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Re: Keto & Low-Carb Challenge
« Reply #450 on: June 23, 2018, 05:20:40 AM »
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3/31 - 210lbs.  150.5 inches (legs, hips, waist, and arms)
4/7   - 206         149.5
4/14 - 207         148.5
4/21 - 209.        147
4/28 - 208.        145
5/5. - 209.         145
5/12 - 205.         143.5
5/19 - 204.        143.5
5/26 - 207.        144
6/2 - 203            142.5
6/9 - 205.           141
6/16 - 203.         141.5
6/23 - 204.         140.5

Down half inch around waist and hips each! I am down 2.5 inches around my hips and down 3.5 in. around my belly button since starting. BUT! I'm only down 6-7 lbs in weight. That's telling me I am chucking the fat and keeping a lot more lean mass than on a traditional diet. And I honestly don't even workout that often.

Some recent research in fasting shows that fasting causes your body to release growth hormone so that any muscle that is consumed during fasting is grown back after you start eating again.

I'm planning on continuing to do 3 days of fasting each week. I may give myself a week break at the end of July or so.
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Re: Keto & Low-Carb Challenge
« Reply #451 on: June 24, 2018, 01:24:37 PM »
I am down 15 lbs since April 15, 2018. 
Very happy, my target is 5 more by July 17th before I go on a backpacking trip. 

But dang!  My hiking clothes went from a bit too tight to getting to be too loose.  I had to buy a belt and may need to take in the pants.

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Re: Keto & Low-Carb Challenge
« Reply #452 on: June 24, 2018, 01:56:38 PM »
I am down 15 lbs since April 15, 2018. 
Very happy, my target is 5 more by July 17th before I go on a backpacking trip. 

But dang!  My hiking clothes went from a bit too tight to getting to be too loose.  I had to buy a belt and may need to take in the pants.
Nice job!!

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Re: Keto & Low-Carb Challenge
« Reply #453 on: June 24, 2018, 02:04:13 PM »
I am down 15 lbs since April 15, 2018. 
Very happy, my target is 5 more by July 17th before I go on a backpacking trip. 

But dang!  My hiking clothes went from a bit too tight to getting to be too loose.  I had to buy a belt and may need to take in the pants.
Nice job!!

+1. Itís a good problem to have :)
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Re: Keto & Low-Carb Challenge
« Reply #454 on: June 25, 2018, 06:33:15 AM »
I am down 15 lbs since April 15, 2018. 
Very happy, my target is 5 more by July 17th before I go on a backpacking trip. 

But dang!  My hiking clothes went from a bit too tight to getting to be too loose.  I had to buy a belt and may need to take in the pants.
Oh Boo Hoo.
Just kidding, nice job!

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Re: Keto & Low-Carb Challenge
« Reply #455 on: June 25, 2018, 11:22:14 AM »
We are going out for our anniversary tonight, will try to keep it low carb.  And, for that matter, not too expensive.  I know, I'm really romantic.

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Re: Keto & Low-Carb Challenge
« Reply #456 on: June 30, 2018, 08:03:08 AM »
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3/31 - 210lbs.  150.5 inches (legs, hips, waist, and arms)
4/7   - 206         149.5
4/14 - 207         148.5
4/21 - 209.        147
4/28 - 208.        145
5/5. - 209.         145
5/12 - 205.         143.5
5/19 - 204.        143.5
5/26 - 207.        144
6/2 - 203            142.5
6/9 - 205.           141
6/16 - 203.         141.5
6/23 - 204.         140.5
6/30 - 203.         139.5

No weight movement again, but another 1/2 inch off around my waist and belly. I was for sure thinking I would not be smaller. I had some pizza after helping some friends move last night and felt a bit bloated this morning. I also was unable to make it through my 2-day fast this week. I ended up doing a few OMAD days instead.

My guess is that (and from some of the books I've read), fasting helps regulate your hormones. So when you do eat some carbs, the insulin response isn't nearly as strong.

Im glad to still be getting results! Especially since I'm not becoming skinny-fat like I have on previous diet attempts. I think I have enough data to put a graph together to see a trend. So I'll put one together for next week!
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Re: Keto & Low-Carb Challenge
« Reply #457 on: June 30, 2018, 08:33:12 AM »
Creating the graph, I realized that I hit the 3 month mark with my strategy. But also I thought the graph would be of interest here (attached).

Weight is erratic, but inches are a much more reliable measure. I'm glad I'm measuring both. It keeps me grounded. They both have a general downward trend, but I wouldn't be surprised to see weight stay stable while I continue to drop inches. I think a lot of this is because I'm really trying to drop the last 20 lbs. (Which hey, I'm almost half way there!). But it's also hard to guess what an inch goal would be. Do I just keep going until I think I look lean enough? It'd be nice to know what a good inch goal would be, but then again my weight goal is also a complete guess also.

When you have 50+ lbs to lose, weight comes off fast, but even then, you'll have weight stalls, but you may still be losing inches (ie fat)! Your body needs time to break down the now unused proteins: the unused skin, repair internal damage to different organs like your liver or kidneys. It needs time to rebuild those metabolic pathways that it hasn't used in years.

Keep at it everyone!
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Re: Keto & Low-Carb Challenge
« Reply #458 on: July 07, 2018, 05:33:03 AM »
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3/31 - 210lbs.  150.5 inches (legs, hips, waist, and arms)
4/28 - 208.        145
5/26 - 207.        144
6/2 - 203            142.5
6/9 - 205.           141
6/16 - 203.         141.5
6/23 - 204.         140.5
6/30 - 203.         139.5
7/7.  - 200           138


Consolidating a few of the earlier numbers.

I've honestly been expecting to stall again pretty soon, but I keep hitting better numbers each week! I remember when I was doing strict dirty keto, and when I had hit 200, I was honestly feeling terrible. I was lethargic and barely had any energy. If anyone here gets to that point STOP!

Hitting 200 now, I have much better energy. My body has changed a lot. My appetite has changed a lot. My eating schedule has been:
Sunday : slow carb
Monday: Fast
Tuesday: Fast til dinner/ slow carb
Wednesday: Fast til dinner /slow carb
Thursday: Slow Carb
Friday: Slow Carb
Saturday: Cheat day (Measurement day also)

So if you need to find something to tweak, try restricting your eating hours. Don't eat after 8pm. Sleep! If your Keto, eat good meats! The Omega-6 meats will eventually catch up with you.

How is everybody else fairing?
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Re: Keto & Low-Carb Challenge
« Reply #459 on: July 07, 2018, 07:43:34 AM »
Iíve been forgetting to post updates here, I am weighing in at 191.4-192.6 this week. So over 50 pounds down at this point.
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