I just wanted to put on paper (so to speak 🙂 some thoughts on CI/CO. If you’ve read GCBC none of this will be new.
Today is Tuesday; I’m a day late, alas.
Week 4. Net loss so far, 4.4 lbs, down 2.2 from last week.
Woke up ~3am with, of all things, ankle pain. Cramp? Dunno. May’ve been fast-related, maybe not. (Definitely wasn’t hydration related; I’m positive I was sufficiently hydrated! 🙂 Probably was fast-related, though, as I don’t recall ever having this happen before. If I do this again, and wake up with leg pain again, I’ll think about vitamins while fasting.
Pardon me while I pat myself on the back. 😉
Mark Sisson wrote a nice series on fasting. Part 5 is here with links to parts 1-4.
When I started LoseIt in late February 2010, I set my plan at 1 lb/wk. After a while, I don’t remember how long, I noticed I wasn’t losing 1 lb/wk. So I added in (or maybe subtracted out) an extra caloric deficit of 200 calories. As I recall, after a while, that still didn’t do it, so I added another 150 calorie deficit (for a total of 350/day off LoseIt’s recommendation). And then my weight loss was fairly steady. (Again: recalling 1-2 years later. And of course there are many other factors in weight loss, like activity level and carb consumption.)