I’m just going to let this out now and get it over with.
I went to see my brother and nephew for my nephew’s birthday party and we ate… a lot.
I gained 5 pounds that weekend.
Staying strict at parties and family gatherings is a challenge for me. Definitely, something I work on.
Overall, I think I did ok for July with my only hiccup being my weekend with family for my nephew’s birthday.
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This week’s update: Overcoming the cycle
You struggle with parties, holidays, and special occasions too?
Maybe you also struggle with having cheat days because those days tend to turn into spending half the week eating off-plan?
It’s a challenge.
The good news is people do overcome the cycle and these weight loss blockers. Some of them even after trying for decades.
Elizabeth Benton and Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. are two women that overcame that weight loss cycle struggle and wrote good books about it.
Elizabeth’s book, “Chasing Cupcakes: How One Broke, Fat Girl Transformed Her Life (and How You Can, Too),” discusses taking advantage of the power of now.
She beat the weight loss struggle cycle by realizing that her true power in shaping her future and getting what she wanted was in the now. Instead of thinking about how she can do better “next time,” she made the decision to do better now.
Susan’s book, “Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin, and Free,” describes how she beat the struggle by practicing strict “bright lines” when it comes to foods that trigger her. There is no “everything in moderation.”
I haven’t completed this book yet, but what I’ve learned so far is about the Willpower Gap and Insatiable Hunger.
I’m not even going to act like I remember good enough to give you a breakdown here. lol I have to read these chapters again. But it is a good read and her method has helped several achieve their weight loss goals.
Both of these women struggled with weight loss for a long period of time but did overcome it.
Hate to sound cliche, but if they can do it so can we.
Why do I share intermittent fasting weight loss updates anyways?
Because I need to hold my fat a$$ accountable. lol
Just kidding… Sortah
It does help though to know I publish these reports and how obvious it’ll become when I stop posting that I’ve fallen off and am not sticking to it.
I’m practicing different techniques for improving self-discipline and consistency which is something I know so many of us struggle with, myself included.
I struggled in month 1.
These monthly (were weekly) weight loss reports are one of those techniques.
My hope is that in holding myself accountable and sharing my updates monthly, gain or lose, I can not only improve my own self-discipline and consistency but motivate and inspire others.
SW 7/8/19: 214-lbs – I gained 44 pounds after losing 75-lbs.
Wk 3: – 198-lbs – 16-lbs lost
CW 7/31/19: 203-lbs – 5-lbs gained
I was ashamed of gaining weight, but have decided to use this as a teaching and learning experience for us.
I gained weight allowing myself to:
- Eat whatever at parties and social events with the “just this time” mentality and then struggling to get back on track
- Smoking marijuana regularly and then experiencing the munchies big time
- Not addressing my mindset and alignment as part of my weight loss routine.
What did I eat this week & fasting window
I ate party foods on Saturday and Sunday. Ate cleaner during the week.
It wasn’t hard to get back to eating clean. At this point, I don’t experience the sugar withdrawals like I used to.
Meal 1 | 1 1/2 cup of ground beef with 3 tbsp of butter, 8 cherry tomatoes, half an onion, and 2 cups of mixed super greens
Meal 2 | 1 1/2 cup of ground beef with 3 tbsp of butter
My intermittent fasting schedule | Fasting between 4 pm and 9 am which is actually 17 hours of fasting and 7 hours for eating.
Macros & calories | Ok so I thought I was going to be doing my macros over the last two weeks of July, but didn’t.
Did I workout this week
I worked out once. It was that time of the month and just one of those weeks.
July 2019 intermittent fasting for weight loss 1-month results
Total weight loss this month | 16-lbs lost, 5-lbs gained = 11-lbs lost
The overall scores for the month
Effort | 7
Started the month of July strong, but hit some rough spots during the second half of July. Gained weight.
Sticking to my prepared meals | 7
That party weekend.
Following my lifestyle plan | 7
Getting better with room for improvement.
Results & feelings | 8
Room for improvement, but I did start strong. I will love to do a full month of clean eating with no cheats. That’s my goal for August.
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