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Old Wed, Nov-25-20, 07:01
NHSB NHSB is offline
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Plan: Stillman first, then all!
Stats: 148/148/130 Female 5í6Ē
BF:29%/28%/20%
Progress: 0%
Location: New England
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I woke up this morning with a headache, which is common for me on Stills. I think 4 days might be my Stills limit. I will take some electrolytes and try to finish this fifth day. Stillmanís is very effective, but I think it works best for me in repeated short runs with a lowcarb, slightly higher fat, base plan to fall back on. If electrolytes donít fix my headache, I will add a modest source of fat...I have sardines in the pantry.

You are doing so well on your current plan. Maybe include a day or two of Stills here and there or even alternating days to keep it sustainable? Though I think you have been more successful doing longer runs than I have. I donít tend to take vitamins and minerals though Stillman recommends them. Perhaps I would not feel so run down if I took them. Do you include supplements?

I am down 1/4 pound this morning, which suggests to me that I have released the temporary water weight gain from last week...1/4 pound per day is about typical for me on Stills once I drop highcarb water weight.

Bison is surprisingly milder than beef. I like gamey meats (lamb is my favorite, venison is also nice, elk is amazing). I keep bison around because I have picky eaters to feed.

Your menu sounds delicious, as usual!

I might poach eggs in chicken broth for breakfast.
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Old Thu, Nov-26-20, 00:01
Nemaste Nemaste is offline
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Plan: Stillman QWL
Stats: 218/213/140 Female 5ft10
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I hope your headache cleared up. Repeated short runs of Stillmanís sounds like a plan. Personally, Iíd like to do weekly stints but I have far more to lose than you do. I love sardines!

Yes I am doing well but weight loss has been slow and I think Iíve just found out why... Iíve been taking iron in quite a high dose because I was a little bit anaemic a few months back. I had no clue that iron therapy causes weight gain in women! No clue at all! Studies confirm this to be true and point out if women having iron therapy donít compensate with diet they will gain weight. Needless to say Iím stopping the iron! So between iron and steroids I had no chance!

I take vitamin C and zinc and am experimenting with B12 shots. I also take Vit D because otherwise Iím far too low. I just received my order of Bio-carotene and a good multivitamin with minerals. It will be interesting to see if the multivitamin makes a difference to my health. I went with the Pharma Nord brand as they are suppose to be quite good and have decent levels of vitamins and minerals compared to other brands. I definitely think they are worth taking. So many people are low on vitamins and minerals or have suboptimal levels at best - Iíve seen this likened to running your car on poor quality fuel. I bought a 3 month supply so Iíll see how I feel by then and along the way.

Congratulations on the loss, great stuff!

I managed a Stillman day yesterday! Going for another but no pressure if I crumble and have some broccoli.

Is the eggs in broth, egg drop soup? Or actually poached in broth! Iíve never tried poaching eggs in broth, itís sounds interesting, Iíll have to try it. Itís 6am and Iím just about to have breakfast which is going to be scrambled egg with ham, a sprinkle of low fat vintage cheddar (no more than 10g) and some mustard. Iím also going to throw some chicken breasts in the Crockpot because youíve had me thinking about soup for the last couple of days. It will be ready for lunch.

Edit: I forgot to mention I take liquid magnesium. Definitely makes a difference when low carbing! Actually, it might have cleared your headache!

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Old Fri, Nov-27-20, 12:15
NHSB NHSB is offline
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Plan: Stillman first, then all!
Stats: 148/148/130 Female 5í6Ē
BF:29%/28%/20%
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Location: New England
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Iron causes weight gain!?!?! Is it supporting healthy lean body mass (muscle and bone)? Or do they think it causes storage of extra fat, I wonder?

Congrats on the Stillman day.

I had a modest Thanksgiving dinner which did not impact the scale (though, oddly, I feel like holiday weight gain tends to show up a few days after the holiday...not sure how that happens). I plan to do Keto today as a transition back to lowcarb then 4 more days of Stills leading up to my physical.

I like egg drop soup, but for breakfast I just poached the eggs in broth. Very simple and I like the combination. Some of the runny yolk ends up flavoring the broth. Not gourmet, but comforting!
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Nemaste Nemaste is offline
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Plan: Stillman QWL
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Iron causes weight gain!?!?! Is it supporting healthy lean body mass (muscle and bone)? Or do they think it causes storage of extra fat, I wonder?

Congrats on the Stillman day.

I had a modest Thanksgiving dinner which did not impact the scale (though, oddly, I feel like holiday weight gain tends to show up a few days after the holiday...not sure how that happens). I plan to do Keto today as a transition back to lowcarb then 4 more days of Stills leading up to my physical.

I like egg drop soup, but for breakfast I just poached the eggs in broth. Very simple and I like the combination. Some of the runny yolk ends up flavoring the broth. Not gourmet, but comforting!


Apparently, itís down to fat gain - strange phenomenon.

Great that Thanksgiving dinner didnít impact the scale - letís hope it doesnít show up in a few days. I know only too well what you mean by the weight coming on a few days later, itís happened to me... I think Iíve got away with something I shouldnít have eaten, then bam - Iím a couple of pounds up. Iím sure youíll be OK though because you went straight back on to Keto so that should shrink any fat cells lurking around waiting to be filled. Iíve come to realise, itís our fat cells that are greedy, not us!

Iím doing Ok, but ended up moving back to SB - weekends tend to be difficult. My chronic fatigue has gone up a notch too but thereís not much I can do about that. Iíve decided Iím going to go hardcore for a couple of weeks because I was just offered surgery and I donít want to go under at this weight. They offered me NY eve! I refused because Iíll be with family and it would mean spoiling everyoneís plans. Then they asked if I could come in the next day! I again explained I couldnít. I do need this surgery and I donít want to keep turning down appointments but I would like some warning and for it not to be during the holidays. Iím hoping they offer me the end of Jan or early Feb.
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