Recently made these wings, they were insanely good.
I have officially accomplished my original goal of below 250 lbs. My current goal is 220, but I recall thinking that getting to 250, from 440+ was fucking impossible. Not anymore gentlemen.
So, weight update. I am 245.4 now and have lost about 5 lbs in the last week, coincided to a pause in lifting due to trying to find a new gym, the weight was probably from retained water and feces (gross I know, but you can now see a more accurate picture of my weight). I seem to report weight loss on weekends that I am by myself, and have the opportunity to weigh in at noon. Probably more dehydration/less water upon waking, better BMs and less stress.
Weight chart updated and so is the google doc with complete chart data.
Some new elements have been introduced into my diet recently. I have been having some low sugar (1 gram/serving) creamer with my coffee, as well as artificial sweetener. These sweeteners aren't the greatest, ideally I would use stevia instead of a dextrose cut sweetener like splenda, or even a xylitol, but thems the breaks right now. I also have been eating greek yogurt (not recently, but generally), a variety of new nuts and nut/seed based butters, sour cream, heavy cream, low-carb tortillas (6 g net), low carb cheese cake
and a lot of bleu cheese and other fatty dressings.
I have also been experimenting with new macros and meal timing. I am eating more fat and less protein, relatively speaking, have starting supplementing with broth regularly and in the past two weeks have, on most days, only eaten one 1200-1800 calorie meal a day after a 22-24 hour fast. This eating schedule seems demonstrably effective at breaking plateaus, but further time and research will tell.
I am a little worried about the (international delight low sugar) creamer. It contains HFCS, and I do not want it to act as a coefficient in stunting my weight loss. I am thinking about making my own creamer, based on heavy cream, naturally flavored and enhanced with natural sweeteners like stevia. I also think that the greek yogurt may lead me to bloat and retain some weight when I eat it, at least on some days. Ditto for the almond/sunflower butters I have been experimenting with. ALl these things are fucking delicious, but some simple baked chicken in butter/oil with a bleu cheese dip, chia seeds seems to suit me best for general weight loss.