Draglist's Journal, 29 Jul 18

Woke at 215.0, down 4.2 from yesterday. Feeling good and very dehydrated on day 3 of a 3-day fast! Will flush water and coffee today.

Sorry I have been MIA for a while. I was on vacation for three weeks and then had Denise's sister and family in town for another week (so that extended the fun)! Add to that, I have been catching up at work day and night. So did not get a chance to fill out my journals except for a photo here and there. With the month-long break in logging consistently, I realize that I need to streamline my journaling procedures.

As the Tanita scale shows wide swings in body fat day-to-day (which cannot possibly be true), I have for the past year or so attempted to compensate for that through some math. I'm not going to devote that time anymore, so the body fat and water percentage numbers I post going forward are going to vary widely. I spent several hours yesterday researching and attempting to determine if there was a way to calculate overnight dehydration that leads to body fat versus body water readings of up to ten pounds overnight. I could not figure it out and could find no research deep enough to explain the math.

As a result, I'm actually going to assume I have about 10 additional pounds of body fat (as the Tanita has reported I have between 34 to 55 pounds of body fat depending on which reading I believe!) That means I will have to maintain an average 1500 calorie deficit per day for CICO to burn all the available body fat I can metabolize. My plan is not to do that day-to-day, but to use fasting to 'catch up' when I get behind my average goal. Still trying to figure this out!

Of course, not to put all my eggs in one basket, I'm also going to do keto with a stricter reduction in carbs. Happy Sunday!

View Diet Calendar, 29 July 2018:
34 kcal Fat: 0.62g | Prot: 0.72g | Carbs: 0.24g.   Breakfast: Water , Coffee. Lunch: Coffee, Water . Dinner: Water, La Croix Berry Flavored Sparkling Water. Snacks/Other: Nature Made Super B-Complex, Centrum Silver - Men 50+, Turmeric Capsules, Vitamin D3 5000 IU, Kelp, MK-7 Vitamin K2, Hunza Gold Apricot Kernels, Now Zinc, Viva Naturals Krill Oil. more...
2143 kcal Exercise: Fitbit - 24 hours. more...

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You too, draglist! 
29 Jul 18 by member: jengetfit123
Thanks! You have a great day too x 
29 Jul 18 by member: Phooka
Am I reading your chart right, you have only taken in 22 carbs in the past 7 days!? 
29 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
What are you looking at to see 22g carbs in 7 days adefwebserver? 
29 Jul 18 by member: mark@george
No kidding! Keep cool and keep hydrated, sir!  
29 Jul 18 by member: chrisw77
@mark@george - Click on the link that says "Diet Calendar" in the box under his blog entry (if you are using the Fat Secret website - - it may be in a different place if you are using the phone app).  
29 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
How is it possible to even do that? Lol I’ll check it out ladd Thankyou for letting me know  
29 Jul 18 by member: mark@george
@mark@george - You have to click on the blog entry to go to the mode that allows you to see the "Diet Calendar" link. 
29 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
Great job!!!☺ 
29 Jul 18 by member: Maine coon
Thank you friends! No I’ve eaten more carbs than that but I am late on getting my food blog updated. I hope to catch set up today. My vacation really set me back in terms of my journaling and I didn’t do that well on my first two weeks back from vacation either! 
29 Jul 18 by member: Draglist
@Draglist - You will catch up :) 
29 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
Thanks, Adef! I'm confident I will. Already dropped 15 pounds of water in the last three days! So crazy. I updated my journal entry to provide more info and a starting point going forward (post-vacation)! 
29 Jul 18 by member: Draglist
I hope you had a fun time!! Vacations are needed! 
29 Jul 18 by member: skwhite
Thank you, skwhite! Had a great time over the past month. Now trying to catch up on everything! Feeling great at 6 pm, so I think I'm going to make this at least 4-day fast and maybe even extend to 5 days if I feel good tomorrow night. 
29 Jul 18 by member: Draglist
You are on the right track! And 4.2 is great in 1 day! 
29 Jul 18 by member: CrashtestDawnie
Thanks, Dawnie! Hey, Adef... I went back and filled in my food calendar from 7/23 to today. Actually, except for one night out with lots of beers, my carbs have been pretty low after all. 
30 Jul 18 by member: Draglist
Bill congrats on loss!!! 4 days fast!!! Yikes ,make sure you are drinking water!!!!! 
30 Jul 18 by member: Maine coon
Thanks, Pam! Drank lots of water and coffee (and some Diet Coke for sodium). Worked out great!  
30 Jul 18 by member: Draglist


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