Today, Just A Brag

I don’t spend a lot of time on this site bragging about myself. I present facts about myself from time to time, some of which I think are pretty damn awesome, but I don’t brag.

Today, I’m bragging.

After all, I crossed the 40+ lbs lost threshold.

As of this morning, I’m 41 lbs down from where I was when I started on April 18, 2018.

That is not a massive weight loss during that time by any stretch. It’s been slow. Very slow. On average it’s been a pound and a half per week or so (since I started weighing and recording weekly.) Most weeks, it’s been less than that.

But the last two weeks have been 5 lbs total, and that’s because I started doing something you may have heard about, but might not have tried.

Basically, it’s a variation of the “cheat day” idea.

With flexible dieting, you don’t really “cheat.” After all, the diet doesn’t say you can or can’t eat any particular foods, so how can you cheat?

But what I’ve done is basically fluctuated my calorie intake so I have a couple of higher-calorie days interspersed throughout the week.

My thinking is that this kicks the metabolism up a notch or two so that when I cut them way back the next day, the body is primed to burn stored fuel.

Two weeks in and it sure seems to be working.

Obviously, more experimentation is required, but I like the concept and if it helps keep me from stalling out on the fat loss, I’m good with it. Especially since I haven’t done well with my walks and need to get back to those, and the gym has been kind of hit or miss these last two weeks.

Yet I’m still losing fat.

Just goes to prove how important diet is to weight loss.

Author: Tom

Tom is a husband, father, novelist, opinion writer, and former Navy Corpsman currently living in Georgia. He's also someone who has lost almost 60 pounds in a safe, sustainable way, so he knows what he's talking about.

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