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    #16
    I can't remember, do you change up your activities? If you're only using the elliptical you may be experiencing some muscle memory issues, causing a decreased output.

    Have you looked into it?

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      #17
      Originally posted by atskitty2 View Post
      I can't remember, do you change up your activities? If you're only using the elliptical you may be experiencing some muscle memory issues, causing a decreased output.

      Have you looked into it?
      I have six different resistance routines that I alternate on. I could probably use some variety there, but my goal has just been to keep my body stressed for now.

      The elliptical has been my only cardio lately, but I'll switch to mostly bike-riding when the weather breaks. Like with the resistance, my attitude has been just doing something for now. I want to just to finish losing weight first, then focus on the training more after.

      I'm sure muscle memory comes into play with anything repetitive, but I don't see how that would decrease my output. Maybe I don't understand what you're saying? What do you mean by “output?”
      "Those sowing seed with tears
      Will reap with a joyful shout." - Psalm 126

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        #18
        When the muscles are doing the same thing over and over, it actually takes less actual effort and energy on your part to achieve the same action.

        Quite sure I'm not explaining it well, but the gist is, it takes less of your effort. The elliptical does some of the work for you, also...so I've read.

        Same with treadmills. I can feel a difference walking a mile on flat ground, vs walking a mile in the gym on a treadmill...there's a small difference in energy required. I've read the science behind these but, I'm not articulating that info well.

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          #19
          I think what you're talking about is an issue with body builders because they can't get the same strength and mass gains from doing the same exercises, so they have to switch up.

          I believe my problem is the opposite - my rapid muscle gain is confusing me. I was happier with my liquid diet results because even if I did lose muscle, I was losing weight and it was clear that most of it was fat. I thought I could replicate the weight loss without sacrificing solid food and muscle, but it's been months now and I've gained weight.

          My wife just told me she also gained weight since she's joined me with the time restricted eating, but our scale is saying she's leaner. I may have to try that feature out to see if I can figure out what's going on. I know that the fasting triggers muscle growth, but I just didn't expect it to be this extreme. Maybe I'm still just eating too much? Maybe I need to slow up with the exercise? Focus more on cardio?
          "Those sowing seed with tears
          Will reap with a joyful shout." - Psalm 126

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            #20
            How is everyone doing?

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              #21
              I was just looking at my blood glucose numbers. Weight loss can lead to lower numbers. In the three months before traveling for an extended stay in Cambodia, my blood glucose averaged 126, testing twice a day before meals. In the three months following, the average dropped to 110. I then went back to the USA for 3 weeks before going to Cambodia for 2 1/2 months. At the end of the trip, the 3 month average was 98. Three months in the USA brought it up to 113 and I also gained a significant amount of weight. I am now dropping weight again in Cambodia and the one month average is 104. After dropping more weight I should be able to get down to the 98 again. Weight loss is an important part of lowering my blood glucose. My regulation here is also much better since the highs and lows are much closer together. I also halved one medication to keep from getting too many lows below the recommended minimum.
              I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
              ...
              Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

              From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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