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  • SW 4/1/13 =274.8
    CW=268.6 down 1.4
    Calories = 574
    Net Carbs = 21/14%
    Fat= 33/50%
    Protein= 52/35%
    Sleep = 7:10 91%
    Steps= 7853

    Yesterday went very well. Here is the current plan...2 days a week of Very Low Calories = on or about 500, 2 days a week of Low Calories = on or about 700, and 3 days a week eating "normally" = following the 4 Golden Rules (1. Eat what I REALLY want, 2. Eat only when I am physically hungry, 3. Eat mindfully, 4. Stop when I am no longer hungry)

    I actually think that now that I have been doing the very low calorie days, I actually know what hunger feels like and know that it will not kill me, and that I can easily satisfy it if I just slow down and enjoy what I put in my mouth.

    The 4 days of controlled eating will be my work days.

    I will still be getting on the treadmill every day, and do the Tabata once a week-probably Sunday or Monday.

    My fitbit is messed up, or rather its connection to the computer is messed up, so I don't know how many steps I took yesterday, but know the last time I looked at it there was just over 8,000. No idea about sleep.
    Last edited by demuralist; 04-17-2013, 06:11 PM.
    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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    • That is what I discovered yesterday. Hunger won't kill me and if handled correctly, it won't even cause a binge. Now that the amino acids and menopause supplement have rebalanced things, my binges are purely emotional. I actually almost didn't binge on Monday night because my brain was saying "No Thank You" but I desperately needed the comfort.
      Primal since 9/24/2010
      "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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      • ah yes, eating for comfort.. guilty.

        Chris.. I thought you were not changing anything for a while?
        Karin


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        • Karin, thanks for reminding me

          Actually, I need to get to a place where I am actually doing what ever it is I am doing! The alternate day was not doable for me because I can't seem to keep to very low calories on my days off, at least not yet. So I am still alternating days of very low calorie, just not every other day. I was actually planning to do the 4:3 (which is what ADF is), and just using 3 days while I am at work. But I don't want to "have" to do less than 500 calories 2 days in a row. So that is where the modifications came in.

          Also, I found a twitter account for Dr. Mosely and then came across a forum for the 5:2. So I thought, well why do 3 days of very low if 2 days will work? But I also never really have cared for breakfast, and eating lunch at work is no fun since I eat at my desk while working, so I figure I can just eat my snack when I get home from work, then have a decent dinner and keep between 500 and 700 calories pretty easily as long as I don't do a lot of cream/butter/MCT in my coffee and tea.

          So I am changing it so that I can actually accomplish 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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          • ahhh gotcha. I am also trying to get to a place where I can be consistently doing the same thing. While I have started a SPEED/EMF I have yet to get a good day in. Lack of preparedness on my part. I will own it.
            Karin


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            • Yep, I am first working to get to compliance most of the time, then I will worry about whether or not I am getting results. If I get compliance for lets say a month to 6 weeks and get no results then I will start tweaking the plan. But first I gotta get a plan I can do.

              For me, trying to do very low calorie on a day I am at home and likely trying to avoid at least one unpleasant task is just a plan to fail.

              I really like the idea of doing 2 to 4 very low calorie days and allowing myself some normal ones. I hope that not only will this get me to my goal weight, but that it will also teach me about hunger and how to deal with it. Stop being afraid to be hungry (what is all that about right?). Learn to eat for my health and satisfaction without being obese. Learn to deal with non-food issues in non-food ways. Not asking much am I?
              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, double post
                Last edited by demuralist; 04-17-2013, 09:58 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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                • SW 4/1/13 =274.8
                  CW=268.8 up .8
                  Calories = 1206
                  Net Carbs = 26g/10%
                  Fat= 69g/61%
                  Protein= 74g/29%
                  Sleep = 7:30 94%
                  Steps= 11,343

                  Yesterday is what I am calling a moderate day. On my work days I will keep mornings and lunch the same. On my "fast" days I will keep to below 550 calories (25% of my TDEE), on my moderate days I will keep close, but not fanatically so, to 1,100 (about 50% of TDEE). The 3 days left I will "eat normally".

                  I am just doing the moderate days so I can get used to the not eating during the day. In a few weeks I will ease up on those when I feel confident about the fast days. Doing the 4 work days the same gives me some flexibility if something comes up and I mess up on a fast day. They will also allow a transition into eating normally. Having those 2 days will help in the case that I go crazy on the eat normal days, and let me get to where I feel comfortable with that concept.

                  DH was giving me attitude last night, I am sure it is work related and it is the "kick the cat" syndrome, but I didn't feel like being the cat last night. So after I cleaned up the kitchen I went for a walk. I was actually very nice out, mid 70's with a breeze, lots of people out. So much better a choice than sitting and watching tv and fending off barbs. And it got my steps up over the 10,000 mark!

                  We had a crew doing a film in our building yesterday, they were just kicking it into high gear when I left. Can't wait to hear the details when I get to work today. They had the hair and make-up and wardrobe room all set up, and were blacking out some of the windows (we have a ton of stained glass windows in the building.
                  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, well, 2 things just occurred to me, if I do moderate days, I will have trouble getting in the "superfoods" I have committed to eating, and they may not set me up well for fast days (my tummy is grumbling already, so that is what got me thinking that). Oh well, N=1 as we say.
                    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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                    • Good choice going for a walk. It looks like yesterday was a good day.
                      Karin


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                      • Ah Husbands...Mine is really good at that as well. Way to "walk away" and not take the bait.
                        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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                        • Thanks! Luckily the weather cooperated. And actually it was nice enough that I am going to try to do a walk most nights. I am sure it was much better for my sleep than had I stayed 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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                          • Chris, why don't you try 5:2 and see if that works? If that doesn't work, then try 4:3?
                            -- Ruth

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                            • I am actually leaning that way, and you just helped push it all the way.

                              I was thinking, I can always get more restrictive, it is kind of silly to start restrictive and then have no place to go when I hit a plateau.

                              And 5:2 is so much more flexible than 4:3, I just need to hit 2 of the 4 days I am at work instead of 3. So I plan to generally do Tuesday and Friday. That way if we end up having company on Friday I can switch to Thursday. I also think it will help me stick to the 550 calories.

                              So I am tweaking again, ah, I will get it right, soon!
                              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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                              • SW 3/1/13 =274.8
                                CW=267 down another 1.8
                                Calories = 517
                                Net Carbs = 8g/6%
                                Fat= 43g/74%
                                Protein= 26g/20%
                                Sleep = 7:06 88%
                                Steps= 9,465 ack, so close! But I did clim 10 flights of stairs.

                                Well yesterday was fairly easy. I think that my work day pattern is a success (so far). By the time I get home from work I have only had about 100 calories, so on down days I just make dinner and eat it, on up days I have greek yogurt with blueberries and a T of raw walnuts, and stevia of course. Then do dinner. For the weekends I will just eat when I am hungry, eat what I want (trying to make sure I get all the superfoods I have planned) and stop when I am not hungry anymore -even if there is food left on my plate!

                                We have company tonight, so naturally I have arranged this to be my up day! I have to go to work early today, and it is likely I am going to get my steps, and flights of stairs, in even though I don't have time for the treadmill.
                                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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