I told you about a week ago that I was starting a 30 day fast. I have reconsidered that, at least for now.
Well, I have found that from time to time, like everybody, I hit weight plateaus. I stop losing weight. I have also found that when that happens, if I change up my eating schedule, the weight loss resumes.
Last week, when I was getting into the 30 day fast, after a few days, I got stuck at 268.8 pounds. Every day it was the same, 268.8. I was losing nothing. I can tell you, nothing is more frustrating than eating nothing and not losing weight. I do understand that a lot of this kind of thing has a lot to do with things like water retention and such, but it is still frustrating.
In the past, I have found that if I do a fast for a few days, then when I eat, I lose more weight after eating than I was losing while fasting. Seems counter intuitive, but that is my experience.
So, I decided to not do the 30 day fast, and instead I will do a series of 5 day fasts, fasting on weekdays, and and eating 1 meal or 2 meals each day on weekends.
Am I tired of fasting?
No, I am not at all tired of fasting. I like fasting. It makes me feel good, and I can see and feel parts of my body healing during fasting. So, I am actually enjoying the fasting, and I firmly intend to continue doing so.
So, fasting will go on. I may even do a 30 day fast in the future, I just decided to not do one right now, based on my current results. I am not fearful of doing a 30 day fast (or even longer), and I feel strongly that I can do it successfully. But, the way things were going, I just felt that now is not the right time.
Let’s see what happens
I will say that the next morning after the first day that I ate, I lost a half pound. So, it would seem like my change did help kick off some weight coming off. We shall see how it works moving forward.
As I said, I will be fasting Monday through Friday, though, so by the time you read this, I am back to fasting again! As it happens, I ate two small meals on Saturday this past weekend, and same on Sunday.