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  • Weight's higher still! This am I weighed exactly my pre fasted weight. I did make broth yesterday and it was kinda salty. I had some, well I might have had a lot...I have bad circulation in my legs and they swell when I'm retaining water. It's way better now than it was 50lbs ago, but is still an issue. They are a bit swollen so I believe I am retaining water, which would account for weight, since I am well into ketosis. I'll drink plenty of water today and see if I can flush some salt out.
    Height: 5' 10"
    Starting Weight: 292
    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
    Body Fat 30.5

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    • I took the day off because Boy has Columbus day off of school, SWMBO has to work and I have vacation time coming to me that I need to use or lose. So I broiled up some beef shanks and set them to cook in the slow cooker all day. They are wonderful! Great big bones with some marrow in them! I'll cut the meat off for dinner and lunches, boil up some veggies separately and keep the bones and broth going another day for bone broth. This time I'll put in a bit less salt. Before I go to bed I'll pitch in a little cider vinegar.

      I do not know what sort of magic bone broth will work, but by gum I'll give it a go!

      Boy and I took our tennis gear over to the courts in town and had a great couple of hours of pure fun. I have way more energy these days and can really run for the ball. Though I played football in high school (big as I was) tennis has always been my sport. I've been too fat and out of shape to really play much, but that is changing!

      Boy's been taking lessons and is doing really well, we actually had several very reasonable rallys.

      A fun day all around!
      Height: 5' 10"
      Starting Weight: 292
      Starting Primal Weight: 275
      Current weight: 224
      Goal weight: 172
      Body Fat 30.5

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      • My weight has now stabilized. I'm an ounce or two below yesterday's weight. I wonder if I have fasted too many times in a short period. This time the weight loss has been very different (hydration issues notwithstanding). Next week I'll be traveling again and not alone this time so fasting for 48 hours will not be convenient. I think I might skip it and still eat as ketogenically as possible.

        Will think on that one a bit.
        Height: 5' 10"
        Starting Weight: 292
        Starting Primal Weight: 275
        Current weight: 224
        Goal weight: 172
        Body Fat 30.5

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        • I've been reading some experience's of alternate day fasting, which are interesting. All of them who succeeded with it, fell into a definite pattern of up and down weight loss/gain/loss. I wish they had made charts- it is much easier for me to appreciate patterns in chart form. Maybe this last bump was just a blip.

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          • Yeah, it's hard to say, the past three weeks were so regular in terms of the pattern. Of course my first day back this last time was a bit of a binge, so that may take some time to resolve. I may try two separate 24 hour fasts next week, because a single 48 hour one doesn't fit into my schedule.

            I was glad that my weight gain stopped yesterday. I imagine I was dehydrated before and all of the salty foods may have added back fluids in a healthy way. I've eaten very little salt all of my life because of high blood pressure that I have had since my teens. So part of the remarkable weight loss I was experiencing that I thought was due to the fasting was probably dehydration.

            Since my blood pressure has been better as I lose weight and because of PB, I can up my salt intake a smidge and hopefully it will regularize my hydration levels and I won't see the wild fluctuations as much.

            But the fact remains that in the month past I have lost 12 -13 lbs. I'm very happy with that.

            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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            • 12 lbs in a month is huge! I've pretty much plateaued myself but I haven't seen 12 lbs in a month since maybe 3 months into my paleo journey. Congrats on the massive loss!
              SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
              Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
              Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
              Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
              Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
              Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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              • Thanks! The fasting I did was to break through a plateau in the 250s and it worked! We'll see how long I get before the next plateau. This week's fast was different than the last three, so maybe I need to try something different.
                Height: 5' 10"
                Starting Weight: 292
                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                Current weight: 224
                Goal weight: 172
                Body Fat 30.5

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                • How long did you fast for? I started a fast today (likely will just be for the day) in hopes that I can break through my plateau.
                  SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                  Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                  Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                  Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                  Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                  Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                  • I've done four (one a week, usually Wed - Fri) they were all 48 hours, except the first one, which was 60 hours. I drank water and coffee with cream and took cod liver oil (for no particular reason other than I've been taking it since starting PB).

                    I think the first fast was when I started being a fat burner instead of a sugar burner. Good luck with your fast, keep up with the fluids!
                    Height: 5' 10"
                    Starting Weight: 292
                    Starting Primal Weight: 275
                    Current weight: 224
                    Goal weight: 172
                    Body Fat 30.5

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                    • Sounds like a good month overall! There are so many variables to losing weight, that it never seems to work quite the same way twice. And now people are starting to notice, which must be nice.
                      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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                      • Wow! You are doing fantastic! And breaking new ground with the fasting too. Also, you are providing some really interesting stuff for us to read.
                        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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                        • Thanks!

                          This weeks weigh-in was not so fantastic. No weight loss at all! Which I do not really understand, since it included two full days of fasting and every day was 2000 calories or less, and consistantly in ketosis.

                          Since this week and next are busy travel weeks, I'm not fasting. I'll up my carbs to 100 - 150gr. and concentrate on nutritious good food and rest on my oars a bit. I'll try to stay in the 230's. Then I'll start again with the fasting as I kind of enjoy it.

                          Today I'm going to try an all potato day, inspired by the "Eat Moar 'Taters" thread in the Primal Nutrition Forum. Both as an N=1 experiment, and because I got some beautiful, fresh potatos from our CSA. If I lose weight tomorrow, I'll try another day. If not I'll just go back to my normal eating.
                          Height: 5' 10"
                          Starting Weight: 292
                          Starting Primal Weight: 275
                          Current weight: 224
                          Goal weight: 172
                          Body Fat 30.5

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                          • So breakfast was 'taters with a splash of beef broth over them. Lunch was taters with a splash of beef broth over them and dinner, let's just see... Oh, taters with beef broth splashed over them! Maybe I'll cut loose and trickle some ACV over them too!

                            There's a certain comfort in knowing what I'm having and having it all measured out for me. I'm more aggressively hungry this afternoon, oddly even more than when I am totally fasting. It winds up being a real low cal day as two pounds of spuds is not quite 1000 calories. But 175 carbs!

                            I was intending that if my weight went down tomorrow (which it could do for a lot of reasons having nothing to do with potatoes) I would do it for another day, but turns out I have to make an emergency call to a customer in PA so will be traveling with the local Rep. So an all spud day won't work. But if it does cause a weight loss I may try it when I hit a wall fasting.
                            Height: 5' 10"
                            Starting Weight: 292
                            Starting Primal Weight: 275
                            Current weight: 224
                            Goal weight: 172
                            Body Fat 30.5

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                            • I'm off to check out that thread!
                              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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                              • Well I ate my yummy dinner of potatoes with some bone broth. It was good. It really does feel sort of like fasting. I should probably have eaten more potatoes. But the recommended three pounds and all those carbs just seems like too much. I'm not sure how they arrived at the three pounds anyway.

                                I guess the plan was to avoid hunger, rest your digestion and still have a significant caloric deficit. The potato diet idea was intriguing to me because it is self contained and simple to follow. I don't think there is anything magic about potatoes, just that it's a relatively benign starch that is bulky and easily digested.

                                Well they said that most people lose weight the first day, so we'll see in the morning. One thing that might skew my results is that I've had almost no salt, the beef broth has salt in it, but probably I consumed a half cup all day. So I might lose some of the water I'm retaining. I guess we'll see!
                                Height: 5' 10"
                                Starting Weight: 292
                                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                                Current weight: 224
                                Goal weight: 172
                                Body Fat 30.5

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