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Friday, April 26, 2013

I'm toying around with a couple things, so this is really just for self reference.
I've noticed some people that have a lot to lose get stuck. Just a few random thoughts.
I'm trying to exercise daily, but nothing too strenuous. I move enough to keep my metabolism in gear, but try not to hurt myself. I want to do more, badly, but I have to be careful. This has been a major stumbling block since joining SP, hurting myself and getting sidelined. I'm planning on adding in more exercise, very slowly, only when my weight loss slows down too much. Hopefully by that time I will have lost enough weight so that I won't hurt myself when I do ramp it up.
I tried to fast Sunday but didn't think ahead not to take my diabetes medicine. That didn't go so well... I'd like to try it again but with some minimal caloric intake throughout the day. I'm thinking a 24 hour fast with maybe 300 or 400 calories. I used to fast when I was younger and loved the way I felt after, but I wasn't a diabetic then.
I'm also thinking about calorie cycling. I seem to be doing it naturally when my sugars are in check and I'm following a moderate diet. I don't want to fall into a rut and get stuck on this journey, I know it's a long one. I see people go too low with their calories and then kind of bottom out and have nowhere to go.
I'm a little worried about my skin. I think I'm going to have some issues with my belly and need to look into what people do about rashes, etc. Not there yet but getting there. I notice a lot of irritation when I exercise.
So far, making changes slowly is working. I'm down 17 pounds in 24 days. I know this pace won't last and I'm terrified of burning out. I have to force myself to stick with a new habit for a few weeks before adding anything else in.
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  • CAMAEL100
    I have done some fasting and I find it great to re-set my attitude to hunger. As in one day of hunger won't kill me. I have no idea though how it works for a diabetic.

    I think it is not a long road, it is a never ending road! But don't look on it as deprivation, rather on the benefits and how good you are feeling. Even though I am near to my goal, I still have to keep doing what I am doing.
    1881 days ago
  • IRP1114
    I think it is great you are looking into different options that could work for you. Changing things up before you hit a road block and lose motivation could be what makes all the difference : )! Have you looked into Intermittent fasting? There are some really good books and articles that could help you find a good plan that would work for you. I found adding techniques of IF to be very helpful in my journey to lose a little more body fat. I have never done a whole 24hr fast but started by making sure my nightly fast was 12hrs then did a few extended fasts. I have also done the extended fasts with juices and greens powders.
    Good luck : )! emoticon emoticon
    1883 days ago
    Congrats! Weight loss is all about tweaking your plan. I'm constantly having to change things up to keep my weight steady. It is a never-ending journey.

    Good luck!
    1883 days ago
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