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  1. Every week to ten days. More concerned with body fat percentage and lean body mass than overall weight at this point. I keep a close eye on whether or not I’m losing muscle mass while the fat burns off, but staring at the numbers daily wouldn’t tell me anything new.
  2. I’ve been putting a scoop of collagen peptide powder in my morning coffee and using shea butter for a couple of months now. I’m 46, and the fine lines I was developing are starting to diminish, and the cellulite on my thighs is starting to smooth out. Yay for a sturdier collagen layer! Congrats on your progress there both with weight and smoking. Hope you find what works best for your skin!
  3. Congrats on your new IUD! (And how often do you get to say THAT?) I’ve had a Mirena for about a year and a half, and I love it. I always had gnarly, heavy periods, so the IUD didn’t stop them, but they’re ridiculously light now. I’ll take it! Hope you have the best of luck with yours!
  4. Hello, all! I just stumbled across this illustrious assemblage and decided to come in. Almost any pursuit is improved by nerdy company, imo. After a pretty serious knee injury at work early last year (I’m a stagehand, professionally), the rehab process has been slow and annoying. My mobility severely reduced and living at the top of lots of stairs until recently, I gained back part of the weight I’d taken off in previous years owing to inactivity and less than stellar food choices. Seamless was both my salvation and the bane of the width of my backside. Currently, I live much closer to the ground, and some physical therapy and a shot of hyaluronen has restored a lot of my ability to move. Thankfully, I just managed to dodge needing surgery. So, while I still have some more rehab to do, the process will only be aided by getting some exercise. Right now, my focus is on hitting my keto macros daily, reducing the load on my knees, keeping up my PT, and regaining the muscle mass I’ve lost. All of these things will be more fun with friends. Looking forward to getting to know the denizens of Nerd Fitness!
  5. New here, not new to keto. Hi! I topped out at about 350 lbs. several years ago, in the 240’s right now, back to work on continuing the descent. Just some things that have helped me along. Data is a great resource. It can tell you a lot about what’s going on with your body and health. This year, I looked up a decent macro tracking app and started keeping tabs on what I eat in a much more specific way than previously. It’s been illuminating, to say the least, and invaluable to ensuring that I stay below my carb threshold and at or above my protein goal daily. I also weigh myself weekly with a scale that does body composition analysis. It’s incredibly useful to see how much of a week’s weight loss was fat and if I gained or lost muscle mass. That tells me whether or not my protein level is good or if I need to bump it up a bit to avoid loss of lean body mass. I concur with the other comments about intermittent fasting. It may not be helping you at this stage of things. You might try it again later when your weight loss is rolling along again, but if you immediately stall again, it may be a sign that IF and weight loss do not work together well for you. If that’s the case, maybe save that technique for after you’ve hit your goal weight and stalling is no longer a concern. Above all, have patience with your body and be kind to yourself. It’s a good thing you’re doing for your health. Keep at it, and let your body sort itself out over time. Cheers!
  6. I’m here! You folks around Buffalo still alive?
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