It’s been a strange week. Interestingly, the week in which I pigged out on macaroni and cheese AND brownies, was the week that I also had one of the biggest weigh-in losses ever (4.3 lbs) AND reached my current all-time low weight. What do I attribute this to? Well, I got back on the exercise wagon. AND… (duh) I didn’t eat very much. I really do think the medication I’m taking has done funny, paradoxical things to my appetite. So if I wasn’t hungry, I didn’t eat. Which boiled down pretty much to dinners only for the past 3 days, and not a lot of dinner.
For a while, I’ve been toying with the idea of trying out this “system” I found on Twitter, called EatStopEat, which was put together by this guy named Brad. The basic idea is to do intermittent fasting for like one day out of a week. I’ve pretty much been doing a version of this, this week. I don’t think I could ever do a long (like more than 24 hours!) fast, or a “cleanse” as they call them. I’m just not into it. But I think I could get behind the idea of just not eating for one day out of a week. I’m going to think about it. I haven’t bought the guy’s E-book but I think I pretty much get the picture. It’s pretty simple. Don’t eat one day out of a week, and exercise. I think I can do that. Of course, this might not be so easy once I get my APPETITE back, but how hard could it be? Is there a point to it? I actually enjoyed not having to eat or think about food this week. So, I don’t know. I’m going to consider trying this out for the rest of the summer and see how it goes.
So this morning I went to a weigh-in, had a nice big number, a nice low all-time weight, AND a 21 lb reward (which translates into 31 lbs of actual weight, since I rejoined WW after losing my first 10). Yay! Then later in the afternoon I attended a 3 hour training session for their brand new all-computerized system.
I am so excited about this. The pencil-and-paper-and-calculator method that receptionists have to deal with has been terrifying me. I hate it. It takes me forever and I am just feeling like this is way beyond me. So I’m tickled to death that now EVERYthing is going to be on this system and I think is going to make this job 100x more pleasant and easy. They will still use the paper method at “at work” meetings but I think I can deal. Anyway, I felt very geeky and excited about this new change. And it all starts next week! YAY.
July 26, 2009 at 1:04 am
You’re doing great girl!! Fasting is tough but I believe that you can do whatever you put your mind to do!!! 😉 CONGRATS ON YOU WEIGHTLOSS!! That’s amazing!! You’re an inspiration!
July 26, 2009 at 4:18 am
That’s an amazing loss! Well done!
I should be starting one-day fasts (for healing purposes) one of these days, but they have to be properly executed. What you eat the day before and the day after is of the utmost importance. If you don’t do it right, the fasting day is of no use as the body is not properly prepared and supported. I just have to work this into my schedule and start!
July 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm
Great job! I know several people who fast at least one day a week and swear by it.
Glad that the front desk is getting computerized – its about time!
Happy Monday – hope you have a great week!
July 27, 2009 at 11:22 pm
I am so inspired at the way you got right back on the wagon and … lost even more! It just goes to show that rather than beat ourselves up when we have a bad week or two, it’s not the end of the world. Thanks for sharing your downs and your ups, too. Really very helpful.
Fasting for 24 hours two days a week (that’s the eatstopeat system as I understand it) can’t be good for blood glucose levels, can it? The part about doing more weight lifting and strength training can only be a good thing, though, right?
I know all the studies show that mild starvation prolongs life (at least in mice and chimps) but I don’t know if they withhold food for 24 hours in those situations or if they just reduce calories overall.
July 28, 2009 at 7:02 am
Ive read so much about ESE—-but havent tried it yet.
science supports it—I just cant help but think id be crazyhungry and eat everything in sight.
Im not a good ‘faster’