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FAT-LOSS GOAL – DAY 33

8/7/2018  TUESDAY Day 33

 

FAT-LOSS GOAL

Had I set a specific number of pounds I wanted or expected to lose, it wouldn’t have been an experiment as I indicated in my first post regarding the AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET.

Perhaps I should have defined rapid. Maybe I did. I better go back and check.

It appears that my five week diet was more like a maintenance diet than a reducing one.

I basically ate what I normally eat only less, but not a lot less, obviously not less enough to lose a significant amount of fat.

I cut out margarine, except sometimes to cook with, years ago. Steve likes margarine, so I put it into recipes occasionally.

I love mayonnaise. That’s my condiment of choice on sandwiches, or just by the spoonful when I’m craving fat. The jar is still in the refrigerator after nearly five weeks, which says something.

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AFC Rapid Fat-Loss Diet DAY 31

8/5/2018 SUNDAY Day 31

I’m not counting calorie and fat grams in my last week, nor am I keeping a record of what I eat, preparing myself instead for what to do after the rapid fat-loss diet ends, using what I learned from recording everything I consumed.

Winding down I am. I’m not comfortable being so public with every little detail of what I consume and how I exercise. The fact that I did it for four weeks stunned even me. I’ve started a lot of journals in my lifetime, never lasting more than a day or two.

Calculating the nutritional data of every ingredient of every recipe I made, took a lot of time out of my day and evening. The stress of doing that may have hampered my fat-loss. I don’t know, but this last week will be essentially out of view, then when the weigh-in day is here I’ll see how I did. Frankly I think I’ll consume less, but it still might not push me beyond the 9.5 pound loss to date.

I read an article about low pressure recently and posted it to this site. For years I’ve had it, but no doctor ever believed me, because it was normal in the doctor’s office. Sometimes I take it at home only because Steve has a device to take his, and it’s been really low at times. I’m thinking now that my hunger and jumping up from the computer to go to the refrigerator so often might be a result of my pressure dropping too low.

So I implemented a new plan: Once I’m at the computer, I set my phone alarm at one hour intervals, going up to one hour before Steve gets home from work. When the alarm goes off, within five minutes I have to leave the computer and do five minutes of any type of exercise. I’ve done that for a couple of days now with success.

Anybody can do five minutes. That’s about my attention span for preplanned exercise for anything but walking. Yoga is the same thing – five minutes. Out of bed mattress exercises, going to sleep mattress exercises, same thing – five minutes. I don’t count any more. That’s a success. Counting is the most boring task in the world – to me. I let the alarm count the minutes. I don’t care how many reps – it’s five minutes worth of reps, whatever that is. That works better for me.

I eat less; I feel more energetic and stronger. Deron from Grow Young Fitness stresses the importance of moving as you age, and he is right. We think we move more than we do. Walking everywhere instead of driving isn’t enough if I’m sitting at the computer ten hours a day.

Jumping up to go to the refrigerator was in response to my low blood pressure, that I thought was me being hungry or just needing to move. Now since I preplan the exercise times, I’m a lot less likely to feel the need to jump up for anything. So, that problem is solved.

Sum: People who have low blood pressure should eat more often in small amounts, avoid alcohol and coffee except in small amounts, and should move their body often to keep the blood circulating. Stretching isn’t enough. Work up a sweat by doing mini-exercises rapidly. Do range of motion when you stretch, not when you’re using your own body weight as resistance. I’m back to using the lower resistance cords rapidly and I like it a lot more.

Also, when I exercise I play rock and roll music. It helps the time fly. And most importantly, I turn off all those 24/7 cable news talk shows. Listening to the opinions of a bunch of talking heads vomiting junk doesn’t do anything good for me. I get the news from the net. Success again.






 

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Motivating. Riveting. Celebrity Weight Loss Transformations – and a plan for social change!

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS of 8o celebrities.

Yes, it’s a click NEXT set up for advertisement purposes. Can you click 80 times? That’s how many celebrities they feature with body transformations.

It’s a good sampling, nice collection.

If you can’t click 80 times, then maybe it’s the fatigue caused by over-eating and the accumulation of too much body fat that’s causing it.

I usually don’t do the click NEXT stories either, primarily because it takes too long to load each new page, but with this set, this time, it went as fast as I wanted it to go.

Somebody in advertising got the message. People don’t particularly mind the click, it’s the wait after the click that frustrates them.

#ANIMAL-FREE PRODUCTS

CELEBRITY WEIGHT LOSS TRANSFORMATIONS

http://www.kiwireport.com/mind-blowing-celebrity-weight-loss-transformations/?utm_source=Yahoo&utm_medium=Native&utm_campaign=Weight%20Loss%20Transformations%20KR%20-%20Desktop%20YA

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS of 8o celebrities.

Yes, it’s a click NEXT set up for advertisement purposes. Can you click 80 times? That’s how many celebrities they feature with body transformations.

It’s a good sampling, nice collection.

If you can’t click 80 times, then maybe it’s the fatigue caused by over-eating and the accumulation of too much body fat that’s causing it.

I usually don’t do the click NEXT stories either, primarily because it takes too long to load each new page, but with this set, this time, it went as fast as I wanted it to go.

Somebody in advertising got the message. People don’t particularly mind the click, it’s the wait after the click that frustrates them.

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7/27 to 8/3 Stats Reviewed For AFC Rapid Fat-Loss Diet

WEEKLY CALORIES AND FAT GRAMS

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 25

7/30/2018 MONDAY Day 25

 

Weigh-In = maybe tomorrow

Total Calories = 706

Total Fat grams = 7

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 8.9%

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11 DAYS AND COUNTING

That half pound attached to the 155.5 lb. reading on the scale this past Friday bothered me, so I weighed myself this morning (Monday) at 4:14 AM, even though my rule was to weigh-in only once a week on Fridays.

Obviously I woke up feeling a little lighter, otherwise I wouldn’t have done it.

So, yes. That half pound is history.

Now, instead of losing a total of 7 lbs. in a little over three weeks, the new total is 7.5 lbs. lost.

Oops, now that new half pound marker bothers me. I don’t like to do anything halfway.

I’m going to knock that half pound off the planet.

Slow doesn’t always win the race. Slow might not even complete the race if the turtle slows to a snail’s pace and gets scooped up for supper along the way.

I’m at the head of the stretch, there’s no more time for maneuvering. Put the pedal to the metal.

If my brain hasn’t gotten the message that I can eat responsibly without it having to put me in emergency mode to slow my metabollism, because it thinks I’m starving, then my brain needs to be taught who’s in charge here. I’m a contributing factor to how I exercise my freedom to use my instincts as I choose.

Counting today (30 July) I have 11 days till the final weigh-in.




 

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 24

7/29/2018 SUNDAY Day 24

7/29/2018 SUNDAY Day 24

Weigh-In = only on Friday

Total Calories = 979

Total Fat grams = 19.6

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 18%

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 21

7/26/2018 THURSDAY Day 21

Weigh-In = Friday only

Total Calories = 1002

Total Fat grams = 20.5

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 18%

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Posted in BEANS - GRAINS, FAT, MAIN DISH, STEVE'S TOTAL HEALTH, TOMATOES

AFC Spaghetti Mushroom Alfredo – for Steve

AFC SPAGHETTI MUSHROOM ALFREDO for Steve

If someone wants to occasionally indulge in a higher calorie and fat dish, plus they want large or extra-large portions, I’d say take this one, for a sky-high experience!

That was Steve’s Request. Lots of happy sounds were heard while he savored this meal. The Animal-Free Chef at your service! As always.

Serves 8

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 17

7/22/2018 SUNDAY Day 17

Weigh-In = Friday only

Total Calories = 1092

Total Fat grams = 25.75

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 21%

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7/13 to 7/20 Stats Reviewed For AFC Rapid Fat-Loss Diet

7/13/2018 to 7/20/2018

Start weight = 162.5 – 157 = 5.5 lbs. total loss in two weeks

158.5 lbs. last week minus 157 lbs. now = 1.5 lb. fat-loss

Total Calories for week = 7203.15 | per day average = 1029

Total Fat grams for week = 126.6 | per day average = 18.09

126.6 x 9 cal./gram =  1139.4 Fat Calories | per day average = 162.8

1139.4 divided by 7203.15 = 16% Fat Calorie to Total Calorie Ratio 

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 11

7/16/2018 MONDAY Day 11

Weigh-In = Friday only

Total Calories = 606.3

Total Fat grams = 17.1

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .25 or 25%

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 9

7/14/2018 SATURDAY Day 9

Weigh-In = Friday only

Total Calories = 788.1

Total Fat grams = 25.95g

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 30%

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7/6 to 7/13 Stats Reviewed For AFC Rapid Fat-Loss Diet

SCALE 7:13:2018 FRIDAY

7/6/2018 to 7/13/2018

Start weight = 162.5

162.5 lbs. minus last week 158.5 lbs. now = 4 lb. fat-loss

Total Calories for week = 8033.65 | per day average = 1147.6

Total Fat grams for week = 135.68 | per day average = 19.38

135.68 x 9 cal./gram = 1221.12 Fat Calories | per day average = 174.4

1221.12 divided by 8033.65 = 15% Fat Calorie to Total Calorie Ratio

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 8

7/13/2018 Friday Day 8

Weigh-In = 158.5 lbs.

Total Calories = 1086.5

Total Fat grams = 33.4

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .28 or 28%

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 6

 

7/11/2018 WEDNESDAY Day 6

Weigh-In = not today

Total Calories = 1500

Total Fat grams = 27.22

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .16 or 16%

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 5

7/10/2018 TUESDAY Day 5

Weigh-In = 158 lbs.

Total Calories = 1496

Total Fat grams = 24.6

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .15 or 15%

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 4

7/09/2018 MONDAY Day 4

Weigh-In = 158.5 lbs.

Total Calories = 626.90

Total Fat grams = 11.2 

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .16 or 16%

Link for CHILILESS CHILI: https://fat-freechef.com/2018/07/10/chililess-chili/

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET – DAY 3

7/8/2018 SUNDAY – Day 3

Weigh-In 158.5 lbs

Total Calories = 932.75

Total Fat grams = 9.16

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 9%

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AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 2

 

7/7/2018 SATURDAY Day 2

Weigh-In 159.5 lbs

Total Calories = 827

Total Fat grams = 7.0

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 8%

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Begin 7/6/2018 on “AFC RAPID Fat Loss Diet”

5 WEEK AFC RAPID FAT LOSS DIET

IT’S TIME TO MELT THE FAT

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Switch To Boss Mode

STOP FEEDING THE MONSTER.

Starve IT.

Show IT who’s BOSS.






 

Posted in STEVE'S TOTAL HEALTH, TIPS OR NOT

This Is Crude…but…

Okay, so Steve calls me and says he has an idea. He prefaces it by saying it’s crude, well not so crude, but still crude – a way to lose weight. Or something that could jolt a person into getting serious about losing weight. Of course it wouldn’t be for everybody, but it could help some people.

Yeah it’s kinda crude. But then if it works for some people, then what’s the crude-fuss about?

First thing in the morning, or whenever you first use the bathroom, using your smart phone take a picture of your first dump of the day and then every other dump you take throughout the day. Keep track. Print them out and hang them on your wall or scrapbook them.

Steve says he’s getting worried, ’cause he didn’t know he was eating as much as his dumps tell him he’s eating. Oh my God he says, did I eat all that? So I say, at least you’re getting rid of it. Then it made me remember something my mother said her boss told her when he was trying to lose weight. “If you want to shit like an elephant you have to eat like an elephant.” Evidently some people like to shit a lot, it makes them feel something, maybe powerful, maybe successful. I don’t know, maybe as a child being potty-trained they were praised for a big dump.

Maybe Steve’s right in that people should pay more attention to their dumps. Most people say they don’t eat all that much, but the dump doesn’t lie. So yeah, take a picture, many pictures, till you believe the dump. You ate a lot. A whole lot. Too much.

Remember, the dump doesn’t lie.






 

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“Two Days At A Time”

Instead of living one day at a time, how about two? What’s wrong with two at a time?

Live today cognizant of how you want to feel tomorrow. That gives you more control over what you do today.

No ‘Last Supper’ scenarios. Doing for one last time whatever you want to do before the big push tomorrow never results in a better tomorrow.

You instinctively know that to be true –  that tomorrow you will feel worse, increasing the probability of another ‘Last Supper’, and another and another.

Alcoholics Anonymous may fare better by changing their ‘One Day At A Time’ motto to “Two Days At A Time”. That makes one think ahead a little more to secure tomorrow as a good day. It’s an insurance policy. Money in the bank. I put my order in early by one day. Today, in advance, I’m securing my future for tomorrow.

I like it.

I like being in control of the guarantee implied.






 

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Scales and Mirrors (Part 5) ©

Two tablespoons to trim: oil that is. No more than that in any given recipe. Recipe, not serving. Why any? Because I know you won’t stick to none. I won’t either. And at times I’ll go beyond my own rule. Some oil/fat is probably good for you.

It’s not because of all the reasons you’ve already heard: this oil does this and another oil does that and if you take all that’s recommended of all the oils and plans to incorporate them into your diet, you’ll get all the essential nutrients you need that are covered by fat.

It’s because I like the feel of it. I’m supposed to like the feel of it. The fat is what eases the rest of the food down your throat into your gut. It’s an easier chew with fat and an easy swallow. Why do we drink when we eat? To make swallowing the solid food easier.

The result of eating all the fats that restaurants and prepared foods throw at you however is that you become three persons in one.

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Scales And Mirrors (part 4) ©

Use a mirror and a scale. Those are your two best friends when losing weight and getting fit. Looking at your face isn’t enough. Like many people, I don’t gain a lot of weight in my face, so according to my face I’m thin.

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Scales And Mirrors (Part 3) ©

So you exercised yesterday and felt good afterwards. Yet today you don’t feel like it. Why, because it felt good? I thought people who overeat are pleasure seekers? Then why deny yourself the pleasure of exercise? Oh boy, here comes the whining again. Just do it. Regularly. Not once every two months. Every day. Not three times a week. Every darned day.

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Top 19 Health Benefits of Chlorella

FFC Comment: I’ve been taking this supplement for about a month once a day. Since I tolerated it well, I’m going to increase the dose to twice a day.

“If you’ve been tuned in to the health food world over the past few years chances are you have heard of something called chlorella, though you may not know exactly what it is. Often referred to as a potent superfood, chlorella, or c/ vulgaris, is a type of single-celled algae whose incredibly high content of chlorophyll gives it a rich, green colour.

It is one of, if not the highest, food sources of chlorophyll, which may contribute to its impressive array of healing benefits. Many natural health practitioners recommend including chlorella in your daily routine as a nutrient dense dietary supplement and for good reason!

Helpful for everything from weight loss to cellular detoxification, liver support, and immune function this simple little organism packs a big nutritional punch.

Let’s dive a little deeper into this single-celled freshwater algae!…”

FINISH READING: Top 19 Health Benefits of Chlorella – Herb Affair


 





 

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Scales And Mirrors (part 2) ©

Horrors. I had no idea. Of course I had no idea, I didn’t weigh myself. Sure my clothes were a little snug, a lot snug, but that “I’ll do it tomorrow’ mentality kept creeping in: the old procrastination trick so I can have today what I promise I won’t have tomorrow. THE LAST SUPPER – before the big diet push. Steve and I have done that ad nauseam. We have had so many last suppers that I can’t begin to count how many.

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Scales And Mirrors (part 1) ©

START YOUR ENGINES

God, my god, puts the needs of the individual not the group first. It only makes sense that the stronger the individual, the stronger the group. In any military, the stronger the soldier, the stronger the entire unit, thus the reason for the rigorous training. When I said a while back in a Word Warrior essay that my assignment was to address the plan for the group and leave the individual to other numerous and equally qualified people, I trust that god, my god, would not only delegate that function, but it was my understanding that it already had. In fact, the needs of the individual are addressed in every self-help book on the market, from A to Z, instructing the individual precisely on how to become a better functioning, happy, productive, contributing individual, so why need me?

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How Fast Food Cues Can Lead You to Overeat

 

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Before heading out to shop this holiday season, steel yourself for an onslaught of tempting aromas that might lure you into a fast-food restaurant.

Food-related cues, like the smell of burgers or eye-catching menu displays, stimulate brain activity. This tempts people to eat more, a new study finds.

University of Michigan researchers conducted lab experiments with 112 college students. The investigators found that food cues made people feel hungrier and led to the consumption of 220 more calories compared with non-cue environments.

“Food-related cues can make people want or crave food more, but don’t have as much of an impact on their liking, or the pleasure they get from eating the food,” said study lead author Michelle Joyner, a psychology graduate student…

Read On: How Fast Food Cues Can Lead You to Overeat






 

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How losing weight affects your body and brain

Special thanks to John Gunstad, Professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of the video.

Here’s what losing weight does to your body and brain.

During the first week you may find it easy to lose weight by simply switching to a healthier diet. But as your metabolism adjusts, you won’t burn as many calories as you used to.

So, losing additional weight will become harder.

Making matters worse, as the fat melts away you’ll start to experience an increase in appetite. After a meal, fat cells release a hormone called leptin into the bloodstream.

This surge in leptin levels signals to your brain you’re full and should stop eating. But with less overall fat, people who lose weight show a measurable dip in leptin.

Brain scans of obese patients who had lost 10% of their body weight revealed less leptin leads to increased activity in regions of the brain that control our desire to eat.

The end result isn’t just an increased appetite, but an even stronger urge to eat fatty, high-calorie foods because your brain is trying to restore the body’s leptin levels to normal…

Finish reading:How losing weight affects your body and brain – Business Insider






 

Posted in GOTTA HAVE RULES

Variable Eating and Exercising Lead To Variable Weight Gain Or Loss

THE RULES

Exercise makes me gain weight – not lose weight.

It’s more difficult to lose weight when exercising along with a diet change, than not. It’s as if when losing weight the brain wants to take from all sectors of the body, not just the fat part. So, over-exercising and dieting in a certain way to burn, thus lose, only the fat, triggers a conservation response throughout the total organism. The brain resists your attempt to separate the fat from the muscle and all other tissues, since its job is keep all functions and systems integrated and operating in cooperation with all the other functions and systems.

The reasons one has more difficulty losing weight when they exercise along with a diet change vary according to who’s giving the reasons and through whose prism of experience I look. I’m beginning to believe that the reason doesn’t matter, because there’s always more than one reason. The constant search for why I gain weight so fast or don’t lose weight when I want to leads to frustration and hopelessness, which leads to more weight gain. I yoyo between 3-7 pounds from day to day or every other day.

If I ate the same foods and the same amounts every day at the same times, it would be easier to look at what I need to eliminate or add, but I don’t. I eat a variety of foods and amounts at lots of different times. I drink beverages the same way. And I do a variety of exercises, in different ways at different times, which leads to a variable weight gain and/or loss commensurate with that life style.

Chef or not, if I want to lose weight and keep it off, then I have to be more consistent in what and how much I consume and when I consume it. That’s what I’ve come up with after all this time. When I exercise, my brain tells my body to conserve calories for the work ahead. So I have to exercise at a more moderate and consistent pace so as not to alarm my brain unnecessarily.






 

Posted in EXERCISE, LOGGING MILES, STEVE

Steve July 2017 Walking Log

Steve walked a total of 90.78 miles in July. That equals 3.49 marathons in 31 days.  average per day = 2.92 miles per day

07.01.17     02.80

07.02.17     00.38

07.03.17     01.90

07.04.17     03.30

07.05.17     04.20

07.06.17     02.70

07.07.17     03.80

07.08.17     03.40

07.09.17     02.10

07.10.17     02.60

07.11.17     03.80

07.12.17     03.00

07.13.17     02.80

07.14.17     03.30

07.15.17     03.20

07.16.17     01.20

07.17.17     03.60

07.18.17     03.70

07.19.17     04.00

07.20.17     03.30

07.21.17     03.10

07.22.17     03.20

07.23.17     02.00

07.24.17     02.70

07.25.17     04.70

07.26.17     03.20

07.27.17     03.60

07.28.17     03.10

07.29.17     03.40

07.30.17     02.70

07.31.17     00.99

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Steve walked a total of 90.78 miles in July. That equals 3.49 marathons in 31 days.  average per day = 2.92 miles per day