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    I would have done the same thing if I ate stuff I know I can't have or respond to with a gain. Seems like you have a good plan/grip. I wonder if, at the time, they knew much less about this kind of inflammatory response and just recommended a steak day for anything up that way. It will bring inflammation down in most.

    Anyway, I do not plan on having a steak day either but I think that I will need to weigh every day initially I think. I will need to develop the same approach as Jeff and not care too much but give things more time and fluctuation.
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    Dubbles I know it might be a bit rogue... but perhaps on the day skip your fruit and your breadsticks maybe?
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    Yvonne, I definitely think that is a good idea!

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    Morning all....
    down .44 this morning, still to high up in my 2pound window so maybe no carbs this coming weekend I want to get to LIW before i start the next round, loading next weekend,....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsstrong View Post
    I will need to develop the same approach as Jeff and not care too much but give things more time and fluctuation.
    I am going to have to say that "not care too much" doesn't fairly or accurately sum up my approach. True, I have done this enough where I don't sweat single day scale readings but I am very in tuned to longer trends and a steady gain trend over a couple days would concern me greatly. Luckily I haven't gotten to that point. I came close once during this P3 round but luckily the weight came down before pulling the trigger on a steak day. But I am on the scale every morning, keeping track and my head in the game. I am also paying attention to my body's signals and portion sizes. That diligence doesn't come from somebody who doesn't care too much.

    But in fairness I try to be patient and understand the long game. I try to maintain the understanding that a single day's jump in weight can be related to many other factors besides REAL weight gain for reasons we all know. But like everybody else, I hate seeing a big jump even though I know it is just water weight. If I avoid the scale, my head is out of the game and I have no structure or accountability to the program and that is when I really go astray. I am really good at lying to myself or avoiding uncomfortable truths, which is pretty much the same thing. Stepping on the scale every day keeps me grounded in reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonblack View Post
    I am going to have to say that "not care too much" doesn't fairly or accurately sum up my approach. True, I have done this enough where I don't sweat single day scale readings but I am very in tuned to longer trends and a steady gain trend over a couple days would concern me greatly. Luckily I haven't gotten to that point. I came close once during this P3 round but luckily the weight came down before pulling the trigger on a steak day. But I am on the scale every morning, keeping track and my head in the game. I am also paying attention to my body's signals and portion sizes. That diligence doesn't come from somebody who doesn't care too much.

    But in fairness I try to be patient and understand the long game. I try to maintain the understanding that a single day's jump in weight can be related to many other factors besides REAL weight gain for reasons we all know. But like everybody else, I hate seeing a big jump even though I know it is just water weight. If I avoid the scale, my head is out of the game and I have no structure or accountability to the program and that is when I really go astray. I am really good at lying to myself or avoiding uncomfortable truths, which is pretty much the same thing. Stepping on the scale every day keeps me grounded in reality.
    You really are an ideal role model in terms of how to best use the scale as a useful accountability tool without letting it f&%$ with your mindset. I suspect that's what mrsstrong meant when she said something about not caring too much--that you've figured out how not to let a slightly increased number ruffle your feathers and derail you. Instead, you've stayed curious and on course to tremendous positive effect. I'm so grateful you've shared this process with us here. It's been very instructive to me, and I aspire to getting to a similar place one day . . . though it may have to be once I'm through menopause, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlirtyFlo View Post
    Morning all....
    down .44 this morning, still to high up in my 2pound window so maybe no carbs this coming weekend I want to get to LIW before i start the next round, loading next weekend,....
    Down .44--that is good, always better than up. Eliminating carbs for even one day may take you to where you want to go? How long do you expect your next round to be? I'll still be in P2 for a week or two when you get there. Have a good weekend, Yvonne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonblack View Post
    I am going to have to say that "not care too much" doesn't fairly or accurately sum up my approach. True, I have done this enough where I don't sweat single day scale readings but I am very in tuned to longer trends and a steady gain trend over a couple days would concern me greatly. Luckily I haven't gotten to that point. I came close once during this P3 round but luckily the weight came down before pulling the trigger on a steak day. But I am on the scale every morning, keeping track and my head in the game. I am also paying attention to my body's signals and portion sizes. That diligence doesn't come from somebody who doesn't care too much.

    But in fairness I try to be patient and understand the long game. I try to maintain the understanding that a single day's jump in weight can be related to many other factors besides REAL weight gain for reasons we all know. But like everybody else, I hate seeing a big jump even though I know it is just water weight. If I avoid the scale, my head is out of the game and I have no structure or accountability to the program and that is when I really go astray. I am really good at lying to myself or avoiding uncomfortable truths, which is pretty much the same thing. Stepping on the scale every day keeps me grounded in reality.
    That may have been a wrong choice of words. I meant what you are saying about the long game and not sweating a single day's jump right away

    I do plan on stepping on the scale every day, but I also hope to develop your attitude of waiting and trusting the process over a few days and not freaking out right away. I need to learn my patterns wrt working out for instance.

    That is my take-away from how you approached P3
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    R1 start 188.8
    10/4/20 P2 Loss 20.8 pounds
    11/15/20 P3 LDW 168
    12/6/20 P4 Adjusted LDW to 169

    R2 3/14/21

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