Thursday, March 16, 2023


Hello, everyone!

I know, I know... it's been a LONG time since I've checked in.  I sort of fell off the face of the earth for the last several months.

The good news is that I haven't given up; I'm still committed to losing weight and I've been exercising regularly over the last several months.  Exercise has done wonders for my anxiety for the most part.

My nutrition on the other hand has seen some ups and downs.  Overall, I was managing to eat relatively healthily but would binge eat every once in a while.  

The bad news is that I've hit a plateau that I can't seem to get past.  I've been weighing 284 pounds for MONTHS and it's incredibly frustrating and really discouraging.  This is one of the reasons why I stopped posting anything because I was stuck in a rut.  

Intermittent fasting sounded like a good plan for me because I did NOT want to count calories.  But, I struggled with hunger in the mornings and was ravenous by lunchtime.  Also, I knew I wasn't eating enough which I suspect was contributing to the plateau.  My body does not do well with extreme caloric deficits.

So, in an effort to change things up, I decided to give up intermittent fasting for now.   Instead, I'm starting to focus on macronutrients, primarily fiber, and protein.  My goal is to get at least 100g of protein and as much fiber as possible.

I'm hoping that focusing more on my nutrition will be just what I need to break through this plateau and start seeing progress.  Of course, I make this decision with Ramadan right around the corner when I'll be obliged to fast from dawn until sunset.  It will be interesting to see how I'm going to manage my protein and fiber with so few meals.  

I'll keep you all posted. Thanks for following my journey and rooting me on.  It means a lot to have people in my corner cheering for me.