Well, it was not actually a case of falling off the wagon.
I was away on a short holiday and the travel days fell on my fast days.
Additionally, not much of a holiday if I am weighing food and asking calorie counts in restaurants is it? So I decided to have a short time off. Probably two weeks total.
I came back, resumed my fasting, and found my self a rather worrying 116 point something kilos. I was 112 point something kilos before I left, so almost four kilos had piled on.
I have resumed as normal since coming back, so are maybe two or three weeks in again, and two of those extra kilos have already gone. Today, I am 114 point something kilos.
So I think it will be a few weeks until I am back in the 112 kilo area where I was. *sigh*
The odd thing though is my shape hasn’t changed any. My clothes are still big, I am still on the last notch of my belt. I guess it builds up again in visceral fat first?
Diet wise, I have been sticking with my vegetable stir fry, a couple of eggs, and any surplus taken up with 13 calorie slices of wafer thin ham and tea. That seems easy so I simply keep repeating it.
I have also upped my water intake.
Progress is now down to a snails pace generally though. I think the body adapts as I said before.
My wife is still doing the diet, not because she needs to, but for the health benefits. Her weight has stopped dead at 53kgs, which is a weight she looks good at.
One of my diet days is Monday. Monday is also my busiest day. I had a funny event this last Monday though.
I skipped my usual morning coffee and just had a mid morning tea with an egg. However, an hour later, I was heavily fatigued, couldn’t concentrate, was irritable and had a headache. Really, I couldn’t get home fast enough to relax.
Once at home, I flaked out for two hours on the sofa – exhausted. I am not one for nodding off on the sofa (not unless the open fire is roaring anyway). I wasn’t sickening with anything, I was right as rain the next morning after a breakfast heavy on vitamins.
In hindsight, all I could put it down to is that I was so busy, and had to do so much thinking and multi-tasking, and as the brain uses many calories, I simply hadn’t fed it enough to be going on with, and what I felt was symptomatic of that.
Anyone one who has had a similar episode, do chime in.