Draglist's Journal, 29 Nov 15

Woke at 222.4, up 7 pounds from yesterday. I ate too many carbs yesterday, despite having a 1200 calorie deficit (based on my Fitbit’s report after walking more than 8 miles). That means I have gained exactly 15 pounds of weight in three days (207.4 on Thanksgiving morning). I have put in monster calorie burn days over the past three days (3600, 3300, 3900). What this shows clearly is that I can’t outwork the carb addiction. I simply have to flush out the water and wait it out. It’s maddening, however. To hit my monthly calorie goal of 1955 per day, I’ll have to eat about 500 per day today and tomorrow. Going to do that.

Today's Macros (in grams, rounded) (new adjusted macros for second half of month):
Targets: 65 fat, 105 carbs, 165 protein, 34 fiber, 1275 sodium, 1665 calories
Ate: 12 fat, 26 carb, 62 prot, 6 fib, 441 sod, 469 cals (2398 used, 1929 deficit)
Running avg: 84 fat, 141 carb, 163 prot, 2005 cals (3222 used, 1217 deficit)

View Diet Calendar, 29 November 2015:
469 kcal Fat: 11.79g | Prot: 61.78g | Carbs: 26.12g.   Lunch: Lettuce. Dinner: White Potatoes (Flesh and Skin), Cooked Carrots, Beef Chuck (Arm Pot Roast, Lean Only, Trimmed to 1/8" Fat, Select Grade). Snacks/Other: Nature Made Super B-Complex, Turmeric Capsules, Super Krill, Vitamin D3 5000 IU, Feel Great 365 Daily Boost Vitamin Shot, Nature Made Fish Oil 1000 mg. more...
2398 kcal Exercise: FitBit Tracker - 24 hours. more...

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The fast will help you get rid of the water weight. You will be back to your goal weight until Christmas and then I think it's going to start all over for you again unless you hire someone to slap your hand everytime you reach for another cookie ;-) There was a commercial way back when a fat guy hired 3 teenage girls to shame him into staying on his diet. They would say stuff like are you really going to eat that?! That's gross, etc. I found it funny and effective LOL 
29 Nov 15 by member: snezica
Yes, I seem to remember that commercial. I seemed to be fine the day after Thanksgiving (where I enjoyed some pie and a few candies). My problem comes in when I have carbs two or three days in a row. I'll work on that... one cheat day a week. But as you said, it's temporary when I retain the water. 
29 Nov 15 by member: Draglist
You too, eh? I felt I was reading my own entry when I saw the rapid weight gain. I have no trouble keeping carbs at even a low 10g daily level. However, when I hit a plateau of a week or more, and decide I deserve some grapes, it can trigger a carb binge and result in a 5 pound rise in a couple of days. I have worked on that 1 cheat day a week, and it works well. Since I can pretty well resist everything but temptation, the trick is to go into strict lo/no carb mode on the morning of Day 2. I've been embracing the low carb regimen since the early 70s, and it still is the one that works best for me. Now that I'm in my early 70s, and metal hips put a stop to my running days in the 80s, the low-carb trip is still the one. Good luck on the post-Thanksgiving phase, the Christmas one is always an interesting challenge. 
29 Nov 15 by member: grandbears
Thanks, Grandbears. Comforting to know I'm not the only one with this weird sensitivity to carbs! 
29 Nov 15 by member: Draglist
Wow Bill, you did some serious calorie burn...way more than me, got a workout on Thursday but have been a slug since. Wondering if there could be some water retention due to that? 
29 Nov 15 by member: jmb3450
That could be, I guess. But it was walking and not lifting weights. I really didn't get totally soaked with sweat as I only did HIIT the first day and then steady state cardio the second two. Took today off as a rest day. 
29 Nov 15 by member: Draglist
Wow ... That is crazy! 
29 Nov 15 by member: glen
LOL. That's for sure. I'm doing a crazy water flush today and just under 500 calories. Been wearing out a path to the bathroom. Let's see if that has a significant effect on the morning weigh in. 
29 Nov 15 by member: Draglist


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