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Old 01-03-2014, 08:08 PM   #181
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A better day today. I kept busy. The house will be very organized by the time my work picks up again.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:27 AM   #182
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Stay safe!!! Mother Nature is still more than Man can handle sometimes.
Yes, so many people taking remarkable risks to see the waves altho' there are warnings everywhere to stay away from the promenades, cliff walks, sea fronts etc. A very large part of a cliff collapsed in Hastings yesterday - the current cold and it's freeze-thaw is weakening structures that are being battered by water as they haven't been since 1969 (apparently).

Weighed today: 124.6lbs (nice to see temporary uptick vanished)
Food: ate on plan yesterday, looking to stay on programme today
Exercise: due out in kayak if session isn't cancelled (tho' weather is calmer today before remainder of storm blows in tonight and tomorrow, I think)
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:06 PM   #183
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SS I looked up some UK pictures of the waves. Some were huge! Did you get to kyack? Looks like you are maintaining well


Did pretty well today. We are waiting on our snow and artic front to get here. It is slow getting here. I can wait. used the thaw and decent weather to get in some yard clean up from the ice storm. So many sticks and small branches.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:45 AM   #184
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SS I looked up some UK pictures of the waves. Some were huge! Did you get to kyack? Looks like you are maintaining well.
Yes, it's stuff for the record books and looks likely to continue. The reports of the Polar Vortex that's affecting the US seem to be record breakers as well.

I managed to get out on a river yesterday - very high volume which made it difficult and exciting.

Thank you - maintenance genuinely has its own set of challenges.

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Old 01-05-2014, 04:59 AM   #185
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Week 8: Starting weight 193.5

Coffee with Coconut oil
Exercise every day.....write down how many minutes!!
Only 1 Diet Pop OR SF drink per day.
That means more water........keep track of ounces this week.

Measurements
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Hips:43.5
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Going to focus on exercise and water this week. The snacks and BF have become fairly ingrained habits. Need to focus on the next big issue!!
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:02 AM   #186
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Week 7: Starting weight 192.0

VLC or no BF. No toast, etc.
Coffee with Coconut oil
Only Almonds or cheeses for snacks.
Exercise every day.....write down how many minutes!!
Only 1 Diet Pop OR SF drink per day.
That means more water........keep track of ounces this week.

Measurements
Thigh: 24
Hips:43.5
Waist:39.5
Chest:42.0
Arm:14.0

Hoping measurements will have an amazing shift one of these weeks...
BF and Snacks have been on track. That has become normal.
Failed miserably on exercise. The pop has been only once all week. SF drinks have been minimal.
Just going to focus on the exercise for couple weeks and make them a priority.

You guys are doing better on the exercise!!
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:04 AM   #187
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My challenges for week 1 were to:
resist New Year celebration temptations;
keep up my activity levels (my favourite sport is kayaking but it's limited at present because of the difficult weather in the UK and the Winter risk of hypothermia);
monitor my weight daily (I've been maintaining for 6months and I'm apprehensive that my appetite might increase or activity levels drops if my body tries to return to its previous weight).

Managed all of those so for week 2:
continue to monitor weight;
increase activity levels safely;
introduce konjac and resistant starch on regular basis (gut microbiome modification);
continue accountability.

5 Jan 124.6lbs
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:17 PM   #188
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Did really good on my challenge for last week and down a lb. And finally the induction craveings are almost gone.
This week doing the same
5 days of exercise
journal my food
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stay on induction
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:39 PM   #189
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New week new plan new start day.
Starting tomorrow I am doing WW. I am ballooning and craving carbs. So I will attack a different way that let's me have more carbs.
I will post my weight daily.
Continue my 10000 steps.
Post my points. 25/30 day
Continue to try my 2 exercises.

I am beginning to wonder if this uptick in weight over the last 1 1/2 months- 12# - is maybe due to new meds.

SS what is this for -introduce konjac and resistant starch on regular basis (gut microbiome modification);
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:25 PM   #190
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SS what is this for -introduce konjac and resistant starch on regular basis (gut microbiome modification);
Like a fair number of women, I had IBS for many years (starting in childhood). Changing my WOE and learning about FODMAPs removed the IBS but the years of having it have had an understandable impact on the sort of flora that I have in my digestive system.

I can't post direct links but if you go to Bill Lagakos' website
Calories Proper
and take a look at the posts tagged 'gut microbiome', 'prebiotics', 'probiotics' or 'resistant starch' then you'll find some decent overviews of the research (even if I don't always agree with his interpretations of the literature).

For the resistant starch in particular, there are many posts on the topic of unmodified potato starch (which is a resistant starch that is largely non-digestible) at Richard Nikoley's website
Free the Animal
with extensive summaries of the research literature, a collection of N=1 experiments by commenters (a couple of hundred or so) and even some 'before and after' lab assay analyses of people's guts/poop before/after supplementation. One particularly helpful post that will point to most of the relevant posts on his site is
A Resistant Starch Primer For Newbies

I'm interested in modifying my gut microbiome etc. is because family history includes first degree relatives with distal colon cancer (and the short chain fatty acids produced by the fermentation of some resistant starches in the gut are thought to be used as local fuel sources in the distal colon that may prevent some aberrations).

The European Food Safety Agency has a very detailed, long, overview of the claims that can be made for konjac (with evidence) and those that aren't allowed because the evidence doesn't support it or it hasn't yet been done: Scientific Opinion on Konjac Mannan (Glucomannan) (it's a pdf).
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:17 AM   #191
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3min and 27 seconds exercise yesterday. Better than nothing.
Also moved desk and file cabinet, and did few chores outside last night. Went with DH to chore and see my folks yesterday morning....
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:20 AM   #192
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My challenges for week 1 were accomplished.

Managed all of those so for week 2:
continue to monitor weight;
increase activity levels safely;
introduce konjac and resistant starch on regular basis (gut microbiome modification);
continue accountability.

5 Jan 124.6lbs
6 Jan 124.6lbs

No kayaking today as Storm Hercules is crossing the Atlantic and the conditions are too rough. I have a gym session tomorrow and I was kayaking on both Saturday and Sunday but I could do with a workout of sorts today - I'll see what I can dig up.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:24 AM   #193
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:24 PM   #194
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That sounds interesting SS. I will have to study it.

Karen hoes Mom doing. Chores sound like exercise

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That sounds interesting SS. I will have to study it.

Karen hoes Mom doing. Chores sound like exercise

Day 1 29 WW points
10000 steps
My 2 exercises.
Mom is holding steady. No major ups or downs. And I will take that.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:42 PM   #196
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My challenges for week 1 were accomplished.

Managed all of those so for week 2:
continue to monitor weight;
increase activity levels safely;
introduce konjac and resistant starch on regular basis (gut microbiome modification);
continue accountability.

5 Jan 124.6lbs
6 Jan 124.6lbs
7 Jan 124.2lbs

I had konjac yesterday, I will have more today plus supplement some resistant starch. Gym tonight.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:35 AM   #197
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:13 PM   #198
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Staying right on plan weight 137 this morning, so down a lb.

Cheryl WTG your doing fantastic keep it up.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:16 PM   #199
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Looks like we are doing good

WW pts today 30.
10000 steps in.

Karen I know what you mean about your Mom.

SS what do you use for resistant starch? I've read a little about that

Misty

My experiment with Mag was mixed. It helped with sleep. But 24 hours after I quit it my levels decreased drastically. too many things work in reverse for me. I'll add it to my list of pain increasers. It really helps Mom with her pain.
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SS what do you use for resistant starch? I've read a little about that
Bob's Red Mill Unmodified Potato Starch (as per all the info at Free the Animal and it's been the subject of experimentation by various groups at LCF). It is >80% resistant starch.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:16 AM   #201
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My challenges for week 1 were accomplished.

Managed all of those so for week 2:
continue to monitor weight;
increase activity levels safely;
introduce konjac and resistant starch on regular basis (gut microbiome modification);
continue accountability.

5 Jan 124.6lbs
6 Jan 124.6lbs
7 Jan 124.2lbs
8 Jan 123.8lbs

Konjac and some resistant starch today. Rest day as it was weight-training last night and I may have some DOMS kicking in later.
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Made it to the gym for a great workout 1 1/2 hrs, not so cold today 10 but sunny.136.8 so down a little. Think I'm going to add no food after 7 pm.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:09 AM   #205
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My challenges for week 1 were accomplished.

Managed all of those so for week 2:
continue to monitor weight;
increase activity levels safely;
introduce konjac and resistant starch on regular basis (gut microbiome modification);
continue accountability.

5 Jan 124.6lbs
6 Jan 124.6lbs
7 Jan 124.2lbs
8 Jan 123.8lbs
9 Jan 123.2lbs

Konjac and some resistant starch today. Kayaking tonight has been cancelled which is but understandable. I need to find an indoor activity that isn't hugely expensive and that I enjoy (for reasons I don't understand, it's approx. $17 for a swim that may only be 45mins in my local area).
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Still not getting into the exercise........just a few minutes each day. But planks and pushups are hard! Got to get moving!! Kick my own butt.....
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I've always thought indoor rock climbing would fun.

SS $17 for 1 swim is high! Looks like you lost a little.

Karen sometimes starting small is easier to ingrain a new habit. We all have to keep it manageable for our lifestyles, fitness levels and health issues. That's what I am telling myself.

Misty good going!
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On plan and down a few ozs.

Karen planks are a killer DS try to help me with then and it's just so hard. They say it's great for the middle.

Cheryl I do indoor rock climbing it's alot of fun and a great workout.
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On plan and down a few ozs.

Karen planks are a killer DS try to help me with then and it's just so hard. They say it's great for the middle.

Cheryl I do indoor rock climbing it's alot of fun and a great workout.
My biggest issue is lower back pain. DD says if I work on my core, that will eliminate the lower back pain. And she is right................... so I am trying to get into habit of planks during commercials. Even when others are watching tv too. Embarrassing.....I can do 30 to 45 seconds, but about 3 and I am done

And then trying to do some stretches, etc while on the floor. It will be better when DD goes back to college. Right now her BF is staying with us, and he watches TV with us. 6'5" and tennis player. I definitely feel out of shape
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