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  • yeah for the 150's! SPEED actually talks about basically calorie cycling. The idea being that at the end of the week you have the same amount of calories you would have had had you just had 7 equal days. So I am thinking you did it just right. I am not sure that any of the IF protocols that I have read about say that you lose the calories? I could be wrong, as I never read it that closely since I don't think it is right for 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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    • I have done this calorie cycling, kind of.. I have done a 6pm to 6am but then I do not eat MORE calories, I just eat what I usually did. It will be interesting to see your progress after doing it a few weeks. 6-6 is not an issues as 5-5 I am sure is not. Yeah for the 150's!!!
      Karin


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      • Chris, I don't really know. I've read both - IF helps you naturally lower calories and then, on the other hand, it's not about calories, but about your body (insulin or something like that).

        Yesterday and today I started focusing on taking 15 minutes to eat. Can you believe that's actually really hard for me? Here's what I'm noticing. I'm getting full really fast. Okay...guess I need to eat less at one meal. But, then, the "empty" feeling comes early and I think I'm hungry (though I'm pretty sure it's just empty). I'm drinking loads of unsweetened tea (decaf) and water. I think I need to get more used to the "empty" feeling.

        Got a big project for work, a draft, out today. Amazing how much better I feel with that off my plate. I had to work hard (trying to ignore distractions...) to get it done.
        -- Ruth

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        • I have also been focusing on taking longer to eat (20 minutes is my goal), so I put my utensil down between each bite. Yes, very hard. And yes I did think to myself that I will eat less and then just get hungry earlier. Plus it is hard for me to stop if I still have food on my plate, especially if I have happened to measure or weigh it. I feel like it is mine, so I get to eat it all. I never take seconds. I do need to get some smaller dinner plates, that might help as well.

          I accidentally IFed lunch yesterday, didn't totally make up the calories, still up .2 today.
          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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          • 158.8. (-.2). When I first got on the scale, it said 155.8. I knew that wasn't right. I moved the scale a bit, and it came with a good number. Crazy beast!

            Today is my "low" calorie day. I go to Santa Fe, then will have a meeting when I come home. Helps to stay busy. I will put a roast in the crock pot so that dinner is pretty much ready when I am.

            I have trouble leaving food on my plate as well. I like the way you put it, Chris, that you feel like it's yours. I sorta feel the same way. I struggle between saying I have plenty of calorie budget for those foods, and it'll keep me full for longer, with learning to stop when I'm no longer hungry.

            Can't wait until I can get to 20 minutes. 15 minutes is a struggle!

            Using our salad plates helps. I feel like I'm getting a TON of food, even though it's my usual portion.
            -- Ruth

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            • Forgot to add - did some LHT last. Hooray. I don't know why I put it off. Quick, easy, and I know how much it helps with body shape.
              -- Ruth

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              • I made it to 20 last night, barely, had to hold the last bite! I go through phases with feeling protective about what is on my plate and being able to eat the whole thing vs. it is just food and I can eat again when I am hungry. The thing is, right now I am trying to eat 2 to 3 times daily-breakfast is a protein shake and coffee-and I won't let myself eat again if I am hungry in say 2 hours. So the trick is to figure out what to eat that will stay with me and not make me feel stuffed. I don't have salad plates. I have Fiestaware and it is pricey (wedding gifts), so not thrilled with the idea of spending $11 a plate, and I am not gonna start a new collection of plates, so I am going to have to figure something out.

                The only way I can force myself to lift is to say, during the entire workout, "this will help your shape, it will help you maintain, you can do another minute...", etc. til I finish!
                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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                • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                  I made it to 20 last night, barely, had to hold the last bite! I go through phases with feeling protective about what is on my plate and being able to eat the whole thing vs. it is just food and I can eat again when I am hungry. The thing is, right now I am trying to eat 2 to 3 times daily-breakfast is a protein shake and coffee-and I won't let myself eat again if I am hungry in say 2 hours. So the trick is to figure out what to eat that will stay with me and not make me feel stuffed. I don't have salad plates. I have Fiestaware and it is pricey (wedding gifts), so not thrilled with the idea of spending $11 a plate, and I am not gonna start a new collection of plates, so I am going to have to figure something out.



                  The only way I can force myself to lift is to say, during the entire workout, "this will help your shape, it will help you maintain, you can do another minute...", etc. til I finish!

                  paper.. then no dishes! LOL I hate dishes, we use paper when we can. LOL
                  Karin


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                  • Luckily, if I cook, mom and DH clean. You can imagine that I cook most of the time

                    158.6 today. Admittedly, I thought it would be a little lower since yesterday was my low calorie day. Oh, well. It's also PMS week. Things are always goofy this week. I haven't slept worth a darn the last two nights, which is also typical of PMS week (and makes TOM worse -- I feel like all I want to do is sleep, probably because the week before I don't get much sleep). Has anyone else experienced this? If I eat a ton of veggies during PMS week, my cramps during TOM are relatively minor and go away quickly. If I don't eat many veggies during PMS week, I have terrible cramps. It's weird. That's how I know that I'm not one who can do ultra low carb, its makes my TOM excruciating painful.

                    I also took a quick peek at my measurements. Upper body, where I've been seeing lots of losses, has stabilized (my top is a 10/12 and my bottom is more of a 12/14). I notices that I have lost a ton in the thighs and more in the arms. The body is funny in that it doesn't necessarily lose in the same places or consistently over the entire body.

                    Need to make more of an effort on DH's 5LL (touch). It's like I need a reminder on my phone! Next week will be difficult...during TOM, I don't want anyone to touch me. I will do my best, though...
                    -- Ruth

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                    • Darn TOM and all his tom-foolery!! You are still in the 150's.. so hooray. I have a feeling our body is making progress but not always telling us
                      Karin


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                      • I ordered a dehydrator today. Should be here by Friday so I can hopefully make some jerky. Headed to WY next week and there's going to be rough eating ahead!
                        -- Ruth

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                        • Homemade jerky is soooo much better than store bought.
                          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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                          • I have some coconut aminos I thought I would use in the marinade..
                            Karin


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                            • I'm thinking green chile, with a little garlic and salt. Hopefully I don't ruin perfectly good meat!
                              -- Ruth

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                              • use half as much as you think you need the flavors intensify. I would look for a similar recipe and adjust.
                                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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