From371to184's Journal, 23 October 2017

Advice, input, suggestions? The more I learn about my body, the more questions I have unanswered (sigh). For no apparent reason, I lost 0.75 inches off my chest in less than 4 days! I know the body's going to pull and burn fat as it needs to... AND, I know that "targeting" muscle groups during workouts doesn't burn the fat in the targeted region... BUT, I didn't do anything out of the norm, other than "stroll" (slow walk) this past week. Help?

Diet Calendar Entries for 23 October 2017:
1785 kcal Fat: 127.09g | Prot: 119.26g | Carb: 52.33g.   Breakfast: Scrambled Egg, Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise, Food Lion String Cheese, Droste Pastilles Extra Dark Chocolate 72%. Lunch: Great Value Romaine Lettuce, Green Leaf Lettuce, Skinless Chicken Breast, Great Value Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese, McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese (No Bun). Dinner: Food Lion String Cheese, Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise, Wal-Mart Bakery Variety Cheesecake Sampler. Snacks/Other: Food Lion Pork Rinds, Great Value Cashew Halves & Pieces, Great Value 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese. more...
3263 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 35 minutes, Driving - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Resting - 13 hours and 55 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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Unfortunately..no 2 body's are the same...and it's a learning process that makes us all smarter an healthier.. 
23 Oct 17 by member: wannabhealthier
Sorry I have no clue, but I say hey just go with it:) 
23 Oct 17 by member: Tbaygirl
I think our bodies just pick a spot they want to get rid of the fat LoL I usually lose first in my face, neck, wrists (yeah strange) and midriff. Wish I could target where I want it off first, but it doesn't seem to work that way. Great job on losing some! 
23 Oct 17 by member: BluRaven
@BluRaven makes a good point I always lose from my chest first...lol 
23 Oct 17 by member: Tbaygirl
Path of least resistance. 
23 Oct 17 by member: ggreen67
Everyone is different in terms of where we see loss and gains. Me for example when I begin to gain body fat it goes directly to my lower abs and sides. My sides can get bad 🙄, and then my face. Once I started to cut my face went down and then all around my midsection. Continue to track your measurements and compare where your losses are and coming from 
23 Oct 17 by member: thatsubieguy89
In my class research we find that water retention and or lack of hydration effects ,can reduce or increase the bodies size in different areas. For areas of denser muscle tissue , you would not see a loss in that area.Hope that this might help explain your issue >> 
23 Oct 17 by member: DO N OK
I think the fat gives up when it's ready to give up and will drop from where it wants to! Just go with it and keep on rolling! 
23 Oct 17 by member: Draglist
This might be only a temporary issue, but I'm looking on the bright side as a permanent sign !!! ;-)  
23 Oct 17 by member: DO N OK
Thanks all - mystery of mysteries, I guess. @Tbaygirl - you crack me up, yeah, never from where I WANT it to disappear!  
23 Oct 17 by member: From371to184
After I started using the fat pinch calipers I came to realize the subcutaneous fat and/or water retention moves around my body, like money changing hands. But the visceral fat seems to be stuck in place. Walking seems to do a better job of keeping the wealth distributed between areas than the weight training for me. Does your chest look or feel any different, maybe more solid or harder? 
23 Oct 17 by member: TomLong
Any universities near you have DXA equipment? That scan gives area-specific body composition readings, so you'd get insight into what tissue was lost. Keto is a mystery, though; it rearranged my backside. Maybe the pectoral region is where it's messing with you? If you want targeted lifting, Jeff Cavalier's YT channel is a solid resource. 
23 Oct 17 by member: T8U9
It was explained to me this way: As fat is lost, the fat cells take up water temporarily. When the fat cells release that water, weight and inches come off. 
23 Oct 17 by member: gz9gjg
I don't know the answer, but Gz9gjg answer sounds good. 
23 Oct 17 by member: Scalewatcher3
Member Gz9gjg's answer sounds good to me, too. 
23 Oct 17 by member: TomLong
My intuition says water is involved somewhere in the equation , but just take it and run! The downwards tread is afoot! That's great! You can't know exactly when the actual fat came off. Just keep up the great work & congrats on the shrinkage. 👍  
23 Oct 17 by member: Bluecoaster
Recently, I learned that the body desperately tries to retain weight by replacing burned fat with water. Then, when it cannot keep the water anymore, it lets the body shrink. I don't remember where I read this, but it was to explain a plateau. I read a lot from dietdoctor.com, so it might have been an article or video from there. 
23 Oct 17 by member: moogiemynes
That article is up here in the forums. It's great, but hard as hell to find. 
23 Oct 17 by member: Draglist
Be nice to know. I hope you are pleased. 
24 Oct 17 by member: ruthe1213
Thanks, friends! I have been doing MUCH additional reading... and, it's still a mystery... but, I'll TAKE IT! LOL! 
24 Oct 17 by member: From371to184

     
 

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