Joined September 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
151.5 lb
Lost so far: 28.0 lb

Current Weight
123.5 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
132.3 lb
Still to go: 8.8 lb
I started to go LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) on September 2011. At that time my health had so much deteriorated that I was fat (82Kg), becoming T2 diabetic, had bowel problems, skin rash problems and lacked anything resembling stamina or physical endurance. Which for an ex airborne soldier was the most depressing issue.

Tom Naughton "Fat Head" movie and Gary Taubes "Good Calories bad calories" book saved my life. A year later I already shed 14Kg, my stamina was back, I could hike hours carrying a heavy pack and most of my other health troubles vanished. My blood pressure is also down and my lipids panel is a cardiologist wet dream. I'm fitter today than I used to be when I was 35 and my goal is to shed the last 8Kg of blubber and replace them with the 8Kg of hard muscle that melted away during the last 10 years.

First goal 65Kg - Done 23.11.2012
Second goal 64Kg - Done 11.12.2012
Third goal 63Kg - Done 26.12.2012
Fourth goal 62kg - Done 19.01.2013
Fifth goal 60Kg - Done 14.02.2013

27 March 2013: Weight loss is no longer of any interest to me. I reached my weight goals but I can't say I'm 100% satisfied with the results. From now I'll focus o getting my percentages of body fat and muscles from the current 17/40 to the 15/42 range.

04.05.2013 - BF down to 16.27% and Muscles up to 40.5% (JP 3 points method)

20.07.2013 - BF down to 14.58% but muscles remains at 40.5% (JP 3 points method). Time to focus on getting more muscles.

29.08.2013 - BF down to 14.1% muscles gained and are at 41.1% (JP 3 points method).

Catskinner's Weight History


last weighin: gaining 0.1 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

Catskinner's Cookbook

cals: 260kcal | fat: 24.03g | carbs: 5.35g | prot: 7.94g
Creamed Spinach
Delightful spinach with cream cheese, mushrooms, onion and monterey jack cheese.
cals: 130kcal | fat: 7.75g | carbs: 3.55g | prot: 11.85g
Broccoli and Cheese Quiche
Tasty quiche that you make the night before and microwave for breakfast.
cals: 203kcal | fat: 13.44g | carbs: 1.51g | prot: 19.46g
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
An appetizing tilapia dish that's easy to prepare and enjoy.
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Catskinner's Latest Posts

Help! Cannot get into Ketosis
It's not a question of ratio but of total numbers. You can't get into ketosis if your daily intake of carbs is higher than 50g or if your protein intake is more than 1.5g per lbs of lean body mass weight.

Two other things: Firstly, the urine sticks don't work very well for monitoring ketosis because they measure concentration of acetone in urine and ketosis is defined by a beta-hydroxybutyrate concentration between 0.5-5 mmol/dl in the blood (you want to be in the 1.5-3 range). Right now you are trying to estimate how many apples you have by counting your oranges.

Secondly, I recommend reading Phinney & Volek books "The art and science of low carbohydrate living" and "The art & science of low carbohydrate performance". Both should be able to answer any present or future questions about nutritional ketosis.
posted 21 Jan 2013, 14:28
Share My: Weight, Journal & Calendar not working
OK, that seems to have been fixed. Thank you for the prompt response.
posted 19 Nov 2012, 22:27
Share My: Weight, Journal & Calendar not working
No matter what option I select in my account settings the status remains "shared with buddies only"
posted 19 Nov 2012, 11:59
Graph not loading
Same problems for me on all computers and with all browsers. The android apps works fine thought.
posted 12 Oct 2012, 16:10
Low calories, high carb diet?
She doesn't have to listen to me but you should check your facts beforehand. The Atkins diet is not a diet high in protein.It's a low carb moderate protein (1.2-1.6 g/per kg of body weight) diet.As to the causation of heart attack by dietary fat, well it's a nice myth but unsupported by science so far. Also, since half of the vitamins everybody needs are fat soluble, restricting fat isn't always the best strategy for good health.
posted 12 Oct 2012, 04:33
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27 March 2013

Weight loss is no longer of any interest to me. I reached my weight goals but I can't say I'm 100% satisfied with the results. From now I'll focus o g ...

16 February 2013

And so, like many others, I contracted a novovirus infection this week. 3 days later It left me very weak and with a major weight loss of close to 1.7 ...

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