Day 3 of 10 Day Fast from kaleidoscopeiiis's log

Starting Weight: 153.4 lbs

Today's Weight: 146.2 lbs

Total Lost: 7.2 lbs

Down 2.2 lbs today. I dreamed that I ate a sandwich last night, and was pretty upset with myself for breaking my fast, and as with most of my realistic dreams, it took me a while upon waking to realize it hadn't happened. I was a little hungry towards the end of the day yesterday, but not bad. I did my 1 mile run, and beat my best time! My September running goal was to get to 9:30 and I did it in 9:29. Woohoo! And with just a few days left in the month. Forgot to do body weight exercises, though.

Woke up feeling a bit weak/lethargic, typical for Day 3. Slept okay, except for maybe half an hour in the early AM when I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. I took melatonin before bed, but I'm not sure it helped. I made a new rule for myself last night that when the alarm goes off, I have 5 seconds to get out of bed. I did it this morning, and it sucked, but then I felt like I woke up more quickly because I didn't lie there wishing I could go back to sleep. Also, it's a good little willpower exercise to get the day started right.

I am going to try to ramp up my water intake today in hopes that it will help me get to my goal of being below 140 by the 30th. That would be 6 lbs in 3 days, though, which I don't think is realistic, since I usually drop a little over 1 lb/day after Day 3. We shall see, though!

One thing that I have been noticing is that I really want to talk to people about my fast. I talk to my husband about it, ad nauseam probably, but I am excited and happy to be doing this, and I want to tell people like my mom and my best friends, too, but I don't want any negativity from them to take away from my positive spirit, so I haven't. My mom (who is a physician) knows that I fast for a couple days at a time sometimes, but I feel like 10 days would put her in the "worried" camp, and my friends would be concerned/think I am crazy.

The thing is, to me this is the weigh to lose weight. Not 10 days, specifically, but IF and EF overall. I also think that CICO works, but it's so much harder to exercise moderation compared to simply abstaining. Also, I think that once you are a normal BMI, CICO is so restrictive that you pretty much end up IFing by default. I would only be eating 800-1200 calories/day if I was just trying for a daily calorie deficit to get 1-2 lbs of weight loss per week. And then what? Eat 3 tiny meals a day? Probably I'd be skipping breakfast so that I could have more filling lunches and dinners. So to me, fasting is normal, and it should be considered normal. It's the most obvious way to lose weight: don't eat for longer periods. Simple enough, right? And delightfully, it sure works wonderfully well.

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By kaleidoscopeiiis
Added Sep 27 '17


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