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  • UPDATE:

    Tuesday: 189.6
    Wednesday: 187.8
    Thursday: 187.2
    Friday: 185.8
    Saturday: 184.4
    Sunday: 184.4

    Holding steady . . . I challenged my celebrated Math Genius against my LoseIt Phone App and it disagrees with my over 73% fat ratio and said I am at a paltry 69%. Hmph. Oh well, that's still higher than normal. Um . . . does anyone else get a return visit from Mistress GERD on a higher fat ratio? I've had two very mild visits.
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    • i kinda gorged on duck fat last night and woke up with a sort of queasy stomach, i only get heartburn when i eat too much acidy food like tomato sauce

      mind telling me what you ate for mistress gerd to show back up?

      i'm not saying i'm right or anything, i'm just curious. cause i'm nosy
      beautiful
      yeah you are

      Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
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      • My trouble foods are ice cream, and hamburger buns. I love a bunless hamburger too, but there is something unique about a big, fat hamburger with a really good bun that is hard to resist sometimes. So I don't.

        I also love really high-quality bread. There's nothing as good as a slice of hand-made sourdough, pan-toasted in Kerrygold and sprinkled with garlic.

        Also, beer. Good beer. Like the KBC Blueberry Wheat Ale I picked up the other day, and have somehow miraculously managed to avoid breaking into so far. Probably because I had half of my fiancee's Kona Brewing Co. Wailua Wheat last night instead, LOL.
        Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

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        • Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
          mind telling me what you ate for mistress gerd to show back up?
          One night the most likely culprit was tomato sauce; I was just surprised because I hadn't had that much of it.

          About the other night I remain baffled. Bacon, avocado, egg, steak, heavy cream . . . nothing unusual and that night Mistress GERD crept in with her sultry well hellllooo lash along my esophagus. Actually, it hardly qualified as a lash. I propped myself up on an extra pillow and after one more hey sailor, she went away. I'm used to going for months at a time without any visit at all.
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          • wow i don't even know (other than it sounds yummeh)

            maybe she missed you, wanted to flog for old times sake
            beautiful
            yeah you are

            Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
            lol

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            • Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
              wow i don't even know (other than it sounds yummeh)

              maybe she missed you, wanted to flog for old times sake
              Probably. I mean, after all, we used to have such a tight relationship. She must miss me. Oh, Mistress GERD, the fun you and I used to have night after night after night after night. I think I was her favorite client. So I understand if it is hard for her to move on.
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              • Have to agree with beer as being a real problem "food" especially if I'm somewhere with a good IPA on tap....I'm doomed....but happy about it at the time. :-) My primal journey started on October 17th of this year and early on I would have said a glazed doughnut or glazed cinnamon bun but i actually had some of one of those recently after a bad day and couldn't even finish it. It tasted like it was plastic or something...wondering what I saw in them now actually...which is a wonderously good thing......

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                • I've been mulling over my "problem food". It's not a food but a situation: food I already have (prepared). I can't buy anything I shouldn't eat, and that's not actually that difficult. But sometimes you just end up with stuff.

                  If it's not primal I can usually talk myself into throwing it out. The other thing I do is use the freezer, a lot. If it's frozen, I can't gobble it down on impulse. And if I have to prepare something then I have time to prepare something worthwhile, and will generally go ahead and make a satiating meal.

                  I can sometimes overeat primal just because I have a lot made. I have always liked leftovers, and I'm so frugal (read: obsessively tight-fisted) that I often make more than a meal's worth at a time. So, now I try not to defrost anything until the fridge is pretty empty, and not to move anything from the big freezer until the freezer compartment on the fridge has a good amount of space. Then I can more easily freeze leftovers when I make something too delicious to eat in reasonable portions (sweet potatoes).
                  "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
                  "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
                  If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

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                  • ^Agreed on the situation problem. If we don't have sugar in the house, it's easy for me to not bother going out to buy some chocolate (though sometimes I do anyway because it's fun to make late-night trips with my boyfriend). I don't indulge in my boyfriend's junk food (ramen, chips) because they don't appeal to me, so that's easy at least. I am jealous of your obsessively tight-fisted nature!
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                    • UPDATE:

                      Tuesday: 189.6
                      Wednesday: 187.8
                      Thursday: 187.2
                      Friday: 185.8
                      Saturday: 184.4
                      Sunday: 184.4
                      Monday: 185.0

                      Oh, high fat ratio, how cruel. To return me to my previous low and then strand me there. You have reduced me to an all-day long marathon of Dollhouse episodes.
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                      • Dear Gay Panda,

                        Before I found primal, the last somewhat success I had was a little known diet called 'The hacker's diet'. This diet was really big on calorie restriction, portion control, and daily weighings, and tracking the whole lot with a spreadsheet & graphs.. I was really good at the discipline required for the daily weighings and the spreadsheet. The calorie restriction and the portion control - meh.

                        Anyway, one of the greatest things about that diet, was that daily weighings are of no importance, other than how they impact on the weighted average of your trend weight. The idea is that even when your overall average weight is trending down, there will be days when your daily weight is higher than your recent average - after all that's how averages work - half the numbers are higher.

                        So if you were to plot those numbers you posted, and apply an exponentially smoothed weighted mean, with a smoothing factor of 0.9 (giving greater weighting to the most recent results, you would see that you are still losing the weight.

                        Sorry for the uscheduled interruption, we now return you to the regular program.
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                        • Dollhouse marathon? Noooo! Eliza Dushku, get your mitts off our Panda.
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                          • Ah hah! Finally caught up! (It's good to have productive things to do at work)

                            I love reading this journal, Panda. Like you, I'm an introvert's introvert- and it's like reading a much more entertaining version of my life. I've also come to the (obvious) conclusion that I'm not cool and never have been. But- like you said, there's so much freedom in it! While I do not have snazzy purple clogs, I revel in the idea that if I decided to indulge, it wouldn't do a bit of harm to my image, since I don't have one! Good luck with your social/non-social balance. It's hard on vacation- but necessary.
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                            • Gay Panda should not have a driver’s license.

                              Though I passed the written portion with flying colors, I had not had nearly enough practice behind the wheel. Yes, I’d done the hours with the instructor, but the guy was the sort of character that after school TV specials star in the role of Creepy Man #3. He freaked me out so much that I put off the test for a year and a half, until I got a job and it could no longer be avoided.

                              So, with six hours of training under my belt from eighteen months before, and two disastrous drives with one of the Perpetually Arguing Panda Parents (in which I roared over the curb at Target with the Perpetually Sticky Panda Siblings screaming we’re going to die! in the backseat), I presented myself at the DMV for my test. After driving over a curb, blowing through a blind intersection, and nearly nailing a pedestrian right there in the DMV parking lot, the man who was giving my test said, “Aw, kid, you tried so hard!” and gave me a 71.

                              No, I should not have gotten my license, but I did. I dislike the saying that you get out what you put in. This philosophy was more or less true in school: my grades generally reflected the effort. I thought that this was how life worked, but it does not. You can fail a driving test but pass if the examiner pities you. You can be the most perfect candidate for a job in the world, but have your application thrown out because you are a Scorpio. Getting out what you put in is so not true for publishing, and it is definitely not true for weight loss.

                              If I eat poorly, I am guaranteed a 100% failure rate on weight loss. Yet if I eat perfectly, I am not guaranteed a 100% rate of success. There is a factor out of my control, and this is the most maddening state of events. I deal with the daily visit to the scale pretty well. I need the number to keep me on track, and I don’t want to spend my days on highs or lows according to whatever number I see, so I have to divorce my emotions from it. Usually I am successful, but sometimes I am not. Yesterday was one of those times, because it is the fourth time I’ve hit that low of 184.4 (since October) and then bounced back up.

                              Part of the irritation at this is due to my long ago struggles with losing weight the conventional way: semi-starvation and running myself to muscle strain. In one of those instances, the lowest I ever got was about where I am now. And I could not maintain it. I believe on one golden day I may have seen 181. But then, no matter how little I ate and how much I ran, I shot back up. So I worry that maybe the low 180s, no matter by what method I reach it, is simply my body’s limit. The damage from the pills may be too much to overcome, and the 170s might be forever unattainable. Who knows? In the end, I am not in control. I might not get out what I put in. There are no guarantees.

                              Because Valhalla has a perverse sense of humor, today I reached a new low of 184.2. It doesn’t look like much difference, does it? But I am still glad to see it. I just need the bone now and then, even if the bone is a 0.2 difference since late October. Oh, the Slow Train. Since my body seems to like the higher fat ratio (shucking that weight from November much faster than I’d anticipated) I’m going to stick with it for a little while longer and see what happens.
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                              • Originally posted by phreebie View Post
                                Anyway, one of the greatest things about that diet, was that daily weighings are of no importance, other than how they impact on the weighted average of your trend weight. The idea is that even when your overall average weight is trending down, there will be days when your daily weight is higher than your recent average - after all that's how averages work - half the numbers are higher.

                                So if you were to plot those numbers you posted, and apply an exponentially smoothed weighted mean, with a smoothing factor of 0.9 (giving greater weighting to the most recent results, you would see that you are still losing the weight.
                                Thank you, phreebie! I think that this grumpiness was inspired by hitting the same damn low over and over and over and over and then bouncing back up . . . until today, when I dropped 0.2 beneath it. But you're right, my weight is trending down. I just have to be patient, and patience is not one of this panda's virtues.
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