Start Weight:(13 Oct 13) 249.6 lb
Current Weight:(24 Jan 15) 206.2 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet
performance: Steady

My weight loss journey started Aug. 15, 2013. That day I weighed in at 249.6. I panicked. And immediately joined to Atkins. My weight loss there was super slow, it took me 3 months to lose my first 11 lbs. Then for 3 more months I lost nothing. Around this time I found low carb, high fat by And it was similar to Atkins so I blended the two.

On Jan. 30th I started intermittent fasting, and I lost right away 1.6 lbs. I was hooked. I have since that time lost 12.4 lbs so on my feast days I eat low carb, high fat. And on my fasted days I have water, diet pop, coffee w/ heavy cream, and sugar free popsicles and jello. My calories are under 400. Technically a fast is straight water, mine is modified to help me get through the fast. It works.

It's taken me 9 months to lose 33.4 lbs. My weight loss journey is going to be a long one. I need patience, and persistence.

My Mini Goals are:

Start: 249.6
240 completed
230 completed
220 completed
2teens completed
198 lbs * get below 200 IN PROGRESS
Wear size 12 jeans
160 lbs * lets hubs see me nude
Lose the pooch (belly)
Get into size 10 jeans

UPDATE: 10/26/2014: I quit all artificial sweeteners. That was tough. I do not fast with diet soda, or jello or popsicles as they contain sucralose or aspartame. I quit those Sept. 9th cold turkey. I was stuck at 213 for months. But since I quit those I am now 208.. I'm super excited. I'm getting close to breaking into One-derland. I am fasting still every Sunday but I also do 2 fat fast each month to help me get down.

Thanks for stopping by and reading about me. If you are into fasting, or intermittent fasting and you are dropping weight please do write to me. Seems like its a small circle of people who frequently fast.

Take care! And wish you much success.

Deborah B.

FatSecret member since: 20 Mar 14

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cals: 163kcal | fat: 14.20g | carbs: 0.11g | prot: 7.64g
Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
A nice change on the traditional meatball.
cals: 114kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 1.08g | prot: 4.71g
Jalapeno Sausage Poppers
If you like flavorful, spicy food this is a quick and easy snack, that's great for parties.
cals: 93kcal | fat: 3.37g | carbs: 2.30g | prot: 12.30g
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Mental weakness D:
When I first started on my road to weight loss I often found myself in the kitchen looking for something to eat though I was not hungry.

Then I started fasting and learned what real hunger feels like. I made it habit to exit the kitchen if I knew I was in there un-hungry and hunting for food. Now I do not do that anymore. I did watch quite a bit of movies to help me get out of the mental lock of looking for food.

I must admit I love intermittent fasting.. I've learned true hunger and how to be satisfied with water when I need to pass on eating. I also look very forward to feast days! And pizza No crust, but lots O'toppings!
posted 21 Apr 2014, 18:27
I used Valerian, it didn't work at all for me. Benedryl (generic) worked great. Laced with Melatonin ... zzzzzz.
posted 13 Apr 2014, 12:22
I have problems sleeping. I use Benedryl tablets. They are designed for allergy, but it is the exact same ingredient in sleep aids. But if you buy the sleep aid its much more expensive. So I buy the generic Benedryl allergy tablet, and I take it with melatonin. It really works great. I have bipolar and I had to go up in milligrams with the allergy tab, for it to work better for me. So I take a few tablets of generic benedryl along with melatonin and I sleep very well.
posted 13 Apr 2014, 11:56
Fat Fasting
It's a 1000 calorie diet of 90% fat. The 1972 Atkins book explains how to do a fat fast. Here are some entries of the book: 1 ounce macadamia nuts or macadamia nut butter. 2 ounces of cream cheese or Brie. 1 ounces of Tuna or chicken salad w/ 2 teaspoons of mayo served in one quarter of an avocado. 2 Deviled eggs made w/ 2 teaspoons mayo. 2 ounces of sour cream and two tablespoons black or red caviar.
2.5 ounces of whipped heavy cream topped w/ zero calories syrup. 2 yolks hard boiled w/ one tablespoon mayo.Each of these equals about 200 calories.

You can take one or two of these and have it through out the day, 5 servings to equal 1000 calories eat every four hours. It HAS to be high fat, 90%. Do this for five days.
posted 30 Mar 2014, 17:37
ketogenic diet - Freezing!
YES, I tend to freeze when I fast. My hands and my feet. Wrap up. Least you know its working! Smile

posted 23 Mar 2014, 14:48
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24 January 2015

I'm in a good place. I've finally ended a month of cheating on my WOE. It was tough breaking out of that cheating mode. I entered into a fat fast and ...

14 November 2014

I've been in the midst of a fat fast, AND doing an experiment. I 've been consuming real sugar in my fat coffee. Just 1/2 tablespoon of sweetenered c ...
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