Draglist's Journal, 26 Aug 15

Woke at 216.8, had pizza and beer for lunch, and came home at 218.8. Did some heavy duty Googling for extreme water gain. Found some answers on the trusty LeanGains site. My issue may be stress induced Cortisol from long periods of extreme low calorie intake and high burn. Anyway, he recommended non-HIIT steady state cardio, reducing my calorie deficit to 500, and even a glass of wine. So I had three glasses of wine (which increased both the calories and the alcohol) and did 65 minutes of treadmill. Couldn’t resist a little HIIT, but I only sprinted for 30 seconds every five minutes instead of my usual one to two minutes. It didn’t seem that I sweated as much, but to my surprise, I got a 212.2 weigh in afterwards. The experiment continues...

8/26/15 Tanita Numbers (after 65 minutes treadmill, but limited to 30 second HIIT bursts):
Weight - 212.2 (est. goal at 10% BF - 183.0) - 29.2 lbs. to lose
Total body fat % - 15.3 (goal is 10% BF) - +5.3%
Total body fat lbs. - 32.5 (est. goal at 10% BF - 18.3) - +14.2 lbs.
Total body water % - 61.5 (balance is 2.1%) - 1.0% dehydrated
Muscle mass lbs. - 170.9 (est. goal at 10% BF - 156.7) - +14.2 lbs. (water)
Physique rating - 6 (high muscle/avg BF; goal is 9 - high muscle/low BF)
Bone mass lbs. - 8.8 (est. goal at 10% BF - 8.0) - +.8 (water)
RDI 2406 / Visceral fat rating - 9 (goal is 7) / Metabolic age - 20

Today's If It Fits Your Macros numbers (macro numbers in grams, rounded):
Targets: 132 fat, 45 carbs, 115 protein, 38-48 fiber, <1500 sodium, 1830 cals
Ate: 72 fat, 213 carb, 86 prot, 39 fib, 2880 sod, 2389 cals (3574 used, 1185 deficit)
Running avg: 98 fat, 143 carb, 122 prot, 2118 cals (3196 used, 1078 deficit)
96.3 kg Lost so far: 51.2 kg.    Still to go: 3.3 kg.    Diet followed: Poorly.

View Diet Calendar, 26 August 2015:
2389 kcal Fat: 71.67g | Prot: 85.79g | Carbs: 213.28g.   Breakfast: EfaGold EfaGold Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Lunch: Pure Protein Chocolate Deluxe High Protein Bar (Small), dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt, Monster Beverage Zero Ultra, Zucchini, Matchbox, Chinatown, DC Matchbox Cheese Pizza, Bacon, Hormel Original Pepperoni Slices, Beer. Dinner: Celsius Wild Berry Soda, Fresh Express Leafy Green Romaine, Sargento Colby Jack Cheese Sticks, Balsamic Vinegar, Riesling Wine. Snacks/Other: Nature Made Fish Oil 1000 mg, Now Magnesium Citrate, Nature's Way Cayenne & Garlic Capsules, Swanson Celery Seed, Swanson Pygeum, Feel Great 365 Daily Boost Vitamin Shot, Margarita, Healthworks Cacoa Nibs, Trader Joe's Organic Raw Honey, Vitafusion Fiber Well Gummies. more...
3574 kcal Exercise: FitBit Tracker - 24 hours. more...
Gaining 5.3 kg a Week

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Interesting experiment .... Besides a little weight-lifting, I've been walking on the treadmill while watching a series on Netflix. It's pretty painless. My eating as been average at best, but no big swings.  
27 Aug 15 by member: glen
Pizza and beer for breakfast - I could go for that!  
27 Aug 15 by member: BuffyBear
I was wondering if limiting low calories and high workouts were putting stress on you. The body uses extra fluid to "protect" you from injuries, etc. Some days when I am fasting, I wonder if it is putting too much stress on me; but, on the other hand, I don't limit my calories. So ... maybe not. Most days I wind up eating between 1200 - 1500 total. Maybe that is too much. No idea. I do the 16:8. (I say this loosely ... some days it is 18:6, some days it is 14:10. .... I obviously don't have a handle on this like you do. Ha Ha Ha! 
27 Aug 15 by member: Mom2Boxers
Thanks, Glen and Buffy. I pretty much attack the treadmill with a 10 percent incline, 4mph minimum, and 5.5 mph every five minutes. That's enough to keep my full attention! 
27 Aug 15 by member: Draglist
Thanks, Mom. You may be right on in your assessment. What got my attention in reading the LeanGains site is that the famous "Minnesota Starvation Experiment" conducted during WWII, actually had the men eating 1500-1800 calories per day with moderate exercise as an example of MILD STARVATION! I'm like, holy crap, that's my typical routine! What that experiment showed is that the men did experience significant water retention and that they all experienced a whoosh after eating a 2300 calorie meal with a few carbs. I'm going to continue looking in that direction while adhering to my recent LCHF goals. All I need now is a white lab coat! :) 
27 Aug 15 by member: Draglist
PS, Mom. I agree on your 16:8 plan. I stick to that pretty closely during the week, but on weekends, I usually extend it for several hours or on occasion, eat a little early! I'm pretty flexible on it. 
27 Aug 15 by member: Draglist
You got my attention on that one. (The Minnesota Starvation Experiment) I will tell you why. Yesterday, I fasted almost 24 hours. I mean I ate dinner the night before, had coffee with heavy cream during the morning, some water in the afternoon and ate a big meal with ice cream for dinner. (We had a night out). I had fluid retention in my ankles ;ater that evening (and no weight loss this morning, either). I did not drink anything excessively but my body was just holding on to that fluid, even though I wasn't even hungry yesterday. It makes you wonder if we should be doing the Eat, Stop, Eat which is similar to the 5:2 only Brad Pilon wants you to eat healthy all the time, where the 5:2 is a free for all on non-fast days. Saying all of this ... we each have to find our own niche. It's taking me longer to do it, but I am working on it. You, on the other hand, are making a science out of this ... and I have to admire that. I just do it when the mood hits me. LMAO! 
29 Aug 15 by member: Mom2Boxers
PS. Yesterday, I hadn't planned on not eating all day but I just got busy and forgot to eat. How weird is that? I am still going to do the 16:8. It suits me. 
29 Aug 15 by member: Mom2Boxers
Very interesting, Mom! I've had two high sodium days in a row and it's showing. Although I ate a calorie deficit the past two days, they were minor deficits. But ate carbs and sodium and the weight spikes are crazy. I had so much water retention last night that I could feel the skin tighten on my ankles. Up six more pounds overnight, too. Have to flush this weekend! 
29 Aug 15 by member: Draglist
I imagine my meal out was high sodium because it tasted so darn good and the first course was soup .. always has tons of salt. 
30 Aug 15 by member: Mom2Boxers
Yes... delicious but always salty!  
30 Aug 15 by member: Draglist


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