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Reaching my target weight

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Kirsten

I have noticed it slows everything a bit. At least for me. But not a ton. And idk of it’ll bother you that fast. I should be walking anyways. I want to complete insanity before the summer at least once and that’s 60 days. But I have to get in shape before I can get in shape with that series. 🤔 lol. It’s hard. You can’t just go from nothing. The moves are very specific and you need good body control to start out. That I definitely don’t have right now. I’m very clumsy the last month or two. I blame the boobs. 🤣 

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RithiaAllen

Yes that’s why I started as soon as I started down the path to lose weight. I decided to use all the weight as forced weights and pushed/pushing through it.

 

I do have the body control from my days in martial arts which is actually a lot like dancing. Once I’ve lost a little more weight I think I’m going to go find a dance club for some ballroom dancing or I guess in Texas maybe square dancing if it isn’t too silly for me.

 

This weekend I’m going to shoot for a 14 minute mile which will cut about two and a half minutes off my time which will increase the calories burned per minute. Back in high school I used to be able to sprint two miles in 8.5 minutes for NJROTC. I wasn’t quite squirrel fast but I could run all of them down by the sixth lap of the track. Good times. I’ll be happy when I get back down to six minutes and then we’ll see how far I can go from there.

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Kirsten

That’s really good! I could never do 2 miles back then, but I could run a 4:06 mile and a sub 2 min 1/2. Well my best were those. Lol. I was more of a jumper. High jump hurdles and triple jump. I wish I could still compete in old people track and field! Lol. 

My 5k was down to 28 and change in like June before the spiro killed my outdoor activity this past year. I’m hoping my body is at least acclimated this summer to keep going. I even had to quit my golf league because of the issue. It is the real reason I put the weight back on. Like I said I can’t wait until I’m not taking this spiro crap anymore. There is no way it’s not bad for you. 

So weigh in today was 191.2! Down again! I’m hoping to hit the 180s by the end of the weekend. I only had 11 net carbs yesterday too. Best day yet! And only 1073 calories in. My steps are still struggling but I’m starting the treadmill this weekend. 20 mins a day I think should push me over my 10k steps. And the best part is I am down 2 belt loops! 

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RithiaAllen

The funny thing is I never took spiro. I was only ever on estrodile.

 

I lost another .3 pounds and am down to 217.1 and have lost 3 pounds this first week of November.

 

I had three ribs, a garden salad, a chicken leg and a bagel to eat yesterday and 40 Oz of water.

 

I burned 3350 calories and ingested 1108 calories. That makes me think I might have lost more but alas no empty tank this morning.

 

I started shopping for cloths last night and didn’t buy anything. I don’t want to buy the XL stuff. I figure by the time Spring roles around I might be back to a size 12 and maybe by the summertime I could fit into a size 8. When I’m at least a size 12 I’ll be willing to buy nicer cloths. At that point pretty much all my current big cloths are going to get sold at a garage sale or donated. I never want to be this out of shape ever again.

 

I have attached my weight loss chart. When I feel like it’s going too slow I look at it and am comforted that while yes it’s slow and I fight and took for every pound I am making large progress bit by bit.

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RithiaAllen

Yesterday I ate an estimated 722 calories which I think is wrong it was probably closer to 1000.

 

I burned 3476 calories over the course of the day.

 

My weight is below the 216 mark now at 215.9. That is a loss of 1.2 pounds.That makes 4.2 pounds at the end of this week that I have lost.

 

Unfortunatly for me it is raining today so I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do a super long walk but I will hit the treadmill today after I go grocery shopping in a moment.

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RithiaAllen

I lost another .3 pounds today and am down to 215.6. I’m hopeful that I can be close to 210 by the 20th when I’m going home and around 200 by new years.

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RithiaAllen

@Kristen You didn’t give up did you? I know you stopped keto but that doesn’t mean you’re not able to lose weight. Come on you can do it. 😄

 

Todays weigh in was 215.3. I burned 3436 calories and ingested 1125 with 37% carbs, 47% fat and 16% protein. That is another day of .3 pounds lost and since November 30th I have lost 4.8 pounds.

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Kirsten

No I haven’t given up. I am at 190.6 today. But I’m trying to figure out how to mix things up for my body now. I have to start logging macros vs weight to see what works now. I am still mostly keto. But I am just limiting to 30 carbs. And cutting my protein. I think I’m storing due to too much protein. I have averaged about 9% carbs, 26% protein and 65% fat. I’ve been in full ketosis the whole time so I have plenty of ketones and am burning fat for energy but it’s just not the way I want it. And I have noticed being hungry a couple times which isn’t supposed to happen. I’m just a bit confused at the moment. Tryin to learn my new body. 

Oh and I’ve lost 3 belt loops in 2 weeks so I know I’m thinning more than I’m losing. I just think there’s an issue with the protein with the new hormones and all. And I don’t want to gain muscle. Which is what I’m afraid I am doing. 

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RithiaAllen
On 12/10/2018 at 8:15 AM, Kirsten said:

No I haven’t given up. I am at 190.6 today. But I’m trying to figure out how to mix things up for my body now. I have to start logging macros vs weight to see what works now. I am still mostly keto. But I am just limiting to 30 carbs. And cutting my protein. I think I’m storing due to too much protein. I have averaged about 9% carbs, 26% protein and 65% fat. I’ve been in full ketosis the whole time so I have plenty of ketones and am burning fat for energy but it’s just not the way I want it. And I have noticed being hungry a couple times which isn’t supposed to happen. I’m just a bit confused at the moment. Tryin to learn my new body. 

Oh and I’ve lost 3 belt loops in 2 weeks so I know I’m thinning more than I’m losing. I just think there’s an issue with the protein with the new hormones and all. And I don’t want to gain muscle. Which is what I’m afraid I am doing. 

Just remember narrow is the way and short cuts only get people lost. Everything worth anything is hard fought for.

 

Keep your intake to a minimum and exercise and the weight will come off.

 

For me I didn’t lose anything yesterday but I managed to drop another tenth of a pound today. It’s not great but I haven’t had the time to walk as much the last few days because of work. Right now I am 215.2.

 

I only burned 3232 calories yesterday and 982 was from moving. I had 1233 yesterday though. That’s just shy of a 2000 calorie deficit. It’s my theory that this is part of the cycle where the body thinks it’s starving. To get the fire burning I reassure it by giving it a hearty meal and it thinks oh yeah and burns a pound and then tapers off again until I give it another good meal and so on.

 

I keep the meal to roughly 650 calories.

 

I know it sounds counter productive to add in another two to three hundred calories in the day but it seems to work for me.

 

 I’m sure you will find what works for you.

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Kirsten

It’s just gonna take time. Everyone has a macro ratio that works for their metabolism. Mine was around 20%carbs/40%protein/40%fat last time around. Ive been assuming I need to stay in heavier ketosis because of the lack of t in my system. But I’m now thinking I have to go back to those ratios and see the results there before adjusting. Oddly enough last time around that meant a fatty carb filled coffee and donut for breakfast followed by a very regimented carb free day. Average calorie intake was 900-1200 a day. And I averaged 4-5 pounds a week weight loss. Glad I kept a complete diary. Thank you my fitness pal. Lol. The funny thing is that I did this to slow down the weight loss because I was upsetting my wife. But in actuality I think it was helping me loose now.

I have been checking my ketosis levels and I am I’m in moderate to high ketosis every day. And average weight loss in full ketosis is 2pounds a week. So I am in that window. I have also lost nearly 4 inches off my waist at this point. But I’m gaining muscle so the weight is shifting instead of falling off. Typical side effect of keto. I can’t complain. I am down over 10 pounds in 16 days. It’s not the 15 I’d hoped for but it is working. And that’s with absolutely no exercise. I’m down .2 from yesterday too. I’m at 189.8. And fully in IF mode too. I eat every day at 11am and 7pm. Nothing between. Just gonna keep going. 

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RithiaAllen

I remember my ritual of walking over to the seven-11 in DC from building xx (actual name of the church building at GWU) where I worked to buy one or two donuts for breakfast. Then I had lunch and dinner without any care. I walked a lot but back then it was like meditation. If I was stressed on a problem I would take a mile walk and come back refreshed with the solution.

 

Today I lost .8 pounds and  I am down to 214.4. I ate 1397 calories and burned 3333 calories and drank 48 Oz of water. I had a Conn Salad for lunch and two waffles, three scrambled eggs and a piece of turkey bacon with 100% natural maple syrup for dinner. I walked 5.87 miles.

 

That is 5.7 pounds lost so far this month.

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