After stalling between 230.2 and 229.8 for seven days I got my jolly day went NUTS (doughnut apocalypse) and then shot up to 231.8 again worried it would plateau again.
And I've been dropping weight like it was going out of fashion ever since. A pound a day give or take and I'm 225 already five days later.
I'm going to properly test my theory that the doughnuts actually helped (it resets your leptin levels dude I HAVE to eat like this) by actually sticking to the diet.
I've got many avocados and loads of nuts, a couple days worth of the protein I've been eating and lots of fruit. Today's jolly day will just be as much of the diet foods as I want instead of gooey sugary s##t like usual.
One way or the other this is pretty awesome. 5 pounds from my 'target' of 220 pounds and I'm just going to reset the numbers and keep on going as I don't feel like I need a break.
I've been down at 215 with a crash diet so I'd like to get past that as my next waypoint. I think at that point I was aiming for 195 but couldn't face any longer on that diet so I guess that's the target again. I'm a broad shouldered 6 foot 4 so I think 195 would be pretty lean.
After my noble jolly day my weight has gone up and down within a pretty small margin. It's up from yesterday in fact.
I've only got one more target (220) after this one (222.5) and I know this will take awhile. When I restart with lower numbers I'm going to give the Viking Warrior Conditioning program another spin to keep the ball rolling.
It will 'muddy' my diet experiment but I think it will benefit my results and get to me to 195 faster.
Jan you are probably right. My excuse is that I have previously completed the RoP with 28kg (the weight I'm restarting with) and am keeping VWC to the 16kg which feels easy enough on the muscles and joints.
No plans to really PUSH either, just enjoying the scenery.
I'm not done yet though. At 218.6 and going to stick at it.
Now my wrist is healed up and my training is consistent I've noticed I'm hungrier than before. I've often munched through my points by late afternoon/early evening and have been having a mixed salad as a nightcap.
Not a big issue but an interesting change. The VWC V02max program worked fat loss wonders last time I tried it so I know it does something (over 1000 snatches in a week bloody should do something even if they are light).
I'm also used something like HTT, the differences were 1. No points system or calories intake counting, just the principle of portion size - palm size for proteins, same or up to x2 for veggies, 4 meals a day; 2. Complex carbs once a day before heavy training - oatmeal or buckwheat, small portion. Went to 225 fro 242 in ~6 weeks. That's with average of 4 trainings a week.
I'd say it was more common sense than something structured, just basing on the general knowledge of how the proteins, fibers and carbs affect the diet in a different ways. Of course I was familiar with some modern programs, but I hate to be limited to something, therefore I took my own race. No known diet can predict your hunger levels, your physical or mental load, sleep hours, etc. For me it's always highly variable.
Yes, getting hungrier is unavoidable, in my case I getting on with a LOT of veggies (mostly broccoli, asparagus and bell peppers), and fat - either from nuts, avocado, fish or raw bacon.
Heyho all. I'm still going strong in case anyone is still following. I'm 217ld for the 4th time.
First after pushing 220s day back by 3 for a wedding and dropping extra. Second when falling to 218 jolly. Then again for 216.
Now I'm back here on the way to 214.
So TECHNICALLY I'm the same weight I was over a month ago but also getting told by a student I've not seen in a week I'm way leaner. So who knows.
I'm happy enough.
Presses going as per RoP progression back to where they were pre knackered hand.
Managed a 5:10 second snatch test fairly 'casually'.
Viking Warrior Conditioning with 16kg for 60 sets of 8 was okay.
I guess I would like a bit more food but hardly desperate and the steady progress is too good to not stick with. I'm also far less focused on the cheat days. There are kinda like Christmas, I know they are coming so I just enjoy the wait.
My weight has gone a bit berserk since the 8week mark and training properly again. Spikey spikey graph. Maybe I'm getting more glycogen depleted between cheat days and that's causing the major difference between lowest and highest weights? Maybe I should stop eating so much icecream on my jolly day.