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graindart - Sunday Mar 16, 2014
(moderate food, decent water intake)
Weight: 238.6

Yesterday started right and ended terribly.

Started with a piece of fruit in the morning.  Followed by a few olives and small pickles for snacks.  Lunch was a homemade soup with bok choy, chicken broth, celery, mushrooms, onions, garlic.

Took the girls to the St Patrick's Day parade, followed by the Peabody and Sherman movie.  Shared 3/4 of a bucket of popcorn with my 2 daughters.  Ordered it without the extra butter topping and I probably ate half of it.  I also had a piece or two of their candy from the parade.

Got home and was still stuffed from all of that popcorn.  Had a large bowl of leftover chili w/ cheese and onions for dinner.  Stuffed, but still craving, I ate some deli pinwheel pieces of a sandwich.  Then fried a piece of balogna and ate it with a piece of bread.  Took a couple bites of a fruit pastry.  Ate another 10 or so pieces of the kids candy (mini Tootsie rolls mainly, with a mini box of Nerds and a mini Milky Way).  Felt stuffed, but figured I'd knock out another couple cravings while I was at, so cooked half of a small Totinos frozen pizza and washed it down with a small can of Red Bull.  Following the movie, all of the rest of the food was devoured between 5pm - 8pm.

No other movie plans for the foreseeable future, so shouldn't have to worry about the popcorn again.  Each kid got a couple more pieces of candy for today, with the rest being disposed of.  That was the last can of Red Bull in the house (it sat in the fridge for over a month).  The pastry was brought by friends and is no longer in the house.  I just went upstairs and threw the other half of the Totinos pizza away.  Back on the wagon, with fewer temptations in plain sight.

Today will be better.

Progress as of today: 27.9 lbs lost so far, only 63.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Saturday Mar 15, 2014
(moderate food, decent water intake)
Weight: 235.8

Yesterday went alright.

Ate olives and small dill pickles throughout the day (low cal snack, but high in sodium).

-Had a banana for breakfast.  
-Fried some bok choy, onion, celery, and garlic.  Add some low sodium chicken broth and ate it as a soup.
-Dinner was a large salad: lettuce mixture, no cal blue cheese dressing, sliced turkey, cooked ground beef, raw mushrooms, sliced black olives.  I was just trying to use up some of the leftovers in the fridge.

Had an apple and a handful of popcorn for a snack sometime during the day.  Water intake was alright.

Progress as of today: 30.7 lbs lost so far, only 60.8 lbs to go!

graindart - Friday Mar 14, 2014
(moderate food, decent water intake)
Weight: 235.8

Yesterday went ok.

The morning and afternoon were filled with little snacks paced out every 30 - 60 minutes.  Olives, pickles, an apple, banana, small piece of fish, etc.

Dinner we had friends over and ate bbq chicken wings, coleslaw, tater tots along with dipping sauces (hot sauce, blue cheese, ketchup).  Normally I'd devour around 10-12 chicken wings, but last night I couldn't.  I wanted to, but my stomach / throat didn't allow me to.  I had probably 8 - 10 tater tots, 4 wings, and small bit of coleslaw.  A couple hours later we had dessert and I had 2 small pieces, they were cut in 1" squares.

Several of the olives and pickles that I picked out were spicy.  Then at dinner I had hot sauce on the wings.  I like spicy foods, but I'm pretty sure my body doesn't.  It never used to affect me, but now I'm thinking that I'm going to have to reduce the amount of spicy food intake.

Onto a new day....

Progress as of today: 30.7 lbs lost so far, only 60.8 lbs to go!

glassgirl3 on 03/14/2014:
Maybe your body just needs to work up to spicy and salty food after the long break from fasting. Even if I have been cutting back calories for a while I have a hard time eating full fat food without feeling badly.

graindart - Thursday Mar 13, 2014
(moderate food, decent water intake)
Weight: 233.8

Yesterday went farly smoothly.  After my 6pm update on yesterday's post I did end up eating 3 small teddy graham crackers (each about the size of a penny).

I've been craving something spicy and I bought a jar of jalapeno stuffed green olives a few days ago.  This morning I tried one along with a glass of diluted orange juice.  It was spicer than I anticipated, hotter than I prefer.  I'll probably be pulling the jalapenos out and just eating the olives which should be spicy enough just from having had the jalapenos wedged in them for their time on the shelf.

Progress as of today: 32.7 lbs lost so far, only 58.8 lbs to go!

graindart - Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 234.0

Yesterday was day 21 of the fast.

It was pretty uneventful.

I've decided to break the fast today so that I can get back to eating solid food and have things back to normal by next week when I fly out for a wedding.  Physically I feel fine.  I feel normal, good amount of energy, head feels normal.  The only thing that I know I don't have is any type of endurance right now.  I can walk around stores or outside like normal right now, but couldn't do any type of sustained aerobic exercise.

The idea of drinking broth sounded good over the past few days when I've been thinking about it, but now that it's time to proceed I'm not relishing the thought.  I'm going to wait a couple hours and then drink some.  I might make some fresh unsweetened iced tea also.

** 6pm update **

Started the day off around 10am with a glass of orange juice diluted with water.  It tasted decent.  My tummy was fine, so a couple hours later I heated up some vegetable stock and drank that.  It tasted fairly bad.  I later had a snack of a couple olives and a mini dill pickle.  When the kids came home I had a homemade fruit smoothie popsicle (just made out of blended fruit and added water).  Everything was feeling fine, so I decided to fix and eat a salad for dinner.  It consisted of a lettuce mixture, 5 or 6 olives, one small apple sliced up, some chopped red onion, and some no calorie blue cheese dressing.  I made a fairly large sized bowl and about halfway through realized that I was full.  I picked out the olive pieces and apple pieces and threw the rest away.  Next time I'll make it smaller so I don't waste any.  Going to do my best not to eat anything for the rest of the night so that my digestive system has time to process stuff before bedtime in a few hours.

Progress as of today: 32.5 lbs lost so far, only 59 lbs to go!

graindart - Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 234.6

Yesterday was day 20 of the fast.

It was pretty uneventful.  I didn't have much work to do, so the day just dragged on.

Onto day 21.

Progress as of today: 31.9 lbs lost so far, only 59.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Monday Mar 10, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 236.0

Yesterday was day 19 of the fast. 

Knowing that I'm stopping soon and going grocery shopping have both made me feel hungry at times.  I don't know if it's my mental state making my body react with hunger or what......  Yesterday I went long stretches of time without any physical hunger, but when my mind was fixated on food my tummy would start rumbling and I'd feel hungry.

Things are coming to an end on the fasting and will soon need to concentrate on moderation.

Onto day 20.

Progress as of today: 30.5 lbs lost so far, only 61 lbs to go!

graindart - Sunday Mar 09, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 236.4

Yesterday was day 18 of the fast.

Yesterday was tougher.  If I'm not thinking about food, I'm still not physically hungry.  However yesterday I was thinking about food, researching food, and went shopping for some food for when I break the fast in a few days.  That combination made for a day with numerous times where my tummy was rumbling.  Walking through the grocery stores, the smells were intoxicating.  

I've been dreaming quite a bit lately.  The dreams that I remember are commonly about breaking the fast and always involve stuffing my face with everything imaginable.  Controlling myself while coming off the fast is one of my fears.  I've got a daily menu written down and hope to be able to stick to it.

Onto day 19.

Progress as of today: 30.1 lbs lost so far, only 61.4 lbs to go!

graindart - Saturday Mar 08, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 238.0

Yesterday was day 17 of the fast.

Yesterday was a little tougher.  I researched a lot of food and was craving / obsessing over food numerous times throughout the day.  I've worked out a menu plan to gradually introduce food back in, for after the 21st day.

Onto day 18.


Progress as of today: 28.5 lbs lost so far, only 63 lbs to go!

graindart - Friday Mar 07, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 238.8

Yesterday was day 16 of the fast.

Another mostly uneventful day.

Did have some tummy rumblings throughout the day.  They only lasted a minute or so each time.  Don't know if they were hunger related or ?

Onto day 17.

Progress as of today: 27.7 lbs lost so far, only 63.8 lbs to go!

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