adefwebserver's Journal, 25 November 2018

Blood sugar 95 mg/dL

28 pushups (2019 PUSH UP Challenge!)

Today we have a ‘Date Night’ so today will be a ‘eating day’. This means today I will gain weight.

Looking at November, these are the days I gained:

11/10/2018 3005 calories (221 carbs) +2 pound gain
11/11/2018 3006 calories (269 carbs) +3 pound gain
11/12/2018 2563 calories (120 carbs) +2 pound gain
11/21/2018 3030 calories (240 carbs) +2 pound gain
11/22/2018 3013 calories (267 carbs) +3 pound gain

Basically, the one thing all these days had in common, was that these were the ONLY days I ate solid food.

Let’s look at the days I lost:

11/01/2018 1230 calories (93 carbs) +1 pound loss
11/06/2018 1380 calories (70 carbs) +1 pound loss
11/07/2018 1050 calories (15 carbs) +1 pound loss
11/14/2018 1050 calories (15 carbs) +1 pound loss
11/15/2018 1430 calories (57 carbs) +2 pound loss
11/19/2018 900 calories (22 carbs) +1 pound loss

Basically, the one thing all these days had in common, was that on ALL these days I did NOT eat solid food.

My ‘no solid food fast’ is only a ‘technique’ to get the carbs and the calories down.

After months of these ‘no solid food fasts’ I can tell you that 5 days is my ‘max’. After 5 days I just want to ‘chew’ on something 😊 So, I MUST have ‘eating days’. What I am continuing to experiment with, is not turning an ‘eating day’ into a 3k calorie, 250+ carb ‘blowout’.

Here is what I have tried and what has NOT worked:

🌟 Just ‘cutting back’ - Ha!
🌟 Eating later in the day – Doesn’t matter, once I start I eat until full (and apparently that is 3k calories and 250+ carbs)
🌟 Eating Low carb – A bit disappointing that this one didn’t work. I can see from my food chart that I can eat low carb food earlier in the day, but I always hit a high carb food before bedtime.
🌟 A lot of exercise – Again, disappointing that this doesn’t help. I have lifted weights and run on eating days and still had a weight gain. My weight gain is clearly based on what I eat. The exercise may only be a factor in the rate of loss

So, for now at least, not eating solid food is the one technique that appears to work for me.

Here are some things I still plan to try:

🌟 Eating only meat – This one has the best chance of working. I know from experience I can only-eat-so-much-meat. I will literally push a steak away at a certain point. The only reason this has not worked in the past was that I had an uncontrollable desire for carbs after eating the meat. However, I always had ‘some carbs’ with the meat like vegetables. The test will be to eat ONLY meat, but allow myself as much as I want, all day long.
🌟 Eating solid food only in the morning – As stupid as this seems, it could actually work. However even if it does work, I could rarely use it. Eating at night is a social thing that I enjoy.
🌟 Consuming a protein drink while eating – Just a shot in the dark…

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
175.0 lb Lost so far: 32.0 lb.    Still to go: 11.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 25 November 2018:
2960 kcal Fat: 121.98g | Prot: 166.54g | Carb: 298.52g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Lunch: AMC Movie Theater Popcorn (Large), Starbucks Lemon Loaf. Dinner: Quest Supreme Pizza, Bread Pudding, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, General Mills Frosted Cheerios - Breakfast Pack, Slim Jim Original Turkey, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes (Container). more...
2211 kcal Activities & Exercise: Weight Training (moderate) - 40 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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So when do you start your second job to pay for steak all day? Ha! Love you! 
25 Nov 18 by member: princessvalerie
@Princessvalerie - I know! Right? :) 
25 Nov 18 by member: adefwebserver
Enjoy your date night, you kids! 
25 Nov 18 by member: jengetfit123
@jengetfit123 - Thanks! And then back-on-the-diet :) 
25 Nov 18 by member: adefwebserver
well if you have a Costco or sam's club you can buy in bulk and have them slice it to the size you want and tell them not to trim the fat off. It saves money, I spend about $9.70 per pound for my ribeye. if you get a short loin bulk those are $6.50 at sam's. pretty cheap. if you are going to truly try just meat, you need to also eat a lot of fat preferably the animal fat on the steak. when starting a meat protocol for the purposes you are trying, eat the fat first or as much as you need to fill that particular fuel need then progress to eating the rest of the steak. you would be surprised at how little you need to feel satisfied by eating this way. just eating meat alone without enough fat will not satisfy you and eating too much lean will spike your glucose. not that it is a bad thing but I know you get upset when it goes up. one steak is probably plenty for you and princess to share with maybe some leftovers for her salad the next day if the steak is a fatter one.  
25 Nov 18 by member: baskington
Have a fantastic date night!! Almost at 30 push ups - doing so great with those!! 
25 Nov 18 by member: nikeit
Good job on the push ups. Hope you have a nice date night. 😊 
25 Nov 18 by member: Becc@
@Baskington - Thanks! Fatty Ribeye sounds good to me. At this point I am only thinking of 1 day a week of eating steak because I only eat two days a week. The plan is to test it this Saturday :) 
25 Nov 18 by member: adefwebserver
@jengetfit123, @nikeit, @Becc@ - Thanks! Date 'night' (actually 'day') went well. Gorged on popcorn then we both hit the gym :)  
25 Nov 18 by member: adefwebserver
what every you decide to try is fine with me, I find with enough fat I don't have cravings after eating meat. but I also don't have any side dishes to spike my cravings. I find sometimes it is surprising what can do it and how little it takes. 
25 Nov 18 by member: baskington
You don’t think exercising affects your weight loss? You work out so hard, 5 mile runs and all. Gotta be doing something 😧 
26 Nov 18 by member: CrashtestDawnie

     
 

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