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Current Actual Weight: 71.0kg (11 stone 3 pounds)
Current Trend Weight: 72.3kg (11 stone 5 pounds)

Yesterday marked the beginning of a new era, as it was the first fasting day since I declared that I would be switching to 6:1. That means that the week would begin no differently to how it began under 5:2 and that meant going to an Aquafit class on an empty stomach. I had real problems with sleeping on the previous night, and I didn't manage to sleep beyond 4am, but the Aquafit session still went really well.

Lunch consisted of the usual scrambled eggs with two slices of cold meat, and I had a piece of meat with some salad for my evening meal once again. I found it a bit difficult to get to sleep last night but once I got to sleep, I didn't have the same problems as the previous night in terms of staying asleep and so, I didn't wake up until after 6am this time after getting up on just a few occasions during the night to go to the toilet.

So far, all of this is standard fare and no different...

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Day 5 .. Even though the thought process now of fasting is easy, the thing that I really really hate and don't look forward to is the constant dull headache that comes on at midday and increases throughout the day. I'm keeping myself hydrated to the point of 2 pee stops an hour some days. It doesn't seem as bad when a fasting day is an exercise day but today I felt very lethargic and couldn't bring myself to train. I had it all planned out and set a side an hour for a circuit training session but when it came down to it I couldn't bring myself to do it. I'm having an early night with a couple of paracetamols as company hoping tomorrow when I wake I will be fully charged for the day ahead :)
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It's taken a while for the penny to drop. After I recorded a weigh-in at 108lbs, something was niggling at me.

I've just realised that it's because my heaviest weight was 168lbs (2011) so I've shed 60lbs. 60lbs is 36% of 168lbs and 56% of my current weight.

I used ADF/4:3 to shed this weight and also to change my body composition as much as I could, and in line with healthy parameters.

I'll be very interested to see how IF/ADF/4:3 and similar fasting maintainers fare in the long-term, both anecdotally and in clinical studies.
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I got another big workout in cycling 55 miles. I drank over a gallon of water on my ride. The beauty of drinking a gallon -- you are now 8 pounds lighter, on account of sweating it out. I mean, Me, my bike and my backpack, together, were 8 pounds lighter.
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The holiday gatherings are increasing but I've still been able to get my fasts in and my trend is still dropping nicely. My plan is to keep this up till Christmas and then try not to do too much damage while we are away on Christmas vacation visiting our families.

Stats so far:
Start: July 2, 2013 - 227.2 pounds (BMI 38.84)
Today: Dec 13, 2013 - 203.8 pounds (BMI 34.79)

Timeframe: 23 weeks, 3 days (= 164 days total)
Fasts: 49 fasts completed in that time

Total loss: 23.7 pounds
Average: 1.012 pounds per week
BMI has gone done 4.05 points

I need to retake my measurements, but I can see in the mirror that things are improving. And I am delighted! Onward!
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