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  • Curvy is definitely me. It is rumored that at one point in her career Marilyn Monroe weighed 155, I like to believe that rumor, cause that is the kind of curvy I am looking for.

    Sleep last night was amazing! I slept 8 hours out of being in bed for 8 and a half, that is a 97% efficiency. I woke up when Dh woke up from the recliner and came to bed and I woke up at my weekday time of 5:30, but both were brief. It has got to be the food, I have not started exercising yet. (well except for the once a week Tabata-once). BUT, the treadmill arrives Wednesday afternoon, I start walking on Thursday. I will get DS to set up the DVD player since we moved a different tv down to the basement, so I will be ready to walk and watch a movie. I think the first one will be Mama Mia.

    I was talking to a co-worker about that movie and she said she cries at the same places I do...obviously mom helping daughter get ready for the wedding, but also the "Dancing Queen" scene. Funny, cause it is a happy scene, but I cry every time.

    Anyway food was less than stellar. The lesson I learned yesterday about food, I do not do well on the days that I decide to do a snack. So not matter what no more snacks, either eat a meal or have some tea or just walk away.

    STATS:
    Calories 1964 (1700)
    Carbs 52g/10% (35g)
    Net Carbs 35g (20g)
    Fat 166g/74% (140)
    Protein 77g/16% (70g)

    percentages stayed in line, just too much food. I will do better today, good sleep will ensure 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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    • Wow great sleep! Mine was just OK last night. I was restless for some reason. Good thing my after, noon nap kept my numbers up.

      Can't wait for the treadmill.

      Oh and I want to be an Athletic B. Like Dara Torres of olympic swimming fame.
      Primal since 9/24/2010
      "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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      • I used to cut Dara's hair when she was at UF training (I can't remember if she was a student there as well) many years ago. She is a lovely person, and yes, as you would expect solid as a rock, smart too, and actually prettier in real 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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        • Wow, Chris, how cool.

          I love strong women. For awhile, that was my goal, but I decided I'm too lazy to consistently train to get that kind of body. Walking and some body weight movements...if I can keep those up, I'll be happy
          -- Ruth

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          • Yeah, me too. I used to think I would start lifting eventually. I actually did for about 5 years (when I went to the gym everyday for the "free" babysitting) but hated every second of it. Once my kids started school, I quit going, I didn't need the 2 hours of me time anymore.

            p.s. that was about the only thing cool about living in Gainesville Florida as a parent (it is fantastic for college students and retirees). My kids actually had Olympic Gold medalists teaching them how to swim (not Dara), play basketball and coach soccer.
            Last edited by demuralist; 01-26-2013, 12:38 PM. Reason: add p.s.
            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 fun. I got a lot done (Grocery shopped, Cleaned the house, laundry that sort of thing) and we had my BFF and her hub over for dinner and cards. I got the kitchen so clean, BFF actually mentioned it. I usually have pots and pans drying next to my sink, especially when company comes because they are usually from making the dinner, and it is even worse when DD is home because she cooks late and only half cleans. But yesterday I had enough energy to actually get all that put away and even got my shower done in enough time to watch This Old House before company arrived! About 80% of the time we have any company coming I end up running late and don't even get my shower in.

              Sleep, I tell ya, is a wonderful thing!

              So for dinner I made the Cream Cheese/Bacon Dip I added to our LCHF recipe group. Funny thing is that it started out as a 1/2 recipe of Geo's Buffalo Chicken Dip, but I didn't have all of the ingredients I thought I did, so I did enough substitutions that it really isn't her recipe at all. BUT, OMG, it is good.

              Dinner was basically munchies=The dip, guac, and salsa with celery and tortilla chips= wine (I had 1 small glass then switched to tea), and we stood around and got caught up. Then played a couple hands of cards. Then had soup (stuffed cabbage soup without the stuffing of the cabbage). Then played another hand of cards. I didn't bother with dessert, good thing cause we all were stuffed, no need.

              I had my typical breakfast. For lunch, I just ended up testing the dip and making adjustments, and had a cup of tea.

              I have absolutely no idea how to track that so I won't, but I will say, I did not touch the chips, so I know my carbs are low, and I am also sure my protein was reasonable. So I am not worried.

              My sleep last night was good, but too short. I was in bed for only 7:40, but slept for 6:55, that is a 94% efficiency. I woke up 3 times, 1 DH got up to go potty, 1 his alarm went off (he is flying over to take DD to lunch today), and 1 was my typical weekday wake up time. The thing that I am most excited about is that I am getting at least 1 very long stretch of uninterrupted sleep every night, and usually 2. This has to have a positive effect on my 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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              • Chris, I don't even know where to start. You are positively radiating wonderful energy vibes over the internet. Go, you! I don't know if you are losing weight yet, but you are making some really good changes in your life. I'm with you on the sleep - when that is in line, the rest just falls into place!
                -- Ruth

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                • Thanks, I feel so much better than I have in a while. No doubt the sleep has the most to do with it, but obviously the diet is helping the sleep.

                  I am actually getting afraid to get on the scale, because I fear I haven't lost weight and then I will have to start tweaking and I don't wanna. Luckily I don't plan to get on until I go to see the doc in March. I want to see what my scale says compared to hers, especially since I will have clothes on for hers, I don't want her number to depress 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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                  • How do your clothes feel?

                    So jealous on the sleep, mine has been so lacking bc of the play and it made it hard to stay on plan the way I would have liked. It is done now, so I am going to join you Wonder gals! So excited for all of us.

                    I just want to not balk at the mirror. I just don't recognize this body as me, I am excited to let the real me emerge. I am ready to meet her again, and appreciate her this time. I am starting to see my body as a hot rod I am restoring. Maybe I should pick one that speaks to me as a totem of sorts.
                    My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread70684.html

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                    • How about giving it six months before you start tweaking? You could be one of those, like me, that has the slow and steady thing happening. If you start tweaking to soon are you really giving your body a chance??
                      Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                      • Kymma, I like the hot rod idea, you could find a photo of a really sleek sexy model and pin it up where you can see it. So much nicer than putting up a pin-up of some woman you think you want to look like!

                        Honeybuns, I know mentally you are right. I just doubt I would have the will to not tweak something if I went 2 months and there was no change. I have already decided that if that happens, I will just drop my carbs a bit more but leave the fat an protein pretty much where they are. Then, if I feel just as good doing that, maybe hold it for a few months, then slowly add them back to my current goal. I know that "Atkins Induction" level carbs (20g or so) are not sustainable, but might be useful as a kick start. I could not do it when I tried it before, but I think with the fat higher it is probably doable, though unlikely very fun.

                        BUT, if I lose anything, even if it is only inches, I will be able to hold on to what I am doing. If it is a loss but not as much as I would like, I will just work harder to stay focused on the goals.
                        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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                        • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                          BUT, if I lose anything, even if it is only inches, I will be able to hold on to what I am doing. If it is a loss but not as much as I would like, I will just work harder to stay focused on the goals.
                          This sounds like a great plan and reminds me that I need to take measurements. I think I'll take baseline measurements on Feb 1st when I report my January success or failure. That will give me something to compare with March 1st.
                          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                          • Your not weighing is stressing me out. lol

                            Seriously, I fear that when you weigh in March, there will be a lot riding on it.

                            I am excited for you to get your treadmill because I feel that exercise is a huge part of firing up the metabolism. Certainly I would not be seeing the numbers I am now without it.
                            Primal since 9/24/2010
                            "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                            Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                            MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                            • Paula, you are so cute! You can rest assured that I will not be quitting the EMF WOE, no matter what the scale says. I know now that VLC (or at least pretty LC) is the way my body wants to go, the only weight I have lost in the last 5 years or so has been doing LC. The devil is in the details, I obviously will be sad if there is zero loss. But staying off the scales is keeping me from doing that daily tweaking that I am notorious for when I am on the scales daily. I do need to let my body equip itself.

                              I totally agree with the exercise at the very least making me feel better. and I know that the walking on the treadmill tightens up things even if the scale doesn't show that. It comes Wednesday! I won't be able to start till Thursday though cause I have a class to go to Wednesday night, and I will probably have to work late to make up for the fact that I had to take off to be at home for the delivery.

                              today, when DS gets home from his camp, we will do our weekly tabata. Eventually, I want to get this up to 3 times a week, starting with Sundays for now, and will add a day once we get to regular habit status.
                              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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                              • Well, rats, I still have an eating control issue. That cream cheese/bacon dip with celery calls my name from the fridge. It looks like I can only make it when there will be enough people to eat it, no leftovers! It has just a tad too many carbs in it to be able to eat it willy nilly. At any rate I have no business eating willy nilly.

                                I also didn't drink enough yesterday, so my fingers are puffy.

                                So what I did yesterday that didn't work was that I did not pre-track my foods before I ate them. I just ate what I felt like it. It was a mini experiment, to see if I could listen to my body and respond in a reasonable healthful way. So I would probably have done better if the cream cheese dip wasn't in the fridge? Or maybe I would have scavenged on something else? So back to what worked=pre-tracking.


                                STATS:
                                Calories 1602 (1700)
                                Carbs 44g/11% (35g)
                                Net Carbs 34g (20g)
                                Fat 129g/73% (140g)
                                Protein 63g/16% (70g)

                                so the only thing I went over on was carbs and it is the one thing I absolutely don't want to go over on.

                                Also, what was I thinking, DS do activity when he gets home from camp? He slept. We will do the Tabata when we walk in the door from rifle practice.

                                p.s. sleep was good again! in bed for 8 hours, slept 7:13, 92% efficiency. Had 2 long stretches of sleep. If nothing else, this WOE helps with that, and that is a huge deal!
                                Last edited by demuralist; 01-28-2013, 06:16 AM.
                                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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