kingkeld's Journal, 08 January 2014

Good morning!

A MASSIVE drop in weight today, for obvious reasons.

I did a fasting day yesterday - stayed under 600 calories. I felt that I needed a boost and a reset, so I went for it.

I had the most deliscious breakfast tacos (corn tortillas, eggs, ham, chili peppers) for lunch, and a salad with baked rainbow trout for dinner. It was more than plenty to keep me going, it was all good foods.

The result? I'm down 2½ kilos today. Wow. Obviously, it's not a fat loss. It's fluid, less food in my stomach, etc., but it's a good feeling to not be so full.

Every time I do one of these days, I'm surprised how easy it is, and how good I feel afterwards.

I often consider whether I should go for this way of eating instead of the 16:8 approach to Intermittent Fasting, and just do the 5:2. In theory, I could just do this two times per week and have it done and overwith. Since I am no longer looking to LOSE weight, but just maintain, I would be allowed quite a chunk of calories daily, and thus probably not need to count as long as I stay good.

And there in lies the problem. Staying good. I would love to not have to watch all that I eat. I would love not having to count everything. But I know I can't trust myself. I would slowly start to allow the bad stuff back in, more and more often, and end up failing. Not good. Not an option.

Besides, I need to keep track of protein regardless, so I don't see the option of NOT registering my foods.

The math is interesting though.

If I was to go with an average calorie burn of 2800, as is my new goal for the time being, and then incorporate two days of 600 calories, I would have 3680 calories left per day.

Even if I went with just ONE fast day per week - totally accomplishable - I would have 3166 calories per day.

Interesting stuff to consider.

Of course, I could still do it, just to ensure that I do right. I could choose one day per week just to make life a little easier. Stay with the 16:8 on a day-to-day basis, as I really like this way of eating. No breakfast, no late snacks.

I could then take a day where I go very low. Or two. Depending what I feel like.

I don't think of it as a "system" as such. It's just a smart way to adjust the numbers when I stray off the beaten path a little too much.

Yesterday is a good example. I wanted to nudge down my calorie intake a little. I did the fasting day and - with a calorie burn of 2945 for the day - saved 2300 calories. That's pretty much a full day of eating that I am eliminating, in one day.

I know there is a couple of my buddies out there that are now nodding their heads. They love the 5:2 approach. I think it's great, too.

Still, I'm gonna keep doing what I'm doing. I'll jump to the fasting day when I feel that I need it, or when I find it to be "about time to do one". Just here and there.


So, my meeting with work was fine, as expected.

The only change in plans is that I promised to come in tomorrow, to help with a few things. I'm not excited about that, as it is the day before my heart procedure, and I am still VERY nervous about it.

I know it's no biggie, the procedure, but it's a step into the unknown, and I don't like it.

Today will be spent at the hospital, doing tests and checkups for Friday's procedures.

I will take the train there early, and walk about for an hour, to ensure that I get my exercise. It's gonna be one of those days where I get to sit around all day. Boo.


For that reason, my journal is short today. Train is leaving soon, and if I want to make it, I need to get moving. :)


Today, I'm thankful for:
- Fasting day success!
- Morning coffee!
- Wife!

Life is good!
180.3 lb Lost so far: 161.4 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 40.1 lb a week

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Good to hear it went well at work, and Im sure all of our thoughts will be with you for the procedure. Everything you say about the fasting makes total sense, as you know Im a huge fan of this way of living and will be still having one to two fast days a week when needed when I reach my goal, a) because it does help keep things balanced and b) because of the health benefits I know to be true with IF. I thin what you did yesterday is prove positive of the real benefits of IF in a maintenance mode, that you can have a life, over eat on occasions (not habitually) and get back on track with a fast day. Al the best for tomorrow Keld 
07 Jan 14 by member: Kingstephen
Here, here! I agree with both the Kings on this! :D WTG, Keld. My thoughts are with you as you have that procedure. Take care, and I hope all goes well. 
08 Jan 14 by member: Rob.c.weiss
Either way you work it, the fasting is definitely working. I am flexing with IF. Most days its 16:8 but sometimes it ends up being a fast day. No biggie, whatever works. Good luck for Friday. All will be well I am sure :) 
08 Jan 14 by member: sarahsmum
Brilliant.... Jealous of that trout - yum, my favourite along side salmon. 
08 Jan 14 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Nodding my head to all comments... Hoping for much success with your heart procedure today, Keld.  
08 Jan 14 by member: Draglist
I love the 5:2 eating plan. It was the first time a saw my weight budge by 10lbs and stay off. I also incorporated some of your (Keld) recommended spike days and saw results. I’ve been away from eating that style for a while and have not seen much progress since. I’m sure you will succeed with whichever eating style you choose. I hope all goes well for your procedure on Friday, Keld. You are in my thoughts as well.  
08 Jan 14 by member: ChicaLean
I appreciate it, my friends. I have had my preliminary tests done today, so I'm "good to go" on Friday.  
08 Jan 14 by member: kingkeld
Keep us posted! 
08 Jan 14 by member: 1Fat2Fit
Good luck for Friday x 
08 Jan 14 by member: Sk1nnyfuture


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