Progress report: 31 January 2020

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Intermittent fasting day number 5

Ok, I started this change on Monday at approximately 236 and today I weight 232. The weight is coming off and I am not hungry. I have lunch at 11 am and my dinner is at 1800. The first day I wanted breakfast, but then I realized I am eating out of habit.

Most of the plans say to avoid artificial sweeteners. I have not done that because I do nto understand the “theory” behind them. They claim the sweet flavor making you overeat. Amy I in Ketosis? I do not know because I am not testing.


  • Weight: 232 pounds – gained 4 pounds in a week of intermittent fasting and 8 total since I made a change.
  • Body fat: 29%, down by 1 percent in 6 weeks. Down 0.5 in a week of fasting.
  • Waist: 41 inches. Down 0.5 in a week
  • Short term goal: 220 pounds so I have 12 pounds to go.
  • Exercise – 3 days a week on a bike and walking
  • Diet: Smoothie for lunch and a sensible dinner. About 1200 calories total with 35 grams of fiber.

The bottom line: Intermittent fasting may be the solution for long-lasting weight loss for me. I will post an update on Monday and Friday until I meet my first goal. Wish me luck.

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I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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