Start Weight:(07 Aug 12) 245.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Aug 12) 234.0 lb
Goal Weight:170.0 lb
following: dryphtyr's own diet
performance: losing 2.1 lb a week

I've been overweight my whole life. I am in the process of changing that. I was doing everything right when I first attempted to get my health in order. I worked out 6 days a week, 45 to 60 minutes per day. I was eating a very rigid diet of 2200 calories per day. 40% protein, 40% carb, 20% fat. No exceptions, no variance. I very slowly lost weight. Felt ok, but the workouts were long & hard. The diet required constant analysis to make sure I was on track. I couldn't go out with friends to dinner for fear of throwing my proportions out of whack. The next phase was following a basic, calorie restricted, mainly whole foods diet. I had decent results with that. Then I hit a brick wall. I couldn't drop a pound for anything. I recently began a low carb routine & am getting very promising results. I follow High Intensity Training (HIT) for my workouts, usually 2 or 3 days per week for 20 minutes per session. Hopefully I'll reach my goal soon.

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Ice cream!
Since I'm doing this low carb, high fat thing, I decided to have some fun with it, so I bought an ice cream maker. I made my first batch tonight & it came out really good. I used a basic chocolate ice cream recipe & substituted the sugar with stevia. It came out fantastic. Just thought I'd share. Smile
posted 03 Aug 2011, 01:48
Starting Paleo on Tuesday
I just learned about paleo, myself. I've added some aspects of paleo into what I'm doing, although I'm not in any way following any one program. What I took from paleo is that by cutting out all processed food, the person is likely going to be eating low carb. I was already eating mainly whole foods, so this was just another step in that direction for me. I'm getting phenomenal results, although I'm just over a week in. 12 pounds in 8 days. Hopefully I can keep the trend going. Good luck to you.
posted 02 Jul 2011, 00:00
Hopefully breaking the plateau - Long post - you have been warned!
greerp wrote:
Paragraphs are your friend.

Sorry about that. I typed it on my blackberry since I don't have regular internet access. It never translates the formatting, so while paragraphs are indeed my friend, their a lost friend right now...
posted 01 Jul 2011, 12:12
Hopefully breaking the plateau - Long post - you have been warned!
So I'm trying something completely different from what I've been doing. I stopped dieting for a couple weeks just to give myself a break. I've been on this damn plateau for a couple months now. During my break, I found myself eating very little, if anything through the day & then binging at the end of the day, which is how I got to 267 pounds in the first place. I thought, "This is just the way I want to eat. What if I can simply modify my natural eating rhythm to cause weight loss instead of weight gain?" I had gotten up to 225 pounds by last friday from my low of 212. Last saturday, I decided to binge on an omelet, rice, salmon, tuna & turkey, instead of pizza & chips & the like. I felt so full on this 1200ish calorie meal that it carried me through dinner Sunday. Sunday, I skipped the rice, & just had the other items for dinner. Monday, I did the same thing. 217 pounds now. Well, damned if I'm not losing weight now... But eating like this has to be bad for me, right. So I decided to ask Google & he gave me a resounding "What the hell are you thinking?" ...but I persisted with the interrogation & Google finally cracked. Apparently, what I'm doing seems to follow the "Intermittent Fasting" or "IF" type diets. Now over the past couple years I have scoured the internet on nutrition & fitness to find enough pieces to unlock the secret to my personal fitness puzzle. I have acquired a lot of knowledge on both nutrition & fitness, so I'm quite familiar with the factual causes of things like "starvation mode", "ketosis", "insulin resistance" & the like, but I had never really looked at the IF regime, at all. Basically, in a nutshell, you fast for a long enough time to create brief periods of ketosis each day, which takes around 14 hours or so to begin. The Fast-5 diet, for example, calls for fasting 19 hrs a day & then eating your entire daily intake during the other 5. (5 to 10pm) this theoretically allows for ketosis to occur for 5 hrs each day. During the eating period you can eat whatever you want, but I found a lot of people in the IF groups stating that they eat "paleo". What the hell is paleo??? ...back to google. Oh, ok. If cavemen couldn't eat it, neither can a paleo person. The advantage is all of the carbs in this diet are fruit & vegetable based. No products of modern agriculture like grains & such. This naturally leads to a very Atkin's-ish macro breakdown, which leads to sustained ketosis. Ok, they're eating paleo to extend the benefits of the ketosis. No need for me to strictly follow paleo, though, if I'm simply working to attain ketosis. Just keep the carbs low enough. Hmmm you mean to say I can eat at the times my body naturally craves & get all kinds of fat loss accelerators for free??? Anyway, by tuesday morning , I have been comfortably eating 1200ish calories per day without feeling any significant hunger pangs. Ok, that's good, but sustaining those daily calorie numbers will definitely slow my metabolism. Lucky for me, tues & wed are my days off this week, which means, Spike Diet to the rescue!!! Tuesday was a huge calorie spike & jumped me back up to 220. Chinese buffet for lunch & pizza & ice cream for dinner. 3 pounds for a spike day, really isn't much IMHO. Wed, I followed the IF routine again, but not the low carb stuff. Went out to Mexican food with friends. I had steak, tortillas, refried beans, rice, tons of chips with cheese dip, etc, etc. Didn't attempt to add up calories, don't care. Back down to 217! Today, I went back to work, so back to the low carb, IF plan, except, after all those carbs last night, I was really hungry this morning. Hmm, a meat, cheese & pepper omelet has essentially no carbs, so it won't interfere with the ketosis. Hunger problem solved. That carried me through to tonight when I had plenty more protein & fat & a few carbs. Now I'm just not even looking at calories. What I'm eating is definitely creating a big calorie deficit anyway, so I'm not worrying about it. I'm taking multi-vitamins, & I'll adjust for nutritional deficiencies as they present themselves. The spike days will allow me to make up for a lot, so I'm not predicting any insurmountable obstacles in this plan for me. Btw, 214, today. That equals out to 11 pounds lost in the past 7 days, 2 of which were spike days! I'm also within 2 pounds of my all time low. I'm curious to hear everyone's thoughts, both positive & critical.
posted 01 Jul 2011, 03:20
Getting really disillusioned
I'll try that. Thanks for the advice.
posted 08 Jun 2011, 15:27
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