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52LivingLife - Monday Jan 15, 2018
(Watching my intake/intermittent fasting)
Weight: 182.0

Hello all, just wanted to check in on this cold day in Tennessee. The great news is that we should be in the high 50's by the end of the week... can't wait!!this fasting is going pretty well so far, I fast from 5pm-9am , so far it's been easy. I do adjust my time on dialysis days. I will weigh in on t-thurs-sat, my home scale is all over the place, so I weigh at clinic, this way I know my weight is correct.well I will post my weight tomorrow. Have a great day!!!

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 32 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 01/15/2018:
Doctor Oz likes that 16 hour fast idea....apparently it works well burning fat.....stay well...you sound happy!

horn_of_plenty on 01/15/2018:
I have also heard good things about that kinda fasting - I would do it if I had a slower lifestyle like if I was home more and didn't have to get up so early or home late - on weekends when I sleep In I guess I do a little bit of a fast !

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52LivingLife - Saturday Jan 13, 2018
(Watching my intake)
Weight: 182.0

Just back from dialysis, it cold here in Tennessee and we got snow yesterday with about 2 inches of ice. So it's slow moving here, I did go to dialysis,I put on some chicken veggie soup in the crock before I left. When I walked into the house, it smelled wonderful. I'm trying intermittent fasting, I started on Thursday, so far I really like it. Well I'm in the house until Tuesday, I hope this ice melts soon. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 32 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 01/13/2018:
Your soup sounds like just the thing for the weather...have a nice evening.

Donkey on 01/13/2018:
Just about anything in the crockpot gets my vote :-)

graindart on 01/13/2018:
There are many different ways to do intermittent fasting. I've tried several different variations (including just an extended straight water fast). The one that would probably work best for me would be not eating for 23 hours out of every day and just eating my day's calories during a 1 hour window. Unfortunately when I tried this, I was thinking about food most of the day. I now do a less strict form where I skip breakfast and have a small calorie snack for "lunch". My main meal is dinner and probably a few light snacks directly afterwards. Usually from 9pm until noon the next day is <150 calories and noon to dinner is only another 200+- calories. So that's usually a total of less than 350 calories during 21 hours of the day. I've adjusted to it and it's become somewhat of a habit now. I don't think this type of IF is magically beneficial in any way. It works for me because it's a habit I can stick with that keeps me within my daily calorie allotment.

horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2018:
I agree with donkey that the crockpot is wonderful ! I should get and use one indeed ! Enjoy the chicken and veggies soup it sounds excellent for a snowy day! Welcome here you are a strong survivor !

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52LivingLife - Wednesday Jan 10, 2018
(Watching my intake)
Weight: 185.0

Hello everyone, my story is this. I'm 52 and have been overweight all of my life. I went into renal failure in 04 which was life changing it made me mad but did not stop me from eating...fast forward to June 2017, my heart started racing and I was having mini blackout spells, ended up having to have 3 heart stints....well started eating less...fast forward to Sept 2017, Dr. Called me on a Saturday and stated my blood work showed I was in need of a transfusion right now to get to the hospital NOW!! Well I went thinking I would be back home the next day...Wrong...they ran several test and the ER doc came in and stated I needed to be transferred to a larger facility ( I live in a very small town) well transferred to a larger hospital about an hour away..new doc came in stated I was being taken into surgery to see what was going on stating my blood was going somewhere but could not tell were..ok...a quick surgery on my belly where the surgeon saw bleeding..ok it's not over...another head surgeon came in to check on me about an hour later, I felt fine, this doctor asked why my stomach was so bloated? I told him I was fat!!! He said no, that is not just fat something is not right...he took me back to surgery, were he found major bleeding and infection to save me 1/2 of my colon was removed and he repaired my insides.. I was taken to ICU were I stayed for 4 weeks unconscious most of the time the Dr's did not think I would make it...I stayed in hospital for 5 weeks..I was able to go home but life was a big change...I did not eat while in hospital so the weight I had on me was fluid which was removed with dialysis...my weight started going down I was unable to stomach very little food...I am now 3 months out and feeling much better I now weigh 184-185. My goal is to get to 150 by Summer, I am so blessed to have life I just want to do what I can to stay around as long as I can. That's my story, I hope I didn't bore you all, I just felt the need to tell my story..most people think it's great I lost all this weight.. I let them know I almost died to achieve it....So glad to be part of the group

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 35 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/10/2018:
Welcome to diet diaries and a new lease on life! I'm so sorry you went through so much to get to this point. I look forward to reading future entries from you!

happy-1 on 01/10/2018:
You will conquer!

innerpeace on 01/11/2018:
Well then, on to bigger and better things. I hope your health continues to improve.

horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2018:
Welcome here to DD! Your story is one of fortitude and courage !!! God bless you !!!

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