2016 Weight loss and maintenance journal

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2016 Weight loss and maintenance journal

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  • Hi Fuvvie,

    I noticed that many fasters that started about the same time as me start slacking, and not completing fasts, the same as me. Is it some kind of contagious bug going around the earth? It is so discouraging. I am not just having difficulties to complete my fasts, but also eating more than usual. Today morning my scale shows 152.2. I just stood there and could not believe my eyes. Is it possible that my metabolism is going down?

    trying to fast today instead of yesterday’s ruined fast.

    Hi Coldpizza,
    We need to go back to basics and get to saying “Enough is enough. This has to stop. We know what is best for us. Fasting is not hard. So what is the go? ” What is food masking? Did you see Lolly’s last epistle? It’s worth a read and chewing over.

    Thank you Fuvvie.
    One good thing that happened in October for weight loss for me is that I started to get back in this forum. You are so right “Enough is enough”. we need to start fresh and be more stubborn and determined in our fasting.
    I will read Lolly’s post – she is really example for us all.

    Celebrating Halloween today. This is first Halloween in our new neighborhood, where still a lot of empty lots instead of houses. But I don’t want to disappoint any kids, and is prepared with candies and chips. I already talked with my husband that he will take all leftovers to his work.
    November will start with fast! Goal is to complete 8 fasts in November and to start writing down all my food intake. Let’s show that scale who is the boss!!!

    New month, new challenge. weight in today 152.4. Goal for the month 144.0
    Fasting today – the first fast for the month, I am aiming to complete 8.
    Trying to think about fast as a gift for my body. I am not fasting, but making myself healthier and happier. πŸ™‚

    Hi Coldpizza,
    I see you have joined the smaller group for November. Good luck with it. B2tf’s challenge is huge, but there are so many lovely people on there who I want to keep in touch with. I wonder why it has got so big? October started out with almost 90 people but I was able to take a whole lot off the thread as they dropped out. In the end there were less than 50.

    I’m starting to use the tracker on a daily basis to keep my weight in the front of my mind. I saw friends today who hadn’t really seen me for months and they were delighted with my progress. So have to keep that in mind too. It’s a bit of what Coda refers to as standing on the mountain we have climbed and looking out at the view, knowing how far we have come. As long as we then don’t take that as permission to do the things that put the weight on in the first place and then again in the second place.

    Only 3 days till I’m off on my driving holiday. Excited+++

    hi Fuvvie,
    I hope that you report us all exciting points of your holiday, so we could enjoy it too. πŸ™‚
    I still report on the old challenge, but it became too big for my taste. I cannot even read all posts, and keep up with my favorite people. The smaller group seems more reasonable for me.

    OHH, I guess I rolled down on my mountain for a while; don’t repeat my mistake and keep it up! Nobody comments anymore that I look good. πŸ™

    I need to decide how to change my attitude. Trying to convince my stomach that I love myself more than I love carbs. Fasting today. Wish me luck. Wait, actually wish me determination!

    Not doing something is always suppose to be easier than doing something. For example – fasting – it is NOT eating, NOT shopping for food, NOT searching for recipes, NOT preparing the food, NOT cleaning the dishes. I have so much extra time to spend!

    What can I do instead? Walking my dog, taking a bath, reading a book, watching a movie… wait a minute – TV always triggers snacking for me. OK, no TV. Maybe I will have a haircut during my next fasting day.

    Start re-reading one of my favorite thread – Lolly’s. Here are some quotes:
    “I don’t have control over number on scale, but I do have control over my food choices”
    Fast is a “Gift of loving care to myself”
    “Today is always a good day to treat youself well”

    Brilliant pst, Coldpizza. I agree Lolly has always been a source of inspiration, but you too are wearing that mantle today. Will tell you about the trip as it unfolds.

    Cannot wait for you stories about trip! πŸ™‚

    Another Lolly’s quote for today: “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. I never plan my meals before – maybe I should start doing that. At least for one day ahead.
    Today and tomorrow are my NFDs, so I am spending some time and planning my meals for today and tomorrow. After that I will put my shopping list and will buy only needed ingredients. I also plan nice cleaning “exercises” today: vacuuming, dusting and moping the floor should fit nicely between my meals. Maybe some weed pulling in the yard instead of sweets. For extra sweetness – how about give my huge dog a bath? After that I also will need a bath for sure. I could finish my Saturday with lovely 2 miles walk with my husband and my dog. That’s the plan! Hugs.

    Moday, my weight-in day. This week I did not complete 36 hour no-calories fasts, but I did complete 500 calories fasts (two of them), and I was watching what I am eating during NFDs. Additionally, I went to gym yesterday, and probably lost some water weight in steam room.

    The result – 149.0; 3.4 lb loss. I try not to be too excited:it is always bigger loss when just started. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the next week.

    Fasting today. πŸ™‚

    Glad to find this message thread. I am pleased to say that I have been on this fastdiet system since June 1, 2016. Started about 210 lbs,, though tracking since 206 lbs. Today I documented 189.0 lbs. I did not start with a goal to lose weight! Rather I was attracted by the fast feature. I have diabetic symptoms, known for ca 10 years, and getting worse, requiring more and more medical intervention.

    This remedy was based on the assumption that digestion time (metabolism) was somehow getting slower and food was causing a clog in the system. The fast gave the clog a chance to clear up. So far, it seems to be working! I eat normally on ‘regular’ days, then strictly 500 calories or less and only twice a day on diet days.

    I also follow the Joslin Center for diebetica online. The have published research showing that stomach fat produces a substance connected with the occurrence of Type 2 diabetes. Now I AM interested in losing stomach fat (weight)! So, this fastdiet is perfect for me! I also find that it is a sustainable metbod, and expect to continue on it indefinitely.

    While the 5:2 version is my mainstay, occasionally I switch to 6:1. Lately I have experimented with verying the 5 to as much as 10, keeping the 2 fast days. I can vary in this way whether I lose a pound or sp per week, or just stay steady. As I lose, I find that my ‘fat’ seems to migrate from outer extremities to my stomach, and then out. I can sense what is happening and adjust my ratio of fast to regular days to suit that rhythm.

    Please excuse my typos! On re-reading I can see them. The light from my room’s ceiling skylights is flickering as the sun shines brightly, then disappears behind the clouds. All in all, a beautiful day.

    PeonyLover, thank you for sharing your story. Keep it up! πŸ™‚

    Hi Coldpizza – just dropping in to say hello. We are doing a December challenge if you wish to join us – we are not advertising per say by not starting a new thread, we are just continuing November with 1st December being day 1. The numbers in November as per usual have dropped so not as big so you are very welcome to join some of your old friends?

    Come on Coldpizza. Haven’t heard from you for a while. 😿We are in this struggle together. Your page is disappearing off the screen so that means you are not using it. Hope the Christmas season is bringing you joy. πŸŽΆπŸ’πŸŒ²πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸ’πŸ””πŸŽ…

    What Fuvvie said. πŸ™‚

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