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9th Week Complete & Re-Assessing Goals

by fancyfinch on 23 Oct 2017, 11:47

As I end my 9th week of this WOE, I find myself attempting to re-assess my goals and how to achieve them.

My weight loss has begun slowing (having lost only 1.2 lbs in the past three weeks), and while I'm sure I can blame it on a bunch of things (overeating, eating the wrong kinds of things, constipation, hormones), it's normal with any weight loss program to slow down a bit. Now I must begin to practice patience.

As I'll be joining the Christmas 8-week challenge (10/30/2017-12/24/2017), I want to shift my mindset from weight loss to making sure I'm very clearly holding to the healthy habits that support that weight loss (both ones that I've already been practising and new ones).

LET ME BE CLEAR, I WANT VERY MUCH TO CONTINUE LOSING WEIGHT, AND QUICKLY AT THAT, BUT I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER WHAT WEIGHT MY BODY IS AT ON ANY GIVEN DAY OR WEEK. I ONLY HAVE CONTROL OVER WHAT I DO. SO I AM GOING TO FOCUS ON THAT. WHAT CAN I DO?

Continuing Goals:
1. Eat TDEE on Non-Fast Days -- I've been pretty good with this one, actually, but the last few weeks have been tougher. I need to make sure that this is acheived EVERY non-fast day, with special events excepted)
2. Eat 25% on Fast Days -- I've been pretty good with this one, too, generally staying within 40 calories of this.
3. Three fast days per week -- I've pretty much been doing this the whole time, but have been doing four the past few weeks, and I actually think four is too many. It throws me off-kilter a bit, and doesn't seem to be helping. More is not always better.

New goals:
4. Exercise daily -- I need to do something every day in order to form a habit, skipping a day and doing every other day just doesn't work for me, so I've chosen to exercise every day doing the following: 100 kettlebell swings, 10 turkish get ups, and 100 jump rope single unders. I can do other things (though I'm pretty sure I won't because I don't already), but this is the requirement to say I've achieved my daily exercise.
5. Eat 25g of fiber every Non-Fast Day (I generally consume between 12g and 18g, though sometimes less) -- this will help me to control the amount of sugary, processed food without entirely eliminating the treats that make this weight loss sustainable.

Learned this week:
-four fasting days is not better than three. I get hungrier on my fast days by the time the fourth one comes around which makes me more likely to not only break my fast but to eat entirely unhealthy foods. Also, I think the calories might overall end up being too low for what my particular body and hormones perceive as safe and non-famine mode.
Last edited by fancyfinch on 23 Oct 2017, 11:50, edited 1 time in total.

1/1/2017 Weight: 183.2 lbs
5:2 Starting Point (8/21/2017): 173.8 lbs
Current Weight: 161.8 lbs
Full Goal: 136.0 lbs
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