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Archive for August 23rd, 2018

The end of day twenty-seven and the start of day twenty-eight…  The end of week four!
Morning weight:  325lbs.
I am now down “48/55”.  As in, 48lbs down from my fasting start weight: 373lbs, and 55lbs down from my highest weight ever (two days before I started the fast): 380lbs.  Today’s loss is a 4lbs loss, down from 329lbs yesterday.
Today my scale is bouncing between 323 and 325lbs.  This is only a couple of pounds less than the the previous day’s (scale) weight and the top end is 4lbs less than what I said my weight should “probably” be (yesterday) of 329lbs.  I continue to not believe that this far into a fast it is possible to lose 4 to 5lbs in a single day without most of it being water weight.  However, this is the third day in a row the scale is showing a drop of 4 to 5lbs – and it’s not going up or holding fast, so I have to assume it’s accurate.

Image of Scale as of 23 Aug 2018 Showing 325lbs

Scale as of 23 Aug 2018 Showing 325lbs

No swim today so I can stay home in case Hil needs me.  She is recovering from her surgery nicely.  She’s removed the bandage, washed the area and applied Polysporin as directed.  The main thing is she was out of bed and moving around.  She got up to watch some of the Giants vs Mets, then more of “The Crown” and then again for “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune“.
Instead of swimming I did 30 minutes of step-ups.  Really, it was 15 minutes, rest, 10 minutes, rest, and then the last 5 minutes.  It didn’t hurt or feel uncomfortable.  I just ran out of energy and had to drink some juice.  No excess energy to draw upon.
Tomorrow, noon, makes 28 full days of fasting (not eating).  Sunday, noon, will mark 30 full days.  That will tie the longest I’ve ever been on a fast (of any kind).  Monday will mark a full calendar month 27 July to 27 August.  I have already wildly exceeded both the initial goal (7 day fast) and weight loss expectation (30lbs in 30 days) based on my previous fasts (1 pound per day).  So, I really don’t know how much longer I want to continue…  I still believe the losses can’t continue at this pace and I will have to hit a multi-day weight plateau soon.  I think that will be my body’s way of saying “enough is enough“.  Looking (slightly) beyond 27 August, I am not allowed to eat food on the 29th as my colonoscopy is on the afternoon of the 30th.  Rationally, it seems I should just continue the fast until at least next Friday (noon 31 August).  That will be the end of 35 full days…  Eight more days should put my weight loss at between 315 and 320lbs (conservative estimate).  Of course, if I continue losing at this ridiculous pace (3, 4, and 5lbs / day), I could be under 310lbs by then…  (LOL!  I’m not going to hold my breath hoping for that to happen…)
It sounds to me like I’m talking myself into another week…
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2016 Personal Decisions
2015 Verbal Fluency
2014 Familiar
2013 Unbending
2012 Simple Sayings
2011 Wupped Again?
2010 3 and 1…
Musical Notes…
Doubt Tries…
Northwest Passages – Evening Two
The Beierly’s Web Site

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On This Day In:
2017 I’m Seeing It, Too
2016 Personal Decisions
2015 Verbal Fluency
2014 Familiar
2013 Unbending
2012 Simple Sayings
2011 Wupped Again?
2010 3 and 1…
Musical Notes…
Doubt Tries…
Northwest Passages – Evening Two
The Beierly’s Web Site

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