Sunday, October 28, 2018

6 years and 8 months in long term Weight Maintenance- Holding steady!

May 2011 before, after October 2018

May 2011 before, after October 2018
Proof of weight maintenance!!! Beware of before and after photos. I promise I look the same or as close as possible ( camera angle and clothing matter) in these photos as I do in:

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.
Stats below

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

Age 52
Menopause 4+years
Hashimotos 21+ years
Height 5'1"

2018 Stats

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! 

3. Fasting: 

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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fat, A documentary! Kudos to Vinnie Tortorich and Peter Pardini - behind the scenes photos of the San Diego Filming!

I was proud to help Vinnie Tortorich, Peter Pardini and Serena Scott Thomas with the making of their ground breaking documentary during Low Carb USA 2018 in San Deigo.

If you want to help promote the cause, do these things

1. Please click through the youtube trailer
2. Subscribe to Vinnie's Youtube channel for more info 
3. Share this post
4. Share this youtube video
5. Talk about Low Carb and Low Carb USA and your own success and NSNG

BONUS!!! My behind the scenes photos and stories of Fat, The Documentary 2018
Enjoy! Helping on the first day of filming has been one of my favorite top 10 moments of 2018.

Many reasons to check out the film (releasing in Nov-Dec 2018)

Jeffery Gerber MD and Ivor Cummings are in the documentary

Jill is a local Low Carb weight maintainer, losing and maintaining over 120+ pounds via Low Carb, NSNG, and Keto. She's living the dream, as am I.  Check out Jill's Instagram, where she is very active.
Jill (weight maintainer), Vinnie Tortorich, Karen Parrott
Dr. Georgia Ede shares her own story and helps college students regain their physical and mental health. Dr Ede is also in the film. (Diagnosis Diet)
Karen Parrott and Georgia Ede, MD
Dave Feldman (Cholesterol Code) also makes an appearance in the film. 
Dave Feldman chatting to Dr. Eade

Gary Taubes makes an impactful appearance at Low Carb and in the film. Kudos for facing the heat and getting the word out. And for having me deliver key communications to VIP's. LOL. 
Karen Parrott (looking stressed out) and Gary Taubes
 Vinnie early in the morning, chatting with conference goers and telling funny stories about the room set up.

Vinnie Tortorich and Karen Parrott
 The ever awesome Vinnie Tortorich and beautiful Serena Scott Thomas. Love those two! Thank you X 1,000,000 for helping us get and stay well.
Vinnie Tortorich and Serena Scott Thomas
The many volunteers who also worked Low Carb USA, but covered for me while I was helping the film crew collect VIP's for their time slots during filming. 

I couldn't believe how much film equipment came out of this truck!

Thanks to my volunteer friends who covered for me while I was helping the film crew!
Hope you are all well. I'm about the same weight wise. Working on house projects and gearing up for a super busy fall at work.

Resource page: I'm working on it.