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First log here from PopFnordette's log

Background - About me

I'm 28 female, 1.73 (5'8), weight of the day was 69.3 but it was unusually low compared to the rest of the week so I'm suspicious. 

I started IF a week ago after 2 weeks of stress-binging horribly. I want to develop a healthier relationship with food and also lose weight. I feel better on IF but also nervous, like I might mess up any second now.

I'm not following a specific diet (keto\paleo\vegan, like many here). I do count calories.

I'm concerned about letting other people around me know about IF. Knowing my family and friends, they'll instantly assume I'm developing an eating disorder.


Background - About the fasts

Can I just say how weird it feels to detail my new attempted eating habit online? Like, who's gonna read this? Who cares? I'll get to it anyways.My method is a somewhat flexible 20:4 - my eating hours might change a bit depending on the day's schedule, but they're usually around noon. Rule of thumb when unexpected events happen is to always try to keep eating hours below 6 hours and fasting hours over 18 hours. So far this week all my eating windows were below 4 hours and my fasts were 19 hours and up.As I ease into fasting more, I plan to mix in some longer fasts - 24-48 hours perhaps. At no stage am I (currently) planning to do extended fasting.During my fasts I drink water, and once or twice during the fast I'll have tea or coffee (unsweetened of course...) or coke zero. I need the caffeine. 



Actual fasting log of the day

This whole background thing is just because this is the first log entry ok? Like, usually I guess I'll only be posting this. The day's work and such.Today I finished a 22 hours fast, had a 4 hours eating windows that ended just now (17:00 where I live), so now I'm starting the new fast until, at least, noon tomorrow; I'm saying "at least" because I don't know when I'll actually eat tomorrow since I'll be at a friends place, we'll wait and see. Social events usually throw me off schedule and I have 3 of these this week. I'll update tomorrow how I ended this current fast.
Cheers everyone and good luck.




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adminfs
Sep 1 '17
You would be surprised who will read this. When fasting it seems like I try to suck in all the data I can. Reading someone elses fasting journal usually encourages me and helps pass time.
sunsetketo
Sep 1 '17
Love it! I'm kinda in the same boat as you where I'm afraid to tell my family that I'm doing IF because I don't want them thinking I'm developing a disorder. Its really stressful and hard living at home and trying to eat keto and also not eat half the day but I know that what I'm doing is fine and it only makes me happier and healthier so I have been really trying not to let anybody hold me back. Not sure if I'll openly start talking about IF with my family anytime soon, but hopefully they don't start getting suspicious about my eating habits haha. But you seem to be doing great! It seems like you really know what you're doing, so keep it up!! :)Love it! I'm kinda in the same boat as you where I'm afraid to tell my family that I'm doing IF because I don't want them thinking I'm developing a disorder. Its really stressful and hard living at ho...See more
Oceanset
Sep 1 '17
I have found that the more I talk about it the more people become interested and once they start reading and researching they get past all of the myths and misinformation out there.
My coworkers all thought I was crazy at first and now that they see the results I am getting some of them have started experimenting for themselves. As adminfs said reading others' experiences helps me figure out what I want to do.
I have found that the more I talk about it the more people become interested and once they start reading and researching they get past all of the myths and misinformation out there.
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Nessaroze
Sep 2 '17
It was weird for me too when I first starting logging/writing about these things online outside of a very private LiveJournal (acht, the early 2000's, lol). But then you realize people actually read this, and follow it, and get inspired by it, and share your pain when mistakes or wagon falls happen. It's really a powerful tool that gets too unnoticed by professionals (imo). Welcome to this place, and good luck! :)It was weird for me too when I first starting logging/writing about these things online outside of a very private LiveJournal (acht, the early 2000's, lol). But then you realize people actually read t...See more
PopFnordette
Sep 2 '17
Thanks everyone. I appreciate your thoughts about this! Good luck to all of you as well :)
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