Technically, this is a scale victory, I guess. I don’t use the scale at home, so the only time I know how much I weigh is when I go to the doctor’s office.
I went to the doctor’s office for a physical for cataract surgery. I’m down about 8 pounds since the last time I was there (in the spring?), and down over 10 since another doctor’s appointment in January.
All of this is weight I gained trying The Croissant Diet. I ballooned up 20-25+ pounds, in a very short time.
Anyway, I still have about 10 pounds or so to get under “obese”, which is where I was pre-The Croissant Diet. 13 pounds according to the doctor’s scale for my height, although that’s completely clothed with shoes.
I’m back to what worked before: some 24 hour plus fasts (not many though); some OMAD (two this week); high protein, low fat (aka “high P:E”, though since I eat few carbs, it’s more like high P:F). Almost always time-restricted eating, usually 10 am if I exercise 1+ hours beginning at 6 am, later if I don’t exercise. Eat dinner with the family, which is often quite late, as in 7pm +. Last two days near or after 8pm. And I go to bed before 10pm.
So, if I don’t use the scale, what do I use? My pants and belts and mirror, mainly. I was wearing 34/36 pants pre-the croissant diet, and ballooned out of those in no time. I could only wear some of my 36s and had to find/buy a few 38s. I’m back to wearing basically all of my 36s, but only a few 34s, only the stretchy ones.
Sadly, I gain weight (with carbs) really easily, but I lose weight quite slowly.