adefwebserver's Journal, 25 July 2018

Day 3 of a planned 5 day fast

The good news is that I am still losing weight!

The key lately has been <10 carbs a day when 'liquid fasting' (I have been able to 'only drink water' one day in my life). If I fast but take in more than 30 carbs (for example a Coca-Cola is 40 carbs!) I can 'liquid fast' for days without losing weight.

The bad news is that I now have to seriously think about what to do when I hit my goal weight.

We bought a fancy new scale that measures body fat, and even though I take measurements at different times during the day, it wont go above 10%. While I know there are serious limitations to a scale with this technology, I do believe that it IS possible that my body fat 'could' actually be below 20% at this point.

I look in the mirror and I look skinny. Not a day goes by where multiple people don't ask me, not the usual 'wow you look great!' but, 'how much weight do you plan to lose?'.

(sigh)

When I look in the mirror, the last weight I can see on my body is my belly. There IS fat there. I can put my hands under my belly and lift up and hold the fat. This is why I plan to go down to my BMI Weight (I calculate it by typing in "BMI calculator" in Google and pressing enter to see the calculator app).

However, if I reach that goal weight, what then? Fasting 5 days a week would no longer be safe or practical. My 'plan' is to eat OMAD. this seems to work for @Phil.

I also have been hitting the weights a LOT harder (going from 1 to 3 sets a session). I am also now doing 50 crunches a day.

Oh well, these are obviously great 'problems' to have, so let me get off my pity party...

Have a great day everyone!
172.0 lb Lost so far: 35.0 lb.    Still to go: 8.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 25 July 2018:
605 kcal Fat: 34.00g | Prot: 60.00g | Carb: 7.50g.   Breakfast: Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Nature's Way MCT Oil. Dinner: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. more...
2183 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 7.0 lb a week

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Change is hard, even good change. You will figure it out! 
25 Jul 18 by member: abbadabba
You're still doing great. Yes, you have to figure out the details of what's next, but like you said it's a nice problem to have to solve. I am sure you will continue reaching your goals and achieving success. I have read on here, that with time and working out your skin tightens up and that for some reason the belly is the last to go. There are so many fine examples and role models on FS to help figure out the next steps. You are now part of that group, IMO. Have a great day.🌞  
25 Jul 18 by member: Becc@
@abbadabba - Thanks! Yes, change is hard and I am mentally resisting the additional hard work I clearly need to do :) But, I don't want to gain the weight back! 
25 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
@Becc@ - Thank you for the support! Yes, I am going to do my best to follow their examples and not 'overthink' it. 
25 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
change is good and actually the exercise will do more for your belly than just fasting. When you get proper macro's into your body and exercise regularly that will melt over time. But I do understand your concern. the fasting has been helping you stop the bingeing every day. your new plan may be the best option for you. 
25 Jul 18 by member: baskington
WOW!! Impressive. That’s what I need to do but 😲 
25 Jul 18 by member: Rockyfish
@baskington - The normal advice 'continue to do what got you here' can't be followed 100% when 'not eating' was the thing that 'got you here' :) My HOPE is that 'fasting most of the time' will the solution. It works for @Phil. The ONLY problem is that 'in the past' I have not been successful (I can still take in 150 carbs in a single OMAD). But, I am going to try again... 
25 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
oh know I was agreeing with your long range option, just saying that maybe you are ready for it now. sorry I was not clear. brain fog you know! plus it does not help I can't see well from the eye doctor. LOL! I think Phils plan is perfect for you. but yes you could do in the carbs, but you are learning a new way of eating. Your wife can also help you with that. It is all about choices. You are developing strong willpower and that will get you going right in the end. 
25 Jul 18 by member: baskington
you just need to mentally prepare yourself for this new level.  
25 Jul 18 by member: baskington
When I hit my goal weight I was mesmerized !!! Then I wanted to keep loosing, went down another 12 #s, But people stared talking thinking I was sick, It really took a adjustment period for me, not to keep loosing and stay under goal..Now I seem OK with it..Somewhat !!! 
25 Jul 18 by member: DO N OK
Nice drop!!! 
25 Jul 18 by member: John10251
You are doing great! OMAD is a great tool. You can do it πŸ˜€ 
25 Jul 18 by member: keilin-4
You have and are doing such a awesome job! HaPPy4U! Be blessed.  
25 Jul 18 by member: marshakanady
@baskington - Oh I understood what you were saying :) I was just 'thinking out loud' :) 
25 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
Does your body shut down after 3 or 4 days, ie, storing the fat to survive? 
25 Jul 18 by member: srossca
Life is continual planning. You had to plan how to lose weight and stay track, now you are going to have to plan how to be in maintenance. You know you can do it. You have the skills and knowledge to complete the task at hand. So go do it. 
25 Jul 18 by member: Mjgh06
@srossca - Ironically I feel my best on day 3+ of the fast. When my body only has the 'stored fat' to live off of. I then have a 'constant stream' of energy rather than the 'up and down' energy from eating food. I have gone 11 days and felt fine. My only problem now is I am running out of 'stored fat' to burn. 
25 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
Just try to make sure that you don't end up with some kind of body image problem - where you think you need to lose because you don't see yourself as you really are now...it is smart to start thinking about maintenance now...you have done an amazing job so far! 
25 Jul 18 by member: nikeit
If you're worried about not being able to stop losing weight, forget about it, your body will find equilibrium, you just have to keep an eye on your markers; ie., the scale, how your clothes fit, etc. Instead of one meal a day and fasting, eat two meals a day and cut your fasts in half. It's a dance, you'll figure it out.  
25 Jul 18 by member: Phil.tx
Wow! Great results! I also got anew scale.. thus one tells me I am 41.7% body fat ( was 30.4).. so I have quite a bit of hard work to do.. and results like yours really inspire me πŸ˜πŸ‘ Thanks my friend 😁😁 
26 Jul 18 by member: gaelicgal

     
 

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