My weight loss saga - Jim

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  • blambo61
    blambo61 Posts: 4,372 Member
    edited June 2017
    I've thought about the schedule below but my experience is once I start eating early, I have a hard time not eating more so I haven't tried it much. This would allow me to eat night before working out so I can go hard and also after so don't get too hungry. I have to workout in the mornings now cause it is hot in the afternoons here. Hope is ok posting this on your thread.
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  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    Yeah eating early would not work for me either, and temperature is definitely a factor this time of year. I need a fair amount of time to recover from a run so morning runs during the workweek are not an option.
  • Brendalea69
    Brendalea69 Posts: 3,863 Member
    edited June 2017
    jvcinv wrote: »
    WK........ Weight.....Week Chg.....Total......To Reach Goal
    28.............250.................-3...........-102..............70
    29.............248.................-2...........-104..............68
    30.............243.................-5...........-109..............63
    31.............241.................-2...........-111..............61
    32.............240.5...........-0.5...........-111.5..........60.5
    33.............236..............-4.5...........-116..............56....(partial fasting)
    34.............221.5.........-14.5...........-130.5..........41.5 (fasting)
    35.............219..............-2.5...........-133.............39.... (partial fasting)
    36.............224.5..........+5.5...........-127.5..........44.5. (fasting recovery)
    37.............221.5...........-3..............-130.5...........41.5. (6:1)
    38.............217..............-4.5...........-135..............37.... (5:2)
    39.............213.5...........-3.5...........-138.5...........33.5. (5:2)
    40.............208 ...........-5.5.............-144............28 (5:2)

    I've got a nice weekly rhythm going. I'm packing it in on my five eating days, still only once per day but maybe 15% more than my normal OMAD. Then on my two fasting days only water and black coffee so there is a clear distinction between feasting and fasting. Then I'm now running 5 days a week but adjusting duration and intensity around the eating/fasting schedule. In any case, I couldn't be any happier at this point. Heading out to get some new clothes, again!

    Does 6:1 mean 6 days eating and 1 day fasting?
    and 5:2 mean 5 days eating and 2 days fasting?

    You're losing lots!!! :)
  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    edited June 2017

    Does 6:1 mean 6 days eating and 1 day fasting?
    and 5:2 mean 5 days eating and 2 days fasting?

    You're losing lots!!! :)
    Yes and Yes to answer your questions.
    I am losing a lot lately and I like it.

  • Brendalea69
    Brendalea69 Posts: 3,863 Member
    jvcinv wrote: »

    Does 6:1 mean 6 days eating and 1 day fasting?
    and 5:2 mean 5 days eating and 2 days fasting?

    You're losing lots!!! :)
    Yes and Yes to answer your questions.
    I am losing a lot lately and I like it.

    Thats great, Im doing 5:2 and 4:3 but hopefully I will be doing 6:1 soon :)
  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member

    Thats great, Im doing 5:2 and 4:3 but hopefully I will be doing 6:1 soon :)
    Weren't you doing 6:1 to reach your goal?
    If so why are you now into 5:2 or 4:3?
    Just curious.

  • Brendalea69
    Brendalea69 Posts: 3,863 Member
    edited June 2017
    I'm doing things different now...Im not doing water fasts anymore, my 5:2 Is 5 days eating up to my BMR or more as long as I exercise the extra calories off...The other 2 days are my OMAD days of eating 500 calories or less but I exercise those calories off...I also have 1 day that I eat whatever and the extra calories that I get are the ones from the 2 days that I eat low calories...It all averages out so that Im eating my 9030 maintenance calories for the week :)
  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    I'm doing things different now...Im not doing water fasts anymore, my 5:2 Is 5 days eating up to my BMR or more as long as I exercise the extra calories off...The other 2 days are my OMAD days of eating 500 calories or less but I exercise those calories off...I also have 1 day that I eat whatever and the extra calories that I get are the ones from the 2 days that I eat low calories...It all averages out so that Im eating my 9030 maintenance calories for the week :)
    Ok makes sense. thanks.

  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    WK........ Weight.....Week Chg.....Total......To Reach Goal
    28.............250.................-3...........-102..............70
    29.............248.................-2...........-104..............68
    30.............243.................-5...........-109..............63
    31.............241.................-2...........-111..............61
    32.............240.5...........-0.5...........-111.5..........60.5
    33.............236..............-4.5...........-116..............56....(partial fasting)
    34.............221.5.........-14.5...........-130.5..........41.5 (fasting)
    35.............219..............-2.5...........-133.............39.... (partial fasting)
    36.............224.5..........+5.5...........-127.5..........44.5. (fasting recovery)
    37.............221.5...........-3..............-130.5...........41.5. (6:1)
    38.............217..............-4.5...........-135..............37.... (5:2)
    39.............213.5...........-3.5...........-138.5...........33.5. (5:2)
    40.............208 .............-5.5...........-144...............28 (5:2)
    41.............205 .............-3..............-147...............25 (5:2)

    Still really liking this (OMAD+jogging+71 hour fast) weekly system that I'm on.
    I feel that I'm getting fit and losing weight.
    Not going to make any changes until I've completely crossed over the huge milestone coming up in a couple weeks.
  • blambo61
    blambo61 Posts: 4,372 Member
    Your going to be about 1/2 the size you were! That's got to feel great! Congrats
  • wsandy8512
    wsandy8512 Posts: 1,897 Member
    edited June 2017
    Way to go, Jim! Isn't it wonderful to find a good ebb and flow when it comes to getting healthier? BTW, your profile picture looks great! You look quite fit and like the younger brother compared to your first set of pictures!
  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    blambo61 wrote: »
    Your going to be about 1/2 the size you were! That's got to feel great! Congrats

    Losing half my body weight is one of my goals, need to get to 175 which at this point I think is doable.
    Thanks!
  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    wsandy8512 wrote: »
    Way to go, Jim! Isn't it wonderful to find a good ebb and flow when it comes to getting healthier? BTW, your profile picture looks great! You look quite fit and like the younger brother compared to your first set of pictures!

    Thanks so much Sandy, yes it is wonderful, sometimes I look back at what I've done these last 10 months and I get overcome with emotion. My life has changed in virtually every way.
  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    WK........ Weight.....Week Chg.....Total......To Reach Goal
    28.............250.................-3...........-102..............70
    29.............248.................-2...........-104..............68
    30.............243.................-5...........-109..............63
    31.............241.................-2...........-111..............61
    32.............240.5...........-0.5...........-111.5..........60.5
    33.............236..............-4.5...........-116..............56....(partial fasting)
    34.............221.5.........-14.5...........-130.5..........41.5 (fasting)
    35.............219..............-2.5...........-133.............39.... (partial fasting)
    36.............224.5..........+5.5...........-127.5..........44.5. (fasting recovery)
    37.............221.5...........-3..............-130.5...........41.5. (6:1)
    38.............217..............-4.5...........-135..............37.... (5:2)
    39.............213.5...........-3.5...........-138.5...........33.5. (5:2)
    40.............208 .............-5.5...........-144...............28 (5:2)
    41.............205 .............-3..............-147...............25 (5:2)
    42.............203 .............-2..............-149...............23 (5:2)

    Had a bout of self doubt earlier in the week
    I ate aggressively for a couple days, really stuffed myself. This was partly intentional but it gave me flashbacks
    of my former self when I would devour a large pizza then have 3 root beer floats for dessert.
    But I didn't splurge or eat junk, I just had bigger portions and ate more.
    Afterwards I was thinking that I had lost my way and that I would relapse, etc.
    Fortunately I came to my senses and got my head back on straight and had another good week.
    It just reminded me again that the mental aspect is huge for weight loss. The mind plays tricks on you.
  • HestiaMoon1
    HestiaMoon1 Posts: 278 Member
    The mental aspect is huge! I am using a meditation/hypnosis audio that's been very helpful both in eating and mood raising in general.
  • x3nomorph
    x3nomorph Posts: 174 Member
    jvcinv wrote: »
    Afterwards I was thinking that I had lost my way and that I would relapse, etc.
    Fortunately I came to my senses and got my head back on straight and had another good week.
    It just reminded me again that the mental aspect is huge for weight loss. The mind plays tricks on you.

    uh oh, looks like the wheels are coming off the cart, you are closing in to the brink of the abyss , it only takes a little push and down the rabbit hole you go :D

  • wsandy8512
    wsandy8512 Posts: 1,897 Member
    Jim, this is just so awesome! You avoided a relapse into the realm that got us all here in the first place. Good on you and congratulations on your loss!
  • minigrrll
    minigrrll Posts: 1,590 Member
    I'd be tempted to say the mental aspect is everything!!
  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    minigrrll wrote: »
    I'd be tempted to say the mental aspect is everything!!
    and you'd be right.
    What I meant was that we can be our own worst enemies, the negative side of our minds can be destructive. It's like there is an internal struggle, "Yes I can" versus "No you can't".

  • blambo61
    blambo61 Posts: 4,372 Member
    Your doing great! You are very aggressive with your dieting so you have wiggle room to maintain and still lose without being that aggressive so if you have a tough time, just remember that!