JLente's Journal, 21 April 2018

A bit hungry on an OMAD day this time (ate between 11am-12pm). Must either didn't quite get enough fats in the meal or I'm short on the water side of things. Both are possible. Not bad hungeries, just the type that say 'you could eat'. Did some walking today (didn't keep track of how much) while out shooting some test material for new digital photo development/editing software. Have the drive again to pick up the camera again and add new stuff to my amateur portfolio. Pretty pleased with the results considering I have not shot anything halfway seriously for about 4 year.

Put chicken thighs in the slow cooker today for tomorrow's meal. Set aside the remaining ‘broth’ to see how it might turn out. Going to make 3 egg, chicken, spinach and swiss omelette for my meal. Working to get extra calories on the weekend so on average I’m running closer to my ‘limit’ over a weeks time. I’m thinking my current average of 900 a day might be too low and is a contributing factor in my current loss plateau.

A good day all around. I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend in some way as well as taking steps closer to the goal.

Diet Calendar Entries for 21 April 2018:
1064 kcal Fat: 74.21g | Prot: 82.33g | Carb: 13.16g.   Lunch: Ground Beef (80% Lean / 20% Fat), Sports Research MCT Oil, Egg, Nature's Best Perfect Zero Carb Isopure Whey Protein Isolate - Pineapple Orange Banana, Viva Naturals Organic Psyllium Husk Powder. more...
3605 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 24 hours. more...
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Sounds like a good plan. I found, for myself, that when I went too low on daily calories for too long, I stalled. That was my body. Now I don't go below 1400-1500. Upping the fat will definitely help you stay satiated longer too. Good luck to you and keep going strong and healthy! 
21 Apr 18 by member: jenniferl12003
I stall when I go too low on calories too...I think it’s a good plan to vary (some high some low days!) have a great rest of the weekend 
21 Apr 18 by member: momma6224
Glad you are working on a new project with your camera. A mind that keeps growing while the body is shrinking is a good thing :) Sounds like you have a good plan. Have fun!! 
21 Apr 18 by member: kattay
Glad your enthusiasm for Photography is coming back! Sounds like you have a great mindset for what you want to achieve....I would say 900 cal. seems to low, Play with the numbers obviously to see what works best 4 you.....I analyze and adjust as necessary at the end of each week since I'm still dialing in my healthy lifestyle eating. However, having said this my Calories are set RDI to 1900 ---I try to eat clean and lean and average around 1450 to 1780 it seems thus far....some days are slightly less but those are the days I seem more hungry from time to time. I have found if I eat above the 1900 which has happened on occasion as well - I feel bloated and lethargic. This is why it is best to examine and adjust numbers until you feel most comfortable. When I hit my average range as stated above my body seems to just hum like I need. Good luck and keep us apprised of your findings---I find this all so interesting and like hearing others solutions.  
22 Apr 18 by member: wright2018
thanks fir sharing,folks. l’m inspired to read about others recon ing with weight an suceeding too. jer 
22 Apr 18 by member: jerrydonr
Hey buddy. I was thinking about you yesterday as I was rolling down the road on my now-fixed '98 Magna! As reliable as that bike is (it IS still 20 years old) I couldn't get it started last week. A friend of mine came over, took off the tank, looked at a couple of things, and figured out that the auto petcock assembly was shot. (It's a protective device that prevents gas from spilling in case of an accident. It has a diaphragm that, if it's punctured, won't allow enough vacuum for the bike to start.) I ordered a new one, he put it on, and now I'm back on the road. Riding always lifts my spirits. 
22 Apr 18 by member: sam1955
You are doing great! I agree that 900 calories is not enough so good to know you are tracking how you feel at different calorie levels.  
22 Apr 18 by member: Gingerk65
Have a great day, bone broth is very healing to the body! 
22 Apr 18 by member: Steven Anthony
Thanks much all for the advice and words of encouragement! I can’t really express exactly how much it helps. I’ve come to really dislike the ‘full’/”stuffed” feeling and I’m really comfortable (feel and energy wise) at the 800-900 cal (spread across 2 meals in my eating window) intake level, especially during the work week. Since I think that level is contributing to my current stall, I’m going to try to up things at least during my OMAD days. @sam1955.. Cool you got that Magna on the road! Nothing better than getting your knees in the breeze! That is such a classic looking scoot! I’m keeping my eye out for a gpz900 or 1100 to work up to race in the ‘vintage heavy’ class at the local track when I hit the 250 milestone.  
22 Apr 18 by member: JLente

     
 

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