|Start Weight:||(12 Jul 14) 156.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(30 Aug 14) 147.3 lb|
|Goal Weight:||130.0 lb|
following: Intermittent Fasting (4:3 basically)
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week
Personally, I'm beginning to find that calorie restriction is the easier end of the health equation than exercise. Calorie restriction requires me to do nothing or do less (eating). I'm good at doing nothing, LOL. Whereas exercise requires effort. Not that you shouldn't be doing exercise but it's a lot easier to engage in portion control, pushing away from the table, etc. than it is to hit the gym. I've been losing weight and gaining weight for years. Factors in finally losing and keeping weight off: first, accepting the reality that my metabolism has slowed and I don't have to eat as much as I used to. I continue to be surprised at how little I need to eat to maintain or gain weight. Another change in awareness resulted from tracking my weight and peaking at 172. I realized I was headed for serious health problems if I kept going down that road. One possible reason for my long-term overeating is that I've always liked to think of myself as having a medium frame and ate that way. Possibly defensive thinking on my part - hey, I'm a guy, LOL. In reality, with a 6.6 inch wrist, I'm close to the line between small and medium frame. Another factor was that I was eating bar food at stand-up comedy open mics to support them. I suppose bar food is marginally better for you than fast food. Once I cut down on going to open mics, that helped. I've been counting calories and tracking my weight but what finally put me on the path to losing 20 pounds was the 4:3 diet.