Day 1 of this thing: intermittent fasting

Day 1 of this thing: intermittent fasting

Hey there. My name is Erin and I’m trying a new thing…a couple of new things, actually. I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for some time, but wasn’t sure what to write about. Getting started can be overwhelming! So this evening, when I decided to start intermittent fasting, I figured this was as good a topic as any, so I’m also starting this blog. We’ll see how this goes…

I should start by saying I don’t know a ton (almost anything?) about intermittent fasting and you should absolutely not take anything I’m saying as sound advice. I am clueless. So follow my journey, laugh along with me, and feel free to give me your advice, but take everything I say with a grain of salt. 😊

So, here’s what I know so far about intermittent fasting:

  • It can be good for your health
  • It can help you lose weight
  • It can give you more energy
  • You limit eating to a shorter period of time and don’t eat outside that time-frame
  • You can and should drink lots of water during the off-time
  • You can also drink coffee and tea during the off time

I’m going to set my eating time from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (8 hours), so my fasting time will be 6 p.m. through 10 a.m. (16 hours). I usually eat breakfast around 7 a.m. so I imagine I’ll be all kinds of hangry in the mornings for awhile. I’m using the app, BodyFast, to track my progress. It has a timer to let you know when you’re fasting and when you’re not.

I’m already doing Weight Watchers, so I will continue following this program, but just limit the times of day that I’m eating. I’ve lost about 60 lbs on Weight Watchers since January 2018. Here’s a before and current pic:

One thing I’ve heard about intermittent fasting is that eating at times that work with your body’s circadian rhythms can improve how your body works. This sounds reasonable to me. While I want to continue losing weight, I’m really focusing on being healthy, which is my primary goal for trying fasting.

So, here are my starting stats:

  • Female
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight 350 lbs

I will take my measurements at some point to add to my stats, but not tonight…I’m already in bed.

I’m looking forward to trying out this fasting thing, and this blogging thing! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks for reading. ✌

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2 thoughts on “Day 1 of this thing: intermittent fasting

  1. The journey begins, Erin! I wish you well. However, after reading through, I reckon you’ve got the basics spot on.
    If you’re a Facebook creature, there’s an amazing closed group called Intermittent Fasting 16:8 Plus. I highly recommend joining.
    Regards
    Pat

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