So I’m back here. 209. And I appreciate that - it’s better than 213! But it’s still within that 205 - 215 range that I’m stuck in.
For the last few days I’ve tried intermittent fasting. And I’m actually liking it so far, only a few days it.
This is not the first time I’ve tried this. And really I haven’t come far with it before basically because I’m hungry All Day - which is natural. I can and do usually eat from at least 630am to 8pm. Which is “normal” I guess but I’m not losing weight and since I can’t seem to control my calories, then maybe I can control the hours I inhale them in.
And I’m not so strict with it anyway, because all the time that you’re fasting you should be drinking calorie free stuff, like black coffee but I always put too much creamer in mine.
So while I find intermittent fasting pretty restrictive it’s also… not so bad. To know the exact hours that I can eat and since I’m limiting those hours I also find that I’m limiting the calories I’m eating and in the end, that’s what produces weight loss.
I don’t go to bed hungry and that’s one of my hang ups. No matter what I’ve eaten during the day I often feel hungry at night. And I don’t think it’s “real” hunger all the time. But sometimes I can’t go to sleep until I just give in and eat something.
Yes I should be exercising too. I’ll just throw that out there. I know I should be. But besides my walks, some more intensive than others, I am not exercising. I don’t give myself enough credit for the walks because even though they DO elevate my heart rate, it’s not like sweat is dripping at the end of the walk.
I’m having mixed feelings about what type of exercise to do. I’ve had many people say cardio is the way to go to burn fat but I feel like I’m not in shape enough to do enough cardio to make a dif. I get tired so quick.
And then others say weight lifting is the way to go. But I have been warned that making your muscles bigger just makes you look fatter (for a time) until the fat melts and then you slim down.
I don’t really have big weights to weight life anyway and I… dread going to the gym but I do have a Planet Fitness membership and I should go. At least 3 days a week to make any sort of difference.
I’ll just leave you with this from the internets:
What are the basic rules of intermittent fasting?
The practice of intermittent fasting involves limiting your intake of foods and calorie-containing beverages to a set window hours per day (some do 8, some do 12, more or less is up to you). You abstain from food for the remaining hours, though you’re still allowed to drink water and other no-calorie beverages, like plain coffee or tea.
So for example you may choose to eat only between the 8 hours of 11am and 7pm - and then fast the other 16 hours. You choose the time range and length.
A person needs to decide on and adhere to a fasting window every day. According to some researchers, fasting for 10–16 hours can cause the body to turn its fat stores into energy, which releases ketones into the bloodstream. This should encourage weight loss.
7am - 4pm - 170cals - coffee with creamer
4pm - 430pm 240cals - cin roll
5pm - pm - 10cals - 4cps water w/ Gatorade flavor
6pm - 630pm - 280cals - eggplant sub sandwich
8pm - 830pm - 90cals - cake bite
9pm - 10pm - 475cals - buttered rice
Total cals - 1255cals
Total water - 6 cups
Last updated June 21, 2022