January’s Mile Marker

My weight went up a few pounds in January. My average weight was 188.9lbs. Up from December’s 186.0lbs.

There was a lot of holiday eating going past the holiday season. We didn’t have our family over like usual, so Deb and I ate more treats than usual.

And a part of it was my over-reliance on Intermittent Fasting.

What did I just say??

It’s true.

Intermittent Fasting is a great tool for weight-loss, but it isn’t the only tool. Watching what I eat is important. By eating sugary snacks, I was making the job of weight-loss harder. Instead of the cookies being a treat, they were becoming a staple.

The holidays are over. Time to get back to eating healthily and save the treats for occasional indulgences.

And it’s important to listen to my circadian rhythms too. I should finish eating a few hours before going to bed. Fasting longer doesn’t make up for snacking before bedtime. If I start my fast at 8pm, I see a big difference as opposed to starting my fast at 10:30pm. Even if I fast longer with the later start time.

When I started shooting for my Marathon Weight, I wanted to do it without doing much exercise.  I wanted to prove to myself that I don’t need to exercise to lose weight.

But you must exercise to be healthy.

And I want to be healthy. So, I’m going to incorporate some regular exercise into my weekly routine.

January was a bit of a setback on the weight-loss front.  But, my Marathon Weight is around the corner. I only need to incorporate the above items to improve my pace.

© 2021 Peter Gruner

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