Had a minor operation end of October, and a period without any exercise first resulted in weight being at my lower limit without fasting. Took me a few days to realise it was the loss of muscle that was responsible for that. Restarting training and regular cycling to work first resulted in some weight gain because of increasing muscle weight (must have taken on some fat that was masked by the loss of muscle). Even saw a few numbers on the scales above my upper limit, but never on an official weekly weight day (Tuesday for me). From April trough June I did 6:1, so one fast day traditional style a week. It took me back to my lower limit again. So I am looking forward to holidays with confidence (we also like to cycle on holidays, so even without fasting, I do not expect much damage). Blood pressure is still very fine and other blood values will be measured again this August (I will keep you posted in my maintenance topic).
On the forum: must say that I really still feel as being a ‘faster for life’. And it feels good. The forum still feels as a community of which I consider myself to be a happy member. I also reread all the reactions on my previous report and they are still heart-warming. It’s nice to see so many of you still hanging around. I must confess I definitively feel like one of the lucky ones when I compare my situation to that of those for whom this way of life is much more of a struggle (although I would say that there is a nice number of you who seem to be getting along pretty well in maintenance). Just remember that although you might be struggling, chances are high that you health situation is quite a bit better with, than without fasting. Sharing this experience with all of us has definitively a value of its own. Looking forward to another year of fasting and many more to come!