Fasting Journal 23

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

"Life in the Fast Lane"

Fasting Journal 23:  Inches over pounds

So it's been about seven days and I haven't lost any weight on the scales.  Honestly, there was a time I'd be very upset and I'd either throw in the towel or start tweaking my diet.  Maybe I've had too much cheese, maybe too many nuts, perhaps too much protein... I'd torment myself to no end.

But I made a commitment of following this experiment through until Sunday, August 05. 

I also know that the scale doesn't tell the whole story.  Just this morning, for example, I looked in the mirror and thought, "Wow!  My face has really gotten a lot thinner!"  But the scale says I haven't lost any weight in a week!  The scale doesn't tell me if I've lost body fat, though.  Stooopid thing!!!

I belong to a few low carb, keto and fasting forums online and it's sad to see how many people, after just a few days, get so frustrated by their perceived lack of progress.  They'll be 3 or 4 days into their new regime and be completely upset because they've only lost a pound or none at all.  After just a FEW days!!!

That's completely unrealistic and sets us up for certain failure.  Weight fluctuates anywhere from 1 to 5 pounds daily and it's completely irrelevant to your diet.  It's just a natural occurrence.

Weight loss is not a straight line down a graph.  My chart shows ups and downs all over the place but an overall downward trend.

Do yourself a favor and don't weigh in daily.  As I've said before, I'm weighing daily only so I can show you that weight will fluctuate no matter how well you adhere to your program.

For me, how my clothes fit is the best tracking method.  And I think taking measurements is best.

For example, on January 1 of this year my waist was 38 inches.  Today, my waist is 33-1/4 inches.  That's a big deal!  And no, it didn't happen over a few weeks, of course not.  But that's what people seem to be expecting.  Don't be that person.  Be kind and patient with yourself.  Results will come.

My Journal - Day 23

Start Weight: 154
Today's Weight: 148 (no change in 7 days)
Total Loss: (-6)

1-1/2 cup mesclun mix
7 oz salad shrimp
2 tbsp olive oil and splash lemon juice

2 medium celery ribs
2 tbsp almond butter

1/2 glass sparkling white wine

2 salmon fish cakes with squeeze of lemon

2 squares Lindt 90% dark chocolate

Calories: 1116
Protein: 71g
Carbs: 23.5g
Fibre: 10.1g
Net Carbs: 13.4g
Fat: 75.3g

60% Fat, 26% Protein, 6% Carbs, 8% Alcohol

That's it for fasting journal 23.  Tomorrow I'll show you my weight loss chart.

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