-2.4 lbs since Sunday. IF and working out on empty stomach continues to rock. The experiment will go on, natch. Let's recap shall we, since I started the IF/empty stomach exercise:
210.2 on Sunday, official DDDY weigh-in; I IF-ed before it for 16 hours
209.4 on Monday, and right afterwards, I went to my workout fasting
208.4 on Tuesday, lighter exercise day. Had an interval play-walk with sprints
207.8 on Wednesday after waiting 17 hours after dinner--breakfast after WI. I suspect I'd have had a greater loss if I had not had the Whole Foods veggie soup which was so salty I added 3/4 cup of water to dilute on Tues evening. But I needed to bring my BP up, hence the salty soup as a deliberate strategy.
I am astounded by that progression. IT IS NOT NORMAL for me, not even at a higher weight. Ever. So, to make sure it's not some weird flub, I will continue to see how this goes. If I see losses more than 1 to 1.4 or 1.6 pounds a week, then I know it's changing to this strategy, cause I'm still at 1200 cals and still at the hydration level the DDDY requires. I only changed the meal scheduling and working out at least a couple times a week in a fasting state. That's it. Food plan's the same. Calories the same. Water the same.
The studies that show IF improves insulin resistance may explain it some....and studies show fasting workouts help increase fat loss (optimally if you don't eat within an hour or so AFTERWARDS, and especially no sugars)....maybe.... it's what I hope, cause I have improved and want to continue to improve.
It might well be a coincidence, flub, oddity. But, hey, I like the progression so will continue.
If you try it, let me know how it goes. Don't change your low-cal diet or any other intake or sleep. Just see if working out on an empty stomach and not eating for an hour or more after makes a difference in weigh-ins. And if you do both IF and the fasting workout, let me know, too. I wanna see what that does or has been doing for YOU
Anyway , NEXT THING...
I spent some time trying on assorted sandals since the weather has warmed up, and most are unwearable. I need to upload a pic of one of my fave red ones that simply are beyond me now. Too wide. Sad and happy both about that.
I have to jot down some basics I need to get at the mall tomorrow or Friday in terms of bras and shoes and clothes, just enough to get me through a size. Cause this is mighty expensive buying clothes so often. And now SHOES???? OMG shoes are expensive. (Well, non-crappy shoes, shoes with lots of cush and good leather and that breathe are expensive.) I need a strategy for that to minimize budget pain and maximize use while I lose (meaning hello Spandex!) Maybe I will wear cheapo shoes for a spell (and hope it doesn't give me fungus or something like last time years ago when we economized and the cheapo shoes messed up my toenails.)
Anyway....I'll focus on the good. Body is mobilizing. Blood pressure is down. Belly fat is burning off. Feet are slimmer (and cuter!). Appetite is minimal. All good.
And what's really good? My knees are not complaining today from the two very brief sprints we did yesterday in our playwalk. I have not sprinted in...um...who knows. A long time.I've wanted to badly this week. Just run a bit and feel it. FEEL the speed. So, when on our playwalk yesterday, I asked hubby to sprint with me. We only did it twice. Both times no more than half a street block. But all out. All out (as much as my 51 year old fearfull, knee-impaired self could go all-out). It was scary and fun. And while my knee was a bit testy in the evening after dinner, it was fine this am. So, I will incorporate more sprints into playwalking. :D
Yes. It felt soooooooooooo nice to do it. To feel the heart pound like mad and breath saw like crazy and blood pump and knees go, "Hey, wait a minute, what was that?" I wouldnt' do that a lot. I did get some slight knee complaint. But it was transient. And I still am happy about doing it.
And what else did I discover? Walking backwards makes stiff hips feel good. Yep. We not only sprinted, we walked backwards, sideways, criss-cross, and just made it a sort of spontaneous "let's do weird cardio stuff" sort of walk. We made it PLAY. And it made it go fast. We wanna do more play. Hubby and I plan to take some sort of ball (lightish) and toss it as we walk. Kick it. Jump with it. Lob it. Whatever...just PLAY and make exercise fun. :)
Try something new in your workout today. Be random. Be playful. Experiment. Surprise your body!
I hope you have good things to report today. Be well, people. Be really full of joy and well....