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Day 35: Weigh-in

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Started at 327
Last weigh in 310.2
Today weigh in 306.9

That's a 3.3 lbs loss! How the hell did that happen?! Does this mean I am going to have a gain on my next weigh-in or not move from where I am now??? I really hope not but I have that fear in me. These last two weeks I have had a couple days where I have eaten very little, I think that might be something I need to do. I've heard of other people doing this, I think it's called calorie cycling? Going to plan a day where I don't eat anything until later that night, and that just being a sensible dinner.

As for the challenges I was supposed to do this week for the BLC 18, totally failed in doing them. Just lacked all motivation this week. I did get in my strength training but didn't really get in my walks for my 5k training program. Did 2 of those walks yesterday, was going to do all 3 but my dog went hiding from me. Poor Hally, think I might of pushed her too far and she had had it. When I tried to get her she dove under my bed. I know I could of gone without her but she's my walking buddy! Didn't seem right, or maybe it's my own insecurities...

So plan for this week, got to keep up with my walks for 5k, can't do this make up walks again. Also need to start using the fruit I have for when I have munchies, especially late at night. Ok, that's it for now.
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    1739 days ago
  • LOUA22
    ok, so im a little late on the comments since its the 15th but I agree with Shining_ON!! DO NOT SKIP MEALS!!!!!!!! I can say from the way that I eat, I only really have 2 meals a day and snack on healthy stuff in between. I have found that this works for me because my thyroid doesn't work so I actually have to force myself to eat. Anyways....please please don't skip!! It makes your body go into starvation mode and will actually store more fat!!

    next, with the walking thing I totally get it!! I usually need a walking/running buddy too but I dont have a dog...if you want email me next time you want to go walking!! I'll send you my number and we can talk and walk together!

    I promise I'm not crazy! I just understand wanting someone to be with you!
    1744 days ago
    Noooo! That's not calorie cycling! Oh, hon, be careful!

    So, calorie cycling is just a slight modification of your daily diet. It's really, really, really, really bad for you to skip meals. I cannot emphasize that enough! Look, I'm speaking from years of unfortunate experience. I was anorexic for a very long time, and when I ate it was usually a single meal in the evening. This completely screws you up. I won't go into it in my response here, but message me if you want to learn more about the biology as to why. All I will say here is don't don't don't don't DON'T do what you're proposing!!! It terrifies me that you're thinking of doing it at all.

    Again, I won't go into a ton of detail here, but the basic premise of calorie cycling is this: let's say that your target calorie intake for weight loss is 1600 calories. Instead of doing 1600 every day, instead you might do something like this:

    Mon: 1600
    Tue: 1600
    Wed: 1200
    Thu: 1600
    Fri: 2000
    Sat: 1600
    Sun: 1600
    Mon: 1200

    Your AVERAGE daily intake is still 1600 calories, but you've had a high and a low day in there to shake things up a bit. The premise is that our metabolisms are very good at reaching homeostasis, and so by shaking things up every few days a little, we keep ourselves from plateauing. But, by NO MEANS would you eat all of your calories in the evening only!! Yikes! The more, small meals a day you eat, the better for your metabolism - HANDS DOWN. Eat your fruit and other small snacks or meals through the day, eat healthy foods, keep walking, and you'll reach your goals.

    And don't scare me like that again! emoticon emoticon

    And emoticon on a fantastic week! If you're losing with what you're doing... why change it until you plateau? Just my opinion. :)

    1746 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/13/2013 1:59:35 AM
    emoticon emoticon Great job!!
    1746 days ago
    In order to do healthful partial fast days, get the book "The Fast Diet" by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer. It was $13.02 + shipping on Amazon.

    Dr Mosley had a show on PBS and the show had all the documented medical science behind hes program. The 'fast days' have two meals totaling about 600 calories and two days of fasting per week. the rest of each week you eat 'normally'.

    Doing it this way will be healthy for you instead of the way you are proposing. emoticon

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    1747 days ago
    1747 days ago
    you can do this!
    1747 days ago
    Congrats!! keep up the good work!
    1747 days ago
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