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  1. Thread: Starting IF

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    As soon as I went back to my normal eating...

    As soon as I went back to my normal eating schedule I started losing the 6 pounds I gained in 6 days. Not all of it, but half of it. Have started my egg free test, we will see. Thanks!
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    You are not going to want to hear this, but...

    You are not going to want to hear this, but sometimes we just have to rest and allow our bodies to heal. The further you push it, the longer it will take to heal. All of that being said, if you...
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    Thanks for your comments Zoebird! My thyroid...

    Thanks for your comments Zoebird! My thyroid levels are fine, we check them regularly. After 6 days I had gained almost 5 pounds and my digestive system had shut down. I was miserable! So I ended...
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    As it turned out, I DID end the experiment 6 days...

    As it turned out, I DID end the experiment 6 days after starting the IF test. I had gained almost 5 pounds and my digestive system had, basically, shut down.

    Three days after ending the...
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    That is true Joanie, we each need to figure out...

    That is true Joanie, we each need to figure out what works for OUR bodies. Personally, I had my entire reproductive system removed 8 years ago (including ovaries), and I've not had to take HRT in any...
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    Thanks Zoebird. You are almost 20 years younger...

    Thanks Zoebird. You are almost 20 years younger than I, and I don't have a thyroid OR reproductive system. I am going to go back to the schedule I WAS on and see if those 3 pounds disappear. I've not...
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    It has been less than a week since starting this,...

    It has been less than a week since starting this, and I've GAINED 3 pounds :confused: Same number of daily calories, perhaps a bit lower. Fewer carbs, though not by much. I am wondering if my body...
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    I've not posted in a couple days, but I've...

    I've not posted in a couple days, but I've noticed that I've gained 3 pounds since starting this less than a week ago!!!!! Calories haven't increased, but I wonder if my body just can't handle all...
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    Today was different. I actually ate a bit LESS...

    Today was different. I actually ate a bit LESS than I did yesterday for my "breakfast", and felt totally stuffed for several hours. This isn't necessarily a GOOD thing, I NEED the calories to sustain...
  10. Thread: Starting IF

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    Thanks Jason, I am trying to make small...

    Thanks Jason, I am trying to make small adjustments and see what happens. It IS interesting to see how different I feel after each day. I am having to MAKE myself eat today, so we will see.

    I...
  11. Thread: Starting IF

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    Jason, yes it is a GS comp, but it is still...

    Jason, yes it is a GS comp, but it is still months away. I am only doing this for a month or so to see what happens. I've tried so many other things that just hasn't worked. I am not dropping...
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    I am here, but am a youngster at 54 :) Like...

    I am here, but am a youngster at 54 :) Like eKatherine I've not found much in the way of useful studies on older women that doesn't revolve around CW.
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    Morning coffee for "breakfast" Real...

    Morning coffee for "breakfast"

    Real "breakfast" at 10am which was 10 ounces of a ground beef/veggie/egg casserole I make, a boiled egg, a slice of bacon and an ounce of cheese

    Protein shake...
  14. Thread: Starting IF

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    Thanks Tom, that is actually what I meant to say...

    Thanks Tom, that is actually what I meant to say :)
  15. Thread: Starting IF

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    For now I've decided to push breakfast back to...

    For now I've decided to push breakfast back to 10am, and then eat again at 6ish pm and drop my carbs down to 50ish most days of the week. I like the idea of 1 day where I go low-fat and having more...
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    Today I put off breakfast from 5:30 am until...

    Today I put off breakfast from 5:30 am until 10:00 am. I DID have my morning coffee

    Breakfast: zuchinni/eggplant melenge with ground grassfed beef. One boiled egg and 1/2 of an avocado.

    Dinner...
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    Today is Memorial Day, and thus, the Memorial Day...

    Today is Memorial Day, and thus, the Memorial Day Murph Workout, in honor of a soldier who fell in action. The workout is substantial and consists of:

    Run 1 mile
    100 Pullups
    200 Pushups
    300...
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    Yes, this is what happens with kettlebells - and...

    Yes, this is what happens with kettlebells - and often is an indication that one of two things has happened. Not taking proper care of the calluses, and/or technique problems.

    Ariel, is there...
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    While this doesn't officially start until...

    While this doesn't officially start until tomorrow, here is what I did today:

    B: eggs scrambled with baby greens and coconut oil, coffee with whole milk for cream.
    L: protein shake made with...
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    Catrin's IF journal

    I am going to attempt an IF plus (basically) a sugar detox this morning. I will record my efforts here, it should be interesting! I need to balance all this out so that I will still be able to fuel...
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    The sandpaper is interesting and I will keep that...

    The sandpaper is interesting and I will keep that in mind for the future. I suspect this will become more problematical as I build volume & weight on my lifts. 10 minutes of KB snatches, jerks or...
  22. Thread: Starting IF

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    I am going to have to experiment of course to...

    I am going to have to experiment of course to find out what works best for me. What complicates it is my training sessions are at noon - that is the only time my coach is available. Until recently I...
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    As a kettlebell lifter I have to stay on top of...

    As a kettlebell lifter I have to stay on top of the calluses to keep from ripping my hands. A couple times a week, sometimes less often. I soak my hands, then hit the calluses with a metal file -...
  24. Thread: Starting IF

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    Starting IF

    I've been searching the forums but haven't found quite what I am looking for, hence this thread.

    I am 54 and have been Primal for 2 years now. NO grains, NO processed food, about the only dairy I...
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    Worked on KB clean and jerks today - my first...

    Worked on KB clean and jerks today - my first time really working with this lift and am finding it more challenging than the snatch - much to my surprise! Easier with double 'bells rather than...
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