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Old 01-30-2007, 01:29 AM   #31
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Happy B-day fellow Aquarious! sounds like we should put together a fund for some digestive enzymes for you!
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I read once that our star sign has the most geniuses but also the most in psychiatric institutions..lol
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:24 AM   #32
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I read once that our star sign has the most geniuses but also the most in psychiatric institutions..lol
And which are you?
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:46 AM   #33
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Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic and so am I
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:36 AM   #34
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I really prefer the borderline/narcissistic personality type. then I can disavow any knowledge of the damage and pain I've caused...much cleaner that way.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:28 AM   #35
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I really prefer the borderline/narcissistic personality type. then I can disavow any knowledge of the damage and pain I've caused...much cleaner that way.
Many outwardly (cars, money big shot job etc.) successful people have a borderline delusional narcissistic complexes. Not sure if you fit that profile or not. Haven't seen your car.

Just read a great article in the Harvard Business Journal on how to exploit the personality defects of narcissists in a corporate setting. Very illuminating.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:20 AM   #36
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Update Week 5 of IF:

Body Comp: I'm down another pound this week and I actually can see some of the changes right now when I look in the mirror.

15 hours? This past weekend with Army drill and then this week so far being just insane my fasting time has goen from 15 hour fasts to 13-14, I'll get back on track today as I feel better when I do the entire 15 hours and having more consistency.

Consistency: While monitoring macros is kind of a pain in the butt sometimes I also find it a little necessary, since 2/2 I've been skipping meals because while I feel full by ~6pm I won't have gotten all the calories I'm looking to get in a day. So I'll be short anywhere from 600-1000 calories per day sometimes. Today I'll get back to my food log thing because when I did it that way I at least knew I should get another X grams of protein...Y grams of fat to round out my day. I guess I just like it better when I'm more accountable and can actually look at it on a excel spreadsheet.

Sleep: Sleep since Saturday has been a bit dicey and it has more to do with life than IF, I do feel my recovery slipping a little and once again tonight now that things have settled a little I'll get better with it.

Misc.: No weird side effects this week, I've been making sure that I'm staying hydrated as per Steve L.'s suggestion. As I think back to the weirdness day, that could may have well been a part of it?

Overall Energy: Still feeling good, Haven't had the "need an afternoon nap feeling" after I leave work in a while. I definitely dig that! Driving home and being drowsy is not fun!

Performance: I've had no dips in the road so far but a month of training is hardly a good stick to measure by, perhaps in another month I'll see what impact IF really has but my numbers in everything have been getting better and not worse. Rowing has improved but I attribute that to better form (still not great but tons better than before). Strength numbers are going up, I'm happy with my deadlift and squat progressing the way the are along with my weighted chins/pullups. I could probably increase my bench a little more but I hate asking for spots at the gym especially since most of these guys still high five each other everytime they hit a good set of smith machine partial squats.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:29 AM   #37
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Wow who knew I hadn't updated in this long sheesh.

Week 8 update:
Body Comp: I'm not sure of what weight I'm at I haven't actually made it over to the gym I regularly weigh myself at this week. However I am visibly leaner now from when I first began those 8 weeks ago.

Duration of fast: I've been holding strong at 15 hours and this week I've extended my fasts on Monday and Today to 18 hour fasts. I feel about the same as the 15 hour so far.

Sleep: I've been getting a lot more sleep recently than in week 5 and 6 so that's helping for sure.

Misc.: Nothing to report here ok well since someone else brought up the bowel movement thing, I haven't been going as regularly as when I was eating 6 times a day but still "flowing" well.

Overall energy: Great, never felt better to be honest, I find that I don't get that afternoon slump as much anymore (as long as I get good sleep). I also don't rebound from cheat meals a LOT faster now than when I was eating more often. Thinking about it I would think it should be the opposite? Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Performance: All of my lift #'s have gone up since I have now completed Strength II in NRoL. So this hasn't impacted my strength gains at all. Met con performance I think is pretty good considering I only do it 2-3 times a week. This week on Monday morning and Wednesday morning I worked out at Crossfit Challenge with Jerry Hill at 6 am. I was actually wondering if I'd be able to hack it at all since my last meal is usually at 6-7 pm on the previous day,I haven't really been keeping up my met-con, and all of my workouts have been during my "eating time." I worked out Monday morning and while not a rockstar performance I managed and felt no ill effects. I even extended my fast after to see if I'd feel odd. Today so far so good also. Perhaps met-con on a empty stomach is the best way to go

*Note - At the 18 hour mark yesterday I felt like I was starving!
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:17 AM   #38
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Week 8 further update:

BW - 189

So that's only down 5 pounds but all my in the gym numbers have only gone up AND my daily caloric intake is around 3000 so I haven't even tried to cut down at all jsut taking in maintenance level calories.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:31 PM   #39
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:08 PM   #40
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Allen last seen all the all you can eat Pizza Hut buffet crying and screaming..."I cant keep it up...this tastes sooooo good....".....30min later asleep due to insulin overload....
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