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The end of day thirty-nine and the start of day forty…
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 weight is a 2lbs decrease from yesterday’s 322lbs.
Once again the ferocious hunger monster was roaring today and I was sorely tempted to go out and stuff my face.  Doubt has started to creep back into my head and is whispering:  “Butter pop-corn, ribs, pizza, coconut cream pie…”  All I needed was a reason to leave the house.  Well, none came up, so I just stayed at home miserable and thinking about food.  While I was swimming, all I could think about was getting home and making veggie broth with my veggie juice roughage.  (I did and it was delicious!)
Seriously, as mentioned yesterday, the first three days of “fluid” fasting (as opposed to smoothies and blends) is the desire for solid food in your stomach.  I don’t mean “solid” like steak or pizza.  I mean other than that, as in non-chewed – which is what I had.  Two days ago I had a blend, so yesterday and today I’ve had to pay the price.  Hopefully, tomorrow won’t be soooo bad, or I’m afraid this stops at 40 days and it won’t be pretty.  Day to day…
As of this evening, my short term goal is tomorrow noon (end of 40 days).  My medium term goal is Friday noon (42 days- 6 weeks!).  And long term goal is however long it takes to get to 310lbs.  My best guess is five more days, if I can continue 2lbs a day losses for five more days (that would be Sunday or Monday noon).  Obviously, it would be longer if I hit a plateau or only drop a pound a day.
The looming question is: what’s next?  After the break fast period, that is…  What’s next?  For me, I think I’ll have to progressively transfer over to a “nutritarian” diet.  I know meat products are bad for me and I know I am addicted to them and I’m fairly certain that I will go “ape” if I completely stop eating them.   Some things just be that way…
So my first steps after the fast will be small and steady steps to continue losing weight by eating healthier and working out more.  My local pool will be closing whenever the weather turns in October, so I’ll have to either start working out at home or join the nearby Planet Fitness until the pool reopens in May of 2019.  And, once again, I’m getting ahead of myself…  LOL
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On This Day In:
2017 A Letter To 45
Some Small Place
2016 REDs
2015 Cities
2014 Still
2013 Dare = Hope
2012 Check My Math
2011 Just Asking

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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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