Here we are 12 days into the month and I haven’t said “hi” yet. Hi!
Absolutely the same. I’ve been having a stressful year, first with my dear cat having medical issues and then me having them. (I seriously doubt he gets stressed over his or my medical issues. I should learn from my cat.) I’ve had about two nights of good sleep since March. More weird arrhythmia issues including making me quit a bike ride. Just a bunch o’crap.
I haven’t tracked my weight as carefully, and since I thought the fasting was tied to the arrhythmia stuff, I knocked off my weekly maintenance 40 hour fasts every week, trying OMAD days instead of my regular TMAD (two). What I see is that I gained close to 9 pounds since January. That works out to a little over 4 ounces per week. When dealing with a measurement system that has a tolerance of about 2 pounds on a measurement, that’s pretty hard to see. The only way to know it’s there is to track it over time, when it turns to a couple of pounds.
If you follow the idea that one pound is 3500 calories (which I don’t think there’s much evidence for) 4 ounces/week works out to about an extra 125 calories per day.
So now I’m in puzzle I don’t see how to solve. I want to drop the weight, but since I’ve never kept detailed records of what I eat, and “real food” doesn’t necessarily match any particular nutrient profile, I figure I need to cut back something, but don’t see how to define that. I had a chicken thigh for lunch with one ounce of almonds (yeah, I measure those). How much thigh meat was that? Didn’t weigh it. How much skin vs muscle? Same answer.
Any advice @collaroygal or anybody?