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  • April 13: 177lb?? I’m not playing! I fasted every other day this week, finishing my 4th water fast, and I did NOT overeat on my eating days, and my weight is up? I only hope this is some weird water weight fluctuations and I will see a good result in the next several days.

    I’m at 41.5h and am not hungry, but a bit bored and peckish.

    I guess the scale result should inspire me not to break my fast when I’m not hungry! Ha!

    April 7: 68h; 177.5lb
    Apri 9: 48h; 176lb
    April 11: 42h; 176lb
    April 13: 41.5h (but am continuing to 44); 177lb

    I really hope this will even out and I will have a nice downwards trend. I was SURE I’d see 175 this morning, as I have been so diligent with the ADF and not overeating.

    I will count my caloories today, just to make sure.

    April 14: I broke my fast at 27h tonight. Initially I was planning to fast into tomorrow, and I wasn’t hungry, so this would have been easy. However I thought that eating one small meal tonight and then fasting for 36h could be a good idea, as this is a greatt opportunity not to eat more than I should–just one small meal in the evening.

    I also made a really nice black bean soup for the family and for once I wanted to eat something that was just made and not re-heated.

    I had a bowl of that soup, a slice of bread with home made pasta sauce and melted cheese, and a nice serving of a homemade cheesecake. It was all very satisfying and delicious and I restarted my fast. This is a great reminder that I don’t need to eat more than this, and anything more is stuffing myself.

    Even with my delicious cheesecake it was all under my TDEE. For once I used a recipee for the cheesecake and actually had to weigh each ingredient, because I was making 3 servings instead of 8. Today was a “light” eating day, but certainly doesn’t feel like one. Perfect!

    The weather is still great today, though supposed to rain / snow tomorrow. Even a little bit time outside helps me feel inspired and motivated.

    The minimum for my current fast is 36h. I wonder what my weigh will be on Thursday when I break it.

    April 15: I’m at 23 hours, and it is very tempting to eat supper. I’ve baked an apple pie, mini pizzas and fish patties with oven roasted potatoes. Everyone loved it. I’m feeling a bit hungry. While yesterday I managed to have a rather small OMAD (though the cheesecake calories made it up to my TDEE), i have a feeling that if I eat today, I will have to sample everything and it won’t be as easy to control.

    I stoically packed my food in boxes for tomorrow and I’m drinking black tea.

    I’ll be upset with myself if I do another OMAD instead of an overnight fast, so I’m persevering. Though tday I’m finding it hard. It is only 2h until I go to bed, so it is not that bad. I’ll be okay. Hopefully the number of the scale will be a little reward tomorow.

    Aprl 16: 176lb. Where is my woosh??

    April 7: 68h; 177.5 lb
    Apri 9: 48h; 176lb
    April 11: 42h; 176lb
    April 13: 44h; 177lb
    April 14: 26h; n/a
    Apri 16: 40h: 176lb

    It seems that in the last 9 days my weight has remained remarkably stable. However, technically speacking I lost 1.5lb, which, if remains a trend, should result in 6lb weight loss by May 10th.

    I think that jump bak to 177lb prevents me from thinking about this as a downwards trend. Instead it seems like I haven’t moved anywhere, while being very committed to the fasting schedule. This is a bit disappointing.

    However, it is sunny. I spent some time outside. I tidied up my bedroom and now I have space on the floor to do stretches and planks.

    I haven’t gotten back into running yet, but it is getting there. I spent some time clearing the trails on our property and even though it is awfully muddy I think I will be running on the trails this spring / summer. I like how peaceful it is in the woods.

    I broke my fast this morning with three two and a slice of bacon, 4 of yesterday’s tuna patties, a slice of apple pie, coffee with milk (no sugar) and 3 apples.

    The kidney bean spred that I made yesterday was kinda bleh–I tasted it, and put it in the fridge. I think it will end up a total waste, as noone likes bean spread here and I don’t like this particular one. And I made about 800ml of it. Either I will end up feeding it to myself on my eating days so that I teach myself not to feast, or it will go to waste.

    I still have “pizza pockets” that I made for the kids but with…spicy cheese? I don’t know what got into me. The kids won’t eat them and I don’t like them either. The crust is great, the filling is bleh.

    I wonder if I should get hungry enough to eat the pizza pockets with the bean spread? HA-hA-Ha.

    April 17: I’m at 25h and the kids are cooking! It is way easier for me to cook myself when I’m fasting, than to smell what they are making, even if it is just toast!

    Feeling hungry! But I already brushed my teeth so NO WAY I’m eating tonight.

    I’m going to break my fast at 36-38h. At the moment I fancy a poppyseed bagel, toasted, with cheddar cheese; coffee; an egg. I’ll see what tomorrow brings.

    I’m also very curious about the weigh-in tomorrow. That will be my 6th fast since April 7.

    April 18: 175.5. Okay, no woosh but it is going down! I guess I was hoping I’d be magically “back” at 172, but I’m a couple of weeks away from that.

    April 7: 68h; 177.5 lb
    Apri 9: 48h; 176lb
    April 11: 42h; 176lb
    April 13: 44h; 177lb
    April 14: 26h; n/a
    Apri 16: 40h; 176lb
    April 18: 40h; 175.5lb

    Optimistic May 2 Goal: 172lb!

    April 20: I’m at 23h fasting. Yesterday I broke the fast at 23h and had supper. But today I’m continuing into tomorrow, to at least 36 hours.

    I had a busy day working in the woods, clearing a path with hand tools–for 4 hours. I was exhausted at the end, but I made great progress and it was very rewarding to have the area by the little brook cleared and walkable. I’m going to work on the other side of the brook tomorrow, if it doesn’t rain and then this part of property will look really nice. I want to get rid of most of alders, and keep the beautiful birch trees, giving them more chances to grow bigger. Lots of hand sawing and carrying the trees and branches away.

    April 21: I broke my fast at 38.5h…and at 175.5lb. My weight hasn’t changed! Still waiting for the whoooosh lol

    April 7: 68h; 177.5 lb
    Apri 9: 48h; 176lb
    April 11: 42h; 176lb
    April 13: 44h; 177lb
    April 14: 26h; n/a
    Apri 16: 40h; 176lb
    April 18: 40h; 175.5lb
    April 19: 23h; n/a
    April 21: 38h; 175.5

    **Optimistic May 2 Goal: 172lb!** <–Considering it is only 11 days away…I won’t make it without the long awaited whoooosh lol. But 11 days is practically 2 weeks. And theoretically I can lose 1-2lb a week, so let’s say 2. So…HAHA

    To remind myself that I’m actually doing not too badly:

    APRIL 2019
    April 7: 202
    April 9: 202
    April 18: 201
    April 21: 201
    April 24:198.5
    April 26: 197.5
    April 29: 196
    May 3: 197
    May 5: 198

    May 23: 193
    May 31: 189

    First of all–wow, over 20lb LIGHTER this year! Second of all–it was going slow last year as well–in my memories it seemed faster? lol. As long as I’m fasting, I’m back on track.

    And if I follow a similar patter and lose 10lb by the end of May, I’d be 165, which is back to my weight in December, is a very good Goal Weight. From there I will lose the “last 7lb” and will maintain. I don’t feel too far away from my ultimate goal, and I’m optimistic.

    April 21, second post. I’m so proud of myself today!

    I broke the fast at 38h at around noon. I was hungry and feeling off. So I had some plain yogurt with the left-over sourdough-failure bread that I baked (it didn’t rise) but i was still pretty tasty. And then I had bacon and eggs and a coffee with milk. I’m trying to remember if I ate anything else? I think I ate several apples and a couple of slices of cheddar!

    I felt kind of unsatisfied–not hungry anymore, but feeling like I wanted to eat something. However, there was nothing that I wanted and the fridge was pretty empty. Which was good, I guess!

    I went right out into the woods and spent 3.5h clearing an overgrown area. I hand-sawed quite a number of thin trees, lots of branches, and carried lots of dead and rotting trees into different piles. Quite a lot of progress, and I’m pleased! If the weather is still good tomorrow, I hope to put 3-4h into this project again.

    When I got back into the house it was time to go grocery shopping, which I still find stressful! We did manage to last 2 weeks with no issues, so that was great.

    Even though I tried not to spend too much, I did end up buying quite a number of treats for us, incuding smoked fish, spreads, Easter chocolates (half price, yay! Got my favourite ones!), raspberries for the kids, shrimps (I missed sea food!), crab sticks, and rainbow trout that I tried to salt for the first time ever, as supposedly it is “easy.” In any case, it is in the fridge until tomorrow.

    I was fully expecting to eat when I got home (9pm). But despite unpacking all the goodies, and sorting and disinfecting, I wasn’t hungry. It was very tempting to just eat, but I reminded myself that I wasn’t hungry. I’m proud that I did NOT eat! Usually my OMADs are successful when I eat later in the day, around 6pm. Eating at noon and this being my OMAD has been a challenge. And after a stressful experience of shopping in 2 stores–one had so many empty shelves, it was awful.

    I’m open to potentially breaking my fast tomorrow at 24h–just because I have fresh greens for the salad, that won’t last that long and I didn’t have a fresh salad for about a week. And I do have a full fridge full of goodies. However, I will start with black coffee and will start working on the wood lot after breakfast. If I’m hungry, I will break my fast at 24 hours with a nice green salad. I’d try for this to be a lower calorie day, because the day AFTER tomorrow, when the avocado I bought should ripen, we are planning a sushi-making-then-eating event!

    April 26: 179lb. Time to accept the harsh reality–I gain weight really quickly, and it is not worth it.

    April 21 was my Bi-Monthly Groceries Day. I bought some yummy things. I ate some yummy things. I also baked The Cake.

    I had two eating days in a row…and they were close to feasts…Fasating became harder–I was feeling really hungry at 24h…Last night I persevered and kept on fasting past the 24h.

    Today I broke my 36h fast in the morning and was shocked to see 179lb on the scale. I did eat a lot of salty foods so I hope it is still some water retention, but I was actually thinking I remained stable at 175-176. Intead I’m starting from square one, or actually -1.

    I think I’m mentally ready for a 48h fast, but at the very least a 42h one.

    It is all a journey.

    April 7: 68h; 177.5 lb
    Apri 9: 48h; 176lb
    April 11: 42h; 176lb
    April 13: 44h; 177lb
    April 14: 26h; n/a
    Apri 16: 40h; 176lb
    April 18: 40h; 175.5lb
    April 19: 23h; n/a
    April 21: 38h; 175.5
    April 22: 24h
    Apri 24: 20h
    April 26: 36h; 179lb

    April 27:

    I’m at 21 hours fasted. I finishe cooking for the family, but I’m not hungry (finally!) and am continuing into tomorrow. Something tells me my May Goal might need to be transferred into June.

    I have been finding the quarantine and the state of the world and my wn ineptness challenging and at times depressing. I can’t wait for warmer days.

    April 28: 176.5lb. Okay, at least not 179. I’m at 39.5h and will break the fast after 40h.

    My goal right now is to learn to eat moderately on Eating days. This is what I still, ironically, struggle with. And of course baking special cakes didn’t help.

    I’m happy I’m at least doing well with the fasts! I like that it is healing for my body, but I am not in maintenance yet, so I need to do this last push, lose the last pounds and maintain in the 155-165 range, not the 170-180 range.

    April 29: I’m at 25h fasted and feeling hungry. However, it is already evening, so I have been telling myself that the day is almost over. I want to succeed. If I’m hungry, my body is utilizing all my extra fat for its nutrition!

    I’m about to go for a walk in the woods. I’m excited about the weigh-in tomorrow!

    May 10. I have been only doing OMADS or 16-20h fasts since the last time I posted.

    My Mother’s Day Gift to Myself was that yesterday I went for a run with my son. We did the C25K from day 1, since he is just starting, but because he runs way faster than me it was a great workout.

    I’m at 40h fasted today, about to break fast with a low carb lunch.

    Even if I haven’t fasted overnight since April 30, I have been sugar free. Which feels great!

    I’m continuing sugar free and I hope to be back to fasting ADF.

    This Spring has been really hard. Teh weather has been colder than usual; quarantine; reduced income; murder spree with 23 dead in our area…Everyone’s feeling a bit out of sorts. I had a week of treating myself and the family by baking cakes! I keep saying that I’m getting better, but maybe it is going slower than usual. I’ll get there, though! I literally have only one pair of capris and they are still too small! lol

    What is important that I’m feeling good at the moment and taking good care of myself.

    I haven’t stepped on the scale sinc the end of April and didn’t do it tooday either, as I know my weight is higher after yesterday’s run. I will check in with the scale in a couple of days. I don’t think I gained weight, but I don’t think I lost either.

    May 11. I went for a run with my kid and because I need to keep up with him, it was again a very good workout. On my own I would have been turtle slow. My muscles are pleasantly sore!

    I’m at 22h fasted, ready to continue overnight. This is a difficult moment though–I’m peckish. It is almost 6pm, I’m feeling energized after the run and the shower. But I’m also cooking…oven-baked potatoes with spices, pulled pork, pizza. It all smells really good and it is tempting to eat, while I’m not even hungry!

    Posting here helps me keep myself accountable. No food today. Only tea.

    May 13: Yesterday was a good eating day. I’m at about 24h fasting today, keeping the fast until tomorrow morning, 40ish hours.

    I went for the 3rd run–we finished Week 1 and will start Week 2 on Friday. I kept up much better than in the first 2 runs.

    I did step on the scale at the end of the previous fast and I don’t even want to mention that weight lol. Well, almost 180lb. I don’t know how I possibly gained even more. It is possible that after being back to running and running faster than before, my muscles are inflamed and I’m retaining extra water.

    I actually WAS upset, as I had been eating so well (not over eating) and just started working out. I did think that I would either lose or maintain. But GAINING?

    However, okay, it is possibly water retention. I will re-assess in a week.

    I’ currently at 20h and going for a consequitive 48h water fast, after an all liquids refeed yesterday. I’m feeling GREAT! Not hungry at all and lots of energy.

    It is all a journey. I need to shake things up. Yesterday I broke a 48h water fast, with the weight of 176lb, which was 3lb down. In my 4h eating window I only had liquids–smoothie with berries, a meal replacement, and whey protein powders, miso, V8 juice, kombucha. I did have a lot of those, but the idea was to stay with liquids only, which I did.

    Today my weigh was +3lb. This must be fluid retention from warmer weather, miso and V8? I have been giving myself this excuse for a while. I looked at my weight for January, February and March, before the state of emergency was declared. It hovered between 171 and 174. In April and May it has been between 175 and 179.5, despite me making seemingly more effort.

    Since I will really need those capris soon, I’m steady on my plan! I am also begginning to see and feel the extra fat on me which wasn’t there when I was 165lb. I don’t like it!

    I’ve been running every other day since April 8. I’m in the middle of a 48h+liquid refeed + 48h fast. I have reduced sugar significantly. I have been baking more savoury pies and pizza from scratch, and even if I eat a small slice, maybe that’s too many carbs. Gotta reduce those as well.

    April 7: 68h; 177.5 lb
    Apri 9: 48h; 176lb
    April 11: 42h; 176lb
    April 13: 44h; 177lb
    April 14: 26h; n/a
    Apri 16: 40h; 176lb
    April 18: 40h; 175.5lb
    April 19: 23h; n/a
    April 21: 38h; 175.5
    April 22: 24h
    Apri 24: 20h
    April 26: 36h; 179lb

    April 28: 40h; 176.5lb
    April 30: 42h; 176lb

    May 1: 20h
    May 2: 16h
    May 4: 18h
    May 6: 19h
    May 7:17h
    May 8: 22h; W1D1 C2K run (last year I was jogging, this year I’m running! ha ha!)

    —->>>I was a bit discouraged at not losing weight and thought to both have a break from regular overnight water fasts and to hopefully shake things up with shorter fasts, from May 1 to May 8. It didn’t bring any results. I gained 3.5lb.

    May 10: 41h; W1D2 run
    May 12: 41h; 179.5lb; W1D3 run
    May 14: 41h; 179lb; W2D1 run
    May 15: 18h
    May 16: 19h; W2D2 run
    May 18: 36h; W2D3 run
    May 20: 48h; 176lb

    May 21: 179lb at 18h fasted in the morning. Going on a W3D1 run later today. I will break the fast at minimum 42h, but I do hope to continue to 48!

    I think I actually need to start counting calories on my eating days. I do NOT think I’m eating DOUBLE of my TDEE, but since I’m not losing weight, heck, maybe I AM????

    May 21: I didn’t end up going for a run as my son has a sore foot, and it is acceptable to skip 2 days. I’d rather run with him tomorrow.

    I’m almost at 29h fasted and definitely peckish, but not hungry! Which is amazing considering I already did 48h and only a small refeed. I’ve been drinking lost of black and herbal tea and some black coffee.

    I made a cabbage, carrot, bell pepper salad for tomorrow, as it is supposed to marinate a bit in the brine.

    It is a bit challenging, as I’ve looked at baking recipes again and there are so many things that I’d like to try! However I have plenty of cabbage and carrots which I LOVE and lots of other healthy and nutritious options.

    I feel my body is resetting. I haven’t felt so energetic and positive during my last weeks if not months of fasting. I think the 48h was a really, really good way to challenge myself.

    May 22: 176lb

    I broke my fast at 42 h this morning as I had no fasting energy / determination left. Last night was challenging! I ended up feeling hungry and I struggled with falling asleep. I woke up feeling mellow, and felt I didn’t want to stretch it to 48h.

    I had my OMAD. 2 cups of raw cabbage with a bit bell pepper and carrot salad; 3 slices of salmon, 2 boiled eggs, coffee with milk, 3 slices of whole wheat toast fried in oil, 2 apples, 2 bananas, a cup of butter milk, and a square of dark chocolate. I re-set the timer for48h.

    I just did a rough calculation, not forgetting the amounts of oil for frying and generally rounding the calories up, and the calories in that OMAD is 2268.

    Which is 500 calories over my TDEE. However, if I count over the last 5 days, I’m in a really good deficit.

    I would like to try this kind of pattern again and see how I feel.
    48h water fast
    liquid only refeed
    36h water fast
    large OMAD.

    I still don’t understand the 3lb weight variations. I only step on the scale fasted…Possibly water retention.

    May 22:

    The 48h fast has its challenges. I’m 7 houors into the fast, it is almost evening, and I’m feeling peckish. My mind goes to the idea that today is my eating day, and therfore I can / should eat and restart the timer! I used not like too feel like I’m fasting on my eating day!

    However, I remind myself that I don’t want to lose the 7h of fasting! I also remind myself that I ate 500 calories past my TDEE, so I am certainly NOT hungry. I also remind myself that the last time I did the 48h fast the timing worked so perfectly and I can really repeat the same schedule with no issues. I remind myself that I chose water fasting for its healing and restorative benefits. I also remind myself that I HAVE NO PANTS TO WEAR and my favourite jeans are getting tight.

    THERE! A 48h fast it is. I drank some tea and I’m not even feeling peckish.

    May 23: 175.5lb this morning at 20h fasted. Currently continuing the fast to 48h tomorrow morning.

    Yesterday I did the Week 3 Day 1 run, which included running for 3 minutes (twice), and this time I’m running, not jogging! It was a great exercise and I felt fantastic.

    It seems that this Pattern is working out well! I used to prefer to start my fasts in the evenings, which made a 36-42h fast very easy, but 48 was a stretch and felt too challenging.

    Now that I started in the morning for the second time, 48h is a breeze! Even if I end up feeling peckish tonight, this is something I mostly deal rather well. My reward would be an entire 48h fast!! And so achievable too.

    The plan for tomorrow is to have a mostly liquids day–a light day. I have all I need for bluebberry, spinach, cauliflower smoothies! I just learned about adding cauliflower to smoothies. My kids haven’t even noticed (they had a frozen fruit mix + cauliflower). I have no miso or V8 left.

    Another liquid treat for tomorrow is egg latte! https://www.bulletproof.com/recipes/bulletproof-diet-recipes/bulletproof-egg-coffee-recipe-2b3c2g/

    I suspect I will be feeling much hugrier on the day AFTER the light day, but maybe this will help me to break through the plateau and start losing again.

    May 23: Change of plans. Definitely not a liquids day tomorrow. Our avocados all suddenly ripened and this means only one thing–we are ready for sushi making party with the kids. I mean yes, techically I can still do smoothies, however sushi making is not that frequent as we hardly ever have all the ingredients at once and I LOVE sushi. Cream cheese, salmon, avocado, cucumber–this is my favourite homemade sushi combo and I have everything I need, including rice and nori!

    It is quite enough that today I made a variety of savoury pies while fasting. Well, that wasn’t enough. I actually had to run an errand with one of my kids, which consisted of 1.5h of driving, and the said kid had a container of those pies with her in the car. And she was eating them while I drove. Oh the aromas. And yet I made it. I remained strong and 100% untempted, despite the increased salivation. So tomorrow when everybody eats sushi, I eat sushi too!

    And I’m having some of the pie for breakfast. I’m at 36h fasted, I baked all day…Yes, all I can think about is having some of the pie for breakfast with a nice hot cup of coffee.

    This self-isolation will be remembered as “The Time Mom Baked.”

    May 24: 173.5lb at the end of the 48h fast.

    Yay! Even the number will still fluctuate, it was really nice to finally see something under 176lb.

    I did feel hungry last night, but this morning I felt just fine. I did have a high carb day. I had coffee with milk, a slice of the meat pie, several potato+chicken+ greens + eggs patties that the kids didn’t like and I had them in the fridge for several days (so it was an act of saving them lol). And then Rice-Less sushi. I recently realized that what I love most about sushi is the combo of nori, avocado, cream cheese and salmon dipped in soya sauce, so there was no need to add carbs to my already carb heavy breakfast.

    I set my timer for a 42h fast, which will end on Tuesday morning. Tuesday will be my light day, as per my new plan of alternating normal to large eating days with light eating days, as well as inserting more 48h fasts. I will start reducing the number 48h fasts when my weight hits 165lb . That’s the plan, but I’am also just paying attention to how I’m feeling so that I don’t exhaust my body. For now I’ve been feeling really great and my motivation has returned.

    Since my weight usually fluctuates, I hope to see 173-174 on Tuesday morning. Not gaining anything will be a big progress! And being under 176 is a good motivation–this is an entirely new lower weight bracket lol.

    April 7: 68h; 177.5 lb
    Apri 9: 48h; 176lb
    April 11: 42h; 176lb
    April 13: 44h; 177lb
    April 14: 26h; n/a
    Apri 16: 40h; 176lb
    April 18: 40h; 175.5lb
    April 19: 23h; n/a
    April 21: 38h; 175.5
    April 22: 24h
    Apri 24: 20h
    April 26: 36h; 179lb
    April 28: 40h; 176.5lb
    April 30: 42h; 176lb

    May 1: 20h
    May 2: 16h
    May 4: 18h
    May 6: 19h
    May 7:17h
    May 8: 22h; W1D1 C2K
    May 10: 41h; W1D2 run
    May 12: 41h; 179.5lb; W1D3 run
    May 14: 41h; 179lb; W2D1 run
    May 15: 18h
    May 16: 19h; W2D2 run
    May 18: 36h; W2D3 run
    May 20: 48h; 176lb

    May 22: 42h; 176lb, W3D1 run
    May 23: 175.5b
    May 24: 48h; 173.5, W3D2 run

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