How to be happy w/ this?
I've been doing the 4HRBody since January 7th. I am 5'11" and was 252lbs and at the beginning the weight was pouring off. I've stabilized quite a bit and eventually came close to my first milestone of sub 200lbs earlier this month. Haven't done anything different with SCD and have gone back up +3 or +5lbs depending on cheat day. Today I'm 205.4lbs (cheat day was Sunday and it usually takes until Weds and sometimes Thursday to realize pre-cheat weight).
My biggest issue is that to me it's not enough. Is there anyone else out there who feels that their results should have been better than what they're getting following the plan 100%? No joke. I'm right on the money food wise....
6:30am: 30g+ protein within 30mins via egg whites/chix sausage/black beans/spinach
11am: chicken breast (or tuna or ground beef)/black beans/spinach salad
3pm: 2 egg whites
5:30pm either chicken, beef, or turkey/black beans/spinach
9:30pm/10pm maybe a slice of turkey bacon
Coffee w/ cinnamon + tiny bit of cream... and at least 5 liters of water/day
This week is my AGG/PAGG off week to reset.
I didn't think it was possible to stall as early as I have.
Time for kettlebells, right?
Thanks in advance you lovely people...
The Best Answer
Think about it like this: Do you have a faster way that you haven't already tried that doesn't include lipo-suction or gastric bypass or some crazy procedure? For many of us here, the SCD is the one thing that's actually worked for us. Many of us have gone through several different "fad" diets with little to no success.
You've lost about 50 lbs! Be happy! 50 lbs of fat is equivalent to a huge bag of cement... THAT"S FLIPPIN' HEAVY! Imagine what it would be like to lug around that bag of cement now? ALL THE TIME. And you've completely burned or should I say, worked all of that FAT off of your body, for good. That's something to be happy about.
Does this mean you should just be done and satisfied? Well you've already answered that question. You have more to lose, you've already loss so much, why not keep going. If you don't acknowledge and celebrate your milestones, you aren't giving credit to all of your hard work. People all around the globe struggle with their weight; trust me, hundreds of millions would be happy to lose 50 lbs. Even though you still have some ways to go, recognize how far you've come so you can further propel yourself into success. I know I'm definitely happy for you. Keep up the good work and don't be so hard on yourself for an extraordinary achievement, no matter how small you think it is, because it's substantial.
I also have lost close to 50 lbs. I will let you know if I hit a plateau. I usually avoid sausage, as it is fattier than other protein choices and I dont know what's in it for sure (personal gripe). Don't eat before bed. You won't digest a slice of bacon fully before falling unconscious. I know the pang, it's bad when I'm up late... Chug a bunch of water like an hour before you think you'll go to bed. It'll fill you up AND increase liver function for fat loss. If you are dedicated, ditch the cream, and exercise more. If I think of anything else ill let you know. Congrats on your progress so far, feels awesome right? Look at before and in progress pics, and game face.
Hi congratulations on the 50 pounds lost, that's great. Just a quick question, about how much beans are you eating? how much is a tiny bit of cream and what kind of cream? and check your turkey bacon for hidden sugars. Can you try something else late at night instead of the bacon? I think if you are stalling it might be time to look at portions, even though the book says eat as much as you want, it's also about finding out what works the best for you.
I can definitely relate. When I started this last June, the weight poured off me... I lost 45 pounds in four months, and then, it just stopped.
I kept doing the diet, but between vacations, holidays and all that, I just kind of went into maintenance mode. I'd go up five and then down five and that's the way the last six months have been. I'm still within a couple pounds of where I was and now I'm ready to kick into high gear again, to get the last 20-30 pounds off.
You are doing great. Never lose sight of that. But there is nothing wrong with wanting to do better...
Keep it up!
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