I guess I run now

or I’m trying to anyway.


Fast Five…pretty easy, but effective?

The Fast Five site says to wait 3 weeks to start seeing results, mostly because people take the “eat whatever you want between 5-10” as an invitation to eat as much as they want during that time. I’m guilty of a little of that, and hubby and I have had pizza twice in the last 20 days, but for the most part we have a nice dinner around 5:30 (I know, so early) and then around 9:30 I have a piece of toast with peanut butter or a small bowl of cereal.

Yesterday I was a little crazed at 4:30 after spending most of Saturday in the office and heading right from there to Costco to stock up on stupid supplies, so I had a McD’s cheese burger on the way. 300 calories and 1/3 of the daily salt limit. WOW! But then when we got home I had only a small bowl of pasta and chicken (about 1 1/2 cups) and later a slice of toast with peanut butter and that was it for the night/day.

I came in around 1000 calories, so there’s where the fasting for 19 hours works.

We’ll see on Thursday if I’m losing at this point, and I suspect I will be. And I suspect that, yes, I can lose a pound a week (easily and without feeling at all deprived) doing this.

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By bigprof
On October 30, 2011
At 10:03 am
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Stupid, stupid plateau!

I’ve been doing some intermittent fasting this week to break through it & I think I have, finally.

Thinking about trying this for a bit: Fast Five.

I don’t mind fasting…even kinda like it, like the way it makes me feel, and like the way it alters my relationship with food. And after 6 months on Atkins with only a 10 pound loss (I know, at least it’s a loss!), I’m loving the thought of a one pound a week loss while I get to still eat the foods I like. I’ll probably make my break-fast food Atkins-friendly, but for tonight it was a thrill to eat a whole mess of carbs.

Anyway, today was my first Fast Five day. Broke the fast with 2 eggs, 2 slices of wheat toast, a handful of peanuts, 2 cups popped corn with butter, and coffee with cream. Not a huge number of calories for my first night (about 800), so we’ll see how I feel tomorrow.

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By bigprof
On October 8, 2011
At 7:40 pm
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