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    Good to know, Elessar. Good luck to you/us! ;)

    Good to know, Elessar. Good luck to you/us! ;)
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    I had a lot of trouble Thanksgiving through...

    I had a lot of trouble Thanksgiving through Christmas. I over ate a lot and put on some weight. I found myself obsessing over the scale too, so I stopped weighing myself, but my size 36 pants are too...
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    I've been doing this eating window thing for...

    I've been doing this eating window thing for about 14 weeks now. It's interesting how strongly people react to it. Even my wife, who has been a great supporter of my efforts thus far, wishes I would...
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    It's been about a month. And I'm actually...

    It's been about a month. And I'm actually surprised it's been that long. I haven't take a measurement of my waist, but I'm confident it's moving in the right direction, based on how my pants fit.
    ...
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    dkJames, Thanks for the input. I'll keep that...

    dkJames,

    Thanks for the input. I'll keep that in mind. I'm not starting from scratch. I've been doing IF for a long time. Basically, I'm just lengthening my fast by about 5 hours. I understand...
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    Problems and Challenges So far, I've been...

    Problems and Challenges

    So far, I've been doing the all-days fasts for about 3 days. (Today is the fourth day). Here are the issues I'm running in to.


    1. Hunger.

    I read in many IF articles...
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    My waist measurement is still on the rise. In...

    My waist measurement is still on the rise. In fact, I gained about 10 pounds.

    I've decided that what I'm doing isn't working, though I think it would work if I was able to maintain it perfectly....
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    In my case, at this point, it's behavioral, not...

    In my case, at this point, it's behavioral, not genetic. I know I am eating more than I need to eat. For example, today is a fasting day. I'm fine, from a hunger standpoint. But I'm also at work, so...
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    I gained inches again this month. I measured at...

    I gained inches again this month. I measured at 38.5.

    I'm still trying to figure out my eating issue. Weekends are really tough. I can't seem to drum up the ability to not eat when I'm not hungry....
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    Today my waist measurement was 37.75. I didn't...

    Today my waist measurement was 37.75. I didn't have a great month.

    1. I wasn't able to keep myself from eating when I wasn't hungry. Last night I asked my wife to help keep me accountable in this....
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    I measured my waist at my belly button again...

    I measured my waist at my belly button again today. After several attempts, I arrived at 37 inches as a decent average. I plan to this at every first-of-the-month.

    It seems to be very difficult to...
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    It's obviously been MONTHS since I've posted...

    It's obviously been MONTHS since I've posted here. My shocking 2in loss in the first month did not hold. Right now my waist circumference is back at 38.5 inches.

    I've been trying to assess where I...
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    Thanks Neil. I checked out your journal. It...

    Thanks Neil.

    I checked out your journal. It looks like your starting point and goals are similar to mine. You're doing great! I can't do a gym so I'm doing SimpleFit at home. I'm definitely seeing...
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    Thanks! That's a big encouragement. I said I...

    Thanks! That's a big encouragement.

    I said I post back with my actual numbers from Fitday. So here they are.

    Avg Calories: 1759
    Avg Fat Cal: 1086 (122g)
    Avg Carb Cal: 159 (41g)
    Avg Prot Cal:...
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    I'd only planned on posting here when I measure...

    I'd only planned on posting here when I measure myself. But I need somewhere to put my thoughts on this process. My wife has told me that I'm "obsessed" with fitness. So I'm not going to be talking...
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    Today was my 2nd measurement. I think I dropped 2...

    Today was my 2nd measurement. I think I dropped 2 inches. I'm at 36.5 from 38.5. I'm shocked. I was expecting something like 1/4 of an inch difference. I would have been thrilled with 1/2 and inch....
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    Thanks Matt! My starting weight was 271 in 2008....

    Thanks Matt! My starting weight was 271 in 2008. The main reason I want to lean down is I want to demolish the conventional wisdom that says when you get fat, you'll never be lean again. I want be...
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    2 hours a week isn't much. I consider myself to...

    2 hours a week isn't much. I consider myself to be reasonably active and I walk the dog every night (or try to) for 30 minutes at a brisk pace. I also spend about 30 - 35 minutes doing body weight...
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    That must be why there don't seem to be any...

    That must be why there don't seem to be any "chocolate" or "vanilla" flavored BCAA drinks. The acrid taste wouldn't be masked well with those. They all seem to be fruit flavored.
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    Thanks Everyone, Your input means a lot to me....

    Thanks Everyone,

    Your input means a lot to me.

    It looks like the consensus is that my plan should work, though it will take a long time. I'm thinking it will take a year or so, which is fine...
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    I have various limitations to when I can workout...

    I have various limitations to when I can workout and when I can eat. The only LeanGains protocol that I could pull off is "Early morning fasted training". This requires 30 grams of BCAAs on your...
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    I agree. I've been exercising using PBF (Primal...

    I agree. I've been exercising using PBF (Primal Blueprint Fitness) since August. I'm stronger than I was when I started, but I realize that my weight loss efforts are going to hinder my progress...
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    Twelve Percent

    Is it reasonable to expect to get to 12% body fat from doing PBF and fasting 16 hours every day, with a 24 hour fast about once a week?

    I started LC almost 4 years ago. I lost about 80 pounds....
  24. Thread: Ouch!

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    @Bananabonobo The funny thing about it is, I...

    @Bananabonobo

    The funny thing about it is, I thought I was doing something moderate. Turns out, I was giving myself quite painful ass kicking. I'm going to start with my workouts tomorrow morning...
  25. Thread: Ouch!

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    You are correct. That's how Atkins views healthy...

    You are correct. That's how Atkins views healthy fats.
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