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    Ok, I just found my tape measure and figured I better take a measurement while I knew where it was....


    SW(8/19/11): 267
    neck: 14.5"
    r. bicep:17"
    r. forearm: 12"
    Chest:48"
    Waist: 40"
    Hips: 51"
    r. Thigh: 30"
    r. calf: 17"

    9/5/11: 266 down 1
    Neck: 14 down .5
    r.bicep: 15.75 down 1.25
    r.forearm: 12 no change
    Chest: 47.5 down .5
    waist: 39.5 down .5
    hips: 49 down 2 (!)
    r. thigh: 29 down 1
    r. calf: 17 no change
    fat % from scale=54.4 (just figured out how to do this)

    Total weight loss is 1 pound
    inches lost since going primal is 5.74

    10/1/11: 264.8 down 1.2
    neck: 14 no change
    r. bicep: 15.75 no change
    r. forearm:11.5 down .5
    Chest: 46.5 down 1" which I can confidently say is across the back and not in the cup! Jackets fit much better.
    Waist:38 down 1.5
    Hips: 48.5 down .5
    r.thigh: 29 no change
    r.calf:16.5 down .5

    12/1/11 weight 260.8
    r. bicep: 15.75
    r.forearm: 11.5
    chest:46
    hips:48.5
    r.thigh: 29
    calf: 16.5

    4/15/12 254.8
    r. bicep-below shoulder muscle:15
    r. forearm: 15
    chest-with bra: 45.5
    waist: 38
    hips: 47.5
    r. thigh-point where middle finger extends down thigh: 27
    r. calf: 16.5
    fat % from scale: 52.1

    7/22/12 263.2
    Neck: 14 down .5 from beginning
    r. bicep below top muscle:16 up 1 inch from April, down 1 from beginning
    r. forearm:12 up .5 inch, no change from start
    Chest (with bra): 45 down .5 inch, down 3 from start
    waist:41 up 3 inches, up 1 from start
    hips:52 up 3.5 inches, up 1 from start
    r. thigh (at finger tip):30 up 3 inches, no change from start
    r. calf:17 up .5 inch, no change from start
    fat %: didn't get on the scale.

    It looks pretty obvious that somewhere between April and today something is not going well. I need to do the measurements monthly to catch what is going on.

    I think the increase in the inches is due to the fact that I stopped my morning treadmill and thereby lowered my daily step count by nearly half. I believe the weight is a consequence of the sleep issues.

    The good news is that last night, my second on melatonin, my sleep efficiency went up to 82%. I still didn't get a straight 90 minutes, but close. I have felt a little foggy upon waking both mornings so I am going to take it at dinner instead of so close to bed time. I am taking a 250mcg dose.

    So despite my measurements, I am very optimistic today.

    My plan is...
    -to continue the melatonin and D3
    -to continue the oil shots
    -increase the movement
    -pay close attention to my physical cues for hunger and satiety and FOLLOW UP on them
    -track it all

    Thankfullness: I am so very grateful for living in Nashville. Last night we went to the Bluebird on the Mountain Songwriter's concert. It was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. It was a wonderful night, the weather cooled off, the music was amazing, the company I was with was some of my favorite people (my husband, my parents, and my aunt and uncle). Amazing, all night I could not get over how blessed I felt to be there at that time with those people.
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    Wow, the concert sounds great. Glad you had fun.
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    OMG! Slept 1:21 straight last night, and 3 stretches that were very close to 1 hour! with a 74% efficiency. But getting the longer stretches is very promising!

    Lots of great company, reasonable food.

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    last night's sleep was horrible, serious trouble with temperature control! Hot then cold then hot then cold arghhhh!

    doing the best I can given we have company, will continue to hang on till the house is cleared, then get more serious.
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    My "Program": doing my version of a 5:2 (a 4:3) fast diet with real food.

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    Yesterday, well my food intake is as follows...

    Calories...2,890 (this should give you a hint to what happens when sleep is lousy)
    Carbs....163
    Fat.....241
    Protein....72
    Fiber....15
    Sugar....125

    I decided in the morning that I would do a sort of IF breakfast and lunch, doing a BPC for breakfast, and using the MCT, Kerrygold, and HWC in my green tea at lunch, then have a normal dinner. But 4:00 would not pass by quietly. It appears that no version of IF is good for me, yet. Although I am not sure it isn't mental as much as physical.

    Odd thing is the scale result is 262.6 which is down 1.2 from yesterday. Which tells me I need to stop deciding ahead of time what I will eat and how much and work much harder at listening to the wisdom of my body. Got to get good at my Golden Rules.

    I have been remiss...Thankfulness I am thankful for the gift of remission for my dad and his continuing improvements, he is actually settling down (he hates being away from his house and he lets it stress him and then it messes up his system) and enjoying himself and he actually looks healthier than when he got here! I am also incredibly for the precious gift that is my mom, there are not words to say how lucky I feel that she is mine and I am one of hers!

    p.s. I forgot to mention that I had 3 spans of just over an hour straight of sleep last night, one stretching to 1:15, for a total of 5:43. Mom and I are going to do yard work today to get some vitamin D then I will nap after our trip to the grocery store.
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    Ough, no good. Was this a binge? Or what happened?
    Butter in tea and coffee is only going to make you put on weight when you're not in fat burning mode and if you eat that amount of carbs. If it causes you to binge, just stop doing the butter thing and I hope I didn't put the idea in your head! (can't remember but I think I posted a link to the BP guy about sleeping)
    I've actually just done a 5 day fast with BP coffee in the morning (no food at all), lost 3kg (6 lbs). However, if I were you I wouldn't mess around with fasting as it seems your body just can't take it, I think. You need to find what triggers you into "breaking bad" and then address that issue. Total of 6 hours sleep is better, if you can improve that I think you'll get there.

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    I hope you get some better sleep tonight. I hope I do too for that matter.
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    FlyingPig: No I wouldn't exactly call it a binge, just that when I got hungry enough that I needed to eat (head and tummy did not feel good) the choices I made were high in calories and carbs (almond butter on apple and celery, greek yogurt with raw nuts) and then had a desert after dinner. It wasn't so much that I was trying to fast as that I was 'saving' calories for what I knew would come at the end of the night. Not a common situation.

    No the BPC idea is actually from the Shangri La diet, which talks about using flavorless calories to fool your body into lowering your set point. And they consider BPC flavorless (odd I know, but that is another discussion). The thing about this is that, it was actually changing the way my brain viewed food, for the first 2 weeks, now not so much, but life is a little discombobulated-we have company plus doing a few "dinners" with a small crowd this week.

    I never eat breakfast, never really have, can't stomach it. So I have always done some version of a liquid one. In fact I am happiest when I don't do solid food until dinner. I like having the BPC for breakfast, and a smoothie for lunch. then I drink all sorts of teas the rest of the day, and have a nice dinner with a protein source, a salad, and a veggie or 2 as side dish. I can do this when, I get enough sleep, and I have dinner already planned and I don't have to hunt around the kitchen trying to figure out what to make.

    Sleep wise, I am in bed for at least 7 hours a night, last night it was 8:30 hours, so it is not that I am not giving it all I've got but for some reason my sleep quality is much better during the day than at night. Such that if I lay down for an hour mid-day, I pretty much sleep for an hour. Now if I could figure out a way that if I was in bed, I was sleeping, and just stayed in bed for the 4 to 5 hours I sleep at night, then made up the difference during the day, that would be great. Sadly it doesn't work that way.

    p.s. suggestions on how to get into a fat burning mode would be appreciated.
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    My "Program": doing my version of a 5:2 (a 4:3) fast diet with real food.

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    Paula: yesterday I got a nap and slept 39 minutes, so adding that to my 5:43, I went over my goal of 6 hours in a day. Last night I got 4:42, but had three 1 hour stretches, so it feels better than it sounds.

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    so food yesterday went much better. I ate/drank when the body asked for it, and it was reasonable in amount and type.

    Stats
    Calories...1,342
    Carbs....95
    Fat.....82
    Protein....53
    Fiber....21 Net Carbs....74
    Sugar....37

    I did not actually eat anything with sugar, yesterday was a bit high in fruits as opposed to veggies thus the higher carb and sugar count.

    Result...263.8 up 1.2

    While it is obvious to me that it is not a simple calculation of calories in vs. calories out, and in fact I can list any number of things that it is not, I cannot-obviously-pinpoint what it is going to take to take the fat off. A bit of a sad realization.

    ThankfulnessI am thankful for my health, I cannot understand how or why I am generally healthy while I am getting so little sleep, but luckily the body's will to survive and thrive is carrying me through.

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