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Doing fine, celebrating holiday currently
I am not complaining at a 5.8 pound loss in one week, especially as we had friends over for the day yesterday and much food and drink was consumed. I just know that now I have to get back to fasting and get back to slightly below my target in order to have a little wiggle room.
I hope that everyone else is continuing to maintain. I haven't been on the forum much recently but look forward to catching up on everyone's progress this month. Looking forward to hearing from you all! Valerie
I explained elsewhere that I had a pause from the Forum, because my compute packed up
I have been a bit struggling with my weight ....
People told me on this forum that for my exalted age I ought to be a bit heavier that my goal in my twenties.
Yea, but that is so vague. This Spring and Summer I have discovered how easy it is to put on weight no matter how I try to limit my calories.
So now I am window fasting again. About 21/3. This is my 5th day on it, and I've lost about 1,5 kg.
I didn't get to be very heavy, but what was worrying was the upward trend.
I think BMI -wise I might be in the upper regions of 22. My clothes seem a bit looser already.
I am planning to do this every day for the rest of August and then see what I weigh.
Am I to maintain with daily window fasting, I wonder....
Hope you other maintainers have it all sorted out by now!
I did try to make a lot of changes at once, not always the best idea. One was to have an alcohol free month, save a few big events. I haven't stuck to that (no A/C or TV at home, it's hot, the Olympics, all have meant going to bars more than normal), but I've been drinking very much less than I was: none on fast days, only one glass when I've cheated, and never more than 2 glasses a week. I have realized that even when the month is up, I need to keep fast days alcohol free. Then I usually have at least 3 alcohol free days a week. Also, I've proven to myself that I can stop at one, which is also important for me.
Exercise hasn't fared quite as well. I was doing great while the gym was open. It has re-opened now, but I'm not sure if I'll get a membership there or one closer to my new apartment (touch wood). I got out on my bike once, and hopefully will be doing a lot more cycling, including commuting by bike once I move (again, touch wood).
My fast days have been a lot better, though probably closer to 600 than 500. I'm not so worried about that. My non-fast days have definitely been better. In general I have only been having a soft-boiled egg for breakfast, so I don't eat much until lunchtime, even on non-fast days. That's always a good way for me to cut out a lot of unnecessary calories. I think if I stick with this, even if I'm not back in my maintenance window by the end of August, I'll at least be closer.
So I am glad I can participate some-wheres. My weight loss has slowed down. But that always happens on this regime. So I am not worried. I am now 2 kg lighter than I was. So that is good. Some of my clothes fit me better, too. I am still finding this incredibly easy - and I am feeling so good on this. I wonder still whether I ought to keep this up longer. Well, we'll see what the weight is at the end of August, eh?
The weather here is too Autumn-like for August. But I do like all the seasons we have here.
Yea, I have read the stuff here on how the scales do not always tell the whole truth. Yesterday I could not connect to this site at all. But glad to be here today!
I had a review with the doc and we agreed to change my prescription for patches and a different type of progesterone because I read that weight gain is mainly due to the progesterone component. Early days but my weight does seem to be coming down a bit. So, currently *only* 2 kg above where I'd like to be and 1cm more on the waist.
I'm off on holiday tomorrow for a week, so it might go into reverse again, at least for a while!
However, in the grand scheme of things, I'm still 38.5kgs less than 4 years ago
Goal weight 120 lbs, maintenance range 118 - 122 lbs, method 19/5 every day.
Entry weight 125 lbs, exit weight 127 lbs, average 126.97 lbs
Lowest 125 lbs (1 day), highest 129 lbs (1 day)
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