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  • I am noticing that I wake up and feel well rested within about 5 minutes (I HATE getting out of bed), the length of time I sleep has been bouncing between about 6.5 hours and 8.5 hours, averaging about 7 to 7.5 hours. Also the number of times I wake during the night has been bouncing from 2 to 5 and usually is 3 wake-ups a night. But I definitely am feeling like I am getting enough rest.

    I have been posting details of my weight loss and macros and ketostix in my journal. I will start doing the blood monitoring probably on Thursday or Friday. Not sure if I will do it daily or weekly yet.

    I don't know what happened, but I had gained 5 pounds in the 5 weeks from mid-January to the end of February, but have now lost that back-while on TOM. go figure.
    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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    • So to day I reached my first mini Goal 170 lb (12st2 - we weigh in stones here in the UK) This means I have lost 20% of my body weight since I started Low Carb March 13 last year. I am 3/5 of the way there.

      Next mini goal is 167lb which will put me 30lb from my HSIS weight & in a new stone zone (NSZ) which is an important psychological barrier for me (I always stall for weeks before entering a NSZ). Hopefully by continuing with my n=1 experiment this wont happen this time.
      Last edited by Ddraig Goch; 03-03-2013, 07:03 AM. Reason: clarification

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      • congrats! Use PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) to get past it, your body doesn't know the numbers, you can do it!!!
        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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        • Originally posted by Ddraig Goch View Post
          So to day I reached my first mini Goal – 170 lb (12st2 - we weigh in stones here in the UK) This means I have lost 20% of my body weight since I started Low Carb March 13 last year. I am 3/5 of the way there.

          Next mini goal is 167lb which will put me 30lb from my HSIS weight & in a new stone zone (NSZ) which is an important psychological barrier for me (I always stall for weeks before entering a NSZ). Hopefully by continuing with my n=1 experiment this wont happen this time.
          awesome!! Happy dance
          Karin


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          • That is great! New Stone Zone...Love it!
            Primal since 9/24/2010
            "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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            • Originally posted by Ddraig Goch View Post
              I found this BF% calculator which is supposedly used by the US Navy so I guess it ought to be fairly accurate.

              Body Fat Percentage - Free Body Fat Percentage Calculator
              Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
              I have a spreadsheet I found online that calculates BF% by Army standards.

              To continue the discussion we were having back on pg 152 re BF calculators, I have been doing a bit more digging around.

              The monitor I have been using which I thought was fairly accurate (gives similar results to the more expensive version used by the trainers at my old gym) is a biometrical impedance analysis (BIA) monitor. It seems that, like ketostix, they are horribly inaccurate because the amount of water you are carrying can drastically alter the numbers.

              The UK Army calculator is similar to the US Navy calculator above except that it includes weight in the calculation.

              So of the four methods available to me, my current BF% is:

              BIA monitor: 40.7%
              US Navy calc: 30.21%
              UK Army calc: 29.9%
              US Army calc: 32.02%

              Calc Mean (excl BIA): 30.71%

              A visual check in the mirror is also supposed to be a good way to work out your BF% and comparing my body now to the pictures found at:

              Body Fat Percentage Pictures of Men & Women - BuiltLean

              I am definitely more 35% than 40%. So I will use the BIA monitor daily when I weigh to check I’m going downwards, but for my official periodic (every 4-5 weeks) weigh & measure sessions I will take a mean of the 3 calculations above & use that as my official BF%.

              Hopefully when I get closer to a look that I am happy with I will be able to afford a DEX scan to further check the accuracy.

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              • I'm down 2 pounds since yesterday, lol. Yay. I've got my chicken thigh/leg combos already roasted and the legs are in now. I'll boil up some eggs a bit later.

                I got in the mood for some fun last night, but since it was late, fun was what I could find in the house--popped in a Wii game and did some bowling for awhile, lol.

                Today's fun is going to be my walk. I've decided to make it more fun than exercise today. I may also skip Starbuck's today, though yesterday I just had them put heavy cream in my coffee. If I go I'll just have them do that.

                I'm still feeling some appetite suppression today, so that's a good sign. I actually slept in until 4:00 a.m. today, which is great for me. I stayed in bed until 5, then wasn't really hungry but feeling slightly "empty" so just had coffee with cream and 1 raw coconut macaroon. I'm just now started to feel a bit empty again. Before my walk I plan to have some full fat yogurt with just a few organic blueberries.

                Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                PS, I am reading Phinney and Volek's book "The art and science of low carb living". I will eventually share some insights here, but I think this is a must read for all of us EMFers.
                Oooh, I'll look for it. I FINALLY finished the PB last night, lol.

                Originally posted by Ddraig Goch View Post
                So to day I reached my first mini Goal – 170 lb
                Yay, fanstastic!!!!

                Thanks for the link...I think I'm pretty close to what the army calculation has me and is close to the picture for that range.
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                Donna

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                My original diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread77760.html



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                • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                  PS, I am reading Phinney and Volek's book "The art and science of low carb living". I will eventually share some insights here, but I think this is a must read for all of us EMFers.
                  It's already on my 'to get' list . I thought their 'art and science of low carb performance' was awesome. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts

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                  • Friday night, I had a bit of a hiccup as it were. Went from an emotional high to an emotional low of 0-60 flat. Came home from work wanting a real pizza and by God, I did. I ate about half a small pizza myself and I swear, I felt like I wanted to die after eating it. I'm actually grateful it happened that way, otherwise, I would have at the damn. I've been fighting this low ever since and I kind of feel like F the world right now. I gained 5 pounds from that mishap. My goal is to eat as clean as possible over this week. I would like to be back at 199 by Wednesday as that is my 37th birthday.
                    Georgette

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                    • Well, I woke up this morning and I wasn't hungry. I've been awake a few hours and I'm still not hungry. THis is a new one for me. I've had my broth with CO, but not interested in food yet. Have some errands to run, so could be I'll do a brunch today. No working out this morning because yesterday morning I made a discovery -- housework is hazardous to your health! Was cleaning the pantry, stepped down off the small ladder, it half folded, we both slipped and I pulled a calf muscle. Lots of Voltaren cream has nipped trouble in the bud but I'm playing it safe. I might walk this pm if all day today I get no twinges.

                      Here's to a fabulous EMF week ahead!

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                      • Originally posted by geostump View Post
                        Friday night, I had a bit of a hiccup as it were. Went from an emotional high to an emotional low of 0-60 flat. Came home from work wanting a real pizza and by God, I did. I ate about half a small pizza myself and I swear, I felt like I wanted to die after eating it. I'm actually grateful it happened that way, otherwise, I would have at the damn. I've been fighting this low ever since and I kind of feel like F the world right now. I gained 5 pounds from that mishap. My goal is to eat as clean as possible over this week. I would like to be back at 199 by Wednesday as that is my 37th birthday.
                        Never mind! It's a journey. You misstepped and twisted your ankle a bit. But it won't stop you!

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                        • Originally posted by OzK View Post
                          Never mind! It's a journey. You misstepped and twisted your ankle a bit. But it won't stop you!
                          If my stomach wouldn't have started hurting, I would probably still be stuffing my face. Stupid emotions.
                          Georgette

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                          • I think we had a discussion about LCHF and hair shedding not long ago, or it might have been a separate thread. Today when I washed my hair, after 2 weeks since the previous time, I lost next to no hair. My 6 month shed is ended!

                            I attribute it to the fat. Feet still soft too.

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                            • Originally posted by geostump View Post
                              If my stomach wouldn't have started hurting, I would probably still be stuffing my face. Stupid emotions.
                              Yup, that is what got me off of pizza, too.
                              Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                              • I love the pizza casserole so much it has not occurred to me (yet) to go after pizza, but it was never one of my trigger foods. Out of the fridge, I turned the casserole over and ate it out of hand as I had put enough cheese on top to end up being the crust when I flipped it. It is so very rare to get a perfect piece of pizza I am not willing to waste calories to chance it cause once I start I can't stop.
                                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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