Seems like congratulations are in order for pretty much everyone for getting over temporary weight gains and ensuring that they really were temporary.
I’m still in the maintenance weight band that I’ve been in for a while, but life enforced a couple of weeks in which I couldn’t do my weekly 42(-ish) hour fast and my weight has crept closer to the upper end of that range but is still fixable with one of those fasts. I went back to a fast last Thursday and it was strangely uncomfortable.
Lately, I’ve been thinking that I picked my weight to enforce the maintenance cap too high. The long story is that way back in November of '19, I had been pushing weight loss and had gotten to pretty much 70 pounds lost - on a good day. My weight loss plan was Alternate Day Fasting three days a week, Sun, Tues, Thurs. (keto at all times) and was pretty much stalled. My wife was suggesting that I was getting a bit too OCD about losing weight and to be honest, I could see it too.
So I declared, “OK, it’s time to do maintenance.” By the end of 2019, I was up to 200. I thought that was a fairly normal response to eating 7 days a week instead of 4, maybe even just water balance. I kept an eye on my weight and by May of '20, I was up to around 210, (from 70 to 50 pounds lost if you’re counting) and that’s when I started my weekly fasts. I’ve been doing that for nearly a year now and kept my weight steady.
My problem is that I’m at a weight where my clothes just don’t fit comfortably. Some pants fit better than others, but I think clothes are like that. I’ve been thinking about going back into weight loss mode and getting back down to 200. Drop 10 pounds and make my pants fit better.
I’m just not sure what to do. ADFs three days a week, again? More fasting? Less fasting? My default is TMAD - no real food at breakfast, just two mugs of coffee with a teaspoon of HWC in them. I could do OMAD but that never seemed to matter, and I’ve come across some people who say OMAD is worse than TMAD and definitely worse than longer fasts in making your body cling to weight.
So - opinions anyone?