ElTico68

United-States flagSeattle, WA, United States
My 4HB Goal: Fit into my 33" waist pants comfortably. (currently a tight 34")

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ElTico68 commented on Tomhole's reply:

Weekly. Yeah, I figured. We'll see what next week brings.

Jul 28th 2012
ElTico68 blogged:

Week 9-Going UP

Hm. Well, week 9 has been interesting. Twice I broke the diet at dinner, Wednesday (had a small slice of banana bread) and last night (big party, had a small piece of pie and flan.) Otherwise, obs...

Jul 28th 2012
ElTico68 replied to Maria Rider's blog post:

Akane's Before/After Pictures :)

Thank you for those! You are inspiring, I now feel like a dolt for letting two weeks of stall bring me down as much as they did. Perseverance pays off!

Jul 23rd 2012
ElTico68 blogged:

Week 8 - Plateau busted

Finally busted the plateau following Tom's advice. I don't think I went into Ketosis as I did retain some beans in the diet. Dropped 4 lbs and lost 1" around my waist. Not too shabby. Going...

Jul 22nd 2012
Jul 21st 2012
ElTico68 commented on Erik Wood's reply:

Erik - as far as I understand, counting calories *is not* intended for this diet. I was trying to figure out carb grams when I came to that realiz...

Jul 20th 2012
ElTico68 commented on Tomhole's reply:

1,200 total calories a day this week after making taking out beans this week. Next week I'll add beans back.

Jul 20th 2012

I added two TBSP of Peanut Butter (organic, no additives) before bed, which brought me to almost 1,500.

Jul 20th 2012
ElTico68 blogged:

Musings about Plateaus

I've been pretty bummed about this plateau. For three or four weeks I have seen no change at all in my weight or measurements, to the point where I am now obsessing, which I fear will lead to drop...

Jul 19th 2012
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Jul 19th 2012
ElTico68 commented on CarmenCR's reply:

Thanks Carmen.

Jul 19th 2012
Jul 19th 2012
ElTico68 replied to CarmenCR's tip:

Tip!! Caution: Cream might be the culprit!!!

Wow. Just went off to read about this mighty product, no idea it was in my heavy cream. There goes the cream in coffee (also trying to break a slump, so killing two birds with one stone ... or one...

Jul 15th 2012
ElTico68 commented on Tomhole's reply:

Thanks for your feedback, Tom. I will make most adjustments and check back next week. Because of my schedule and commitments, dinner has to be out...

Jul 15th 2012
Jul 15th 2012
ElTico68 commented on Tim Roche's reply:

Tomato: 1/4 tomato at breakfast, the bean-tuna salad has one tomato, but it makes about 5 servings. Avocado: one avocado in the salad, same thing...

Jul 14th 2012
ElTico68 blogged:

Week 7 - the grand plateau

The plateau continues. No change whatsoever. Same weight, same measurements. Things I changed this week: as of Wednesday, took out the *one* cheat I was allowing myself, which was sugar in my mo...

Jul 14th 2012
Jul 10th 2012
ElTico68 commented on Tomhole's reply:

Thanks Tom. I'm not sure I understand Ketosis quite yet, and I guess I thought it was the goal not something to avoid. The past couple of weeks I...

Jul 8th 2012
Jul 8th 2012
ElTico68 blogged:

Frustrating Week 6

Second week with no change in either weight nor measurements. I even added an extra bike ride and long walk to this week, and added 5 lbs to the swings. I feel great and am fitting into my 33&quo...

Jul 8th 2012
Jul 2nd 2012
ElTico68 is doing a tutorial!

A-B-C of Kettlebell Swing by Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss will show you how to properly do kettlebell swing using Zar Horton (Senior RKC) method broken down in 3 steps. Kettlebell Swing will h...

Jun 30th 2012
ElTico68 blogged:

End of Week 5

Weight: 210 (-1) Waist: 42 ( Hips: 38 1/4" (-3/4") Arms: Left: 13.75" (~) Right: 14" ( Legs Left: 23" (~) Right: 23" (~) Extra Chest: 44 1/4" (- 1 3/4&q...

Jun 30th 2012
ElTico68 replied to Ryan Schingeck's question:

Best Recipe to Eat All Week?

I am on the same boat. I have no time to cook during the week, so I prepare my meals Sunday night. Two regulars: chicken chili, good because it contains in addition to chicken and beans spinach;...

Jun 25th 2012
Jun 23rd 2012
Jun 20th 2012
ElTico68 replied to kop206's question:

Are my slow carb diet meals ok? Ur thoughts PLS!

I am no expert, but it seems to me that you are not eating enough. I would say you need more legumes and vegetables in your diet. It's a bit of a chore, but what I do now is prepare all my meals ...

Jun 18th 2012

Thanks for the feedback (dang ... can't find more than one answer helpful.) I do what I can, but one thing I know about myself is that if I depriv...

Jun 18th 2012
ElTico68 commented on Tomhole's reply:

Thanks Tom. That is very helpful. I used to have a Clif Bar halfway through the strenuous rides. I tend to shy away from others because they make ...

Jun 18th 2012
Jun 18th 2012
ElTico68 asked a question:

Long distance biking

I am starting week 4, and have been slowly adding exercise. I am doing the 20-minute workouts, however I am also an avid biker-I hadn't biked in years due to injury/no bike. I now have a new bike ...

Jun 17th 2012
ElTico68 commented on ElTico68's profile:

Week 3 update: Weight: 215. That's 3 pounds this week, 10 since I started. I figure the sweetener in my morning coffee is a reason the weight is n...

Jun 17th 2012

The back photo was the one that horrified me the most and I recall whenever I feel a little discouraged.

Jun 15th 2012
Jun 15th 2012
ElTico68 commented on ElTico68's profile:

Closing in on week 3. Week 1: lost 5 pounds; week 2: 2. Tomorrow is cheat day, we'll see how that goes.

Jun 15th 2012
ElTico68 asked a question:

Spelt berries.

I am curious as to the status of spelt berries. Just ordered my favorite Perfect Protein salad from PCC (local co-op) and noticed it has spelt berries. They are a grain kernel, so does that automa...

Jun 15th 2012
ElTico68 was recruited into 4 Hour People by Minnesota!

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May 29th 2012
ElTico68 blogged:

Regaining Control

I've always been "soft." Even as a youth when I was a dancer and took 2-3 dance classes daily, I was always "soft." After I stopped dancing, I slowly started to gain weight unt...

May 29th 2012
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