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9kg gone in 9 weeks...

Saturday, March 09, 2013

It has been an interesting journey these last 9 weeks. For the last 6 weeks or so I have been fasting intermittently and eating more or less what I please. Slowly but surely I have been diminishing my carb intake, although I am not following any particular low carb protocol. I indulge in a handful of potato crisps, a little chocolate and maybe some ice cream over the weekend and sometimes a beer or some wine, but by and large I keep my intake simple - meat, vegetables and good quality fats, plus the occasional fruit and infrequent whey protein shakes.

Recently I read up on the Bulletproof Diet, but whenever I see serious restrictions, it makes me a trifle, very nervous. I have a built-in dislike for any kind of food restriction as it invariably makes me want everything that is banned:) Since I made up my mind to do my own thing and fast intermittently, I have had weight loss success and peace of mind.

Every time I have tried something restrictive like Paleo, Atkins, Low Fat, or even a Vegetarian regimen, I have come a cropper...crashed and put on everything I have lost and more. So far on IF it has gone relatively smoothly and I have no desire to stop. It is no trouble for me not to eat for 16 hours. Needless to say, I drink a lot of water in the morning. I eat my first meal at noon and my last one before 8pm. The largest meal is invariably at 12 noon, then a light snack mid afternoon and a light meal like soup and toast or perhaps some vegetables or a substantial salad in the evening. If I am going out in the evening I will have my largest meal then. I have not put any specifics to my meals, I take it one day at a time and do what feels right for that day.

It is working.

Unfortunately I have not been able to do much exercise lately with my damaged knee. It has started hurting even with the pool exercises, but for now I am not worrying about that as the weight is moving down steadily.

And my smile is getting bigger...:))

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  • LIS193
    You are doing ay to go finding what works for you.
    Hope your knee feels better soon!
    1597 days ago
    Thanks so much for your visit to my blog Tracy. Good to hear from you. I have just had an evening out with some red wine and all protein food (drinks and snacks at a local pub for a friend's birthday). The encouraging thing was the great remarks on how good I was looking:) and my son from another mother hugged me this morning and said "you feel thinner" which was a great way to start the day:))

    Feeling good:))
    1597 days ago
  • ILUVU2
    Hi Marloe,
    Sounds great. If it's working, keep it going. Really, sounds like a great place to be. Sorry to hear about your knee. Pain, is no fun. Anyway, nice to talk with you. How is your art work coming along? I'll have to get over to your page and check it out again! Have a beautifully, wonderful, sun-shiny day!
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