Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Getting there

Yesterday had the coffee and cream and a little black tea during the day. At night ate some grapes, butter and Edam cheese. The desire to eat was fairly strong and I justified it by thinking that I need a few nutrients.
Ended the day at 169.6. Woke today at 168.8.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016


I am interested to see how I feel after fasting a few days.

Supposedly there are psychological, immune system as well as weight loss benefits.


Woke up at 170.8

Monday, May 2, 2016

First day of 95% fast

So today was the first day of my "fast".
Today that meant 3 or 4 cups of coffee with light cream in the morning and one more cup with half and half during the day. At night I had a few grapes, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, apple pieces and a few bites of pasta.
Last night I went to bed weighing 178 - high for me.
Tonight I go to bed weighing 172.2.
I did use the bathroom often today.
I do not expect to lose 5.8 pounds tomorrow.


An article in the NY Times today on The Biggest Loser contestants explains that their metabolism slows to bring them back to a set weight. This disproves the "calories in calories out" idea since calories out is not the same for everyone. Two otherwise identical people eating the same thing and exercising the same amount will not have the same resulting weight change. There is more to it that has to do with how the body processes food. Of course, on the other hand, going along with the idea that all calories are equal, the article does not discuss whether there are differences in the type of calories eaten as to what the consequences are for metabolism.

Where the lost weight goes.

After a weekend of eating often and not too well, Monday is a cleansing, with more than the usual number of trips to the bathroom.


I am going to try fasting beginning today. I have heard good things.