Monday, August 22, 2011

And Life Gets in the Way ...

Hey all,

Life has been a bit crazy for the latter part of this summer (mostly work, but life with a toddler never slows down), so I apologize for not having posted in a while, and for leaving my experimentation at a halt. 

As a result of the limited experimentation I have done regarding Intermittent Fasting, I have found that (1) It works for me and produces moderate fat loss, (2) it does not lead to any undesirable effects of my blood sugar levels, (3) I feel great most of the time when fasted, and (4) I find that either 16 or 24 hour fasts work the best for my schedule and my body.  I will continue to fast, but just don't have the time right now to devote to any scientific (even n=1, which barely passes for science) "research."  I'll leave that up to the experts.

As I write this, I have blasted through one of my weight loss goals:  I am now below 150 pounds.  It's been a LONG time since I've been this light.  It's exciting.  My starting weight when I started getting into real food and low carb was close to 200.  I am approaching a 50lb. weight loss.

In addition to this, thanks to some great exercises I was doing once or twice a week at the playground (assisted pull-ups on monkey bars, squats, push-ups, and planks), I am now seeing some nice improvements in body composition and muscle definition.  I'm hoping with the school year starting, I can stay on track to devote the small amount of time necessary to keep up the progress in this department.

Okay, so there's little update on my world.  I'll try to come up with an intersting post, soon, that fulfills the mission of this blog - to inform as many people as possible to alternative, viable paths to improved/optimal health.

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