Draglist's Journal, 01 May 14

Starting out the month of May pretty well. Reset my IIFYM macros based on my 211 pounds (waking) on May 1. Reset them for 1 gram of protein and .45 grams of fat per pound of muscle mass. Formerly, these numbers were set to higher / lower amounts, respectively (IIFYM recommended). But I was rarely able to hit the protein number. I think these new, more realistic numbers will work out great.

Up to 212.0 for a pre-dinner weigh in after 211.0 this morning. Have had regularity issues for three days, which explains much of it. Upped my good fat intake tonight (almonds) to get near my macro and pulled out the big guns on the issue: Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bears. These little translucent, multicolored beauties have achieved legendary status as the ultimate go-to laxative. There are tomes written about their efficacy and they are recognized as being so effective that vendors now charge a surplus for them -- when you can find them at all. For months, they've been on amazon.com for 30 dollars, but I scored a pound of them for about 15 the other day. First day, I took three to be safe. Nothing. Yesterday, I upped it to six. Nothing. Tonight, I went to 13 (the recommended serving) and had dinner. An hour later, nothing. So I popped ten more. At this point, I'm going to see what it takes (if it works at all). If not, well, I guess I'm the new champ over what is considered the baddest product out there. By the way, Konsyl psyllium had a good rep, too, and it failed with me.

Anyway, will do a bit of weight lifting and as much treadmill work as I need to hit my maximum fat metabolizing rate for today. Happy May, everyone!

Here are the 5/01/14 Tanita Numbers (pre-dinner, pre-workout):

Weight - 212.0
Goal Weight (10% BF) - 198.6
Total body fat % - 15.7
Total body fat lbs. - 33.2
Total body water % - 61.2
Visceral fat rating - 9
Muscle mass lbs. - 170.0
Physique rating - 6
Bone mass lbs. - 8.8
Daily calories: 4192 (RDI 2355)
Metabolic age - 22

If It Fits Your Macros numbers (all numbers in grams, rounded):
My targets: 80 fat, 83 carbs, 42-53 fiber, 179 protein, 1769 cals
Today ate: 71 fat, 120 carbs, 46.3 fiber, 172 protein, 1763 cals (1002 deficit)
May avg: 71 fat, 120 carbs, 172 protein, 1763 cals

View Diet Calendar, 01 May 2014:
1763 kcal Fat: 71.22g | Prot: 172.21g | Carbs: 119.58g.   Breakfast: Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Chia Seeds, Lucerne 2% Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Now Real Food Golden Flax Seeds, Organic India Whole Husk Psyllium. Lunch: dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt, Broccoli, Baby Carrots, Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Chia Seeds, Organic India Whole Husk Psyllium, Now Real Food Golden Flax Seeds, Monster Beverage Zero Ultra. Dinner: Celsius Sparkling Cola, Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten). Snacks/Other: Member's Mark Omega 3 Fish Oil (1000 mg), vitafusion 027917022703, vitafusion Vitafusion vitamin d3, Natrol Green Tea Extract, Kirkland Signature Raw Almonds, Grapes, silk silk almond coconut blend, Kale, Safeway Kitchens Berry Mix, Syntrax Nectar Fuzzy Navel Whey Protein Isolate. more...
2765 kcal Exercise: Walking (brisk) - 4/mph - 6 minutes, Weight Training (moderate) - 20 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 54 minutes, Sleeping - 6 hours and 13 minutes, Resting - 16 hours and 27 minutes. more...

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Eat more bulk and veggies. Forget the laxatives. Also try eating probiotics and downing a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Trust me! 
01 May 14 by member: contrarianjen
I've done it all but thanks. 
01 May 14 by member: Draglist
Try Dieters Tea found at the grocery store or health food store. It never fails. Let it steep a long time---10minutes 
01 May 14 by member: dreamsinart
Thank you. That is a new one on me... 
01 May 14 by member: Draglist
Bill, when the pipes don't work well, it's an issue. My go to is mineral oil. It's completely tasteless. Two tablespoons before your coffee for a couple of days should help. I don't overdo this, just when desperate. It doesn't work as a laxative per se but coats the bowel allowing easier passage. Gross I know but what the hell we are good friends, right? Good luck. Think of the whoosh effect to come :).  
01 May 14 by member: sarahsmum
Well sorry I gave you the old name, now it is called Smooth Move and another one is called Get Regular........They Really Really work 
01 May 14 by member: dreamsinart
I've had the same experience as Sarah's mom. I used MCT Oil with my coffee and it is highly effective - it has not failed me yet when everything else has.  
01 May 14 by member: JennBuck61
Thanks. Will try the tea and mineral oil. I do the Coconut Oil every morning with coffee now and while it CERTAINLY looks and feels as if it would work, it has not thus far. 
01 May 14 by member: Draglist
You can also try Senekot - a natural laxative. Take 1-2 before bed. 
01 May 14 by member: Jo-B
I added chia seeds in the morning when I take my MCT oil - has helped a lot! BTW,was reading reviews on Amazon for the Haribo sugar free gummy bears - hilarious!!! 
01 May 14 by member: Pppppam
Thanks. Yes, those reviews are funny but none from me yet! Thanks but I take Chia seeds daily. I have ordered some mineral oil and Smooth Move tea. Thanks for the tip on Senekot... 
01 May 14 by member: Draglist
I'm sorry but would it be safe to say you don't give a crap? I couldn't resist. My apologies. :).  
01 May 14 by member: sarahsmum
Right and apparently, i dont take no crap, either! 
01 May 14 by member: Draglist
Too funny Sarahsmum. Thank you for the smile. Poor Bill. 
01 May 14 by member: ClassicRocker
Thanks... not in discomfort, though. Just pissed off that I can't get the scale to move more! : ) 
01 May 14 by member: Draglist
Have you considered a stool softener???  
01 May 14 by member: ClassicRocker
Glycerin hosaposasositories never fail. :D 
01 May 14 by member: northernmusician
One remedy at a time! Lol 
01 May 14 by member: Draglist
make some split pea soup, that stuff works like a wonder. 
01 May 14 by member: karenromiaih2002
Thanks. I sure wish I posted about the solution to world peace. We would have solved it by now! :) PS. A weight lifting workout and the gummy bears worked, but looking forward to trying the other remedies... 
01 May 14 by member: Draglist


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