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Post  JiffaCake on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:33 pm

I have 12.4 lb to lose this time, I didn't manage to keep it off before, I had to go travelling before I could get the hang of maintenance and so before it gets too out of hand, I will get this off (although I have the same problem as last time, potentially!)

Day 1 was yesterday:-
b:- black coffee
l:- snickers cut into 5 bites (very small UK one)
d:- cheese and marmalade sandwich x 4 bites; peanut butter x 1 bite
green tea and warm water to drink

100 reps of upper body exercises, very quick and fairly gentle.

How have you all been doing?

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Post  misunderstood on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:58 pm

Welcome back JiffaCake! I'm sure you will lose that in no time. You are welcome to join us in the Ultimate Team Challenge, but you will be done well before 8/31 with only 12lbs to lose, lucky you. But it will be great motivation for all of us.

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Day 2

Post  JiffaCake on Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:35 pm

b: black coffee
l: snickers
d: 4 bites cheese and marmalade sandwich, 1 bite peanut butter

drinks: green tea, diet pepsi, de-caff coffe (black)
100 reps of abs.

Thank you, Misunderstood, actually the first time I did this, I had a big loss my first week and then less than 2 lb each week after, so I am not expecting to get this off before 1 September, it was odd I did it to the letter, but maybe weight loss is slower the closer to the goal weight? I think it may address this in the book.

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Post  misunderstood on Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:12 pm

It does get harder as you get closer to your goal weight. I see that you are exercising, which helps to push pass stalls. I plan to up my exercise when I have those last 10lbs to shed. You are doing great!

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Post  JiffaCake on Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:13 am

I have gained 1/2 " in height, which means I have less weight to lose than I thought. Actually it works out less than 10 lb to get to a BMI of 18.5, and Dr L is even a bit more lenient than that! Don't ask me how I grew aged 41, but I am not complaining, no wonder I was always hungry at my 'goal weight', it was probably a bit too low!


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Day 3

Post  JiffaCake on Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:20 am

Yesterday was my third day, quite trying in terms of hunger levels, but I pushed through.

b: black coffee
l: 5 bites snickers
d: 4 bites toasted sandwich with chocolate spread and cheese (pretty big bites, I must admit..) 1 bite peanut butter
drinks: green tea, water, diet pepsi

100 reps of 'butt' lift type of exercises, it took just a few minutes, very very low key, I don't want to increase my appetite at this early stage, will do more strenuous exercise later, only for enjoyment, perhaps even after I have finished losing weight.

My goal weight has changed (as I have grown!) so I have 9.7 lb to my target, according to a BMI calculator, and 9.4 lb according to Dr A L. I will only weigh weekly until maintenance, I find it too disheartening to weigh daily and I don't want to get too fixated on the number on the scale. I would like to be a BMI of 18.5 because I believe him when he says this is the healthiest weight to be. Also, having excess body fat (even a little) makes you feel hungry!!

Keep smiling!!

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Post  JiffaCake on Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:32 pm

Day 4
100 reps legs
Breakfast black coffee
Lunch 4 bites sandwich (chocolate and cheese grilled) + 1 bite peanut butter
Dinner 5 bites chicken cutlet, fries in a bun
Drinks green tea, diet coke

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Post  JiffaCake on Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:57 pm

Day 5
100 reps total, lunges with arms, some sort of booty lift type thing
B black coffee
L 4 bites cheese and chocolate toasty, 1 bite peanut butter
D 5 bites chicken cutlet and fries in a bun.

Definitely got the benefit of resetting the hungerstat, did feel full after 5 bites Friday

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Post  JiffaCake on Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:58 pm

Friday meant to say today

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Post  JiffaCake on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:13 am

Day 6
100 reps upper body
B black coffee
L ham and cheese toasty x 4 bites, 1 bite peanut butter
D 5 bites poor man's pie (mash with leak, sausage and cheese)
Drinks water, green tea, diet coke

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Day 7 and Weigh In Results

Post  JiffaCake on Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:43 pm

100 reps abs
b: black coffee
l: chocolate and cheese toasty (x 4 BIG bites) + 1 bite peanut butter
d: 5 bites leftover poor man's pie
drinks: green tea, water, diet coke.

My weigh in after 7 days of eating 5 bites 2 x per day was a weight loss of 6.4 lb. I have 3 to go! I think that will take at least 2 weeks because before, I have had big losses the first week and then very slow thereafter, even though I stick to it rigidly.

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Day 8

Post  JiffaCake on Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:41 pm

100 reps of back leg extension (5 x 10 secs each leg)
b: black coffee
l: snickers
d: snickers

experimenting with a 5 hour window, have done this before, had 5 bites of snickers, still smaller than US ones, but larger than chopping a small UK snickers into 5 pieces, so effectively I had 2.5 snickers, which is still smaller than 2 US ones!! Hope it doesn't effect my weight loss, but I felt particularly hungry...

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Post  starbucks addict on Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:32 am

Hi jiffacake, just wanted to say that u are doing great and it has been very motivating for me to read your journal Smile I have about 22 lbs to get to 18.5 Bmi so it is really encouraging to see that u can loose so much on this even though u are so close to your goal
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Post  JiffaCake on Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:03 am

Thank you, I am happy to be of help! I do know, however, from a previous go at this, that 2nd week loss is minimal, then a little more again in week 3, but really even at this little food, it slows right down to 1-2 lb a week, so please do not be discouraged, it does come off.

What really helps me, this time and the last time, was following the instructions in the book to the letter, really understanding how fat cells are so bad and how they make us want to eat more! The most motivating thing for me was weighing just one day a week, not every day. It is so tempting to jump on those scales, but such a de-motivator if they don't move or go up a notch due to water weight.

I really wish you the very best and even though I have days where I think, 'ah, I am so close, why not just stop here' the book says do NOT stop until you have reached 18.5 because at that point, the remaining body fat redistributes to look very attractive, but not before. So even at a consistent weight, your shape will change! Yay! Right now, I have a flat stomach, right at the top under my ribs, but a little pouchy lower belly, I know from past experience that goes away.

I hope I am not teaching a granny to suck eggs!!

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Day 9

Post  JiffaCake on Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:09 am

100 reps squats x 50; lunge pulses x 50
b: black coffee
l: 1/2 snickers (2 bites); sausage x 1 bite; cheese x 1 bite; chocolate spread x 1 bite
d: meatballs and bread roll, 5 bites total

drinks: green tea, water, de-caff coffee
kept to a 5 hour window (not necessarily recommended by Dr A L, he says eat 2 meals at least 4 hours apart, so it could be a longer period of time between the 2 meals, but actually it makes it slightly easier as after eating the first meal, I am more hungry than without it, and this shortens that period of hunger). I have lunch at 2.30 pm and dinner at 7.00 pm. This is something I have done before and found it to be pleasant, and may continue to do it.

I am also today beginning to experiment with incorporating the 90 day diet (basically food combining), so today is focusing on protein, tomorrow starch, next day carbs and day after fruit. This may be completely impractical to combine with the 5 bites, but it is trial and error, no?

The reason is, I want these last 3 lb off quickly because I have a family party to host on Monday and I would prefer not to be picking at 5 bites of food, I will if I have to, but if I can get those lb off quick, I will!!

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Post  starbucks addict on Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:59 am

Thank you jiffacake I will definitely take your advice on board and am going to weigh myself once a week as in the past I have found daily fluctuations quite demoralising as well. My goal is to loose 2 lb per week for my first 10 lbs so after week 1 I will see if this is realistic. Keep up the great work u are doing amazing
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Day 10

Post  JiffaCake on Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:21 pm

100 reps push ups / bicep builder
b: black coffee
l: 3 x sausage; 2 x cheese
d: 5 x meatballs
drinks: de-caff coffee, de-caff green tea, water

ate within a 5 hour window, day 1 of 90 day diet experiment. I do not endorse either as part of the 5 bite diet, they aren't, I am just tweaking it to lose my last 3 lb quicker (hopefully!)


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Post  JiffaCake on Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:49 pm

Got a bit behind, I did do 100 reps of something each day

Coffee always for breakfast

L rice and pepper
D beans

L snickers x 4 pb x 1
D pasta with chocolate sauce x 5

L avocado x 5
D avocado x 5

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