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Old 04-17-2007, 12:37 PM   #31
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Well, I'm on day 6 (I had to rearrange the schedule over the weekend, but stuck with it) and this had ben the hardest in memory. But then, memory lapse is probably what keeps us coming back to stave ourselves for 19 hours at a time.

Lightheaded and lethargic today. I'm interested to see if Shaf is sticking with it and how's it going. I like to think of this as our little support group on the internets.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:52 PM   #32
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Not bad, was 266 this morning.

Only coffee until ~4 today (which is right now).
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:07 PM   #33
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I'm pretty much fully adapted but,... I'm asking myself daily, ...why am I doing this? No measureable body comp changes in a week but I've not been stingy with the calls until yesterday, stayed at about 2500 kcal. No real impact to my workouts, I will try soem more intense stuff later this week. One tough thing, my coffe consumption has gone up and it's messing with my sleep. Need to cut out coffee after about 2:00
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:06 PM   #34
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I'm with you there on the kcals. Last night I woofed two huge helpings of spaghetti (with lots of meat sauce made with ground turkey). I still probably didn't get over 2500 even with dessert (Breyer's light ice cream bars. . .they rule).
Slept better last night except for a toothache that can't be explained.

Today, I'm Jonesing for anything. Green tea has helped, but the pangs are pretty powerful. Just have to keep telling myself it's all in my head.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:45 AM   #35
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I'm pretty much fully adapted but,... I'm asking myself daily, ...why am I doing this? No measureable body comp changes in a week but I've not been stingy with the calls until yesterday, stayed at about 2500 kcal. No real impact to my workouts, I will try soem more intense stuff later this week. One tough thing, my coffe consumption has gone up and it's messing with my sleep. Need to cut out coffee after about 2:00
I've found that I can't tolerate caffeine as well as I used to when I am IF'ing.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:18 PM   #36
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On the 10th day and I'm fucking starving. That said, I do believe I underfed last night. Had some snakcs to end the fast and didn't eat a meal until 8:30. Even then, the meal was around 500 cals. Had an ice cream bar before 10:00 (200 cals) and that was it. Maybe 1500 cals in my 5 hr window.
So today, I hurt. Might have to sneak in a choco milk before the lifting today.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:40 AM   #37
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I survived Friday and weighed in 6 lbs lighter since starting. I think the Fast-5 book mentions going 8-10 days before weight loss occurs. I probably shed a lot of water weight and some fat, maybe it was fat.
No appreciable loss of strength. Did some decent rack pulls and shoulder presses and felt great. That night, I ate like a man possessed: 2 slices of pizza, some hot wings (how's that, MOD?) salad, trail mix, peanut butter filled pretzles, beer, some more beer, ice cream.

I've also noticed some body comp changes around the ol' mid section. . .finally.
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:28 PM   #38
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Ron, that is some prodigious eating! Kreiki!
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:01 AM   #39
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To tell the truth, I've been afraid of not eating enough on days I train. Fridays and Saturdays have been "beer days" and holding off until 5 p.m. has been a challenge.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:56 AM   #40
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Now that my hijack is complete, this update: although my weight is still only down 5 or 6 lbs, my fat has decreased. How do I know this?
Today, for the first time in months, I could put on a certain pair of pants and not feel like I was squeezing into them. Normally, I would just put up with the snugness of the pants and admire my shapely ass. Today, I was actually comfortable. . . and my ass was still shapely.

One drawback of the IF has been my wife's concern that I now have an eating disorder that I'm passing along to the kids. So, to appease her and still IF, I'm cutting the fast from 19 to 15 hours on the weekend. During the week it's still 18-19 hours without much effort. Occasionally, on high activity days, I'll have a snack around 3 or 4 p.m. and then eat dinner around 5:30.

In all, a good experience. Thanks for getting this started, Steve.
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