adefwebserver's Journal, 12 July 2018

Day 4 of a planned 5 day fast

Well at least the scale is finally going in the right direction :)

I have also kept my carbs <5 all week and yesterday I did <2 carbs by only using half a scoop of "Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder" in my morning coffee.

This stuff is the nectar of the Gods. I had consumed a full scoop on Tuesday and felt 'carbed up'. This was fine because I lifted weights that morning, but I had a feeling that while it only had 3 carbs, it has 24 grams of protein and I feel my body will burn it for energy (See: How Too Much Protein is Bad for Ketosis (

Anyway, yesterday I had that bad breath that I get when in weight losing mode (this has me using breath spray all day), so I was not too surprised that I finally had a loss. However, I am still up 3 pounds from my low in mid-June.

Thanks for all the support yesterday! It REALLY helped me. I was feeling sorry for myself but I was totally fine after reading all your comments.

Thank You!
180.0 lb Lost so far: 27.0 lb.    Still to go: 16.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 12 July 2018:
86 kcal Fat: 0.22g | Prot: 16.73g | Carb: 4.38g.   Breakfast: Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Dinner: Beef Broth (Home Recipe). more...
2285 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet adefwebserver's own diet   losing 14.0 lb a week

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Finding your way. I like that! 
12 Jul 18 by member: chesgreen
@chesgreen - Thanks man! Good to see that you are still logging daily! I totally understand not weighing until you feel ready :) Would love to read a Journal from you however :) 
12 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
Fantastic! You really fast for 5 days straight? That is inspiring, I'm up to about a 10 hour fast so far.  
12 Jul 18 by member: Keyishealth
you are in the right direction! what about the body odor, it's better now? I have bad breath too 🙁  
12 Jul 18 by member: keilin-4
You're doing it, good work!  
12 Jul 18 by member: Becc@
You mentioned to drink electrolyte water ( but not just water) what do yuh mean ? 
12 Jul 18 by member: Almira 30
I read an interesting article this morning about the importance of getting protein in the morning to get the body out of hunt mode. supposibly in the morning you are deep into fat burning and the body to protect itself from burning out will slow the metabolism to allow more energy to go on the hunt for food. so it encouraged the readers to eat a strong breakfast even though the hunt mode tells you that you are not hungry. eating the protein and maybe even your carb can jumpstart the metabolism. kept me interested this morning.  
12 Jul 18 by member: baskington
@Almira 30 - After the second day of fasting I found that when I drink Fuji water (with electrolytes) it would just 'go though me'. I would basically still get dehydrated. Hi-lyte electrolyte concentrate solved the problem.  
12 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
@keilin-4 - For body odor, in the middle of the day I have to reapply my underarm deodorant. I also don't stand too close to coworkers (a good idea anyway). 
12 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
@Keyishealth - I Didn't think I could fast until I tried it. My original fasts were just 'no solid food' and I would 'drink' McDonald's milk shakes. This book helped me: "The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss" -  
12 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
@Becc@ - Thanks! 
12 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
@baskington - That is interesting. Thank You! I do know that I cannot 'eat' breakfast because I will then 'continue eating' for the rest of the day (and do 100+ carbs). But a protein shot in my coffee seems to be ok these past two days. I just felt I took 'too much' on Tuesday . 
12 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
yes after seeing your post this morning, I thought my report of that article would interest you. It perked my attention to when I saw your weight loss.  
12 Jul 18 by member: baskington
Good loss there 
12 Jul 18 by member: minitata
Super! & thanks for all the info from you and your supporting commentiers :-) I copied some of the info for looking at later.  
12 Jul 18 by member: JMA312
@Kiwisha, @JMA312, @chesgreen, @RiverRes, @jimmiepop, @BrianLee03, @MLWare, @Pixie68, @Joleen2012, @Erquiaga, @mrsroboto, @Steven Lloyd, @kimberliefielding, @Asmerella, @minitata, @BigDaddyRP, @Becc@, @He77, @gaelicgal, @Ian.1956, @jengetfit123, @CarrieV., @Healthymomma123, @SoCalPam, @kathydetweiler, @InfinitePhoenix, @dawagner1, @KerryKeto, @Almira 30, @cndrella66 - Thank you for the support! 
12 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
Yayay!!! Concurring the scale and lowering those carbs! I noticed last week that the “Keto smell” coming from my pours is finally starting to diminish. Makes gym visits less awkward lol Oh and quest cookies and creme is good too! 
13 Jul 18 by member: CrashtestDawnie
@CrashtestDawnie - A disadvantage of the fasting is that I am going in and out of Keto when I eat :( You however can STAY in Keto... 
13 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
Abef, you don’t stay in Ketosis the whole fast? I thought that was the case 
13 Jul 18 by member: CrashtestDawnie
@CrashtestDawnie - It takes me 2-3 days to get in Ketosis and then I hit day 5 and eat that night. So I get, what 2 1/2 days? My understanding is once a Keto person gets in Ketosis they stay there until they eat a BigMac :) Now if I could eat low carb, I MIGHT be able to stay in Ketosis. I will TRY this weekend... but, don't hold your breath... :) 
13 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver


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