It’s Weightloss Wednesday! I gotta say, this is the craziest WLW I’ve had in a while. I’ll get into exactly what happened below but the facts are that as of this morning, I now weigh 213.6 lbs. That means I have lost 186.4 lbs but perhaps most importantly, I have lost 8.4 lbs since last week! After over a month of hovering around 220, the plateau is over!
So how did I do it? Well last week, I talked about how I was going to commit to doing new things in order to break this long plateau and as I look back over the last year-plus of my journey, I’ve seen that the one thing that breaks my plateaus more than anything else is Intermittent Fasting. So I actually spoke to one of the IF experts, Dr Nadia Pateguana from Dr Fung’s Intensive Dietary Management Clinic in Toronto. Our conversation will be in this weekend’s podcast episode but I was able to use the info she gave me to fine tune my approach to IF and the results are amazing!
Essentially what I am doing is not eating at work overnight, then when I get home just going to bed without eating. Then depending on what time I wake up, sometimes I have a small breakfast, then dinner a few hours later and sometimes it’s just dinner alone. The first night I did it, I was a little hungry about halfway through my shift but since then, there have been no hunger pains at all. It just goes to show that those feelings of hunger aren’t driven by what is in your stomach but by what hormones (mainly ghrelin) are in your blood. If you break the patterns of when you eat, your body doesn’t produce those hunger hormones at set times and you don’t get hungry.
I am so encouraged by these results that I am going to stick with it until I finally reach my goal of being under 200 lbs. I feel like I have been running an ultra marathon and the finish line is actually in sight! I said I wanted to reach 210 by the end of March but now I’m thinking bigger. Can I lose 20 lbs in a single month? I don’t know for sure but I sure would like to try!
How are you doing this week? Let me know in the comments!