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The Blessings of Simplicity
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Kathleen



Joined: 16 Sep 2008
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Location: Minnesota

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

September, 2017: The Blessings of Simplicity starting May 21, 2017

Month 1: May 21, 2017 - 226.0
Month 2: June 1, 2017: 223.2 (month high: 224.8; month low: 221.6)
Month 3: July 6, 2017: 222.0 (month high: 224.4; month low: 219.4)
Month 4: August 1, 2017: 224.2 (month high: 224.2; month low: 221.0)
Month 5: September 6, 2017: 222.6 (month high: 224.4 ; month low: )

Weight Summary
Day 104 – Friday, September 1, 2017:
Day 105 – Saturday, September 2, 2017:
Day 106 – Sunday, September 3, 2017:
Day 107 – Monday, September 4, 2017:
Day 108 – Tuesday, September 5, 2017:
Day 109 – Wednesday, September 6, 2017: 222.6
Day 110 – Thursday, September 7, 2017: 222.2
Day 111 – Friday, September 8, 2017: 222.8
Day 112 – Saturday, September 9, 2017: 223.6
Day 113 – Sunday, September 10, 2017: 223.0
Day 114 – Monday, September 11, 2017: 224.4
Day 115 – Tuesday, September 12, 2017: 224.6
Day 116 – Wednesday, September 13, 2017: 225.0
Day 117 – Thursday, September 14, 2017: 225.2
Day 118 – Friday, September 15, 2017: 223.8
Day 119 – Saturday, September 16, 2017: 223.0
Day 120 – Sunday, September 17, 2017: 223.0
Day 121 – Monday, September 18, 2017: 223.8
Day 122 – Tuesday, September 19, 2017:
Day 123 – Wednesday, September 20, 2017: 224.0
Day 124 – Thursday, September 21, 2017:
Day 125 – Friday, September 22, 2017: 224.4
Day 126 – Saturday, September 23, 2017:
Day 127 – Sunday, September 24, 2017: 223.0
Day 128 – Monday, September 25, 2017:
Day 129 – Tuesday, September 26, 2017:
Day 130 – Wednesday, September 27, 2017:
Day 131 – Thursday, September 28, 2017:
Day 132 – Friday, September 29, 2017:
Day 133 – Saturday, September 30, 2017:

Journal
Day 104 – Friday, September 1, 2017:
I am giving up following the SET guidelines as I recognize that they take the focus off fasting. Last night, we got in too late for me to have dinner, and that is OK. I can manage. What I do not want to do is justify having breakfast because I was following the SET guidelines.

Day 108 – Tuesday, September 5, 2017:
Best meal of my life was Sunday night. I was so stuffed I did not eat until 4 pm.

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article on how to overcome temptation: set up guidelines ahead of time for dealing with temptation. That is what I am doing by eating within an 8 hour window. Yesterday I had one salad at 4 and past of a soft pretzel at close to 7. By 11 today, I was hungry but held off eating until 11. I am learning to not satisfy hunger immediately.

10 PM and home from Boston: I realized that the 8 hour window is necessary for me because my schedule is so variable. Things will settle down now, with Ellie now the only kid at home.

Day 109 – Wednesday, September 6, 2017: 222.6
My weight went up but not very much given that I was at a five day celebration with unbelievably good food -- like steak, crab cake, lobster... I bet my high weight for this month will be no more than 223.0. Progress is slow. I have to be patient.

Day 110 – Thursday, September 7, 2017: 222.8
My weight is up, but I am happy because I woke up feeling physically miserable due to having eaten so much. I do not want to eat that much again today. Why did I eat so much? Stress. A check to the U of M took so long to cash that I stopped payment on it and then it posted. Tom's job is not going well. We are swamped with bills because of Anne's wedding and Tommy's tooth. The house is totally disorganized: I just got the camping equipment from our trip in late August downstairs for Tom to put away. Eating as a sedative is a bad approach. I need to take a deep breath and deal with one issue at a time and let Tom deal with his job. I went to the gym this morning and did three minutes of fast walking plus walked an additional 20 minutes. At not quite 9 AM, I am at 5,000 steps.

Day 111 – Friday, September 8, 2017: 223.6
I was paging through a book by Peter Kreeft on virtues and vices and looked up gluttony. It was interesting what he had to say. He said that the Lord does not recommend dieting. Instead, our faith has always recommended fasting and feasting. Here's the problem: too much feasting. I have too many weekend nights when I eat past 7 and some weekends when I eat before 11. What I think I'm going to do is simply add on weekdays when I fast from dinner to dinner and define dinner as what is in front of me before I take one bite.

Nice try. I'm getting close. It has been so nice to not monitor how much I eat and just eat as much as I want, but I'd also like to lose some weight.

Day 112 – Saturday, September 9, 2017: 223.0
I pulled out the Jason Fung book on fasting, and the recommendation if you are not losing weight is to mix it up: try different lengths of fasts. Today Tom gets on a plane and returns Friday. Ellie is in school all week. This is a good week to try having one meal per day on weekdays like Jason Fung does. I may not last. I may just go to 3. I may just do it on Monday. We'll see.

Day 114 – Monday, September 11, 2017: 224.4
I was in a feeding frenzy all weekend as I prepared for a change in diet. The authors of the book Intuitive Eating call this "Last Supper eating". Stupid. I hope I now see my problem, which is that my body goes into survival mode when I look to diet or even change fasting. I need to be committed to this easy approach. My walking was great up until yesterday, averaging about 12,000 steps per day. Yesterday, I walked under 3,000. Time to commit...

We were in Boston last week because my sister and brother in law had put down deposits on all sorts of activities as part of a wedding celebration but then my niece delayed the wedding. Tickets to a specific ballgame can only be used for that ballgame. My sister invited us out. The parents and grandparents believe this relationship is doomed even though the couple is now on the European cruise that was supposed to be their honeymoon.

At some point, you either stop or commit.

My saga of dieting is not similar, but I would say the same is true for my decision to fast: I must commit or I might as well stop.

I commit.

Day 127 – Sunday, September 24, 2017: 223.0
Our dog is really sick. She normally weight about 10.2 pounds and is down to 7.8 as of this morning. I had her to the vet twice last week and will get the results of testing tomorrow. They think a kidney infection or kidney failure based on preliminary tests.

It is not good to be super busy. You tend to drop the ball on something. Pepper started to lose weight in late August but I was distracted by getting two kids to college and going to Boston. We had not been able to find her regular dog food so I thought that was the cause. By the time I got her to the vet, she was really sick.

Which brings me to thoughts about dieting.... I need habits that are easy to follow. I have developed a habit of fasting but think it is healthy but not sufficient for me to lose weight so I'm going to add the SET guidelines.


Day 128 – Monday, September 25, 2017:
Day 129 – Tuesday, September 26, 2017:
Day 130 – Wednesday, September 27, 2017:
Day 131 – Thursday, September 28, 2017:
Day 132 – Friday, September 29, 2017:
Day 133 – Saturday, September 30, 2017:
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Day 1 - May 21, 2017: 226.0
Day 103 - August 31, 2017: 221.2
Fasting is a way to control appetite. I try to eat only within an 8 hour window (11 AM - 7 PM) daily.
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