on Attia's blog and see what I learn. Basically, primal/paleo were not worth the energy as far as results. It may work as maintenance, but I think long term I want something simpler. I am going to have to figure out a way to keep low carb healthy, ie not wander into the atkins bar type thing! Easy enough though, the not wandering into fake food part I mean.

                            The high veggie, low fat didn't do it either. So now looking more at medium veggies (8 instead of 12), obviously still no grain or sugar, protein at each meal-not necessarily low fat though, and not necessarily adding in lots of fat just not worrying about it. Then I will work on the details as I learn more from the Attia blog.
                            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 also had a lot of trouble losing weight doing primal, and the whole food low carb thing is really working. I am following Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution Read It Online!. Under 30 g carbs a day. I am working hard to stay 100% compliant. When I decide to slip, I do not continue on for the rest of the day, it is ONE thing allowed like a bite of chocolate or a glass of wine, or some extra vodka sodas, bc I know the end goal. I will have to take a look at that Attia blog.

                              I am just not hungry and not interested in food. I like it, but it leads to me not eating the best and most nutrient dense and delicious food. It's more like, oh I'll heat up these hot dogs and a can of green beans and be done with it. Going to try my hand at some yummy cooking this weekend to ease that.
                              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread70684.html

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                              • thanks for your encouragement! Even if I do happen to become uninterested in food, hot dogs and green beans do not live in my house.

                                I sincerely enjoy eating a big beautiful salad, lots of mixed greens with bell pepper, cukes, avocado, pumpkin seed, toasted pecans, a protein source and a vinegar and oil homemade dressing. so that is generally dinner for me, and should stay with in the guidelines I am working toward. Breakfast and lunch are gonna need some work. I have been putting so much emphasis on getting 10 veggies and enough protein (175 to 200g) and keeping fat low so that I was in a reasonable calorie range. So now protein I am shooting for is under 100g, carbs-for now- will be under 50g and hopefully under 30 Net, and fat I won't worry about except for the source.
                                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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