Week 1, Change

On February 1, I weighed 194 pounds. That's a gain of 7 pounds for January. The next morning, I woke up and thought, "it's time."

The first thing I changed was to get back to my sort-of "intermittent fasting," where I have a short eating window and a long period of time where I eat nothing (unless you count coffee... with half and half or sugar free creamer, which is why I don't really claim to be doing official IF). My goals this week are to not eat until noon or later and to stop eating by 8pm. That is an 8 hour eating window and leaves 16 hours of fasting. I was pretty much doing this when I was losing weight on phentermine, so I decided to get that good habit back in my life. It hasn't been too hard; I get up, have some coffee with creamer, drink a lot of water, have another coffee mid-morning and then I can have lunch around 12 or later. It's fairly easy to keep this habit so I have just been doing that. The only other change I've made is to back off the sugar a little.

Today I had my coffees, then for lunch a McDonald's cheeseburger, fries and Coke (kid's meal). Dinner was a bowl of broccoli cheese soup with 4 Ritz crackers. Dessert at 7pm was sugar free chocolate mousse. I've started posting on my Instagram again. This morning I weighed 192 pounds.

Next week I will focus on improving my nutrition. For now, this is my start.

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