adefwebserver's Journal, 13 March 2019

Day 3 of a planned 6 days of ‘no solid food’ fasting
Blood sugar 103 mg/dL

Yesterday, I did a 5 mile 🏃🏾‍♂️ run.

7-8 months ago, when I had my biggest weight loss, I would run practically every day. That seems to really help me drop the pounds. For me, the diet starts in the kitchen meaning, I can consume nearly 1,000 calories a day, but must limit the carbs and protein. For the past 7 months I managed to not gain all my weight back, but, I have been bouncing up and down within the same 10 pounds (around 172lbs).

My current plan is to drop my carbs and protein as low as I can, and then run as much as I can. I believe that it puts me in the mode to 🔥 burn actual fat, rather than just gaining and losing the same 🌊 water weight.

The test will be if I can actually get to 164lbs or lower by Saturday. The last time I got that low was 7 months ago.

I plan to give this two weeks. If I can't get down to 164lbs by the following Saturday (I will get a 'weight gain' this weekend when I start eating 'solid food' and then a loss again when I do my normal Monday-Friday 'no solid food' fast), it will be time to 'tweak' my program again...

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
167.0 lb Lost so far: 40.0 lb.    Still to go: 3.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 13 March 2019:
900 kcal Fat: 75.00g | Prot: 32.00g | Carb: 12.00g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream. Dinner: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Slim-Fast Keto Shake. more...
2068 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 1 hour, Resting - 15 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet adefwebserver's own diet   losing 14.0 lb a week

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Good luck, adef! 
13 Mar 19 by member: jengetfit123
adef, back when I was able to run (before knee osteoarthritis), I found 2 miles a day was enough. My male runner friends said the same. Running 5 miles or more every day may over-stress you and be self-defeating. 
13 Mar 19 by member: gz9gjg
@gz9gjg - So far it is working for me. On the weekends I run 7 miles a day :) A 7 mile run can -force- my body to burn 600-800 calories at a time when my metabolism wants to 'slow down' because I have intentionally depleted my glycogen levels. This -forces- my body to convert fat to glucose so that the glycogen levels can be restored. So, YES this does place a 'stress' on the body. However, so does weight lifting :)  
13 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
@jengetfit123 - Thanks! Let's see what happens... 
13 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
Yay! 😀 
13 Mar 19 by member: Keilin_4
Just stop if it does not feel right. Those over running injuries are annoying and can take months to recover from 
13 Mar 19 by member: liv001
...Today is one of those days, where, if I were eating 'solid food' I would have eaten 5 bags of potato chips 😒 I am allowing myself to 'drink as much protein shakes as I want" but, even that wont 'satisfy my current mood'. So I am going to drink 5 cups of hot green tea and then take a long walk when I get home after work... This-will-pass, but, times like this are when I would 'binge' and that is how I stayed fat!  
13 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
Good luck Adef, hope you see the results you want!! 
13 Mar 19 by member: Steven Lloyd
@Steven Lloyd - Thanks! 
13 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
I have to disagree on running working the calves. Maybe it taxes them and gives them endurance but I was running 8-12 miles a day from spring to fall last year and if anything they got smaller. Cardio tends to do that. It causes atrophy. 
14 Mar 19 by member: Diablo360x
Adef I hope you get the results you're looking for! I was wondering if you like broth?? I have a broth that is granular in form and is generally used in ramen type dishes that I love that really seems to "scratch that itch", it's called dashi. It seems to make me feel full and satisfied. It's pretty harmless, I think...0 fat, ,<1 carb per serving, and 1 protein. It only has 5 calories though so if you were looking for something with lots...this ain't it. But I like it and like I said it really seems to satisfy me. Also...the guys with the BIG calves are the bicyclists!! Those calves are HUGE!! 
14 Mar 19 by member: katies71
I thought Adef uses POSE running method... that should barely work the calves at all. My memory could be wrong and he's a regular heel/toe guy. 🤔 
14 Mar 19 by member: chrisw77
@chrisw77 - Yes I do use the POSE running method. That is probably why I can run so much :)  
14 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
@katies71 - When I was water fasting more I would have homemade broth. I switched to protein shakes because I can add 150 calories of heavy cream :) Having only 'broth' day after day would take a lot of 'mental effort' for me. However, slamming down 260 calorie protein drinks is much easier, and I have been able to do it 'long term' 
14 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
What is "POSE" running? I am a midfoot striker, with very high arches and need curved last shoes.  
15 Mar 19 by member: gz9gjg
I definitely doubled my distance, but less of a muscle workout.  
15 Mar 19 by member: chrisw77
Gz9 - stand about 3-4 feet away from a wall, lean forward, and place your hands on the wall. Start running in place... now remove the wall and that's the angle. It's just using your body's leaning momentum to carry you and you're just lifting your legs up. It's all on the ball of the foot.  
15 Mar 19 by member: chrisw77
Thanks - never heard of it before.  
15 Mar 19 by member: gz9gjg
@gz9gjg - POSE, the way I do it, is leaning forward and barely picking up your feet. It prevents the 'pounding' on the knees.  
15 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver

     
 

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