kingkeld's Journal, 08 November 2013

Good morning, fellow FatSecreteers!

Happy Friday!

Today, I didn't lose any weight. I guess I'll just have to settle for the 7 lbs I lost yesterday. :)

I gained 100g - nothing that I'm gonna even care about. The 100g comes along with a full liter of fluid gained. It sits in the muscles, so they are also weighing more.

Along with this, my body fat percentage is down by 1 percent.

All in all, this indicates a nice, big fat drop - about 500-800 grams, and almost a liter of water gained. I can totally live with that, as it is primarily the fat that needs to go.

My body fat percentage today is 11.1%. I weigh 82.5 kilos.
The last times I have had a body fat percentage around 11%, I weighed 3-4 kilos more. There is CLEAR progress.

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I had very few calories yesterday, and this will obviously affect things. I have actually had TOO few calories. Yesterday I ended up at 800-900 calories. This makes two days in a row.

I've had zero hunger, and all my meals have been very fulfilling. I had soup for lunch, and salmon with veggies for dinner. During the day I had a couple of protein shakes, to ensure that my protein intake was sufficient.

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Today I'm having more soup for lunch - LOVE Wife's soups! - but I think the calories will be upped significantly tonight. Guests are stopping by, and we're having ribs, baked potatoes, the works. Yum!

Afterwards, we're going to the movies to watch Gravity. I'm looking forward to it. :)

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I tried out something new today.

I took a shot of BCAA before my workout.

BCAA is an abbreviation of Branch Cut Amino Acids, and this is basically the same stuff as we derive from protein. Once the protein is broken down, we get these amino acids out of it, and they help us build muscle.

I keep reading that it's a smart move to do this when you workout with heavy lifting exercises in fasted state - which is how I work out every single time.

Essentially, you take the BCAA just before your workout, and it will give you a boost in energy, help your body to take more of the caloric energy from fat instead of muscle, help recovery afterwards, break down in your blood streams pretty much immediately, and - unlike protein powders - it is 100% calorie free! How about that!

What's just as interesting - since BCAA helps you maintain muscle, it is also recommended to take a dose daily while recovering from surgery, or other things that keeps you away from training.

This means that I - supposedly - could avoid a large setback during the healing time after surgery. Very interesting.

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Now, if it really has any effect or not, I can't tell just yet. I've only tried this one time during a workout, and that was two hours ago.

I did feel that I had a bit extra energy and was a little less exhausted at the end of my circuits, but nothing that I feel is really worth screaming from the roof tops over.

Still, I think it made a difference. Not least, considering that I haven't had very nutritionally sane meals the last two days. When I went super low cal for three weeks, the low calories didn't affect me all that much, but I didn't feel EXTRA energy after my workouts, so I do think this is the BCAA doing this. Jury is still out, though.

If you'd like to read more about it, check this out.

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- Feeling great!
- Sleep!
- BCAA tryout.
- Coffee!
- Weekend!
- Maintaining weight today, with a large fat drop. :)

Have a great weekend! I'm not sure how much I'll be journaling.

Life is good!

181.9 lb Lost so far: 159.8 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   gaining 1.5 lb a week

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TGIF. Enjoy the heck out of the week-end. 
08 Nov 13 by member: sarahsmum
Very interesting about the BCAA's - I've been trying to use protein powders that have lots, but I didn't know you could just avoid the powder (and calories) altogether. I saw Gravity a few days ago - great movie, I'm sure you'll love it (unless you're a space nerd who requires strict adherence to realistic depictions of probable outcomes in the event of a space disaster - in which case you'll just enjoy it...) I think I need to get the kind of scale you have. I am constantly amazed at how much information you have about your current body composition. I'm also amazed at how much it can fluctuate day-to-day. Of course, I'd probably be weighing myself about 70 times a day, just to see how much fat that cheesecake really added :) 
08 Nov 13 by member: zebdavison
Zebda - I can HIGHLY recommend the Tabita scales. I love the info I get, but be warned - it's VERY addictive. I do learn oodles from it. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOVIE! :) 
08 Nov 13 by member: kingkeld

     
 

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