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10 May 2012 @ 12:35 pm
Diet thing  
So last week i was at 199.8 lbs, 54.4 lbs fat, 28.9 bmi
This week: 196.5 lbs, 52.5 lbs fat (26.8%) 28.4 bmi

Definitely an improvement, but not as much as i would like, especially for the early easy stage. The one time i hit 220 lbs, getting from 220 to 200 was almost easy, going from 200 to 180 took some work, getting down to 160-170 was a major undertaking, and getting below 160 was impossible. (In theory the middle of the "optimal" BMI range for me ought to be near 150 lbs.)

In other news, i'm planning on hanging out with thaisa tonight, and we're planning on eating at BJs. Which means i don't get to eat anything for lunch. Sooooooooo hungry!
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Ambermaggiedacatt on May 10th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
(1) Losing more than 1-2% of your body weight per week on average is not good, so you're fine! This is good!

(2) DO NOT SKIP LUNCH. Eat a salad or something. Skipping lunch will NOT help you. (Metabolism is more than calories in / calories out.)
DonAithnendonaithnen on May 10th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
I've seen claims with reasonable amounts of evidence that occasional fasting is good for you. I certainly find it hard to believe that skipping one or even two meals in a week is going to have a significant detrimental effect.
Ambermaggiedacatt on May 10th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Eating a lot of carbs and fat when you're REALLY hungry is not the same as fasting.
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DonAithnendonaithnen on May 12th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
Well that's true, but i'm taking the TOTALLY rational and COMPLETELY valid view that is 0 of something is normal, and X of it is good, then X/2 must be somewhere between normal and good. Clearly it is IMPOSSIBLE to argue against that, cuz i sez so ;)
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on May 11th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
I think it gets harder as one gets older. Which isn't to say one shouldn't try, but that the results curve may be slower than last time.

I lost about 10 lbs over 6 months (down to my ideal weight) doing cross-fit, then I gained them back again as I continued to do cross-fit, but my pants size stayed the same as I converted fat to muscle and got more dense. Unfortunately I quit cross-fit 3 months ago when Jon started working full-time outside the home, and I'm sure I'm losing muscle, but I'm not losing weight :-( I need to go back to exercise and/or cut out those extra M&Ms again.

--Beth