maddykiedis

Canada flagToronto, ON, Canada
My 4HB Goal: Size 4, need I say more?

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    Thanks Tom, Yes I feel like crap. I've begun having a Saturday cheat day, and while I am still losing about 1lb a week, its no longer enough to m...

    Jul 2nd 2013

    Hey Joshua, Sorry for the late reply. The diet has been low carb/low cal. Very restricted portion sizes. Thanks for your tips in transitioning ...

    Jul 2nd 2013
    maddykiedis asked a question:

    I'm Back! (In 2 weeks)

    Hey everyone! I see a lot of new faces on here. It has been around 10 months since I've been active on this site. Here's a bit of an update about me. I started 4HB last summer in June I think. Ov...

    Jun 26th 2013

    hahaha just saw this now. I lol'd in the library so loud

    Aug 21st 2012
    maddykiedis replied to Dylan Tomlinson's question:

    What can we put on hamburgers?

    I really like to make a garlic mayo. Roasted in the oven and then mushed up and stirred into the mayo with some salt, pepper, and paprika. I like to pair that with lettuce, onions, and some grille...

    Aug 21st 2012
    Aug 21st 2012

    Haha! A little update- my weight seems to be moving again, though it may be premature to tell. Want to know the kicker? A guy at my office insiste...

    Aug 21st 2012

    Hey! I'd love to say i'm redistributing, but the unfortunate truth is 1 week of starting basic exercises isn't the cause of a month long plateau....

    Aug 10th 2012
    maddykiedis commented on Jake's reply:

    Intermittent fasting before or after cheat day, or do you mean eating windows, lets say from 12pm to 8pm? And would I do it every day? Have you ha...

    Aug 10th 2012

    3-months, wow! Makes me feel a little better about this 1 month. Hopefully with everyone's great suggestions I can get throgh this, but i still ha...

    Aug 10th 2012

    Maybe I will do that. I have an event this Saturday, and I don't want to set myself up for failure, but maybe going forward I will try cheating a ...

    Aug 10th 2012

    I know! I have kinda been slacking on the prepping my own meals thing, and going to Chipotle as a go-to. Next week, my goal is NO eating lunch out...

    Aug 10th 2012

    Thank you for your suggestions. I haven't stopped, but my boyfriend suggested it may be all the chipotle I am eating. Oddly enough, its probably w...

    Aug 10th 2012

    Ok, I trust! It just seems like this has been happening for a long time. Its been pretty much a month of gaining and loosing the same 2 lbs. I for...

    Aug 9th 2012

    Hey, I'm getting plenty of water. Close to 20 glasses per day. I get that building muscle thing, but i don't think thats the problem. My exercises...

    Aug 9th 2012
    maddykiedis asked a question:

    Help! Could it be a plateau?

    Hey everyone, I hate to even say this word... but i think a plateau may be in the midst. Here's my progress so far: Starting weight:188 Current Weight: 176. Female, 5'6", 20 yrs old. I've b...

    Aug 9th 2012

    If it were me, i would have something like that early in the day... maybe once a week if i'm feeling the need for some sugar or something. Never n...

    Aug 1st 2012

    Thanks for the helpful info Akane! I'll let you know how it goes!

    Aug 1st 2012

    The day when science proves cucumbers make you gain weight.... well I just don't want to be around for that

    Aug 1st 2012

    Haha thank you! Your on vacation, so have fun. In a situation like that, I'd go by the oh-so-scientific method of how full I feel. As long as you'...

    Aug 1st 2012
    maddykiedis replied to Dilek Kelid's blog post:

    walnuts... damn you...

    This site isn't always right... Theres a lot of weird ones that I just ignore. Did you know you can't have cucumbers, according to this site? Eat your walnuts, but eat them in moderation!

    Jul 31st 2012
    maddykiedis replied to Nicole Kray's blog post:

    Plateau? Minor weight loss this week.

    Any exercise can lead to muscle gain. That could definitely be a factor. Double check your sausage ingredients for added sugars, bread crumbs, cheese, flour, etc. You don't seem to be too far fr...

    Jul 31st 2012
    maddykiedis replied to sabre2hopes's question:

    sushi trick (making it SCD-able)

    There are a ton of all-you-can-eat sushi places in Toronto, for $15-$20 a person, including all-you-can-eat sashimi! I have this at least once or twice a week. Other sushi restaurant favourites: ...

    Jul 31st 2012

    Have you tried kettle bells? Thats something I'm thinking of trying, need to find the time to get to a fitness store. And wouldn't elliptical be c...

    Jul 31st 2012
    maddykiedis replied to Nicole Kray's question:

    Approved Alcohol Tips for Vacation

    Rum and diet coke is my go too for drinking. Anytime I have a work function, and feel odd not drinking, I have that with no adverse effects. I have also had things like a whisky sour (so much cit...

    Jul 31st 2012
    maddykiedis replied to Maria Rider's blog post:

    Week 67 Results - This is what happens with no exercise

    Hey Akane! If you look at the big picture of your amazing success, i wouldn't fret over a 1.4 lb gain. It could be water retention... I know a salty meal could put 2 lbs on me. I've been pretty...

    Jul 30th 2012
    Jul 30th 2012

    I totally hear ya. I have barely lost any weight since starting my second month... likely because i started it off on a period. Its funny, because...

    Jul 30th 2012
    Jul 18th 2012

    Hey! Ya, I have been reading a lot. I've seen the 24 hour fasts, but I think I'd be better suited to an eating period from 12pm to 8pm. Would I be...

    Jul 14th 2012

    So I read below it didn't go to well for you! That sucks, did you gain or just maintain?? I want to try incorporating IF into my diet, but I don't...

    Jul 13th 2012
    maddykiedis asked a question:

    Intermittent Fasting experience?

    Hey all, Sorry for the numerous questions lately, i've just been stalling a bit and I'd like to start to see some more progress. I've been reading a lot of about IF. The different ways people do...

    Jul 13th 2012

    Hey, so I'm trying this today, pre-cheat day, like you suggested. I haven't eaten since 7:00pm last night. Down 2lbs this morning which corrects m...

    Jul 13th 2012
    maddykiedis replied to Ebescoby's tip:

    From 228 to 184 in 12 months - Plateau Breakthrough

    Congratulations on your success! What do you think was the real cause of the plateau break? Did you change anything up? Maybe it was just the extra protein!

    Jul 12th 2012
    maddykiedis commented on xtian's reply:

    Ya cold water showers do suck. I've taken an ice bath one before. Once you in it for more than a minute you get this neat numbing sensation... So ...

    Jul 12th 2012

    I agree. The chicken at Chipotle is one of the yummiest things, and I am not a fan of chicken

    Jul 12th 2012

    Sounds awesome! I'm a read meat person, so I definitely need to start encorporating more chicken and leaner meats.. I've been having way too much ...

    Jul 12th 2012

    I guess i'm just worried, because intuitively, not losing weight makes me want to eat less. Im not hungry or anything either.

    Jul 12th 2012
    maddykiedis commented on xtian's reply:

    Ya, as long as no one is blatantly seeing a problem like not enough protein, not enough cals, too much of something, I just won't change anything....

    Jul 12th 2012
    maddykiedis commented on xtian's reply:

    Congratulations on your progress! I defintely think that eating late is a no-no, especially for me. I will try and get before 7pm... i'm not a big...

    Jul 12th 2012

    Hmm, maybe i will try this. I've read that it can be effective before a cheat day, and then maybe the fast will help me get down a pound at least ...

    Jul 12th 2012

    I've been taking measurements, and waiting for my bf measuring thing.. Measurements are good, down a few inched here and there, clothes are fittin...

    Jul 12th 2012

    I actually just finished my period... not sure if that affects it. I don't ever go to bed hungry, but I always notice that when I eat anywhere nea...

    Jul 12th 2012
    maddykiedis asked a question:

    Having trouble understanding my body...

    Hey all! I've been strictly adhering to the SCD for close to 5 weeks. So far I have seen good results, loss of 11 lbs in this time, although 6 lbs of those were in my first week. I track measurem...

    Jul 12th 2012

    I'd love to hear how this works for you! The past few weeks I have been doing a fast from approximately 11pm on cheat day until around 8pm the nex...

    Jul 10th 2012
    maddykiedis replied to mizeriqua's blog post:

    Week 4 Results Are In!

    Hey, congratulations!! Your meals look a lot like mine actually, including chipotle... i work just down the street from one . Its interesting because we started on the exact same day!! You're down...

    Jul 9th 2012
    maddykiedis replied to sufferingoptional's tip:

    Low Hanging SCD Fruit (Don't eat it!)

    Good tips! I definitely have to agree with you for all. A tip that I definitely think has been crucial to my success so far is eating times of dinner. I try very hard to stick to the rule of no f...

    Jul 9th 2012