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  • Originally posted by geostump View Post
    One really bad day can cause you to gain 4 pounds. Pisses me way off.
    Isn't that the truth! It doesn't even have to be much at all to cause the weight to go up. For my own mental sanity I'm going to weigh twice a month instead of every day. Do day to day fluctuations matter as much as long term progress? I'm so tired of being cranky about it in the morning. Not quite ready to divorce the scale, though.
    Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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    • Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
      Isn't that the truth! It doesn't even have to be much at all to cause the weight to go up. For my own mental sanity I'm going to weigh twice a month instead of every day. Do day to day fluctuations matter as much as long term progress? I'm so tired of being cranky about it in the morning. Not quite ready to divorce the scale, though.
      This is where I've had to go. Frankly, I can tell when I've gained, if I listen to my body. The day to day fluctuations were causing some real mental angst. I'm focusing now on getting "into the zone" and staying there (I keep going in and out, grrr).
      -- Ruth

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      • Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
        Isn't that the truth! It doesn't even have to be much at all to cause the weight to go up. For my own mental sanity I'm going to weigh twice a month instead of every day. Do day to day fluctuations matter as much as long term progress? I'm so tired of being cranky about it in the morning. Not quite ready to divorce the scale, though.
        Your weight can fluctuate within five pounds per day. That is perfectly normal even. It's more important about long term gains or losses. Even Mark says not to worry about daily calories. He recommends you dial in your calories weekly. So, if you need 2,000 calories to maintain per day and are at your goal weight already, you can have some larger days, some smaller days, and even a few fasting days as long as by the end of the week you've gotten your 14,000 (7*2,000) calories. So if you have an off day, it's not the end of the world. Don't beat yourself up over it!
        "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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        • I'm not sweating the high cal days, b/c I follow Mark's logic on that one. I am tracking to ensure I keep my fat up and my carbs low.

          No movement on the scale today. Still 190. I'm ok with that.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Can someone help me? Math is not my first language. 1,300 calories per day. What should I go for in grams of fat and protein? I want my carbs 50 or less. I have 13 lbs I want gone. I was 165 this morning, looking for 152.

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            • Welcome Ashley , you figure out your fat, protein and carb goals first using the formula in my first post, the add up how many calories those macros contain.


              My goal wt 170 divided by 2.2 = 77 kilos

              Protein goal - 77-85gms (goal wt in kilos up to that +10%)
              Carb max-38gms (1/2 goal wt in kilos)
              Fat goal- 154 (2x goal wt.)

              Fat gms x 9 = 1386
              Protein and carb x 4 = 460-49
              TTL Cals 1846 - 1878

              ***Your goal would be 69 to 76 g protein
              35 g carb max
              138 g fat

              TTL cals 1658

              If you insist that 1300 cals is your max then
              70%fat = 101g
              20%pro = 65g
              10%carb =33g
              Last edited by Pebbles67; 01-11-2013, 09:09 AM.
              Primal since 9/24/2010
              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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              • ee, Paula, way to go girl, that second set of number working the math backwards from the calories is always hard for me! And I am pretty good at math.

                I also agree that I am not stressing about the calories and working to keep my macros in order. Fat high, carbs low, protein moderate.
                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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                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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                • HI everyone!! Hope it's not too late to join in! I'm trying to read through the thread... 79 pages?! Good grief! Only ten more to go and I'll be caught up, but I want to jump in with both feet right now.

                  I lowered carbs and raised fat a bit each day since Sunday until I hit my target on Wednesday, so am considering that my official start date. Now I believe I've caught the low carb flu. Taking the day off from work and hoping to combat it this weekend... any chance of that happening? Sure hope so.

                  Anyway, starting stats (copied from my journal):

                  Stats (lbs/inches)
                  1/10/2013

                  Weight: 130.0
                  Waist: 28.0
                  Belly: 34.0
                  Hips: 37.5
                  Thigh: 21.0 (each)
                  Calf (L/R): 12.5/12.75
                  Bicep, flexed: 11.0 (each)
                  Body fat: 24.75%
                  LBM: ~97.8*

                  I'm aiming for 1400 calories per day, with a 10/20/70% ratio. Using MFP to track, because this is all so new to me right now.
                  My journal

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                  • Welcome Zee, It is recommended that you drink 1-2 cups of bouillon / day to offset some carb flu symptoms. That would be 2 cubes or the equivalent in powdered bouillon.
                    Primal since 9/24/2010
                    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                    Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                    MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                    • I bought some avocados and apparently they are Florida ones and they are higher in carbs?? They have more fiber though and more protein. How? Why? Waaaaa.... I want to eat a whole one and not knock my carbs outta wack.
                      Karin


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                      • I think I'll go make me a mug of bouillon.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                          I bought some avocados and apparently they are Florida ones and they are higher in carbs?? They have more fiber though and more protein. How? Why? Waaaaa.... I want to eat a whole one and not knock my carbs outta wack.
                          I guess I thought all avocados were the same...
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • The Florida ones have more water too. Not quite as tasty, but when I lived in Florida, much easier to find and cheaper too.
                            Chris
                            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                            Unknown

                            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                            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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                            • Jen, I thought they were all the same too.. but no. California ones are the black bumpy ones and Florida's are the pretty smooth green ones. Grrr double grrr.. I could eat a whole calif. but only a 1/2 florida one. That is just not right.
                              Karin


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                              What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                              • Here... *hands over avocado* you can have mine. I'm finding I still don't like them, after 2 weeks of eating them.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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