adefwebserver's Journal, 02 August 2018

Day 4 of a planned 5 day fast

Lost the pound I gained yesterday :)

Looking in the mirror, I now see my stomach is STILL there :) I mean of course it is 'still' there! But, it is still 'stickling out' when I don't hold my breath and suck it in.

Let's see what happens when I hit my goal weight, will I set my goal weight lower?

On another note, I have been hitting the low carb "Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder" drink really hard because when I drink it, 'it feels like a meal'. Yeah most would not consider this a 'fast' but, I have been fasting 5 days a week for months, there is no way I could have made it this long if I wasn't actually 'happy' when fasting. Right now protein drinks make me really, really happy :)

I drink this "vanilla milkshake" every night (200 calories - 3 carbs). I drink it on fasting days and eating days. It is so good I now actually prefer it to a McDonald's milkshake! A McDonald's milkshake is too sweet and has 'too many competing flavorings'. The protein shake is 'smoother' and has one consistent flavor comprised of protein, heavy cream, and ice.

Anyway, Have a great day everybody! Let's see where the day takes us :)
167.0 lb Lost so far: 40.0 lb.    Still to go: 3.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 02 August 2018:
605 kcal Fat: 34.00g | Prot: 60.00g | Carb: 7.50g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Nature's Way MCT Oil. Dinner: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. more...
2724 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 1 hour, Running (jogging) - 5/mph - 1 hour, Calisthenics (light, e.g. home exercise) - 30 minutes, Resting - 13 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet adefwebserver's own diet   losing 7.0 lb a week

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Your shake is waaaaayyyyy better than McDonald’s! Mcds shakes are full of HFCs! And I’m sure your body is thanking you for giving it some extra protein through such an extended fast 
02 Aug 18 by member: CrashtestDawnie
@CrashtestDawnie - Thanks! Also, the last time I had a MacDonald's milkshake was a few months ago (I would allow myself one on the first day of a 'liquid fast'), and it gave me such a sugar hit that my vision got blurry. With a family history of diabetes I really feel I would go blind if I did not cut my carbs. I have measured my blood sugar in the past and I can shoot up to 130 and-stay-there until the next day! … Now I just need a 'replacement' for Big Mac's... 
02 Aug 18 by member: adefwebserver
You can start lifting at any time. Only way to get that sexy bod. Like you, I got obsessive over the last mile when I first lost my weight and cut to 178 with a VLCD. Lost a lot of muscle along with the fat even though I was lifting. Ended up scrawny af, still carrying belly fat, and still not happy in the mirror. Lifting is required for mirror happiness.  
02 Aug 18 by member: jimmiepop
@jimmiepop - Thank You. I am going to list weights right now... Seriously. 
02 Aug 18 by member: adefwebserver
To get rid of the stomach, you'll probably need to cut the protein when you're fasting. Autophagy follows water fasting, which is what you need. Gets rid of loose skin and belly. 
02 Aug 18 by member: minitata
I do the same with my protein powder. I have it everyday! That darn tummy, they will do it every time. They're so stubborn.  
02 Aug 18 by member: Becc@
Agree on the lifting...need the exercise to build the muscle, but will also need the Calories. 
02 Aug 18 by member: srossca
@minitata - I am going to try to cut down on the protein today.... so hard :(  
02 Aug 18 by member: adefwebserver
@srossca - I plan to switch to OMAD to get more calories :) Also, while I can lift while fasted, I feel I have 3x the energy after taking a 1 scoop of protein powder in heavy cream (only 1.5 carbs). I know the real body builders around here take in 200+ carbs for their workouts, but that many carbs would put me on a 'carb binge' :( 
02 Aug 18 by member: adefwebserver
I think you need the small amount of calories and protein for your long fasts, it is not like you are doing just one day fasting. Your body is definitely eating itself (or the dead cells) just substaining your body functions for the balance of the day. can't spell today, don't mind me. personally I think going keto and keeping your calories to a reasonable level will take off that little bit you have left. did you not lose weight over the weekend when you ate?? I am forgetful, but I thought you had a big weight loss from last week. look at however you keep track of these things and see how it all tracks 
02 Aug 18 by member: baskington
Bananas help with stomach bloat. Half a banana before a workout and half after. 
02 Aug 18 by member: Erquiaga
Good plan! Drinking this every night is at a minimum OMAD. Which is perfect. But you’re getting far fewer calories and doing well. 
02 Aug 18 by member: Draglist
Did you start the protein shakes for workouts or just as a shake? Just wondering. The eggnog shakes I am on really suck for me because they taste eggy. Thinking about substituting a protein shake for the egg part if I can add in more fat. 
02 Aug 18 by member: Mjgh06
Looks yummy. Back to the lab I go. I think I will have to make this a dinner out of this soon. 
02 Aug 18 by member: chesgreen
I stared at the photo of your protein shake for a while. thanks for the eye candy. looks like my kind of comfort food.  
02 Aug 18 by member: sallkr3
Good for you for enjoying your fast with your shake! You are doing so well!!!! 
02 Aug 18 by member: nikeit
@Mjgh06 - I started drinking them because they are Vanilla Shakes! :) :) I was like "Oh God I hope these taste good!" and after tasting it I was 'hooked for life'. The key for me is a lot of heavy cream and just enough ice to make it 'frothy'. Stuff so thick you can barely suck it through a straw.  
02 Aug 18 by member: adefwebserver
@baskington - My attitude lately has been "fast as much as I can while still being 'happy'" - So if the protein shakes were slowing me down, then I just need to accept it. However, I have lost 13lbs in 16 days... :) 
02 Aug 18 by member: adefwebserver
@Draglist - Yeah in the end this is a OMAD. However, there is no way I could limit myself to 300 calories and 1.5 carbs if I was eating actual food :) Also, on eating days, I eat and ALSO drink my shake for 'dessert' :) 
02 Aug 18 by member: adefwebserver


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