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The end of day twenty-nine and the start of day thirty…
Morning weight:  320lbs.
I am now down “53/60”.  As in, 53lbs down from my fasting start weight: 373lbs, and 60lbs down from my highest weight ever (two days before I started the fast): 380lbs.  Today’s loss is a 3lbs loss, down from 323lbs yesterday.  Even though it’s not a 2lb drop, I’m still relieved it hasn’t gone back to 4lbs to 5lbs…
With today under my belt (technically, tomorrow at noon), I will have tied my four previous longest attempts at fasting.  The first two were vegetable broth and herbal tea fasts and the latter two were veggie juice  / roughage and fruit juice fasts.  I don’t recall ever losing more than 35lbs on the prior fasts, so I have blown those “weight-loss” and “average loss per day” numbers out of the water with this effort.  The current fast has consisted of: veggie juice, roughage broth (boiled and strained roughage), roughage “soup” (boiled and unstrained roughage), and mixed fruit juices.
Since I am having a colonoscopy on Thursday (30 Aug) afternoon and have to liquid fast the day prior and the day of the procedure, the current plan is to continue my fast through the end of the month (31 Aug) and begin to break the fast on Sat (1 Sept) after noon.  That will make the fast a total of 36 days!
Other than completing the first seven days, this is exactly what I hoped to avoid – setting an extended goal.  I really was hoping to just keep hanging on by thinking “one more day; just one more day”.  I must admit last night and today have been difficult.  Last night, I was doing FitBit “steps” (marching in place) while watching the TV and Hil was cooking / eating her dinner.  The smells were just driving me to distraction.  Today, I made the mistake of watching 10 minutes of the Food Network and I had to get up and leave the room.  They were talking about BBQ chicken wings and freshly fried pork rinds.  As I said, I had to get up and leave the room…  LOL  I could actually feel the juices building up in the back of my mouth.
Still, while it’s less stressful to go day-to-day, it’s equally nice to have a clear goal and a finish line in sight.  With seven days to go and currently sitting at 320lbs, I will be hoping for 315lbs as my final weigh-in.  That will bring me down to a 65lbs loss in 36 days.  From there it’ll be on to a protracted diet and work-out schedule to keep the weight off and try to get under 300lbs by the end of the year.   That’s 26lbs in 17 weeks…  It sounds do-able.  And there I go again, setting another goal (end of year) before I’ve even completed the current one (this up coming week)!   I am incorrigible!
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On This Day In:
2017 Earn The Gift
2016 Still Loud
2015 Surprise! No Evidence
2014 Real Ideals
2013 A Happiness Weapon
2012 An Eagle Has Departed
Ummm
And In My Prayers
2011 Welcome Doubt
2010 Talk, Talk, Talk…
Every Day At Least
Democratic Suicide
Pleasurable Reading
Loose Joy
Do, Er, Write – Whatever
This Glorious Company
Relax With A Good Book
Neither Vice Nor Weakness
That’s Rich!
Man Will Prevail!!!
Frankly Speaking to Arizona
Brother By Another Mother

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He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it the second time.
  ―  Thomas Jefferson
[President Trump not only tells more lies every day because it is easier for him.  He does it because he needs to.  That’s the way it is when you try to falsely claim credit for others achievements and when you try to hide you own failures and incompetence.  You need to lie.  His problem remains:  You can’t fool all of the people, all of the time.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Earn The Gift
2016 Still Loud
2015 Surprise! No Evidence
2014 Real Ideals
2013 A Happiness Weapon
2012 An Eagle Has Departed
Ummm
And In My Prayers
2011 Welcome Doubt
2010 Talk, Talk, Talk…
Every Day At Least
Democratic Suicide
Pleasurable Reading
Loose Joy
Do, Er, Write – Whatever
This Glorious Company
Relax With A Good Book
Neither Vice Nor Weakness
That’s Rich!
Man Will Prevail!!!
Frankly Speaking to Arizona
Brother By Another Mother

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