adefwebserver's Journal, 16 August 2019

Yesterday, motivated to just ‘slow down’ on the compulsive eating and lack of exercise, I only drank 🥛 protein drinks and I did a 5 mile 🏃🏾‍♂️ run.

This combination always allows me to drop a lot of water weight. Carbs and excessive protein turn into glucose and that glucose is stored in my liver and muscles as glycogen, and every gram of glycogen requires 3 to 4 grams of water to bind the glycogen to muscle tissue (using hydrogen bonding).

So, reducing my glycogen reserves and minimizing my carb intake causes a weight reduction. That would be great if all those carbs only turned into glycogen, but a lot of those carbs and excess protein get turned to fat 😆.

I can see (in my gut and face and neck), and feel the extra fat on my body. I know it will take weeks of my usual up and down water weight gain and loss cycles for it to slowly go back down.

💦 I wish I could just fast 11 days like I have done in the past, but, no way I can find that willpower, not enough motivation. I was more motivated when I was 40-50 pounds over my BMI wight, not 8 pounds like I am now...

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
172.0 lb Lost so far: 35.0 lb.    Still to go: 8.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 16 August 2019:
2758 kcal Fat: 121.00g | Prot: 132.37g | Carb: 276.14g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Slim-Fast Keto Shake. Dinner: Thin Crust Cheese Pizza, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes (Container). Snacks/Other: Sonoma Creamery Parmesan Cheese Crisp Bar, Sonoma Creamery Parmesan Cheese Crisp Bar, Sonoma Creamery Parmesan Cheese Crisp Bar, Sonoma Creamery Parmesan Crisps, Nabisco Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies (28g), Nabisco Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies (28g), American Breakfast Frosted Flakes, Brownie, Chloe's Strawberry Popsicle. more...
2073 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 45 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 15 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
losing 28.0 lb a week

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Great drop! 
16 Aug 19 by member: Draglist
@Draglist - Thanks! I got a rapid drop after vacation the same way you did 👍🏾. However, while it is measured in only ounces, I know my 'net fat storage' went *up*. The only way I can move it *down* is at least a week of low carb and extensive exercise... I just need to find the motivation Haha!  
16 Aug 19 by member: adefwebserver
Go for it, Adef. That last 8 pounds is calling to you! 
16 Aug 19 by member: erikahollister
@erikahollister - Yeah I have been 'stuck' in the 170s for 5 months (sigh). Every time I make progress and drop to my BMI weight, a holiday hits and I go off the diet and gain 😜 
16 Aug 19 by member: adefwebserver
dang holidays! 
16 Aug 19 by member: erikahollister
@erikahollister - Seriously! I should just be grateful for all the free time, but, I complain that it is causing weight gain. The majority of the people in the world are scratching their heads at my insane attitude :) 
16 Aug 19 by member: adefwebserver
Go Go Go!!! Expect 3 texts from me this weekend as I am busting down the doors and releasing body fat off my body. Hold Tite!!! 
16 Aug 19 by member: chesgreen
@chesgreen - Looking forward to them! 👍🏾 
16 Aug 19 by member: adefwebserver
I am right there with you! 😐 
16 Aug 19 by member: Keilin_4
I've noted it gets harder the closer you are to goal..any goal. 
16 Aug 19 by member: Alnona
@Alnona - Yes that is true with me. What is also true with me is that my 'motivation' is always based on a 'fear'. Before it was the fear of turning 50 and being harder to ever lose the weight. Now, it is just hard-to-get-motivated! So, the 'closer to the goal' the 'less fear' that I will achieve it? Or, perhaps just simply less motivation to hit the goal? You really can't 'see' the 8 pounds I would still like to lose when my clothes are on... 
16 Aug 19 by member: adefwebserver
we need to make a PUSH BEFORE A THE HOLIDAYS HIT 😃👍 
16 Aug 19 by member: jenjabba
@jenjabba - Yes we do! Monday... I'm gonna hit it hard starting on Monday 👍🏾 
16 Aug 19 by member: adefwebserver
This is what is happening with me, I also want a motivation to lose the rest of my goal, people, they tell me that I look thin and I have no increase at all. But in fact I know that if I stop fasting, deficit calories and limit carbohydrates at least to 50 g, it will not work. I also want the former motivation which is the fear of being overweight again 
17 Aug 19 by member: Safa'a Lifestyle
@Safa'a Lifestyle - Yes, well at least we know that the 'motivation' will 'come back' Haha! 
17 Aug 19 by member: adefwebserver
Hope you can figure out and fix the compulsive eating. You do so well with your running and the fasting.  
18 Aug 19 by member: Fritzy 22
@Fritzy 22 - Yeah I just need to continue to 'balance it out' :) 
18 Aug 19 by member: adefwebserver

     
 

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