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  #61   ^
Old Mon, Nov-16-20, 10:06
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Plan: Stillman first, then all!
Stats: 148/145/130 Female 5í6Ē
BF:29%/28%/20%
Progress: 17%
Location: New England
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So glad you liked Joan, She has some videos on YouTube of her working out if youíre interested. You mentioning mobility exercises has me considering returning to physio. You have the right attitude - nip it in the bud before it becomes a bigger issue. Is it painful?

My daughter has just prepared us some food, sheís been here today helping me sort things out. I bought a new sofa and now need to sell my old ones. Iím trying to decide whether to stick with two sofas in the lounge or go for a sofa and armchairs... first world problems! I want to have it all ready for Xmas... not that anyone will be able to visit with the way things are!
Everything is going well here but itís been a busy day for me! Iíll be exhausted tomorrow! You are doing so well with fasting!


There is a bit of pain in my left hip from an injury that never really healed (though at least one therapist thought tight hip flexors played a role). I find eating low carb and/or fasting reduces that pain. Now my right hip sometimes freezes momentarily, without pain - it sometimes prevents me from turning quickly to the right! I probably sit too much. I have mobility exercises for hip flexors. I am hoping those address both issues...

What fun to have your daughter involved with redecorating!

I ate a bit of unhelpful sugar on the weekend, but have kept up the fasting (20.5 hours Friday night, 19 hours Sat night).

Planning 18 hour fast through lunch today, steak and lettuce for lunch, 27 hour fast tonight through dinner Tuesday, then 2 more 27 hour fasts Wed and Fri night. I have been stuck at my current weight and waist size for about a month. Hoping the extra fasting helps. If it doesnít shift soon, I might have to break out the skinless chicken breast!

Hope you recovered from your busy weekend!
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Old Mon, Nov-16-20, 10:47
Nemaste Nemaste is offline
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Plan: Stillman QWL
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There is a bit of pain in my left hip from an injury that never really healed (though at least one therapist thought tight hip flexors played a role). I find eating low carb and/or fasting reduces that pain. Now my right hip sometimes freezes momentarily, without pain - it sometimes prevents me from turning quickly to the right! I probably sit too much. I have mobility exercises for hip flexors. I am hoping those address both issues...

What fun to have your daughter involved with redecorating!

I ate a bit of unhelpful sugar on the weekend, but have kept up the fasting (20.5 hours Friday night, 19 hours Sat night).

Planning 18 hour fast through lunch today, steak and lettuce for lunch, 27 hour fast tonight through dinner Tuesday, then 2 more 27 hour fasts Wed and Fri night. I have been stuck at my current weight and waist size for about a month. Hoping the extra fasting helps. If it doesnít shift soon, I might have to break out the skinless chicken breast!

Hope you recovered from your busy weekend!


Your hip issue sound painful but Iím glad you find relief in the LC way of eating!

Yes, my daughter and I are incredibly close, we do lots together. My lounge is looking better than ever, I had way too much stuff and it needed clearing out.

You are doing so well with fasting, I canít see why the scale wouldnít move? I hope it does but yes, if not break out the skinless chicken breast, it never fails.

Iím doing surprisingly well... havenít weighed, but I feel so relaxed with the plan and my jeans are definitely looser!
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Old Mon, Nov-16-20, 10:52
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Plan: Stillman first, then all!
Stats: 148/145/130 Female 5í6Ē
BF:29%/28%/20%
Progress: 17%
Location: New England
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Yay for loose jeans! There is a saying on another forum - pants donít lie!
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Old Mon, Nov-16-20, 11:28
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Yay for loose jeans! There is a saying on another forum - pants donít lie!


Absolutely!
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Old Sat, Nov-21-20, 07:50
NHSB NHSB is offline
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Plan: Stillman first, then all!
Stats: 148/145/130 Female 5í6Ē
BF:29%/28%/20%
Progress: 17%
Location: New England
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This was not a good week for me. I fasted and ate on plan Sun and Mon night, but something snapped on Tuesday and I ate way off plan. That continued through yesterday.

Itís back to basics for me today. Hoping 5 days of Stillmanís corrects my appetite. I am not planning any fasting. Just planning to eat a bit of chicken breast or ground bison whenever I feel hungry.

How are you fairing, Nemaste?
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Old Sat, Nov-21-20, 12:44
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This was not a good week for me. I fasted and ate on plan Sun and Mon night, but something snapped on Tuesday and I ate way off plan. That continued through yesterday.

Itís back to basics for me today. Hoping 5 days of Stillmanís corrects my appetite. I am not planning any fasting. Just planning to eat a bit of chicken breast or ground bison whenever I feel hungry.

How are you fairing, Nemaste?


Sorry youíve not had a great week. It goes like that sometimes but itís great you have a plan of action!

Iíve been doing well but havenít managed any Stillman days. Iím going to try 30 carbs a day this week - basically Stillmanís but with 30 carbs a day. Not sure if I mentioned that I did this before and lost 7lbs in a week! Of course if at any point I struggle, Iíll up my plan so itís more in line with a SB/Mediterranean diet. This is still in line with my plan and a step closer to Stillman. Christmas is coming and I would like to lose at least 10lbs by then. Do you have a goal in mind for Xmas?

Iíve just put some 5% mince in the crockpot so that I have it at hand tomorrow. Iíve seasoned It and added spring onions (think you might call them green onions?). Iím going to try and eat a packet of shirataki noodles a day as they really fill me up and so help with weight loss. Letís aim for a good week ahead! We can do this! I will update my weight in the morning and then keep my weigh day as Sunday thereafter.
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Old Sat, Nov-21-20, 13:10
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Just lost my post ugh! I forgot to mention in my last post that Iíll be having some wine tonight. Iím not going to feel guilty so I wonít throw the towel in and go off plan for weeks like I normally would. This way, I feel like I have some control. I think a lot of losing weight is down to self talk. Letís see how I feel tomorrow.
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Old Sun, Nov-22-20, 09:09
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Plan: Stillman first, then all!
Stats: 148/145/130 Female 5í6Ē
BF:29%/28%/20%
Progress: 17%
Location: New England
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Sounds like you are doing really well! You can achieve 10 pounds by Christmas!

My near-term goal is to weigh less at my upcoming Dec 3rd physical than I did at my last physical (4 years ago)...I really want to avoid that ďyou gained weight, watch those calories!Ē lecture.

I had been maintaining at 148 plus or minus 1/2 pound for about 3 months (even with all the fasting, strength training and ďintendingĒ to eat low carb...guess my occasional deviations are too common). My few days of off-plan eating this past week has put me over 150. US Thanksgiving is this Thursday - that usually adds a pound or two. I need to weigh 147 in the morning of the appointment to look like I have it under control. Silly, I know this is temporary water weight, but I hate that lecture!

My next goal is to avoid holiday weight gain. I would love to go into January below 148. The past two years I have gained 7 or more pounds through the holidays, then struggled to shed that through the year. It would be nice to start next yearís fat-shed effort from where I am now...not 7 pounds heavier.
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Old Yesterday, 04:20
Nemaste Nemaste is offline
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Plan: Stillman QWL
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Sounds like you are doing really well! You can achieve 10 pounds by Christmas!

My near-term goal is to weigh less at my upcoming Dec 3rd physical than I did at my last physical (4 years ago)...I really want to avoid that ďyou gained weight, watch those calories!Ē lecture.

I had been maintaining at 148 plus or minus 1/2 pound for about 3 months (even with all the fasting, strength training and ďintendingĒ to eat low carb...guess my occasional deviations are too common). My few days of off-plan eating this past week has put me over 150. US Thanksgiving is this Thursday - that usually adds a pound or two. I need to weigh 147 in the morning of the appointment to look like I have it under control. Silly, I know this is temporary water weight, but I hate that lecture!

My next goal is to avoid holiday weight gain. I would love to go into January below 148. The past two years I have gained 7 or more pounds through the holidays, then struggled to shed that through the year. It would be nice to start next yearís fat-shed effort from where I am now...not 7 pounds heavier.


Yes, 10lbs is definitely doable - more would be nice but Iíll settle for 10.

Youíll drop that extra weight in no time. Also, maybe the strength training has increased your numbers a little due to the muscle, fat thing? Totally possible. Do you measure? I always intend to measure but get lazy with it.

Oh yes, of course, Thanksgiving is coming up! We have nothing like that here so the only thing Iím concerned about is Christmas - I donít want any more than 2 days off plan. I placed my main Xmas order (Meats, poultry, cakes, starters etc) a few weeks back... I might need to edit it if thereís still time (not sure of the cut off date) or it will be an excuse to eat off plan for the whole week of Christmas because Iím sure Iíve ordered too much.

Howís your Monday going?
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Old Yesterday, 06:42
NHSB NHSB is offline
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Plan: Stillman first, then all!
Stats: 148/145/130 Female 5í6Ē
BF:29%/28%/20%
Progress: 17%
Location: New England
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I am back under 149! Just by a hair...but

I am going to continue Stillmanís for 3 more days, I will treat Thanksgiving dinner as 1 modest ďfree mealĒ then get right back on Stills until the day before my physical. Maybe I can make it to 147 by then. Avoiding weight gain over Thanksgiving will be a victory.

I do take measurements weekly. I just rechecked and you are right, my waist measurement had dropped 0.75Ē in the 3 months I was maintaining. Thank you for that reminder. This morning is my weekly measurement day. I have to warm up the bedroom before I can take the measurements...it is 55 degrees F in my house right now.

for eating on plan this week! It does help to have someone to share this journey.
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Old Yesterday, 10:47
Nemaste Nemaste is offline
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Yay, thatís great news! Hereís to a Thanksgiving victory - youíve got this!

Iím going to take my measurements tomorrow - how wonderful that youíre waste has gone down, I wish mine would! Brrrr yes, hope you warmed up the bedroom, Iíve got goosebumps thinking about it.

It is good having each other to lean on - itís great for accountability. I had an early dinner (4pm) hoping I can go through until the morning so I get a little fast in, we shall see... I had Sockeye salmon (all skin removed) on a bed of bistro salad with asparagus, baby gherkins, onion and a lil Tartare sauce. It was gorgeous! I really enjoyed it and of course being red salmon, itís meaty with very little fat so perfect for my plan.
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Old Yesterday, 11:46
Nemaste Nemaste is offline
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My goodness, seeing my weight on the ticker is shocking! Ugh! I thought I was much lighter but Iím certain Iím holding water which does happen sometimes. Iíve dropped 7lb overnight before now. I can only hope!
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Old Today, 00:53
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1lb down this morning - couldnít help jumping on the scale.
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