I had a work insurance blood draw where I wanted to go 4 days or so doing 12:12 to trick out my cholesterol levels. I did, but it doesn't help me feel well or help me maintain weight.
It will take 1 month to lose between 1-3 pounds, since weight loss within my goal range is slow going. Habit and repeating habits takes a lot of effort, day in day out. No room for slippery slope food addiction thinking. It's a lot of work. Huge effort for very little scale movement.
THIS IS my WEIGHT MAINTENANCE, long term. For me, anyway.
The results are worth it though. Long term maintenance. Clothes that fit. Rarely sick, 21+ years of only having one auto immune disease and not more (Hashimoto's in 1997). It's like Weight Maintenance University or Grad School. LOL.
Dr. Satchin Panda talks a lot of circadian rhythms including gut microbiome curcadian rhythms, Dr. Sylvia (Secret Life of Fat) and Dr. Georgia Ede (podcast with Daisy at Ketogenic Woman) All of these sources cop to different variables of weight managment.
Here is proof of maintenance, even with a 7 pound gain, I expect to maintain this weight OR reverse it a few pounds anyway. I'm not sure I'll get back to the summer of 2017 weights or not. I'm well, that's all that matters. I've got to find a new photographer, photos coming soon.
|7+ years food sober, weights|
|2018, All weight gain|
|September 2018 maintenance|
This cat is missing my teen even more than me. LOL. Just kidding
|This cat is checking out the new towels, cares not about missing the teen|
I've got to say: I'm not feeling the blogging so much as I transition to life with an adult vs life with a kid in high school.
It's super important for me to transition to fun, engaging hobbies ( active ones, yo!), connect with adults of many ages and families, too.
That being said, weight maintenance is woven into all my life's priorities. If I fail to incorporate my food template, my 20 tools in weight maintenance, life will immediately hand me a pair of larger pants. Oh, heck Noooooo.
Here's the fluff
Current breakfast eats
Still collecting beach glass and walking. Walking meditation while looking for beach glass is my zen.
|Ohhh, amber sea glass|
|Turns out it's white glass. Love it!|
|Fun to meet new people of all ages playing Pokemon|