So, week one of Grumpy’s Coffee Mug Challenge is finished…and I am not doing so well against some of the competition. Some of these folks dropped *serious* weight this week (congrats to them!)! I can only hope (for my own personal sake, of course) that they cannot sustain that kind of loss every week…or I stand no chance at all.
The scale is still moving down…ever…so…slowly. But, down is down, so no complaints here.
That is 0.4 down from last week. Part of me is frustrated with such a small loss…part of me is just glad it is a loss. I mean, after all, any kind of loss is certainly better than any kind of gain, right?!
So, I was talking to Aaron at Fitworks this past week and he was telling me about intermittent fasting. He is doing a daily 16/8 split. This means he eats for only 8 hours a day and fasts for 16. He is in great physical shape already (believe me…he looks like he could be some sort of god…really), but has lost three pounds of fat in a week doing the IF. The issue for me is that I workout in the evening, so I would need to fast *all* day in order to workout at the optimal time of the fast. Obviously, I cannot do that. So, I am looking into a once weekly (or possibly twice weekly) 24-hour fast.
This might be just what I need to see some good movement on the scale each week (as in an average of 1.5 to 2 pounds per week again)…and give me at least a shot at winning Grumpy’s competition. Have any of you out there done any kind of fasting? If so, how did you decide your “schedule” or were you under the supervision of a physician?
If you are interested in reading more about IF, I found a couple links:
Precision Nutrition – Dr. John Berardi
The “IF” Life
I have not decided just yet if I will be doing IF for sure. This is just something I am considering. I still have some more reading to do to see if this may fit into my life effectively.
Beyond that, the only thing going on this past week was sickness. Strep, to be exact. My older daughter picked it up and was given antibiotics on Wednesday. By Friday, my younger daughter had swollen tonsils and blisters. My throat feels like I am trying to swallow glass (uncomfortable to say the least), so I am pretty sure I picked it up as well. Both my younger daughter and I were put on antibiotics today. Thankfully, other than swallowing glass, my body feels perfectly fine…no aches or fever. That means, of course, it is life as usual (meaning Zumba with Michelle tonight).