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What am I doing? Depends on the day.
My BMR is 1587 according to the keto chart. I am eating anywhere between 1550-1430 kcals daily. I'm still working on getting at least 3 workouts in a week. I'm figuring I need to get up between 5-530AM to get a workout in.
Glad I really don't have to give up dairy. I have this feeling that eating it keeps me sane.
Week 3 Average: Cals: 1162 Protein :47g Ratio: Av % (16-2-82) Total Loss since start of n=-1: -6lb
Weight: 171lb Loss: +3 BMI: 27.45 BF (BIA): 40.4% Water: 42.4% LBM: 56.1% LBM:101.9lb
Yes in the first 2 weeks I lost 6lb (am aiming for 1.5lb wk) which was great but this last week, without changing anything, I have gained 3lb. That is the cause of my angst. If I have stayed the same this week I could have lived with that but to gain 3lb back? That is my concern. As my macros have been pro NK & I haven't done anything to knock my self out (over eat on carb or protein, under eat on fat) I can only assume being in NK does not suit me. Although I cant test it, if I am not in NK buy now then I do not know what to do to get me into it.
Measurements have stayed the same. Interestingly though last Monday in the mirror test, my stomach was like a deflated balloon - not pretty but progress maybe. Today, it is is more like a new uninflated balloon (no wrinkles) but I do not feel bloated or anything.
As for the calories, who knows? Higher seems to stop me losing , so are these it appears. Hence our discussion last night re very low calories.
Maybe the cream was good for me but it was becoming a trigger food. Instead of 1 cup I was going through 3 & could have drunk more. That is not a position I want to be in with food but I appreciate the humor.
I wish I had something to add to the discussion...I'm still trying my own experiments to see what works. I've only (I say only, but I'm TRULY happy about it, lol) lost 3.6 pounds since I joined the EMF group. I can't remember exactly when that was, but its been about a month I think. I started primal on February 2, but didn't lose much. I dunno, just musing out loud about nothing in particular I guess. Sorry, lol.
My current diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread100765.html
My original diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread77760.html
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I don't really post too much in here any more cuz I feel stupid for
whining about a measly 10lbs that I want to lose to get from 130 to
120, but DG, I've been at this since January 17th, so, 8 weeks today
I guess, and I went from 130 to 125 to 124.8, and stayed at 124.8 for
about 3 weeks it seemed and then just the other day I was 120.8.
I think hormones play a major role (assuming you're female, which I think
you are!) as water stays on, water comes off, then depending on salt intake
or lack there of.... I have the joy of bloating up at ovulation AND 3 days before
my period. Everything skews the number on the scale and just recently I've
gone to weighing myself weekly instead of daily (i like to see trends for daily
weighing, but most of the time it just pisses me off).
So I think tht 3 weeks is too short to throw in the towel!
Regardless of your weight loss, how are you feeling?
Do you have good energy? Clear mind? Focused? Happy?
I think you should keep on keeping on, and these next few weeks
with Paula's numbers she put up for you.
I can tell you right now, with the last part of my weight loss, it happened
when I was eating MORE and DOING less.
February was a moot month for me. Kids out of school for a week, no gym and
not so much walking, then they got sick for a week, still no gym and no walking,
then *I* got sick for a week. Felt like I barely moved all month and blamo - 4lbs
I don't know what to make of it, but I *have* toned down my exercise now.
I know you don't exercise a ton, and that you don't think your walking at work is
much, but it's something. Better than sitting.
In the grand scheme of things, for me, exercise really doesn't seem to make a
HUGE dent in anything. I love doing it, so that's why I continue, but that month
of Nothing February, really taught me a lesson. Finally, in my 44 years of perhaps
All right, I'm rambling....... Anyway, hope you stay with us!
p.s. Paula - that bouillon suggestion has been an absolute LIFESAVER. I can't tell you
how much better I feel drinking a couple cups a day of that stuff. Last week I made my
own bone broth in the crock pot, so I grab a cup of that, and add the bouillon and it's like
heaven. I've always felt good and obviously I have way too much energy as it is, but man
adding in that salt has me feeling like a new person.
Also, by eating pretty high fat for two months, the little bumps on the back of my arms are
GONE. I went to scratch an itch the other day and I was like "what the hell? my arms are as
soft as a baby's bottom!" Seriously. I was so excited yesterday I even had my sister feel them.
She agreed, but of course thought I was stone cold crazy anyway. Ha!
I'm just glad they're GONE.