📓 Daily Journal: Intermittent Fasting (16:8), ED Recovery and Weight Loss

#705

Day 338

Weight: 47.5kg

Food Intake: (~1932kcal in)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, 4 slices chicken, Mac&Cheese (~730)
  • Snacks—(~704)
  • Dinner—PANCAKE :pancakes: DAY with da boi! (~498)

Activity: (1804kcal out)

  • T25 Upper Focus (99-119)
  • 9122 steps total

Other Observations:

  • My low BMR is really messing with my mind…previously I could justify eating 1500kcal regardless of activity but now it’s literally 7pm and I’ve burnt 1300+kcal even after a workout ;-;
  • Was stressing about pancake day so hard but it was so much fun and I didn’t bp!! AHH pancakes are wonderful. Did you celebrate pancake day?
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#706

Day 339

Weight: 47.9-48.3kg

Food Intake: (1519kcal in)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, 1 Huel Orange Bar, zucchini mushroom tomato, 3 chicken slices
  • Snacks—30g multi shapes, 30g Cheerios, chicken/crayfish
  • Dinner—108g zucchini, mushroom, 12g crepe w 16g Nutella, 25g Cheerios, seaweed, fibreone, 1/2 cocoa delight nakd

Activity: (2120kcal out)

  • 16,827 steps total
  • 1h street dance (277)
#707

Day 340

Weight: 47.9kg

Food Intake: (1567kcal in)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, etc
  • Snacks—etc
  • Dinner—1/2 packet Sainsbury’s butter chicken w miracle rice & broccoli, crepe w Nutella, 1/2 maximuscle protein bar

Activity: (2034kcal out)

  • T25 Speed 2.0 (149-163)
  • 15,528 steps total
#708

Day 341

Weight: 47.7kg without bp, being consistent & eating treats with a controlled portion!!! CICO STILL WORKS

Food Intake: (1489kcal in)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, 1 packet onion ring chips, 1 packet toffee popcorn, prawns, chicken, 1 ginger snap cookie, cheerios
  • Snacks—3/4 protein bar, prawns, 1 shortbread cookie
  • Dinner—95g prawns, 1/2 pack sainsbury’s green curry w 170g spinach, 1/2 Nakd bar

Activity: (1978kcal out)

  • T25 Rip’t Circuit (110+)
  • 13,950 steps total

Other Observations:

  • I think lowered cortisol is helping me lose weight maybe? Submitted my last essay yesterday ahaha YAHHHS
  • I looked in the mirror and thought “daMn I nearly have the midsection I’ve always wanted” :open_mouth:
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#709

Day 342

Weight: 47.8kg

Food Intake: (idk)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, 100g tikka masala w slim rice, broccoli, spinach, 1 packet toffee popcorn
  • idk
  • idk

Activity: (1724kcal out)

  • 7,236 steps total

Other Observations:

  • Woke up at 7am hungry. Not sure why; my food intake’s ~1500 and my deficit isn’t huge + my foods are pretty voluminous? Perhaps the curries just weren’t filling for its high calories haha.
  • Only had 3.5h of sleep which SEVERELY impacted my ability to make sound choices today :confused: it was as though I was walking in a haze…
#710

Hey! I scrolled to your first message and saw you started at 60.5kg and are now at 47.8kg. That’s a big change!! Well done! Did you make a before and after picture?

#711

Day 343

Weight: 47.4kg

Food Intake: (1373kcal in)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, toffee popcorn, chicken slices, jello
  • Snacks—protein bar, squid, crayfish tails, jello, cheerios, toffee popcorn, 2 smoothie melts
  • Dinner—2 panfried eggwhites, 96g zucchini, 50g mushrooms

Activity: (1886kcal out)

  • T25 Dynamic Core (101-110)
  • 11,102 steps total

@anon52829317 aww thank you!! I do have progress pictures but probably won’t share them yet HAHA still a lil too body conscious xD

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#712

Day 344

Weight: 47.9kg

Food Intake: (idk)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, zucchini, mushroom, tomatoes, chicken, 60g Cheerios
  • etc
  • etc

Activity: (1735kcal out)

  • 10,405 steps total
#713

Day 345

Weight: 47.9kg

Food Intake: (1378kcal)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, 200g seafood, 1 packet toffee popcorn
  • Snacks—150g chicken slices, 1 fibre one, 1/2 cocoa Nakd
  • Dinner—118g eggplant, mushroom, 3 cherry tomatoes, 66g Jude’s salted caramel ice cream, 1 fibre one brownie, 1/2 cocoa Nakd

Activity: (1912kcal out)

  • T25 Rip’t Circuit (106-129)
  • 11,416 steps total
#714

Day 346

Weight: 48.3kg

Food Intake: (1458kcal in)

  • Lunch—56g Huel, 1/2 Huel Orange Bar, 1/2 Atkins Caramel Bar, 12g Nakd salted caramel nibbles
  • Snacks—cheerios, shrimp, mushroom, fibre one, 1/2 Nakd bar
  • Dinner—eggplant, mushroom, shrimp, cheerios, berries, 15g chocolate

Activity: (2366kcal out)

  • T25 Dynamic Core (102-113)
  • 50min dance (214)
  • 21,428 steps total

Other Observations:

  • Microwaved the Huel Bar. Life changing. Not really but yes.
#715

Day 347

Weight: 47.9kg

Food Intake: (±1644kcal in)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, 1/2 Huel Orange Bar
  • a lot of stuff, today was such a full & hectic happy day

Activity: (2000kcal out)

  • a lot of walking back and forth to venues, 16,738 steps total

Other Observations;

  • Would’ve freaked out last time about having eaten ~1650kcal and binged but since I’m only going for a manageable 250-300kcal deficit it’s so much more realistic!
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#716

Day 348

Weight: 47.3kg new low weight without bp!!

Food Intake: (idk, a lot)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, zucchini, tomatoes, tuna salad w Quark, 1 small piece GoodnessKnows chocolate, 1/2 Nakd bar
  • Snacks—1 Clementine, 2 39kcal brownies, 1 caramel Snack a Jack, 1 PowerBar Brownie
  • Dinner—1T fried rice, way too much chinese eggplant, veggies, beans, fish, pork
  • etc…oops. it’s end of term haha cut me some slack xD

Activity: (2007kcal out)

  • T25 Core Cardio (143-153)
  • 14,089 steps total

Other Observations:

  • Gonna gain weight tmr from the Chinese & snacks from today but it’s ok!! I managed to socialise to celebrate end of term and enjoy the company! It’s gonna be a challenge to eat out, but I’ll get there someday. I can be proud that I kept trying.
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#717

Day 349

Weight: 47.4kg

Food Intake: (~1976kcal in)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, gingerbread biscuits, cheddar crackers, broccoli stilton soup
  • Snacks—lowcal brownie, 1 Nakd bar, etc
  • Dinner—huge sushi fest treat, guessing ~1000kcal! NO REGRETS (& no bp) YAHHHS

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Activity: (2328kcal out)

  • A LOT OF WALKING 21,337 steps total
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#718

This is so so good to see, good for you! :grin:

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#719

That sushi looks absolutely amazing! I really miss good Japanese restaurants.

Congratulations on end of term and also on your journal, it’s a really inspiring read.

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#720

Day 350

Weight: 47.7kg

Food Intake: (~2101kcal in)

  • Lunch—26g MochaFS Huel (thought I was going out for lunch but they were full), etc
  • Snacks—
  • Dinner Hotpot at a friend’s place, ~1138kcal and NO BP (wtf??! major win!!)

Activity: (1956kcal out)

  • 14,166 steps total

Other Observations:

  • I’m starting to really love walking. It’s a time that I can just reflect on life & me-time while still being ‘productive’ bc I’m travelling to places.
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#721

Day 351

Weight: 48.5kg

Food Intake: (1585kcal in—perfect 41:30:29 split!!) (…never mind. ~1780kcal)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel
  • Snacks—etc
  • Dinner—eggwhite omelette w cheese & spinach, broccoli, 160g frozen berries
  • Unanticipated Snacks—3 bites brownie, some cookie, 10 Tesco prawn crackers

Activity: (2448kcal out)

  • T25 Rip’t (128-153)
  • 21,705 steps total

Other Observations:

  • It feels bad to have “gained 1.1kg in 2 days”, but it feels less bad than I’d imagined. I chose to focus on the positives of not bp-ing even after kinda overeating (tried my hardest to listen to how full my body felt!) and to sit with the discomfort and fears.
  • I know that 1.1kg = water, food, glycogen (surplus), BM, some fat. And that’s okay. I won’t magically become 61.4kg overnight suddenly and undo all my progress. I may gain some weight, but it will never take away the healthy habits and mental strength and experiences I’ve had. :slight_smile: I’ll just get back on my steady caloric deficits this week and it’ll all be good!
  • 10.41pm: Life threw me yet another curveball. I ended the day perfectly despite binge urges and feeling hella fat/bloated. Went to a ceilidh birthday party after and hadn’t mentally prepared for snacks and my nemesis: homemade baked goods. At first I said no, and then I ate some. Every cell in my body screamed at me to run home and bp because “I’d blown it”. But I stayed, had so much fun dancing the ceilidh dances (and was quite a workout too xD), and did not bp.
  • Success comes not when life is easy, but when you grit through it despite it being hard :slight_smile:
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#722

Day 352

Weight: 47.7kg knew it’d come down, I just gotta keep trying!

Food Intake: (idk)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel
  • etc whoops

Activity: (1580kcal in)

  • 5151 steps total

Other Observations:

  • I realised it’s not necesSARILY the absolute number on the scale itself: very often, what we feel is the direction (i.e. a gain or a loss)
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#723

Day 353

Weight: 46.8kg im sorry what?!!

Food Intake: (1357kcal in)

  • Lunch—56g MochaFS Huel, broccoli w mushroom soup, 1/2 Nakd bar, 1 packet wotsits, 1 butterscotch
  • Snacks—protein fluff, 30g multigrain shapes, 1/2 Nakd bar
  • Dinner—1 packet squid, 1 packet seafood selection, broccoli w sesame sauce, 190g mushroom, 2 butterscotch biscuits, 1 Thornton’s caramel wafer

Activity: (1688kcal out)

  • 7,761 steps total

Other Observations:

  • Was gonna gym, but I’m feeling pretty sick/feverish & my appetite has reduced today so welp imma just rest I think.
  • I hate seeing such low activity level (I even changed into my gym gear from the start) but I guess this is part of me taking care of and listening to my body. It isn’t always laziness!
#724

Day 354

Weight: 47.4kg

Food Intake: (1485kcal in)

  • Lunch—56g MatchaFS Huel, mushroom, zucchini, chicken slices, frozen berries
  • Snacks—50g shapes, etc
  • Dinner—1 Bar, broccoli, spinach, chicken slices, 10g toffee popcorn, 12g shapes, 80g zucchini

Activity: (2128kcal out)

  • 1h Dance Aerobics (288)
  • 1/2h Core
  • 16,107 steps total

Other Observations:

  • I definitely like MochaFS the best; beats Matcha!
  • Has anyone tried stirring the flavour boosts into say almond milk or something? I’d guess it’ll make quite a yummy treat without all the added sugar!
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