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  • Hmmm as soon as I finished breakfast I started with a headache and bubbly tummy... I feel all kinds of spacey today and two people at work say I look pale. I wonder if the pesto I put on my omelet was bad, or if I am just coming down with something. :-(

    Maybe my 48 hour fast will start early. I rarely eat anything at all when sick. Might kill two birds with one stone. Hope I'm not one of them.
    Height: 5' 10"
    Starting Weight: 292
    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
    Body Fat 30.5

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    • You know, David, it is so freaking weird that you and I seem to experience the same things all the time. Are we stuck in some kind of timey-wimey-thingy? My tummy (euphemism) has been a bit weird all day and there have been a few trips to the loo. Having trouble concentrating, not able to really read. Not really that bad, but certainly out of the ordinary for me. I was wondering if the fish I had last night was a little off.

      Anyway, hope you feel better! And good luck with the fast!
      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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      • It is weird! I hope you are feeling better!

        I'm still feeling off. I slept really well and plan to eat a light breakfast and start the fast after. I guess I'm intending to do it as a weekly thing. This will be the fourth time, so it does seem like a trend.

        Since starting with the fasting, I've lost an average of 3 - 4 pounds a week. I did check my body fat percentage (the circumference method- not the most accurate but will show the change well enough). Early on I was around 38%, now I am 34%. So that is good. If I crunch some numbers, I get to a goal weight of 172. Just about what I'd guessed. That is with 10% body fat. I'll update my signature block with the new info.

        I can't imagine the rate of weight loss will stay what it's been, but either way by sometime next year I should make goal weight!

        DC
        Last edited by DCarr10760; 10-04-2012, 03:51 AM. Reason: Updated stats
        Height: 5' 10"
        Starting Weight: 292
        Starting Primal Weight: 275
        Current weight: 224
        Goal weight: 172
        Body Fat 30.5

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        • Good job! Very interested to hear how your fast goes. You are really on to something.

          I'm all better, oddly enough after eating a large bowl of primal slaw everything calmed down. You wouldn't normally think of broccoli, cabbage, and raw egg as being stomach settlers!
          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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          • I've still got something. No particular discomfort, very minor dull headache, a touch of dizziness, unsettled tummy (lots of rumbling) and a bit of brain fog. It almost just feels like the weather. Its really heavy, humid and still out these past couple of days.

            I'm hoping that if it is a bug, I'll starve it to death! (3 hours into the fast)
            Height: 5' 10"
            Starting Weight: 292
            Starting Primal Weight: 275
            Current weight: 224
            Goal weight: 172
            Body Fat 30.5

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            • The good news is I feel better already. I can't really imagine it's from the fast already, but the headache has passed, no more dizziness and the brain fog has mostly lifted. The bad news is that I'm hungry. It's not really a bad thing, but the first 12 hours I feel the most hungry. It isn't distracting to me, I'm just aware of it.

              My Grass-fed meat supplier contacted me to say she would sell me beef fat and round roast to make jerkey and pemmican! Yay! But thinking about that 8 hours into a fast is probably not so smart. Sucks to be drooling all over my keyboard...
              Height: 5' 10"
              Starting Weight: 292
              Starting Primal Weight: 275
              Current weight: 224
              Goal weight: 172
              Body Fat 30.5

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              • That is great! I have to look into that. It's not like I don't have loads of organic grass-fed stuff all over the place here in Maine.

                If I was really smart I would raise my own cow.
                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                • We have several Grass Fed Beef (and Pork) ranches here in CT too, but they must supply to the far more affluent West, near NYC, because their prices are way high. For the quarter of Beef I pay about $5.00/lb. I get all kinds of cuts. The local ranches charge double that for a quarter. It's a lot of meat to store 80+lbs. But it's nice to have a variety of stuff on hand.

                  I'm going to order 25lbs of beef (bottom round roast) for jerky and 10 lbs of fat. I'll have to render it and I'll use that for the pemmican. I'm all excited!

                  I've also asked about marrow bones and pork leaf lard (for pies).

                  This is not helping my fasting hunger issues :-)
                  Height: 5' 10"
                  Starting Weight: 292
                  Starting Primal Weight: 275
                  Current weight: 224
                  Goal weight: 172
                  Body Fat 30.5

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                  • Glad you're feeling better. And congrats on all the progress!
                    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                    - Lewis Mumford

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                    • So my 48 hr fast is now half over. Today is the easy day, I'm not hungry at all, but I have a pleasant light feeling of well being. It's Friday, so work will not be crazy busy. I'll take a walk at lunch.

                      I'm cutting back on coffee, which I really drank more of during prior fasts. Instead I'm having water mixed with a little lemon juice, some powdered ginger, cinnamon (because I read it aids in fat burning) and some cayenne pepper because I read somewhere it aids in "cleansing." I put a teaspoon of cider vinegar too. It's got a strange enough taste, but I can taste enough of the cider to make it palatable.

                      Don't eat for awhile and almost anything is palatable.
                      Height: 5' 10"
                      Starting Weight: 292
                      Starting Primal Weight: 275
                      Current weight: 224
                      Goal weight: 172
                      Body Fat 30.5

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                      • Still going strong! Still not hungry. I took a walk at lunch and was a bit low energy, but otherwise feel great! 32 hours in.

                        DC
                        Height: 5' 10"
                        Starting Weight: 292
                        Starting Primal Weight: 275
                        Current weight: 224
                        Goal weight: 172
                        Body Fat 30.5

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                        • Ugh... Most nights when I am fasting, SWMBO and Boy have stuff to do, so they eat out. Not tonight. They called and could I please make Grilled Salmon, peas and pasta?

                          Testing my resolve... but I'm winning!
                          Height: 5' 10"
                          Starting Weight: 292
                          Starting Primal Weight: 275
                          Current weight: 224
                          Goal weight: 172
                          Body Fat 30.5

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                          • Way to go! Winning.........
                            Female 55
                            Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                            Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                            With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                            • Well kind of a weird re-entry from the fast. I went to a tailgating party and had a bunch of kielbasa, one hot dog roll, no chips or baked beans or chili or any of the other offerings. I did have a big apple and a glass of whiskey. I skipped all of the desserts. I was worried that I'd feel awful given the yucky food, but I actually feel fine. Maybe a bit dizzy, given the liquor. I probably won't eat anything until breakfast now. I'm not at all hungry.

                              On the scale this AM I weighed just over 232, so 5lbs fasted away, I'll gain some back and lose it again by Wednesday.

                              It was a fun day, Yale was destroyed by Dartmouth 34-14. Just the food choices were yucky. Everybody remarked how good I looked. :-)
                              Height: 5' 10"
                              Starting Weight: 292
                              Starting Primal Weight: 275
                              Current weight: 224
                              Goal weight: 172
                              Body Fat 30.5

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                              • Well I'm not sure if it was the alcohol or the salty food making me retain water, but my weight shot up to 235.6 this AM. Still under last weeks weight by a thread. I am inclined to think I was dehydrated. In reading the fasting thread started by Piscator I know that fasting is dehydrating even though you drink lots of water while doing it.

                                Normally after the day that I fast my weight is up 1-1/2 - 2 lbs then the following day it's up again, then levels off and drops again due to my standard (ketogenic) diet. Yesterday's diet did throw me out of Ketosis, but I am back in it now, barely.

                                If it is just due to over zealous water retention, thanks to a pound of salty kielbasa, that should come off within a few days. My calorie total yesterday, was nearly 2000, but over 100gr carbs. It's interesting.
                                Height: 5' 10"
                                Starting Weight: 292
                                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                                Current weight: 224
                                Goal weight: 172
                                Body Fat 30.5

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