|May 2011 before, after October 2018|
|May 2011 before, after October 2018|
1. Other people's photos of me
2. How I look at conferences
Shenanigans on some pages and Instagram accounts with photoshop. Careful!
PS- for those of you long time readers with a good eye:
A. I haven't moved, but I have needed to grab a new photographer since my kid left for college.
B. I try my best to line up my shoes and head to give the right line up in the photos.
Yeah. I'm holding super steady in the 120-121 plateau maintenance range.
Time in weight maintenance 6 years, 4 months
Starting weight 187.4 lbs
Goal Range 113-125 lbs
2017 best Goal Weight Range 113 to 116
2018 real life average to date 118.9
2018 three month average: 120.6
2018 one month average: 120.8
Current Weight 121.2 lbs
Keeping off 66.2 lbs
Hashimotos 21+ years
BMI ave Oct 22.8
BMI ave Sept 22.8
BMI ave Aug 22.7
BMI ave July 22.6
BMI ave June 22.4
BMI ave May 22.4
BMI ave April 22.2
BMI ave March 22.4
BMI ave Feb 22.2
BMI ave January 22.2
Graphs, there will be graphs. At the end of my post
Goals November 2018
1. Cut my fat% and eat a little bit more lean meat, mostly beef and chicken, some fish. In maintenance I eat 63% of my macros in fat. To "cut" and drop weight, I'll drop down to around 58%
of fat, trading for protein. Works
Negative side effects: I know this will increase my dry eye, but if I want to drop below the 120's and get a little leaner, I'll need to do that. I have over the counter eye drops. I'll need to use them.
Positive side effects.: I'll feel most awesome in my favorite jeans and body.
Exception: when I kayak or hike a lot, I switch to beef brisket, carnitas and ribeye. Because I get better hungry and full signals that way. Sometimes fueling with super high lean protein gives me bloat and joint pain, so on super high exercise days, fat is a better deal on that date.
Your milage may vary.
2. Food: I've reintroduced pork somewhat with good results
Positive side effects: I can eat bacon and carnitas and short ribs while traveling and at holiday parties. I still don't eat bacon much, but I will tank up on carnitas and ribs with great results as far as satiety signals go. This keeps me food sober pretty well.
Negative side effects: 1 pound scale gain due to salt. Who cares? I do not. Dang those carnitas were so good. 2 hours of Kayaking. Girl's gotta fuel. Yo!
18:6 fasting from 6am to noon as much as possible
Except when I want or need to eat. Examples, post Kayak, visiting my kid at college and I had a chance to eat at Cultured Caveman in Portland. I try to stick to red meat only or dark meat chicken if I eat after 2pm. This works best for me.
So to recap what's working for me:
1. Cut dietary fat to cut body fat, use eye drops to battle dry eye.
2. Know what I can and can't eat for food triggers.
3. Fast when it's right for me, break the fast when it's best for me.
What didn't work in the past
1. Eating low fat, always hungry. Always. I didn't know that my satiety was hormone driven.
2. Moderating all foods. Silly me, I can't do that and be food sober. I wasn't thinking and I trusted WW advise, when I shouldn't have. My fault.
3. I ate 18-19 hours a day, a hand to mouth, sneaking snacks = fat pants earned. Ughhhhhh. Painful. Again, I take full responsibility for eating skinny cows spiked with M&M's at 9pm. Good lord. I ate like a 5 year old at a birthday party. All the nopes. Eating protein and veg is much more sustainable.
Hope you are all well and not constantly eating hand to mouth. Put that snack sized Halloween candy down. Food sober living tastes better. If you can moderate, continue. If you can't, I understand. Know yourself.
GRAPHS below. Because fakers are going to not do this. Plus what gets tracked gets managed.
|No Halloween Candy here, just carnivore cats|