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  • Originally posted by msfish View Post
    Just completed my second day of spuds. First day was only taters, today I added some rice in. I cannot seem to get satiated. I eat several potatoes feel full then an hour or so later I am hungry. If I do not eat I get cold and tend to have low motivation. The added rice seem to help with the feeling of satiation, but I feel like I am eating a lot. The first day I had 3.5# and today more like 2.5# plus rice. The biggest issue is I feel bloated! Anyone else have this problem?

    I am not wieghing, just going off of feel with clothes. It is more of n=1 for me as I never allow for carb refeeds.
    Felt the same way..

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    • Well, I'm UP another .3kg, so .5kg gain after 2 days of taters and some rice. Reasons - I can eat a lot - rice is the killer I think, so back to just the spuds. I am going to set my limit and see how it goes. I am sure I am just overeating :-)

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      • It is boring, it's no way to live forever. Just a way to burn fat. What I find easy about it, you are focused on eating 1 thing and you don't end up eating a handful of almonds, a piece of chocolate (or 5), and extra egg, you get the gist. It's a time to eat to survive and get rid of fat. It works.

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        • these trials are fascinating.
          who would have thought with white food!

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          • Originally posted by aakash View Post
            It's a time to eat to survive
            Yal I caught part of some Alaska show. The guy ran out of meat, harsh winter I guess, anyways all he had left was some kind of fish, day after day. When the weather broke a little, he snowshoed to a neighbor and traded for a pigeon.
            65lbs gone and counting!!

            Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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            • Stoked this morning. Day 4 of the Potato Project and down another 1.2 lbs.

              Here's the rundown on weight/days:

              Day 1
              Weight: 150

              Day 2
              Weight 148
              - 2 lbs (over 24 hours)
              - 2 lbs (cumulatively)

              Day 3
              Weight 146.8 (haven't seen this weight in 4 years!)
              - 1.2lbs (down over 24 hours)
              -3.2lbs (cumulatively)


              Measurements:
              Starting Waist since beginning Paleo: 32"
              Current Waist: 27"

              Starting Belly Button Waist since beginnig Paleo: 35"
              Current: Belly Button Waist: 30"

              Starting Hips since beginning Paleo: 43"
              Current: Hips: 38"

              Another Tater Day! I'm stoked! /Lou
              Last edited by Louisa655; 10-10-2012, 07:11 AM.
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              F, 48, 5'10"
              Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
              Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

              Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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              • Damn, Louisa. That's amazing.
                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                  Damn, Louisa. That's amazing.
                  SBHikes: Thanks. I've been thinking about your posting yesterday or the day before and, I may be wrong, but I feel that you maybe frustrated with this plateau that you have hit. I was a little frustrated with the plateau that I hit, as well.

                  The few potatoes you have purchased to 'try' this potato experiment isn't going to last you much more than 1 or 2 meals, at best. If you are feeling dedicated and you want to bust through the plateau, consider going out and hauling home 10lbs of potatoes and committing to this for the next 7-10 days. And really commit to it. Nothing else passes through the gateway (your lips), except a bit of coffee, tea, water or potatoes. Just try it and see what happens. I don't have much energy for working out -- but this is simply a 'fat buster' for me. I'll increase my intake after the Potato Project and hit the weights and resume the walking.

                  On a side note, I don't really care for potatoes -- never have. That's likely why I'm running at such a high deficit daily. I'm keeping this simple because potatoes don't taste good no matter what way I prepare them. So, mash 'em up, throw some beef broth over the top and dig in. The end. Nothing else passes through this mouth.


                  My husband is watching with interest and humour. My husband, who is a medical professional, is astounded at the results, and is 'on board' with anything that medically makes sense and produces satisfactory, or better, results. He has asked me to speak with his sister who massively struggles with weight.

                  Give it a try. This is a very supportive group here.

                  /louisa
                  Last edited by Louisa655; 10-10-2012, 06:47 AM.
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                  F, 48, 5'10"
                  Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                  Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                  Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                  • I am on track now with the spuds, no more than 3 lbs for the day, and no rice.

                    Although I have added .5kg over the last couple of days, I expect to see that drop and some fat loss ensue. I have noticed that on this, Day 3, I am a lot less hungry so less inclined to stuff myself on taters

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                    • I love taters, but still finding that I was getting by with 4-5 per day. And they were only about 3-5oz taters.

                      I forgot to say that along w/my 5.4lbs, I lost over an inch off my waist. That was about the only measurement that changed, but that is okay with me

                      I think that I had more energy than before. Part of that though, might have just been releasing myself from the "stress" of trying to figure out why I just wasnt losing like I thought I should be. I have been low carbing for quite some time, a few days of upping the carbs, but not many and never over about 75-100.

                      I also have alot I need to get done this week for Saturday, so that might be part of it also. But for me, I have felt better with more energy than I can recall noticing for awhile.

                      Maybe it is just being pumped with seeing results, I don't know. But I have gotten alot of stuff done.
                      65lbs gone and counting!!

                      Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                      • I have used weight/height/BMI calculators on the internet before, but found this one this morning and seems to be the best I've found yet.

                        I personally update my digits regularly and recalculate what my nutritional needs are every few weeks.

                        Here it is, for those who would like to check it out:

                        Body-Mass Index, Waist-to-Height Ratio and More...


                        /LU
                        Last edited by Louisa655; 10-10-2012, 06:57 AM.
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                        F, 48, 5'10"
                        Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                        Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                        Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                        • Gosh I can't imagine the 10 potatoes I bought not being enough for two days. Some of them are huge. I'm bringing two into the office for breakfast. There are two already on my desk for lunch. I can have two for dinner. I can also stop at the store if it's not enough. I don't think I will do this for 10 days. I was going to try for 2 days and see if anything happens, if I can choke them down, if I feel okay eating just potatoes, if there's any change in my waist size. Two days probably isn't enough for a change in my waist size, but if it changes, hey maybe I can justify continuing. If nothing else, I hope that the cracking and popping of my joints from eating fake olive oil for a month will see some relief.
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                          • Day 3 for me on the potato experiment. No weight loss (yet), but since this has been easy for me to follow I'm not quitting. I've been weighing my little potatoes before I eat them and logging all of my food in MFP, primarily to make sure that I'm not overdoing it and not sneaking something in that I really shouldn't.

                            I found it interesting that for the first 2 days my calories ended up being within my normal targeted range. I wasn't aiming for the calorie targets, it just sorta happened. I'm not as hungry today and have only had my 1.5 cups of coffee. I have several baked potatoes waiting for me in the little fridge under my desk when the hunger hits.

                            I have been running and walking for my exercise since I'm gearing up for a race in a few weeks. I have no energy issues and feel great. I'm just hoping that my n=1 isn't going to turn out that this won't work for my skinny-fat self.

                            Potato Experiment Stats:
                            10/8: 139.5
                            10/9: 140.9
                            10/10: 140.6

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                            • Originally posted by Louisa655 View Post
                              I have used weight/height/BMI calculators on the internet before, but found this one this morning and seems to be the best I've found yet.

                              I personally update my digits regularly and recalculate what my nutritional needs are every few weeks.

                              Here it is, for those who would like to check it out:

                              Body-Mass Index, Waist-to-Height Ratio and More...


                              /LU
                              Wow, using that calculator puts my body fat percentage at 27.7%. Not the more respectable 25% I put in my signature.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                              • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                                Gosh I can't imagine the 10 potatoes I bought not being enough for two days. Some of them are huge. I'm bringing two into the office for breakfast. There are two already on my desk for lunch. I can have two for dinner. I can also stop at the store if it's not enough. I don't think I will do this for 10 days. I was going to try for 2 days and see if anything happens, if I can choke them down, if I feel okay eating just potatoes, if there's any change in my waist size. Two days probably isn't enough for a change in my waist size, but if it changes, hey maybe I can justify continuing. If nothing else, I hope that the cracking and popping of my joints from eating fake olive oil for a month will see some relief.
                                The BMI site that I was just on states that a reduction of 1" of waist size results from a 5-7lb loss of weight. My thought is that n=1, right?

                                I'm enjoying this experiment and as long as I'm seeing results, I'm good to go. I made Latkes on the weekend and stored them in airtight containers. I have a container at home, and at work so I have something in a 'pinch' when I get hungry. I'm boiling potatoes for dinner, mashing 'em and eating approx 17 ounces for dinner. I'm eating 3-4 small Latki's for brunch. Total potatoes for the day = 1.3-1.5 lbs (approx).

                                I'm eating two meals per day to keep the insulin spikes to a minimum.

                                Let's carry on and see what the next few days bring. No matter what, I have to stop this experiment on Sunday because I'm off to a conference and my colleagues will exonerate me if all I'm doing is eating potatoes for the conference. At some point I'll have to appear as a normal human being My biggest challenge is that my suits no longer fit --- so I have no idea what I'll be wearing to this conference. Oh well, one hurdle at a time.

                                Lu
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                                F, 48, 5'10"
                                Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                                Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                                Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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