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gte

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #75 on: February 23, 2013, 12:30:12 AM »

I'm getting close to completing one year on SLD. I just went through my log
and put the data in a weight tracker app. The result is a slight drop in
weight - certainly not a smooth ride.


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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #76 on: February 23, 2013, 03:24:34 AM »

Wow, one year thats wonderful,  and yes it is a bumpy ride, hopefully it will keep going in the downward direction from now on, GTE, thanks for the weekly updates, it really helps to see how others are doing,  I look forward to reading them
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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #77 on: February 25, 2013, 04:38:05 AM »

Last week was an overall good one. I ate regularly, no skipping, no binges. I
have AS but it's not as the SLD plan describes it - I don't feel full with a
little bit of food. What happens though is that if I manage to control the
portion size Ι will feel full 30-60 min after food. It's a bit difficult to
stop eating while I still feel hungry and wait for the "fullness" to come. I
don't crave junk food though, and I've cut down the bread significantly
(almost completely in fact) without any effort.
This week started at 73.0 kg which is a bit down from last week and it was
quite effortless. I have noticed that SW during the day helps AS a lot as it
makes me drink a lot of (non S) water and keeps my mind off food.

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #78 on: February 25, 2013, 04:48:08 AM »

I am so glad that last week was a good one for you. Thanks for describing your AS, i think mine is similar at the moment. Although, I truly wish I could give up bread. Maybe I'll try some sugar water again in the afternoon and see how it goes.
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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #79 on: March 04, 2013, 12:43:02 AM »

This week started at 72.8kg. I have a decent AS, but it doesn't lead to
reduced portions. What it leads to is reduced cravings and between-meal
snacking. Which is good enough. For the moment I seem to be maintaining my
weight. I had my first participation in a Critical Mass[1]-like event on
Friday evening. It was fun - I did around 70km in total for the day. I was
really curious how this has affected my weight so I weighted myself on
Saturday and the scale said 72.2. I thought it was too low and indeed it was -
Sunday was up to 72.8. This is still a slight loss from last week, but it's
not significant.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #80 on: March 05, 2013, 11:17:18 AM »

keep on going, you're doing great, that event sounds really interesting, will have to look  that up
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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #81 on: March 11, 2013, 01:57:53 AM »

Another bike event - 80km. Add the daily commute and Friday's total is
96km. Actually it's Friday and Saturday, because the event starts in the
evening and continues past midnight. In any case 96km in 20 hours is
respectable. My knees didn't thank me for it though - I could barely walk on
Saturday. Fortunately it didn't last long - the pain was almost completely
gone on Sunday. Nevertheless I think I'll skip this week's ride.
On the weight loss front the story is far more boring - 72.7kg on
Sunday, practically no change.

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2013, 04:48:20 AM »

71.8kg today. I'm not sure what to make of it. One thing is for sure - this
week I ate what felt to be too much. This is why when I stepped on the scale I
expected to see a kilo more instead of a kilo less. So SLD is working. I'm not
sure this much loss is real however, because it simply is too good to be
true. So I'm a bit confused, but not complaining. I eat three times a day, I
don't skip meals, I don't force myself to eat small portions when I feel
hungry. What I do is that I drink sugar water during the day at the office and
ELOO at home after dinner. I occasionally eat with my nose blocked (not
clipped) - I mastered blocking my nose internally and I don't breathe through
my nose when I eat. This has a double benefit for me - flavourless calories
and reduce pace of eating (I usually eat very quickly).
After last week's bike event I had very sore knees, so I gave myself a break
this week and didn't go for an extra ride. Which is one more reason why I
don't get the one kilo loss (still not complaining).
I have noticed that it's much easier for me to stick to SLD without daily
weighting. I sometimes eat too much including (or especially) sweets. With
daily weighting this results in some gain, then guilt, then attempts to fix
this by under-eating, then hunger and finally I'm off the tracks and it's just
a diet and not SLD. So last I had the experience that the book and the others
are reporting - eating as usual and still losing weight. I shouldn't have lost
a kilo, but I did. Now I have almost reached again my lowest SLD point since I
started, but this time it was effortless.
I can't wait until next week to see if the loss stays.

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #83 on: March 17, 2013, 05:22:28 AM »

Hey gte, I'm new to SLD and I'm interested in people's past experiences, especially as it helps build data on when SLD does create weight loss, when it may not, and what the reasons may be.

I'm getting close to completing one year on SLD. I just went through my log
and put the data in a weight tracker app. The result is a slight drop in
weight - certainly not a smooth ride.



So it looks fair to say that for you SLD hasn't been an unbridled success, yes? Over the last 9 months you:

* lost about 2.25kg in roughly 3.5 months
* stayed there for about 2 months
* gained about 2.75kg in another 2.5 months
* and then dropped about 1kg in the final month

Do you have any idea why you bottomed out after the initial loss? Did you change anything in what you were doing in SLD? For example, did you reduce the number of flavorless calories you were taking?

Then for the period of re-gain, same question: did anything change?

Finally, what if anything different are you trying now?

thanks!
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Start (March 7 2013): 292.8lbs
Target - Phase 1: 275lbs
Target - Overall : 160lbs

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #84 on: March 20, 2013, 02:16:34 AM »


Do you have any idea why you bottomed out after the initial loss? Did you change anything in what you were doing in SLD? For example, did you reduce the number of flavorless calories you were taking?

Then for the period of re-gain, same question: did anything change?

I think Ι was doing it wrong initially. I was obsessing too much with the
scale and every time I felt I ate too much, I was trying to compensate by
skipping meals or eating small portions. This led to hunger and was pretty
much a conventional diet so I couldn't sustain it long enough and I regained
the weight.


Finally, what if anything different are you trying now?


Now I take my SW/ELOO after I eat which helps me skip snaking between the
meals. I don't skip meals - I eat three times a day even when Ι don't feel
hungry otherwise I tend to get very hungry without noticing and eat a lot when
I notice that I'm hungry. Also whenever I feel hungry at an unusual time, I
eat with my nose blocked so I don't smell any of the food. This way I get both
some food and some flavourless calories.

I'm still unsure if I have found the correct approach for me - it's been just
a few weeks since the beginning of the down-trend. I'll just wait and see.

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #85 on: March 27, 2013, 12:56:21 AM »

As I suspected 71.8kg was a bit too low. This week started at 72.6kg. I'll try
more food with blocked nose, and perhaps some intermittent fasting if I feel
like it.

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #86 on: April 02, 2013, 11:06:26 PM »

Still 72.6kg this week. I have reduced AS lately. There's no binging but I'm
eating bigger portions. Next week might be even higher. I haven't been
drinking SW for the last two weeks. I guess I'll have to resume it.

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #87 on: April 07, 2013, 11:47:24 PM »

I've been very hungry last week and I ate more than usual. Unsurprisingly this
week starts at 73.5kg. I'm going to try nose clipping all the food this week
and see how this will go.

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #88 on: April 11, 2013, 11:43:36 PM »

So far the nose-clipping is going well. I ate every meal nose-clipped this
week. The AS is up a little bit, but not really strong. I haven't weighted
myself yet, but I think next week will start in the area of 72.5-73.0 kg.

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Re: Starting 74kg target 70kg
« Reply #89 on: April 15, 2013, 05:49:02 AM »

Still 73.5kg. I'm a bit surprised, because food was totally under
control. Anyway nose clipping is going well, so I will continue for a while. I
expect that the weight will drop soon too.
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