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Re: Ethesis, six months May 13, on May 18 down 56 pounds
« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2006, 05:40:40 PM »

Thanks for the additional info on the proteins. I've tried designer whey in the past (although not the "natural" flavor) and thought it was pretty decent stuff (or at least their advertising is pretty decent!).

-Mark

PS. I hope you and Ronnie will eventually post an update on the success of the protein (or lack thereof) in the Tips/Innovations topic.



I've started a thread on it at:

http://boards.sethroberts.net/index.php?topic=595.0

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Re: Ethesis, 240+ start, 183 this morning May 27, 2006
« Reply #61 on: May 27, 2006, 06:21:39 PM »

I bought the Absolute Isolate at a local health food store.  I live in Vancouver, Canada, so I hope you can get it in the States.  The store here is called Capers and it's owned by Wild Oats - http://www.wildoats.com/u/home/   Maybe they have it?
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Re: Ethesis, 240+ start, 183 this morning May 27, 2006
« Reply #62 on: May 27, 2006, 07:18:20 PM »

I bought the Absolute Isolate at a local health food store.  I live in Vancouver, Canada, so I hope you can get it in the States.  The store here is called Capers and it's owned by Wild Oats - http://www.wildoats.com/u/home/   Maybe they have it?

I'll keep a look out at health food places when I pass one.

Thanks!

Wild Oats isn't in Texas, but we have Central Market and Whole Foods.

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My weekly cycle, weight loss rhythms
« Reply #63 on: May 28, 2006, 04:46:15 AM »

My weight follows kind of a weekly cycle.

Sunday mornings are my official weigh ins (now that I'm drinking whey, that is true in more than one way ...)

From Sunday through Tuesday, I usually lose the weight I'm going to lose for the week.  Some of that loss is water weight loss.  Wednesday mornings I'm usually up a little, Thursday and Friday the same, Saturday I make certain I'm fully hydrated (I don't want the Sunday morning weigh in to be affected by dehydration or something) and then I have my Sunday weigh in again.

I've started keeping an exercise log because I'm now walk/running over twenty miles a week as well as weights once and Judo twice.  I'm also trying to make myself stretch more, and writing it down seems to help.

I don't know if other people have the same cycle or not, but I thought I'd post mine.  The cycle kind of set up after I'd lost the first forty pounds or so.

On weeks where I've hit a plateau (a week where I'm going to lose only a pound or half a pound) the cycle can be distressing if I'm not tracking my calories, which I do.  Since I hit plateaus about 1.5 weeks out of four, the routine I use to eat helps me remember I'm not doing anything strange or suddenly eating more.

Keeping track of my weight also helps me not get lost.  I'll remember, for example, that I was somewhere in the 190s.  But having written the numbers down I'll know that "somewhere" was 196 last week, 194 this week.  The same for the 180s I'm in while posting.  That was 185, then 183 and 181.5 this morning.

As I've gotten used to the rhythm, and had a little bit of contact with others who have been through the same thing, it has helped me appreciate what is going on and not worry about the fact that this is a biologic event, not a mechanical one.

Thought I'd share this to help anyone else who has started to hit the plateau pattern after being in the Shangri-la method for a while.

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man, what a surprise 240 to 180
« Reply #64 on: May 29, 2006, 07:42:42 AM »

I did my morning weigh in (though with the whey protien ...).

I'd eaten a little more yesterday than normal, but my body had given up the water weight I was holding from starting the walking.

I knew I was down, because I'd had to go out and buy a 32" belt.

But I was amazed to be at 180.  I knew I'd hit a plateau, and it held on for a while, gave up a little and now I'm back on losing weight at a rate of 2-3 pounds a week.

So neat!

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Re: Ethesis, sixty pounds lost, hurrah! [that's my progress report ;) ]
« Reply #65 on: May 29, 2006, 09:10:41 AM »

Whey neat!  :wink: Congratulations.
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Re: Ethesis, sixty pounds lost, hurrah! [that's my progress report ;) ]
« Reply #66 on: May 29, 2006, 09:29:59 AM »

60 pounds, what a milestone!  I think you could easily make your goal of 160 by September at this rate.  I'm watching your whey experience as I also think the protein on this diet is a good thing.  Also in two weeks, I start formally training to walk a half marathon with some friends in December, so I'm thinking I need to add the whey to my daily calories.  Thanks for continuing to be our inspiration, Stephen M!
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Re: Ethesis, sixty pounds lost, hurrah! [that's my progress report ;) ]
« Reply #67 on: May 29, 2006, 02:08:43 PM »

Whey neat!  :wink: Congratulations.

My wife was cracking "way, weigh, whey" etc. jokes too! ;)

Unfortunately, she can't tolerate the way the stuff tastes to her, even though to me it has no taste at all.

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Re: Ethesis, sixty pounds lost, hurrah! [that's my progress report ;) ]
« Reply #68 on: May 29, 2006, 07:28:10 PM »



That was me yesterday. ;)

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Re: Ethesis, sixty pounds lost, hurrah! [that's my progress report ;) ]
« Reply #69 on: May 30, 2006, 12:41:16 PM »

Lookin great! Thats awsome progress. You are of course an inspiration to all of us, in many ways.

Thanks!

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Re: Ethesis, sixty pounds lost, hurrah! [that's my progress report ;) ]
« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2006, 04:49:35 AM »

Well, my daughter's graduation, missed a lot of exercise (other than all the stairs) and now wife and daughter are at camp while I'm with our first grader and my parents (who are staying through the week, it is nice).

My mother has lost fifteen pounds on the diet, just using olive oil.  She is now back where she was forty years ago.  She has spread the diet about, I expect my next book order in today.

I've had another week of weight fluctuation and plateau, but had to buy a 32" belt and I've moved down notches, so my actual fat content, so to speak, is continuing downward.

I think I'll finish up the whey I have in the cupboard and then go back to my normal eating and just the oil.

But I finally look like someone who has lost weight, and the results are fun.

I think people did say much before because:

(a) my face still looked fat, even if I had lost a lot of weight

(b) lots of people lose up to twenty pounds, plateau, and then gain it all back.  You learn not to say anything to people unless the weight loss starts to look permanent.

(c) seeing people day-to-day, more or less, you don't notice the changes quite as much.

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Re: Ethesis, sixty pounds lost, hurrah! [that's my progress report ;) ]
« Reply #71 on: June 01, 2006, 07:39:17 PM »

--Stephen--I have read everything you have written on this forum--Your long-term success and experience with the ups and downs of SLD are invaluable reading and most motivating--thanks for your generosity in sharing your story--

Ouis

I'm finding that right now my real weight loss is probably between a pound and half a pound a week.  The water in my system bounces around, with the result that what is really important is the confirmation, rather than the day to day scales.

I find the bouncing aorund annoying.  The first five or six months that didn't happen to me.  Ever since i started more exercise ...

On the other hand, I'm getting stronger and enjoying the exercise.

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Re: My weekly cycle, weight loss rhythms
« Reply #72 on: June 05, 2006, 11:40:31 AM »

My weight follows kind of a weekly cycle.
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I don't know if other people have the same cycle or not, but I thought I'd post mine.  The cycle kind of set up after I'd lost the first forty pounds or so.

Stephen: I have noticed that my weight fluctuates a lot too, but the cycle does not appear to be weekly. My weight will go up about a half a pound a day for two or three  days (my bathroom scale is digital, but it only reads in half pounds), then all of a sudden I'll drop two or three pounds in a single day. My guess is that this pattern has something to do with the normal functioning of the digestive track.

From what you have posted here it seems that you are losing an average of 0.3 pounds per day. That's exactly what I have averaged over thirty days,  taking two tablespoons of canola oil per day.
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Re: My weekly cycle, weight loss rhythms
« Reply #73 on: June 05, 2006, 07:52:37 PM »

My weight follows kind of a weekly cycle.
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I don't know if other people have the same cycle or not, but I thought I'd post mine.  The cycle kind of set up after I'd lost the first forty pounds or so.

Stephen: I have noticed that my weight fluctuates a lot too, but the cycle does not appear to be weekly. My weight will go up about a half a pound a day for two or three  days (my bathroom scale is digital, but it only reads in half pounds), then all of a sudden I'll drop two or three pounds in a single day. My guess is that this pattern has something to do with the normal functioning of the digestive track.

From what you have posted here it seems that you are losing an average of 0.3 pounds per day. That's exactly what I have averaged over thirty days,  taking two tablespoons of canola oil per day.

That's a good observation.

The first 3-4 months the weight loss was very steady, almost machine like.  It wasn't until about the 4-5th month that my weight started fluctuating, though trending downward.

I'm now about to finish month 7.

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« Reply #74 on: June 07, 2006, 10:32:13 AM »

Well, my daughter's graduation, missed a lot of exercise (other than all the stairs) and now wife and daughter are at camp while I'm with our first grader and my parents (who are staying through the week, it is nice).

My mother has lost fifteen pounds on the diet, just using olive oil.  She is now back where she was forty years ago.  She has spread the diet about, I expect my next book order in today.

I've had another week of weight fluctuation and plateau, but had to buy a 32" belt and I've moved down notches, so my actual fat content, so to speak, is continuing downward.

I think I'll finish up the whey I have in the cupboard and then go back to my normal eating and just the oil.

But I finally look like someone who has lost weight, and the results are fun.

I think people did say much before because:

(a) my face still looked fat, even if I had lost a lot of weight

(b) lots of people lose up to twenty pounds, plateau, and then gain it all back.  You learn not to say anything to people unless the weight loss starts to look permanent.

(c) seeing people day-to-day, more or less, you don't notice the changes quite as much.

I need to update this to a FAQ entry:  Why aren't people interested in the diet (and when will they be interested)?
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