Almost 11-weeks on a modified OMAD diet. Down 29lbs so far. SW 250, CW 221, age-54, 6'1"
I grew up a very skinny kid. 145lb at 6'1" at age 16 according to drivers license that I still have. 155lb at 3.5% body fat fresman year in college (I ran track middle distances and lifted weights). I spent a lot of years almost force feeding myself trying to gain weight. Then came age, allergies, late nights in grad scool eating junk to keep going, a few injuries, and gout. I went on the gain 5lbs/yr program tell early this year when I was 256 or so.
Since I started gaining weight, I've tried numerous times to loose it mostly through exercise. I always ended up injured or sick and would loose ground. My eating habits didn't help.
I tried dieting a couple of times by skipping lunch and only eating fruit which affected work and was really hard. I did that while working out a lot and went from 240 to 211. I got injured (foot while trying to run too much on tight indoor track while heavy) and the diet wasn't sustainable due to crazy hunger. I gained it all back and some. I also tried not eating dinners but that wasn't good either going to bed hungry all the time.
I have been fasting once a month, 1st Sunday of each month, for my adult life for religeous purposes. This Sept after doing my Sunday fast I thought about doing it some more to loose weight. I've toyed with the idea of doing that twice a week but never really tried. I got on-line to see if others were doing it and if it worked and discovered this site and a lot more on IF. I read arguablysampson's story and other stories and decided to give it a go.
I've found this easier than anything else I've tried. I get to eat tell full like I like to eat which has been huge for me. I've fasted for a day at a time for years so there wasn't a big adjustment. First week made me a little nervous because I didn't know if I could do it. I found it wasn't that bad. I think there has been other benefits besides loising weight and I can truly see me taking this all the way to my goal weight. Thanks for your stories and guidance, it has really helped. I will post some more on progress and experiences with this diet.