Congrats Louisa for staying strong re: giving up alcohol for these few weeks! Good luck tomorrow at the brunch!
So can I join the Tall Drink of Water club? (That's what my grandma used to call tall handsome men, wow, "He's a tall drink of water." I kind of like the saying. lol) I could go for a Xena Princess Warrior club, but only if we remember to keep in the Princess part...
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.
Thanks for the kudos on the weightloss. : ) I've been very pleased that the weight is finally coming off, and staying off. It's a first for me in a very, very long time. And thanks for the validation that my weight goal is doable. I think that in my heart, I'd like to weigh in that range. But you know, that's the brave, hopeful side of me. Before I found MDA, I kind of thought maybe 180 is where I would end up, but now I've kind of caught the vision and see the possibilities. It's exciting.
Will definitely touch base re: meals and exercise. Thanks for the offer. : )
It is easier when you are tall to "carry" some extra weight and wear it well. It's also easy to let those extra ten you are carrying become 20 and then 40 and so on. Extra is still extra no matter what size the frame. The biggest benefit for me has been the fact that my knees don't hurt anymore.
Okay, I haven't been taking any supplements up to this point.
I have been having tiny little pinchy muscle cramps on occasion and I thought maybe I needed some potassium, but a friend suggested magnesium and I see, Louisa, you are taking magnesium.
So my questions are why are you taking magnesium and does anyone know if it's true that a magnesium supplement will stop the little pinches?
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SW 260 lbs
CW 194 lbs as of February 13, 2013
GW 150 lbs
PB start date: June 16th, 2012
I've been so very grateful to find the paleo/primal way of eating. I never really ate junk food (HFCS gives me headaches) and I just wasn't into the processed crap very much. But looking back, I see that I've been insulin resistant for years (a decade at least) and then I'm gluten & wheat intolerant, and that really messed things up. The pounds just packed on over the years and no matter what I did, they just stuck. So finding this way of eating which makes me happy, is healthy, AND is helping me lose the weight has been such a VERY huge thing for me.
So re: ketogenic eating, I've been trying to follow my cravings in kind of an intuitive way of eating. I tracked my calories today and yesterday, and my calories are up and down which is fine, I'm eating when I feel hungry, so I ate 1950 calories yesterday and only 1327 today. But yesterday my macros were 75% fat, 19% protein and 6% carbs and today, 78% fat, 10% protein, and 12% carbs. I have a very subtle craving for the ribeye steak sitting in my fridge, I'll cook it up tomorrow (it's too late to eat it tonight), and today my protein was low so the craving is in line with needing more protein. Also, I had blueberries w/creme fraiche today (was delicious!) and it pushed my carbs higher than I wanted, but the decadent goodness of the combination was worth the extra carbs.
Anyway, I was wondering, is eating more than 70% fat okay? I mean today it was almost 80%... I feel good, I feel strong. I do have that craving for a good steak, but that only started at 8:00 pm tonight. Just wondering what you all think.
Just take it slow at first to find your threshold. If your "pinches" are like the aches or prickles I sometimes get, then yes, it can possibly help.