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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #300 on: February 17, 2017, 10:28:04 AM »
Is it too late to join?  I got to the heaviest I have ever been around Christmas at 185 lbs (5'10, f).  When I was in college, playing soccer on scholarship, my lowest weight was around 160 but I had a lot more muscle back then.  It's been a constant struggle to adjust from the "athlete diet" which is eat whatever you want cause you burn 1000s of calories a day (what I've been doing my entire life) to "normal human diet" where you can't eat half a pizza every few days without some consequences.

2/14: 179.8, 32.7 BF%

Goal: 155

With 10 ˝ months left in 2017, it is most definitely not too late.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #301 on: February 17, 2017, 10:28:20 AM »
34 pounds down, 10% of my bodyweight off into the ether. I've dropped a clothing size my 3XL shirts are a little big now and the 2XL aren't quite big enough. So yeah, baggy clothes for a little, but the 2XL will be fitting in a month or two.

Anyone else get driven crazy by clothing sizes between manufacturers? Seriously, some of my 3XLs are smaller than some of the 2XLs. Fat guy problems, huh?

i have tall guy problems with this.  due to the crazy variance in t shirt length.

I know, right? I accidentally put a shirt through the dryer a while back and was thinking "Oh, it'll just be tight". Nope, belly shirt now. The struggles of being well over 6 feet tall, I share the feels brother.
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Grump. I'm 5'4. The conversation you guys are having is just over my head.


Here I'm consolidating my eratic weigh-in schedule.

18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
22-Jan:  171 lbs
9-Feb:  173 lbs
11-Feb: 167 lbs
17-Feb: 167 lbs

Looks like I'm standing still, but I'm actually pleased. That represents a full hormonal cycle, which shows a clear drop, when viewed across the month. Fucking girl hormones like to merrily fuck with many things. Like weight fluctuations.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #302 on: February 18, 2017, 06:01:58 AM »
1/28- 310
2/4-   306
2/11- 306
2/18- 303

Small progress this week. I'll take the baby steps.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #303 on: February 18, 2017, 05:03:45 PM »
199.2.  5.1% lost.

Cheated a bit this week still lost weight. Having a lighter cheat day today.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #304 on: February 19, 2017, 03:52:17 AM »
Down 2 to 270. 24 lbs lost so far. Good choices made all week. The toughest part was having to walk by the dozen donuts someone brought into work one day. Of course they were there all day and I had to walk by them about 30 times.  Then the next day someone brought in an entire Black Forest cake to share.  Fought off both temptations. Gym 5x, yoga 6x this week so I really earned those two pounds.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #305 on: February 19, 2017, 08:50:12 AM »
I usually weigh in and post on Sunday but am posting here on Friday for added motivation.  The weekend uptick is real and I want to avoid it if I can this week.

Sunday Feb 12 - 153.0
Friday Feb 17 - 152.4
Sunday Feb 19 - ?

I want to see a solid 152.0 but would accept a 152.5.  :)

151.6!!  The Friday "warning" was motivational.

I would love to be under 150 by my birthday in a couple of weeks and now it looks possible.  But also OK if not because the slow and steady trend will get me there soon.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #306 on: February 20, 2017, 06:05:56 AM »
had a light cheat day saturday.  just some cheese and mashed potatoes.  woke up today at 201.  should be a crazy good week for weightloss for me.  Hoping to be back under 199 by wednesday morning and scratching the 195 door by saturday morning.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #307 on: February 20, 2017, 10:36:58 AM »
Ok, going to start only logging once a week now that I've done the 10% part.

Date                   Weight
1/9/2017           340
1/30/2017   328
2/6/2017           317
2/13/2017   308
2/20/2017   305

Loss is slowing down with the return of my appetite. This is probably a good thing.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #308 on: February 20, 2017, 11:07:28 AM »

Weighed in this morning:

1/03/17 - 272
1/24/17 - 268

2/6/17 - 264

2/20/17 - 265

Took a few steps back.  Travelling for work last week wasn't good for me.  Lac of discipline along with being lazy about using hotel gyms and client dinners led to me weighing in at 272 when I returned from the trip.  Took a few days to come back down to 265.

Back on track and making progress moving forward.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #309 on: February 20, 2017, 12:32:21 PM »
I'm going to jump in on this.  I started the 4 Hr Body plan a little over a year ago, weighing in at 226.2lbs (5'10") on 1/5/2016.  The lowest I got was 183.4 in early November 2016, but since then my weight has been slowly creeping back up.  This past Saturday's weigh-in was 190.2.  After a year of eating this way, I think I am partly bored and partly complacent.  I know about how much I can cheat and not pack on weight.  One thing I didn't really do last year was work on my fitness level.  So my goal for 2017 is to slowly inch down to the 175-180 pound mark while increasing my fitness level.  I need to devise a plan of attack for that.  Some form of HIIT training and weight lifting. 

So, in the interest of full disclosure here are all my weigh ins for 2017 to date:

187.4 12/31/16
189.8 1/7/17
188.8 1/14/17
190.6 1/21/17
190.0 1/28/17
189.4 2/4/17
191.4 2/11/17
190.2 2/18/17

Leaving for a 5 day vacation in Florida this Thursday, my goal is not to gain 10 pounds on the trip.  Will weigh in Thrs morning before leaving, then the next weigh in will be Saturday after we return, so 3/4/17. 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #310 on: February 20, 2017, 12:49:49 PM »
I'm going to jump in on this.  I started the 4 Hr Body plan a little over a year ago, weighing in at 226.2lbs (5'10") on 1/5/2016.  The lowest I got was 183.4 in early November 2016, but since then my weight has been slowly creeping back up.  This past Saturday's weigh-in was 190.2.  After a year of eating this way, I think I am partly bored and partly complacent.  I know about how much I can cheat and not pack on weight.  One thing I didn't really do last year was work on my fitness level.  So my goal for 2017 is to slowly inch down to the 175-180 pound mark while increasing my fitness level.  I need to devise a plan of attack for that.  Some form of HIIT training and weight lifting. 

So, in the interest of full disclosure here are all my weigh ins for 2017 to date:

187.4 12/31/16
189.8 1/7/17
188.8 1/14/17
190.6 1/21/17
190.0 1/28/17
189.4 2/4/17
191.4 2/11/17
190.2 2/18/17

Leaving for a 5 day vacation in Florida this Thursday, my goal is not to gain 10 pounds on the trip.  Will weigh in Thrs morning before leaving, then the next weigh in will be Saturday after we return, so 3/4/17.

Dont you love 4 hour body.  i find it to be very easy to stick to and have found lots of recipes that copy other things. 

My 2 favorites
Oven roasted cauliflower mash (like potatoes)
Home made black bean chips 100% black beans 100% guiltless.  -
Super easy to make.  - make  thin pancake batter mixture with Blackbean flour and water recipe calls for equal parts but i like thinner chips so i add extra water to make thinner.  add in spices and some oil.  - cook them on a flat top griddle like pancakes around 4 minutes each side then pop in the over at 200 to dehydrate.  then break into chips.  - sometimes i cut them into chips prior to placing in the oven too. 
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #311 on: February 20, 2017, 01:03:27 PM »
I'm going to jump in on this.  I started the 4 Hr Body plan a little over a year ago, weighing in at 226.2lbs (5'10") on 1/5/2016.  The lowest I got was 183.4 in early November 2016, but since then my weight has been slowly creeping back up.  This past Saturday's weigh-in was 190.2.  After a year of eating this way, I think I am partly bored and partly complacent.  I know about how much I can cheat and not pack on weight.  One thing I didn't really do last year was work on my fitness level.  So my goal for 2017 is to slowly inch down to the 175-180 pound mark while increasing my fitness level.  I need to devise a plan of attack for that.  Some form of HIIT training and weight lifting. 

So, in the interest of full disclosure here are all my weigh ins for 2017 to date:

187.4 12/31/16
189.8 1/7/17
188.8 1/14/17
190.6 1/21/17
190.0 1/28/17
189.4 2/4/17
191.4 2/11/17
190.2 2/18/17

Leaving for a 5 day vacation in Florida this Thursday, my goal is not to gain 10 pounds on the trip.  Will weigh in Thrs morning before leaving, then the next weigh in will be Saturday after we return, so 3/4/17.

Dont you love 4 hour body.  i find it to be very easy to stick to and have found lots of recipes that copy other things. 

My 2 favorites
Oven roasted cauliflower mash (like potatoes)
Home made black bean chips 100% black beans 100% guiltless.  -
Super easy to make.  - make  thin pancake batter mixture with Blackbean flour and water recipe calls for equal parts but i like thinner chips so i add extra water to make thinner.  add in spices and some oil.  - cook them on a flat top griddle like pancakes around 4 minutes each side then pop in the over at 200 to dehydrate.  then break into chips.  - sometimes i cut them into chips prior to placing in the oven too.

It has been great, yeah.  The cheat day is a life saver for me.  As long as I know I get some beer & pizza once a week, I don't freak out.  Prior to finding this lifestyle, I would diet and work out hard for a few months and then lose my willpower and completely fall off the wagon.  I battle the "all or nothing" mindset where I either have to do everything perfectly or nothing at all.  The 4 hr body plan has helped me break out of that destructive type of thinking.  For example, 10 years ago I weighed about 180 and was the strongest I'd ever been.  Just killing it with diet and working out.  Went to Vegas with my wife for a few days.  While there I fell off the wagon and ate and drank whatever I wanted.  And that was it.  I was done.  Got back home and continued eating and never started working out again.  Just ballooned back up to 230.  And I think part of it is the psychology of thinking "If I want to be health and in shape I can never eat X again", whatever X is for you.  For me it is beer and pizza.  If I'd known then what I know now I would have realized that a few days of eating badly is nothing and easily overcome.  Oh well, live and learn.

I need to try those recipes.  Especially the bean chips.  I'd like to eat them with my homemade guac.  It's just black bean flour and water?

I tried a mashed cauliflower recipe once that was disastrous.  So disastrous I'm not sure my wife would even let me try again.  I believe my issue was that I whipped them in a blender.  The consistency ended up, ehh, not sure how to even describe it.  Frothy?  I guess.  Awful.  Truly heinous.  I have done some roasted cauliflower recipes though, with garlic and olive oil, etc. that are quite good. 

My go to easy dinner is a ground beef stir fry kinda thing.  1lb ground beef.  Brown it up.  Add a bag of frozen broccoli and a can of pinto or black beans.  Add some soy sauce and crushed red pepper (or asian chili paste sauce) and cook covered for a few minutes.  Easy and tasty.  Leftovers are good too. 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #312 on: February 20, 2017, 01:43:53 PM »


I need to try those recipes.  Especially the bean chips.  I'd like to eat them with my homemade guac.  It's just black bean flour and water?

I tried a mashed cauliflower recipe once that was disastrous.  So disastrous I'm not sure my wife would even let me try again.  I believe my issue was that I whipped them in a blender.  The consistency ended up, ehh, not sure how to even describe it.  Frothy?  I guess.  Awful.  Truly heinous.  I have done some roasted cauliflower recipes though, with garlic and olive oil, etc. that are quite good. 

My go to easy dinner is a ground beef stir fry kinda thing.  1lb ground beef.  Brown it up.  Add a bag of frozen broccoli and a can of pinto or black beans.  Add some soy sauce and crushed red pepper (or asian chili paste sauce) and cook covered for a few minutes.  Easy and tasty.  Leftovers are good too.

The cauliflower mash i first tried were disatrous as well the secret is to oven roast the cauliflower.  makes it way better.  i usually mix in one can of white beans to 2 large heads to get some beans in as well.  Maybe a little balsamic and oven roasted garlic. 

My recipe is
toss florets in Avocado or other high smoke oil. and seasoning - fresh cracked pepper - salt - paprika - garlic powder - thyme or italian seasoning.  bake at 450 til soft and a little blackened.  Put in food processor with roasted garlic a bit of balsamic and some cottage cheese and a can of beans.

my wife said she'd never try fake mash again.  now we cant get enough.

I plan to add back in cheese and have been as i lose weight.  i still lose weight or maintain with cheese in my diet.  just not as big. 
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #313 on: February 21, 2017, 06:56:56 AM »
Weighing in because y'all are going to help be my accountabilibuddies:

Monday, January 2, 2017
Weight: 156.9 lbs
% Body Fat: 37.7
BMI: 28.7

Monday, January 9, 2017
Weight: 152.3 lbs
% Body Fat: 38.3
BMI: 27.9

Monday, January 16, 2017
Weight: 149.4
% Body Fat: 36.8
BMI: 27.3
Monday, January 23, 2017
Weight: 149.4
% Body Fat: 36.5
BMI: 27.3

Weight: 148.5
% Body Fat: 36.6%
BMI: 27.2

Monday, February 6, 2017
Weight: 152.6
% Body Fat: 36.1
BMI: 27.9

Monday, February 13, 2017
Weight: 152.6
% Body Fat: 35.7%
BMI: 27.9

Forgot to weigh in yesterday, oops
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Weight: 151.6
% Body Fat: 35.5
BMI: 27.7

Finally back to trending in the right direction!

Also boarder42 that cauliflower mash sounds amazing.  Might have to make that tonight.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #314 on: February 21, 2017, 07:04:37 AM »
cauliflower mash is pretty great we love it. 

also the black bean chip recipe above i can confirm works now.  i used to do garbanzo bean chips but last night did it with black bean flour for the first time.  its slightly more difficult but i got it figured out.  guilt free chips as long as you follow a 4 hour body diet.  since black beans are bottomless on the diet. 

trying to find some lime only seasoning.  I've found True lime - does anyone know of anything else - this stuff seems pricey.   I plan to sprinkle it on the raw side while on the griddle to give them a limey kick like chipotle chips.  and lower my salt intake as i put seasoned salt on there last night and i'm not really a fan.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #315 on: February 21, 2017, 07:33:35 AM »
2/14: 179.8, 32.7 BF%
2/21: 177.8, 30.5 BF%

Goal: 155

I did one of those 24 hour fast things yesterday to make up for eating half a pizza on Sunday.  I entertained myself in the evening by going on a long walk with my pupperoo so that I wouldn't be tempted to eat out of boredom.  I didn't even get hungry until right before bedtime so it wasn't bad at all.   I might start to do it weekly but i'll see how I feel next Sunday/Monday before I commit to that.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #316 on: February 21, 2017, 07:54:23 AM »
on a non healthy food note the light cheat day is working gangbusters so far.

I'm 199.6 today which is what i was saturday morning 2 weeks ago and within .4lbs of where i was on saturday. 

I like looking at my charts where it spikes up 4-7 lbs after cheat day then all shreads right back off by wednesday if i'm sticking to it well.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #317 on: February 21, 2017, 09:33:51 AM »
on a non healthy food note the light cheat day is working gangbusters so far.

I'm 199.6 today which is what i was saturday morning 2 weeks ago and within .4lbs of where i was on saturday. 

I like looking at my charts where it spikes up 4-7 lbs after cheat day then all shreads right back off by wednesday if i'm sticking to it well.

How far back do you have records?

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #318 on: February 21, 2017, 11:43:09 AM »
on a non healthy food note the light cheat day is working gangbusters so far.

I'm 199.6 today which is what i was saturday morning 2 weeks ago and within .4lbs of where i was on saturday. 

I like looking at my charts where it spikes up 4-7 lbs after cheat day then all shreads right back off by wednesday if i'm sticking to it well.

How far back do you have records?

not very far my app i use just shows 6 months and i havent been great at logging this time around.  but its pretty consistent on the spike then down to last week's pre cheat day week by wed/thurs.  I started this diet for the first time in 2012.  i was 235 lbs in mid august.  i was down to 210 by my wedding in one month... and then i was 195 by the end to 2012.  then i went on the road for work... i've never made it back above 225 yet. but i keep yo yo ing down on it.  and now my work travel has slowed alot and my self control has increased.  Also over the years i've had some great recipes come up each new time i start it that end up replacing something.  like these chips are pretty great. and new.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #319 on: February 21, 2017, 03:54:20 PM »
 Started out at 165.  Down to 162.4.  Two weeks in after cutting out all obvious sugars -- cake, cookies, candy, ice cream etc.  I did have a couple of raisins that were in a salad.  That's it.  I have never ever ever ever ever been more than 3 days without huge sweets.  I'm shooting for 365 days.  Right now, I feel like I can achieve it!

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« Reply #320 on: February 22, 2017, 12:45:42 PM »
Bought a case of sparkling water at Aldi last night. It's been hard for me to break the habit of having a drink or two at night after the kids are in bed -- I'm trying to avoid alcohol and soda, and I don't want to drink coffee or tea that late. Hopefully the water does the trick.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #321 on: February 22, 2017, 12:52:35 PM »
hit a new low this morning 199.  man i love 4 hour body diet.  just shreads weight when followed to a T.
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« Reply #322 on: February 22, 2017, 12:54:06 PM »
hit a new low this morning 199.  man i love 4 hour body diet.  just shreads weight when followed to a T.

That's amazing. I've been looking into it for a little while, I should really jump on it, huh?

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« Reply #323 on: February 22, 2017, 12:59:15 PM »
hit a new low this morning 199.  man i love 4 hour body diet.  just shreads weight when followed to a T.

That's amazing. I've been looking into it for a little while, I should really jump on it, huh?

yeah PM me if you're really interested i have an E copy of the book i could send you on drive.

it really truly works.  i've been on and off of it as stated above for over 5 years now.  and i've now replaced most things i missed with legit copy cats. 

Also i'm going to try a different spin on the black bean chips tonight.  going to try to make it a rollable dough and then bake for more consistency
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #324 on: February 22, 2017, 01:26:10 PM »
hit a new low this morning 199.  man i love 4 hour body diet.  just shreads weight when followed to a T.

That's amazing. I've been looking into it for a little while, I should really jump on it, huh?

I can vouch for the 4 Hr Body also.  I've done it for over a year now and it hasn't driven me crazy.  Two thumbs up.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #325 on: February 22, 2017, 01:36:48 PM »
Update
12/27: 198.4
1/3:   193.0
1/10: 190.6
1/17: 188.2
1/24: 188.4
1/31: 186.2
2/7:  184.4
2/14: 183.0

2/21: 182.4

Down 8.1%. Progress continues!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #326 on: February 22, 2017, 02:35:18 PM »
Natural waist measurements:
2/8 - 30"
2/10 - 29"
2/12 - 29"
2/14 - 28.5" (5%)
10% Goal - 27"

My hip measurement isn't budging. I don't think the waist drop is water weight since I did Whole 30 in Jan and keto for 8 days now. But maybe keto is a different beast when it comes to water weight.

Waist:
2/16 - 28.75"
2/22 - 28.25" (6% drop)

My hip measurement has started to budge now.

Hip measurements:
2/8 - 39"
2/16 - 38"
2/22 - 37.75" (4% drop)
Goal - 35"

4 hour body does work. Thumbs up to those doing it!
I had a weekend of partying so I'm just now getting back to the keto diet I've been doing. For all the booze and cake I had, my measurements thankfully didn't get out of wack. (I don't own a scale, just a tape measure, thus the measurements.)

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #327 on: February 22, 2017, 02:35:34 PM »
Well, I haven't been doing well but I am ready to join back in.  It is now do or move on.  I am having problems getting dressed in the morning and I would hate to buy new clothes just because.  So, starting today, and I have been pretty good, I am going to be mindful of my food intake.

12/26 - 163
1/1    - 160
2/22  - 160

I am ready to move the needle.  Especially with spring around the corner.


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #328 on: February 22, 2017, 05:15:35 PM »
What does the 4-hour body do so differently thT makes it 1. Successful 2. Sustainable?

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #329 on: February 22, 2017, 05:45:05 PM »
It's a meat beans and veggie diet.  You get one cheat day a week which I think helps with the sustainable part for many. Tim ferris came up with it thru self experimentation. 

And you can eat all the meat beans and veggies you want and still lose weight. No counting calories. You just make sure you get 30 grams of protein within 15-30 mins of waking up.  It's got beans so it's not no carb it's just slow carb. So you don't get the lack of feeling full that other no carb diets have.

It's sustainable for me BC I have come up with many substitutes for things I enjoy like chips and mashed potatoes. Eventually I don't really miss other things outside of cheese. Which I can eat and still lose weight just not as fast

Another reason it's so sustainable is the instant results. You'll lose 5lbs each week the first few weeks and instant results boost people sticking to it. Also if you fall off the wagon for the holidays etc it's easy to drop those pounds right off
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #330 on: February 22, 2017, 06:10:47 PM »
Thanks, boarder42 for the fast response.  I am picking it up at the library tonight.  If you don't mind, would you share some of the substitutions that you've made that were most successful?

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« Reply #331 on: February 22, 2017, 06:28:28 PM »
I'm not a big pasta or bread person so I don't have subs for that. 

I love fried rice and make cauliflower fried rice
Bean chips as mentioned above. I'm still dialing in that recipe so I'll post more as I make it better. 
Oven roasted cauliflower faux mashed potatoes as mentioned above
Lettuce wraps BLT
Turkey lettuce wraps

Breakfast and lunch I eat very similar things every day.
Breakfast is a casserole I reheat. It's 24 egg whites with 6 yolks. 1lb of ground turkey half a container of cottage cheese and 3 green peppers. Cook the ground turkey then the peppers and mix it all together and bake around 350 for 30 mins or so.  Then cut into squares. I do 10 but you should calc your protein numbers to make sure it's 30 each morning.

I eat alot of roasted veggies and hunks of roasted meet for dinner. 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #332 on: February 23, 2017, 06:46:33 AM »
189.8 1/7/17
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Heading out to Florida today.  Next weigh in will be Sat 3/4.  Hoping not to gain between now and then, but I will be cheating quite a bit on the old vaca. 


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« Reply #333 on: February 23, 2017, 07:07:15 AM »
Another thing that makes the diet easy to stick to is if you follow it to a T for two months or so by the end of that second month you will start to feel just awful after your cheat day and sometimes on it as your body isnt used to all those sugars and carbs.  which actually makes me want to eat them less ... my cheat days really transitioned to more what would be considered healthy for most but not allowed on 4 hour body.  things like cheeses and yogurt and fruit. 
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« Reply #334 on: February 23, 2017, 11:46:10 PM »
Been enjoying almonds and dried fruit as a healthy snack and today just dipped below 160!

1/1 165
1/11 162.4  -2.6 lbs, -1.6%
1/25 159.8  -5.2lbs, -3.1%


stagnation!  but not unexpected.  Had lots of guests over this past weekend and lots of good food and snacking while chatting.  Was eating a ton of food.
1/1 165
1/11 162.4  -2.6 lbs, -1.6%
1/25 159.8  -5.2lbs, -3.1%
2/2   160.4  -4.6lbs, -2.8% (+0.6 lbs from last week)


2/23 159.0  -6lbs, -3.6%  still chugging along though things have slowed down considerably. 

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« Reply #335 on: February 24, 2017, 05:40:13 AM »
Been enjoying almonds and dried fruit as a healthy snack and today just dipped below 160!

1/1 165
1/11 162.4  -2.6 lbs, -1.6%
1/25 159.8  -5.2lbs, -3.1%


stagnation!  but not unexpected.  Had lots of guests over this past weekend and lots of good food and snacking while chatting.  Was eating a ton of food.
1/1 165
1/11 162.4  -2.6 lbs, -1.6%
1/25 159.8  -5.2lbs, -3.1%
2/2   160.4  -4.6lbs, -2.8% (+0.6 lbs from last week)


2/23 159.0  -6lbs, -3.6%  still chugging along though things have slowed down considerably.

just a heads up your "healthy snacks"  are high in fat and sugar.  fat isnt as bad as the sugar but i'd try eliminating those fruits and dried fruits and see what happens.  Its too common a misconception that fruits are healthy, while they have healthy attributes the amount of sugar in most fruits greatly out weighs any of the benefits.  And all benefits of fruit can be found in higher quanitites and without the sugar in their much more acceptable brethren vegetables.  especially dried fruits.  since you now have sucked water out they are less filling and contain more sugar per cup of regular fruit

Half a cup of fresh cranberries contains 2g of sugar and one cup of dried cranberries contains a whopping 37g, or 9 teaspoons.
One date is over 60 per cent sugar and 30 per cent of this is fructose.
100g of fresh apricot contain less then 1 per cent of fructose but 100g of dried apricots contain over 12 per cent.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #336 on: February 24, 2017, 07:01:38 AM »
I usually weigh in and post on Sunday but am posting here on Friday for added motivation.  The weekend uptick is real and I want to avoid it if I can this week.

Sunday Feb 12 - 153.0
Friday Feb 17 - 152.4
Sunday Feb 19 - ?

I want to see a solid 152.0 but would accept a 152.5.  :)

Sunday Feb 19 - 151.6!

Trying my Friday motivation again.  Today, Friday Feb 24 I'm at 150.8.  Want to hold at least 151 on Sunday.

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« Reply #337 on: February 24, 2017, 08:41:10 AM »
Update:

Start: ~173 (varied around that...172-175 range)
Goal: 155 (prefer 135-145)

Current: 165 (stable for a week)
-4.6%

Psyched to be almost halfway there...the scale going down, even slowly, is very motivating. I have not been super good about eating only when hungry but it will hopefully get easier now that my stupid busy month is over.

I'm really excited about the possibility of extending this to 20%, which would put me back in my ideal weight range. A bit premature, I know...

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« Reply #338 on: February 25, 2017, 05:09:59 AM »
Huge week. Actually stuck to 4 hour body except for one beer Thursday. Down to 195.6 today. From 199.2 a week ago. And sitting around 17% bf.  Down 6.85%
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #339 on: February 25, 2017, 06:23:02 AM »
1/28- 310
2/4-   306
2/11- 306
2/18- 303
2/25- 303

Going to have to buckle down. Looks like I'm doing well every other week and then maintaining the other week. As long as I keep trending down I'm good.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #340 on: February 25, 2017, 07:22:01 AM »
The scale hasn't moved for me but no junk food for 2 full days and I started exercising.  I think I am finally on the right track.  Now, it will be the challenge of staying there and making this a way of life.  I figured one cheat day a week is good. 

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« Reply #341 on: February 25, 2017, 09:22:12 AM »
The scale hasn't moved for me but no junk food for 2 full days and I started exercising.  I think I am finally on the right track.  Now, it will be the challenge of staying there and making this a way of life.  I figured one cheat day a week is good.

So you still think that having no system is going to work for a second year when we're almost 2 months in and youve followed something you think may work for 2 days ? 

How do you have a cheat day with no defined diet plan?

Not trying to be mean just pointing it out. If I had a issue eating out for lunch every day and my plan was to just you know whatever. And by this time of the year I'd made it 2 straight days not eating out. I'd be rethinking my plan.
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« Reply #342 on: February 26, 2017, 09:32:42 AM »
I usually weigh in and post on Sunday but am posting here on Friday for added motivation.  The weekend uptick is real and I want to avoid it if I can this week.

Sunday Feb 12 - 153.0
Friday Feb 17 - 152.4
Sunday Feb 19 - ?

I want to see a solid 152.0 but would accept a 152.5.  :)

Sunday Feb 19 - 151.6!

Trying my Friday motivation again.  Today, Friday Feb 24 I'm at 150.8.  Want to hold at least 151 on Sunday.

Well poop.  151.4.  Not terrible but not great since last Sunday was 151.6.   

I'm happy with my activity level and core diet but clearly need to keep trimming around the edges.  Portion control! 

Losing track of my progress so setting it out again here:

Jan 21 - 155.5
Jan 28 - 154.5
Feb 12 - 153
Feb 19 - 151.6
Feb 26 - 151.4

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« Reply #343 on: February 26, 2017, 10:03:27 AM »
191  December 24
188  January 01
185  January 08
185  January 15
184  January 22
184  January 29
181  February 05
181  February 12
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #344 on: February 26, 2017, 12:39:41 PM »
No change this week. Stuck at 270, down 24 lbs.  Let the food choices stray a couple times this week.  Will get that fixed this week and get the scale moving downwards once again.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #345 on: February 26, 2017, 03:33:32 PM »
The scale hasn't moved for me but no junk food for 2 full days and I started exercising.  I think I am finally on the right track.  Now, it will be the challenge of staying there and making this a way of life.  I figured one cheat day a week is good.

So you still think that having no system is going to work for a second year when we're almost 2 months in and youve followed something you think may work for 2 days ? 

How do you have a cheat day with no defined diet plan?

Not trying to be mean just pointing it out. If I had a issue eating out for lunch every day and my plan was to just you know whatever. And by this time of the year I'd made it 2 straight days not eating out. I'd be rethinking my plan.


I don't believe in diets, never have.  And yes, I am 2 months in which made me realize I have to get serious.  I have been having a hard time committing for one reason one another and none of them valid.  So,  I am finally there. What works for me is cutting back portions.  I am now using smaller plates and not overloading them. For snacks, I am keeping it to fruit or something low calorie.  All junk food is out of the house. And I am trying to train myself to eat when I am hungry and not just because.  I also balance the day.  If I have a heavier lunch, I will have a light dinner and vice versas. This is a journey for sure.

This way may not be for everyone and I can appreciate that.  But it works for me.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #346 on: February 26, 2017, 03:37:23 PM »
The scale hasn't moved for me but no junk food for 2 full days and I started exercising.  I think I am finally on the right track.  Now, it will be the challenge of staying there and making this a way of life.  I figured one cheat day a week is good.

So you still think that having no system is going to work for a second year when we're almost 2 months in and youve followed something you think may work for 2 days ? 

How do you have a cheat day with no defined diet plan?

Not trying to be mean just pointing it out. If I had a issue eating out for lunch every day and my plan was to just you know whatever. And by this time of the year I'd made it 2 straight days not eating out. I'd be rethinking my plan.


I don't believe in diets, never have.  And yes, I am 2 months in which made me realize I have to get serious.  I have been having a hard time committing for one reason one another and none of them valid.  So,  I am finally there. What works for me is cutting back portions.  I am now using smaller plates and not overloading them. For snacks, I am keeping it to fruit or something low calorie.  All junk food is out of the house. And I am trying to train myself to eat when I am hungry and not just because.  I also balance the day.  If I have a heavier lunch, I will have a light dinner and vice versas. This is a journey for sure.

This way may not be for everyone and I can appreciate that.  But it works for me.

My point was it clearly isn't working as your first post here was that you tried this plan for all of 2016 and it didn't work. So you're over 14 months in without results. But to each their own I guess. You're just making the same statements over and over with out follow through. And no actual plan which is likely the real issue.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #347 on: February 26, 2017, 03:56:04 PM »
I changed the way I was eating December 4th at 239 lbs.  Crossed 219 lbs last week.  Goal is 190 lbs so ~40 lbs to go.

I have been doing NSNG (No Sugar No Grain) trademarked by Vinnie Tortorich.  Best thing about it is I wouldn't call it a diet as I am never hungry.  Seems like all other diets I have tried especially calorie in calorie out you were always hungry which eventually led to failure.

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« Reply #348 on: February 26, 2017, 04:55:47 PM »
I changed the way I was eating December 4th at 239 lbs.  Crossed 219 lbs last week.  Goal is 190 lbs so ~40 lbs to go.

I have been doing NSNG (No Sugar No Grain) trademarked by Vinnie Tortorich.  Best thing about it is I wouldn't call it a diet as I am never hungry.  Seems like all other diets I have tried especially calorie in calorie out you were always hungry which eventually led to failure.

Vinnie pushes Eat Happy for recipes if anyone is interested in it.

http://annavocino.com/eat-happy/

Good work. Yep that's pretty close to what we follow dust add no dairy.
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« Reply #349 on: February 26, 2017, 05:42:10 PM »
164 (-5.2%).  Officially over halfway. :-)