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graindart - Monday Feb 02, 2015
(moderate food, decent water intake)
Weight: 271.8

Ate and drank everything I wanted yesterday at Super Bowl party.  

Starting new today.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 102.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/02/2015:
Good Luck. Wishing you a great week.


thinnside40 on 02/02/2015:
Best wishes on the new start. Bio says your from Northwest and it's been a long while since I was active here and not sure if I ever knew what part of NW your from..


museumgirl on 02/03/2015:
Glad you had fun at the party. every day is a new day, right? have a great one!



graindart - Thursday Jan 01, 2015
(moderate food, decent water intake)
Weight: 269.2

Yearly starting stats.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 94.2 lbs to go!

SkinInTheGame on 01/01/2015:
Good luck to you this year!!!


museumgirl on 01/01/2015:
Good luck, and a Happy new Year!


puddles on 01/01/2015:
Welcome to the site. Good luck and have a great day.


Umpqua on 01/01/2015:
Happy New Year, grain! We've been missing for roughly the same amount of time, since March. I wish you a very positive and healthy 2015.



graindart - Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
(moderate food, decent water intake)
Weight: 242.0

Yesterday went well food wise.  A couple large salads with mostly healthy stuff and low-cal dressings.  Made a soup of beef broth, mushrooms, small amount of pickled korean veggie thing w/sesame oil, and mostly shredded broccoli / carrot / cabbage.  Added a little sriracha sauce for some heat.

My weight has gone up after stopping the fast, but the body fat % has dropped quite a bit along with it.  I'm guessing that water / sodium levels are evening out and my body is going back to normal operating procedures now.

Progress as of today: 24.5 lbs lost so far, only 67 lbs to go!


graindart - Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
(moderate food, decent water intake)
Weight: 242.0

Yesterday was spent snacking and eating for a large portion, but it was all low-cal and healthy, except for a hotdog w/bun and a bagel at the end of the day.

Progress as of today: 24.5 lbs lost so far, only 67 lbs to go!


graindart - Monday Mar 17, 2014
(moderate food, decent water intake)
Weight: 238.0

Skipped eating yesterday, only drank water.  Back to eating today. 

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

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2014:
wow...is it hard to skip eating all day??? i find it VERY difficult to FAST & then i just binge...

graindart on 03/17/2014:
I binged the night before. Woke up still feeling full, so it wasn't too bad until later at night.


horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2014:
even though you binged....i challenge you to still eat every few hours the next day after a binge...the more you try to stick on schedule & on track, the more likely it is to become a routine...when i start a process of binging & restricting....both of those habits are causing the other to occur. Right now, I am struggling to get out of that habit myself after doing pretty well for 3 months or so.

for me, i need to have LOTS of vegetables (cooked & even with sauces/oil....because vegetables, really all except FRIED ones, are MUCH healthier than all the other foods we eat....because you can have so many vegetables -- you can actually overdo it on the vegetables, and lose tons of weight.

if you want to lose weight, my recommendation is to eat 1/2 to 3/4 of a plate of vegetables with your meal at lunch & dinner. Then, have about a 1/4 size of a plate of the rest of the food (should be carbs & protein as the rest of the food.....i am telling you it works. some days, i eat way over a plate of just cooked veggies with my meals....in addition to a small wrap or something (on the small side).

you can even have fruit..or a diet drink....or fruit popsicle or something after you eat the meal....

doing it this way, you can eat literally more than you can imagine - and lose weight.

i am writing this as a friend, from what i've learned, for years...i've been doing the weightloss thing since i was 19/20 yrs old a junior in college and now i am 31.


horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2014:
even though you binged....i challenge you to still eat every few hours the next day after a binge...the more you try to stick on schedule & on track, the more likely it is to become a routine...when i start a process of binging & restricting....both of those habits are causing the other to occur. Right now, I am struggling to get out of that habit myself after doing pretty well for 3 months or so.

for me, i need to have LOTS of vegetables (cooked & even with sauces/oil....because vegetables, really all except FRIED ones, are MUCH healthier than all the other foods we eat....because you can have so many vegetables -- you can actually overdo it on the vegetables, and lose tons of weight.

if you want to lose weight, my recommendation is to eat 1/2 to 3/4 of a plate of vegetables with your meal at lunch & dinner. Then, have about a 1/4 size of a plate of the rest of the food (should be carbs & protein as the rest of the food.....i am telling you it works. some days, i eat way over a plate of just cooked veggies with my meals....in addition to a small wrap or something (on the small side).

you can even have fruit..or a diet drink....or fruit popsicle or something after you eat the meal....

doing it this way, you can eat literally more than you can imagine - and lose weight.

i am writing this as a friend, from what i've learned, for years...i've been doing the weightloss thing since i was 19/20 yrs old a junior in college and now i am 31.



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!


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