My weight loss saga - Jim

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  • mikseyniha
    mikseyniha Posts: 442 Member
    Well, 111 lbs in 31 weeks is still commendable :smiley: way to go!
  • arguablysamson
    arguablysamson Posts: 1,702 Member
    Incredible! Sounds like you know yourself and nobody's going to knock you down! Love it!
  • 1MADGIRL
    1MADGIRL Posts: 838 Member
    Very awesome!
  • 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

    I started to really see a slowdown in April. Before yesterday I had only lost 3 lbs in 3 weeks.
    That wouldn't be so bad if I was closer to my goal, but at this point I'm not ready to see it.
    During the same period in March I had dropped 10 pounds.
    I decided that I was in a rut and needed to shake things up, so yesterday I began a water fast.
    I have no plan as to how long I will do it, I'm just going to listen to the signals from my body and go from there.

    So tracking the fast now, here are day 1's result.

    My plateau-busting fast
    Day.........WT.......Change.......Total
    ..1..........236.........-3...............-3

    Feel good this morning, not hungry. Got that empty feeling.
    Slept so well, the night was full of detailed vivid dreams
  • wsandy8512
    wsandy8512 Posts: 1,897 Member
    Congratulations on all of your hard work and dedication and losses so far! I know you're a bit bummed over your slow April, but to many of us, myself included, we would love that kind of steady progress! Best to you on your fast. Please keep us posted on how you're feeling from time to time :-)
  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    wsandy8512 wrote: »
    Congratulations on all of your hard work and dedication and losses so far! I know you're a bit bummed over your slow April, but to many of us, myself included, we would love that kind of steady progress! Best to you on your fast. Please keep us posted on how you're feeling from time to time :-)
    Off course you're right, we all are at different stages, have different goals, bodies, ages, etc. I wouldn't say I was bummed, I just didn't like going from a consistent trend of 11-12 lbs per month directly to 4. It was not a gradual taper. If I was within 20 pounds of goal it might have been a different matter.
  • Brendalea69
    Brendalea69 Posts: 3,857 Member
    Also don't forget that there will be stalls, You are doing great!!! :)
  • arguablysamson
    arguablysamson Posts: 1,702 Member
    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

    I started to really see a slowdown in April. Before yesterday I had only lost 3 lbs in 3 weeks.
    That wouldn't be so bad if I was closer to my goal, but at this point I'm not ready to see it.
    During the same period in March I had dropped 10 pounds.
    I decided that I was in a rut and needed to shake things up, so yesterday I began a water fast.
    I have no plan as to how long I will do it, I'm just going to listen to the signals from my body and go from there.

    So tracking the fast now, here are day 1's result.

    My plateau-busting fast
    Day.........WT.......Change.......Total
    ..1..........236.........-3...............-3

    Feel good this morning, not hungry. Got that empty feeling.
    Slept so well, the night was full of detailed vivid dreams

    Don't get bummed. You are still losing. And don't water-fast too long since your goal is still primarily weight loss. You need normalcy for the times ahead when you won't be fasting. You've now got to start thinking ahead to those days.

    And give yourself credit. I remember around the same weight dropping to .8 lbs to a lb and a 1.5-loss for quite a while. It won't always be in larger chunks. Be happy.

    I love reading these journals, gang. Reminds me of how that felt for me the first time those numbers popped up!
  • 1MADGIRL
    1MADGIRL Posts: 838 Member
    You're doing so well! April seems to be a slow month for most of us. Let's make up for it in May. You are doing so, so well!!!
  • shans34
    shans34 Posts: 535 Member
    You are an inspiration
  • amflautist
    amflautist Posts: 982 Member
    jvcinv wrote: »
    My plateau-busting fast
    Day.........WT.......Change.......Total
    ..1..........236.........-3...............-3

    Feel good this morning, not hungry. Got that empty feeling.
    Slept so well, the night was full of detailed vivid dreams

    Wondering how you are doing today. That first-day result was stellar! So encouraging. I love the report of sleeping well, vivid dreams. That's what happens to me too.

  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    amflautist wrote: »
    jvcinv wrote: »
    My plateau-busting fast
    Day.........WT.......Change.......Total
    ..1..........236.........-3...............-3

    Feel good this morning, not hungry. Got that empty feeling.
    Slept so well, the night was full of detailed vivid dreams

    Wondering how you are doing today. That first-day result was stellar! So encouraging. I love the report of sleeping well, vivid dreams. That's what happens to me too.
    My plateau-busting fast
    Day.........WT.......Change.......Total
    ..1..........236.........-3...............-3
    ..2..........234.........-2...............-5

    Doing fine. In the morning I have a little black coffee but other than that it's water.
    There is so much more time to kill when you're not thinking about food, preparing meals, planning and shopping for food. The workday will fly by and when I get home I think I will go for a leisurely walk to occupy the time that I would normally be eating.
  • amflautist
    amflautist Posts: 982 Member
    Super. You inspire me.
  • Brendalea69
    Brendalea69 Posts: 3,857 Member
    jvcinv wrote: »
    amflautist wrote: »
    jvcinv wrote: »
    My plateau-busting fast
    Day.........WT.......Change.......Total
    ..1..........236.........-3...............-3

    Feel good this morning, not hungry. Got that empty feeling.
    Slept so well, the night was full of detailed vivid dreams

    Wondering how you are doing today. That first-day result was stellar! So encouraging. I love the report of sleeping well, vivid dreams. That's what happens to me too.
    My plateau-busting fast
    Day.........WT.......Change.......Total
    ..1..........236.........-3...............-3
    ..2..........234.........-2...............-5

    Doing fine. In the morning I have a little black coffee but other than that it's water.
    There is so much more time to kill when you're not thinking about food, preparing meals, planning and shopping for food. The workday will fly by and when I get home I think I will go for a leisurely walk to occupy the time that I would normally be eating.

    Awesome!!!
  • mikseyniha
    mikseyniha Posts: 442 Member
    Wow thats great progress :smiley:
  • shans34
    shans34 Posts: 535 Member
    You really are an inspiration
  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    Thanks everyone for the positive reactions and remarks about inspiration. One day at a time.
  • jvcinv
    jvcinv Posts: 504 Member
    My plateau-busting fast
    Day.........WT.......Change.......Total
    ..1..........236.........-3...............-3
    ..2..........234.........-2...............-5
    ..3..........232.........-2...............-7

    Many people report that the toughest day of a fast is either day 2, day 3, or day 4.
    For me it's day 1, just building up the inertia to miss that first meal is the hardest part for me.
    Yesterday and this morning I feel good, have good energy, and no hunger.
    Still undecided as to how far I want to go with this.

  • wsandy8512
    wsandy8512 Posts: 1,897 Member
    You're doing really well, and the best part is that you don't have to go any longer than what you feel you need to. :-)
  • shans34
    shans34 Posts: 535 Member
    You're doing fantastic!