I lost 30 lbs when I tried it. I got down from 205 lbs to 175 lbs.
And then I set myself another challenge to lose the rest of the fat and get a flat stomach.
My lowest weight has been 170.4 lbs – but just before I took a break over summer (because of a change in my circumstances), I was steady at 174 lbs.
Over the 8 week break I regained 4 lbs and now I want to get back to the diet and continue towards my goal.
Much of the conventional diet wisdom would advise against it, but I’ve been dipping in and out of this diet for nearly a year and I am yet to see any ill effects. This is not a scientific study, it’s my personal experiment.
I want to prove to myself that it’s more important to get on with doing something than to spend days, weeks and months deliberating over the best, quickest and easiest method to lose weight.
I’ve kept it simple:
- Create a calorie deficit by eating fewer calories than my body needs – which I do by skipping two meals.
- Supplement that with moderate daily exercise – which I do by walking twice a day and doing push-ups.
This diet works for me, but it might not work for you.
We’re all different and without a doubt, genetics plays a part.
It’s crude. It’s unscientific. It’s sometimes slow. But it lets me eat the food I enjoy and fits nicely into family life.
Every evening at some time between 5 and 6pm we sit down at the dinner table as a family and eat a good meal together.
We eat meals based around the usual staples: beef, pork, lamb, chicken, fish, pies, casseroles, pasta, potatoes, rice, pizza, bread, vegetables and fruit. We also eat cake, sweets, ice cream, chocolate, meringues, pastries or whatever happens to be for dessert.
I eat enough to feel full (sometimes too full) and then I don’t feel the urge to cheat later in the evening.
It’s usually a balanced meal so it’s nutritious and as such I don’t take any supplements at all.
I get through the day by drinking water, tea, coffee and if I feel very hungry or weak I’ll eat something, like an apple, a carrot or even a chocolate chip cookie.
My best results come from the days where I don’t snack at all, but sometimes it’s either not possible or not desirable to go without food so I just go with the flow.
I’m fond of the idea that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so somewhere in the day I’ll usually eat an apple.
Yes it’s a guessing game and I could tweak it to count calories if I really wanted, but this is an experiment to see whether I can reach my goals in an unorthodox and frankly sub-optimal way. I believe I can.
Like I said, this is an experiment and it took a while to work out what works for me and what doesn’t.
What I discovered was that by far the biggest factor determining success is mindset and attitude.
The diet works if you work the diet, but if you give in to temptations and desires you won’t lose the weight…. and that goes for whatever diet you follow.
And if, when you fall off the wagon, you allow the dominant voice in your head the be the weak, defeatist voice, or the loud unsupportive and undermining voice, you’ll fail – unless you find a voice that better suits your needs.
For me the battle every day is the battle with my mind. Being able to see past the stresses, hassles and anguishes of daily life and stick to the eating plan. Some days I don’t manage it, but I keep trying.
It’s a game of averages. Some days you win and some days you lose, but if you win slightly more than you lose, then over time, you will lose the weight.
So whilst I have had success with this diet, I have also had failures and generally I can attribute the failures to the times when I’ve lost the battle in my mind, when I’ve been weak, stressed, sick, tired, harrassed.
I’m ready to try again!
After my long summer break I feel rejuvenated, and ready to tackle the next stage of my weight loss and finally achieve my goal of getting a flat stomach.
I’ll use this post to document my efforts and I’ll post some progress pictures too.
I’m male, 43 years old, 6ft tall.
This was me at my heaviest: 205lbs
This was me at my lightest: 170.4 lbs
1st to 4th Sept (178 lbs)
I’ve spent the last four days easing myself back into the eating plan. I’ve cut back the amount of food I eat and stopped eating some of the junkier junk food. I’ve been eating two meals a day on 1st, 2nd and 3rd and reverted back to one meal on the 4th.
Wednesday 5th September – 177.6 lbs
Yesterday was my first ‘official’ day sticking to the eating plan and I’m glad to say I stuck to it rigidly. That tends to be typical of my first day back and comes from finding the drive and energy from the deep intent I’ve been forming in the days leading up to it.
Today though I’ve been very hungry during the morning but I’ve managed to hold out by drinking more and eating an apple around lunchtime.
Chili for dinner with a big lump of bread. Fantastic! Two scoops of vanilla ice cream for pudding.
Thursday 6th September – 177.2 lbs
I was hungry yesterday morning but I don’t feel that way today. I do find myself wandering over to the cupboards and reaching for snacks before snapping out of the trance and retreating quickly. It’s habit!
We had pizza for dinner. I love pizza but it causes me a few problems with the diet. I’m not a good judge of the calorie content of pizza so I either eat too little and feel hungry, or eat too much and don’t create a calorie deficit for the day.
I finished with apple pie and cream for dessert.
Friday 7th September – 176.8
Now that the children are back at school it is so much easier to stick to the eating plan. And I mean by a wide margin.
My children are good kids. They’re mostly well behaved but when they’re around all day it’s tiring – and when I get tired or agitated by bad behaviour I have to fight hard not to comfort eat and it’s tough sometimes to find the strength to stick to the plan.
Pork casserole with potatoes and carrots. Raspberries, meringue and cream.
Saturday 8th September – 176.4 lbs
Today should have been a day off for me – a cheat day, but I ended up eating just one meal and getting by throughout the day eating an apple, a peach and a pear.
The children were home from school today and they were a handful but I didn’t rush to get a fix of chocolate or eat half a loaf of buttered bread.
Chicken pie, mashed potatoes and sweetcorn. Homemade chocolate cake (a gift from our lovely neighbour).
Sunday 9th September – 176.2 lbs
Today was not so good with the eating plan. I tried to stick to it but found myself snacking. Our plans for the day were altered and we visited friends. It’s hard to turn down other people’s hospitality, so I’m glad that I had a day in the bank from Saturday.
Meatballs in tomato sauce with spaghetti and soda bread. Ice cream for dessert.
Monday 10th September – 176.4 lbs
The kids are at school and it’s amazing how being in a routine helps with sticking to the eating plan.
Over the summer I got out of the habit of doing 100 push ups a day, so today I started that practice again now that I have a routine to work around.
Leftovers for dinner today. I had the chicken pie but I could also have had the meatballs. In fact I very nearly did, but I stopped myself because I knew I would be eating dessert (that’s definitely one of the benefits of this diet).
And what was the dessert? Fairy cakes with buttercream icing <— I’ll pay for that!
Tuesday 11th september – 176.6 lbs
I told you I’d pay for the fairy cakes! In truth though I have no idea how much of a part the cakes played in the scale weight. There are far too many factors to consider. Again though it’s a good reminder that the scale weight is only an indicator. I’m not going to worry about the increase in weight I’m just going to stick to the plan.
Chicken curry and white rice with pappadums. More of the neighbour’s chocolate cake!
Wednesday Sept 12th – 175.6lbs
That’s a great result. Having completed a full week on the eating plan I’m down 2lbs.
2 lbs is my target for weight loss each week.
Battered cod, mashed potatoes, mushy peas for dinner with blackberry and apple crumble with cream to finish.
Thursday 13th September – 175.8 lbs
My chest is tight and sore today. It’s amazing how taking only eight weeks off from the push ups has undone the earlier work. I’ve definitely lost some of the muscle too. Keep in mind that during June I did 10,000 push ups which often meant I was doing 300 to 500 push ups a day, and now I’m struggling to do 100 a day!
For dinner I had shepherds pie with carrots, peas, and couscous stuffed peppers. Followed by the last of the blackberry and apple crumble with a scoop of ice cream.
Friday 14th September – 175.8 lbs
I looked back over some of the photo’s I’ve been taking to chart my progress and when I look at the photo (above) of me at 170.4 lbs I start to feel excited at the prospect of moving into the 160 lb range and that’s my next goal: to see 169 lbs on the scale.
I’m going to take my weekly progress pictures on Saturday from now on because taking them on Friday m0rning seems to flip a switch to say that I’m done for the week and I can relax a little.
I did a great job today with the eating plan until around 2pm when inexplicably I ate some cake – it wasn’t even good cake! Since then I have to be honest and say I’ve been a little bit greedy. I ate more than I needed to for dinner and had two desserts! That’s just silly. A rookie mistake. But all you can do it get back to the eating plan and let it wash over you.
Dinner today, chicken and mushroom casserole with potatoes and broccoli. Followed by a choux bun (half of which was stolen by my children) and a Magnum ice cream lolly.
Saturday 15th September – 174.4 lbs
This is the first real test of my day off / cheat day. Saturday is usually the day where I eat what I want, when I want.
Having spent all week denying myself it’s good to have a day when nothing is out of the question.
I accept that this day sets me back and slows down my diet, but it’s also the thing that kept me going in the very early stages when I first started dieting using this approach.
These days Saturday is not quite the all-in-binge that it used to be. I’ve developed better habits over the last year and tend to treat this as a 2 meal day.
I’m still susceptible to overdoing it. Depends what’s going on in my life and how stressed I feel – and that can change on any given day.
So having had hot dogs, french fries and a chocolate bar for lunch I just need to be careful that I stop eating until my main meal.
I’m going to do that by throwing myself into work. There’s a mountain of ironing in my kitchen and I’m going to conquer it!
Dinner: Chilli, rice, bread. Followed by apple sponge and cream.
Sunday 16th September – 175 lbs
It was a tough day today. It was very busy on the family front with lots of car journeys to ferry various children to various activities. To cap it all, for some reason, all four children have been particularly challenging today and it’s left me feeling drained. Right now it would be so easy to forget the diet and eat the stress away, but I know all too well that whatever satisfaction I got from it would be short lived and I’d be filled with regret and anger that I’d busted my diet.
So I’m going to have a large mug of milky sweet coffee. It’s a compromise, but it’s the best I’m willing to do today.
Lunch: Home made pizza (made by me and it was horrible!).
Dinner: Chicken pie made with the left-overs from the chicken casserole. Baked potato, peas and sweetcorn. Apple sponge and cream for dessert.
They were two pretty big meals and maybe I ate too much, but that’s part of deal at the weekend.
I’m now looking forward to Monday – always my favourite diet day!
Monday 17 September 2012 – 177.2 lbs
Actually that’s mock shock. The high number kind of goes with the territory. If you have a free day on Saturday and two meals on Sunday, it’s to be expected that you won’t see a flattering number on Monday.
It can be terrifying to see that you’ve gained over 2 pounds in two days, which in turn can lead to you taking drastic action and seriously under-eating to compensate, but that’s a bad move.
It’s better to get back to the eating plan and put in a good week.
So how do I account for the extra weight? Bloat. Processed and partly processed food in the intestines, along with an element of water retention. In other words, I’m full of it.
Of course, if I managed to eat an additional 3500 calories over the weekend, on top of the 2000-2500 calories per day that my body needs just to maintain my weight, then maybe I’ve put on a pound of fat.
Snacks: 2 Apples and half a pear.
Dinner: Toad in the hole, mashed potatoes, broccoli. Bread. Ice cream cone.
Tuesday 18th September 2012 – 174.4
It’s about 2pm here in the UK and I am particularly hungry. Temptation is all around, but I’m going to hold out. I know from previous experience that if I can hold out until 2.30 I can make it to 5pm.
Here’s the thing: I already ate an apple around midday so I know I’ve had at least something to keep me going. I don’t feel weak, I don’t feel faint, I just feel hungry and need to overcome the temptation to eat more.
I need to keep in mind that I’ll be eating a great meal in just a few hours and that I’ll feel full for the rest of the evening.
If I can get to 2.30, there’s a great chance I can put in another great day on the diet, lose more weight and continue to feel good about what I’m achieving – and that’s a big deal because it positively benefits so many other aspects of my life.
If I can get to 2.30, I’ll make it until 5 and I can chalk it up as another success.
Made it! Dinner: Chicken Kiev, potatoes, green beans, broccoli. Deesert: Apple pie and ice cream.
Wednesday 19th September – 173.6 lbs
It’s good to see 173 on the readout again. It’s been a while. I know my weight jumps around a bit but I’ve been back on the diet long enough to see the trend developing, and it’s encouraging. Seeing 173 makes me believe that I can start to close in on the 160lb range in maybe only a week or two. That’s an exciting prospect because I don’t remember ever being there.
Another hungry day today, but I’ve made it past 2.30 pm with only a mug of tea and a couple of glasses of water. No apple so far today, but I will eat one as part of my main meal.
I think one reason I’ve been able to hold out today is I know what I’m having for dinner. Curry! That’s a meal worth holding out for.
Dinner: Chicken Korma, Basmati rice, papadums. Ice cream and raisins.
I didn’t get it right today. I was too stubborn about holding out. I should have eaten a snack (probably the apple that I never got around to eating). Some of the signs were there but I ignored them. By time it got to 3.30 I started to feel grotty and had a headache developing but by that time I was collecting one son early from school and then rushing on to collect the other 3 from their school to get to a dentist appointment in the neighboring town. I didn’t feel weak or faint, just sub-par.
But that’s just the way it is sometimes. Trial and error.
It was still a good day though. I stuck the eating plan and didn;t waste the opportunity to make the day count.
Thursday 20th September – 173.8 lbs
Today was a good day, even though I didn’t stick rigidly to the plan. As I was making the kid’s lunches this morning I grated cheese for the sandwiches and had a small lump left over… so I ate it.
I ate an apple around 10.30 and then another around 1.30.
I think the hunger I’m feeling earlier in the day is as a result of the push-ups I’ve been doing. I’m back to doing 100 a day (because I enjoy it and the it makes me feel good) and I do them mid-morning. I’ve also started throwing in 10 chin-ups. It’s not a massive burden but maybe it’s enough to ramp up the hunger?
Dinner: Left-over curry (from yesterday’s meal) and chips (fries). Ice cream.
Ouch! Dinner was definitely NOT balanced today. Yesterday’s curry included lots of vegetables, but I didn’t include any today.
Not to worry, it evens itself out over time.
If you freak out over every element of your diet every day you’ll go insane.
My task for the day was to eat fewer calories than my body needs and I’m confident I did that. It was perhaps an ugly way to do it – but boy was it tasty! Tomorrow I’ll make better choices.
Friday 21st September – 173 lbs
For the briefest of moments the scale read 172.8 before flashing 173. That was a nice moment!
I’m heading in the right direction and I’m hopeful that I may get to see 169 on the scale in maybe ten days time.
I’ve been thinking about why I’ve recently been feeling hungrier in the mornings than I have done during earlier phases of the diet. A question asked by regular reader and contributor, 100 plus, helped me find the likely answer.
As part of my response I mentioned that started getting up at 5am every day… and then it hit me that I’d added an extra 2 waking hours to the start of the day. The hunger pangs I’d usually feel around lunch time have been hitting me from 10am onwards!
Dinner: Pork casserole (with lots of vegetsbles), potatoes. A bowl of ice cream with chocolate grated on top.
Saturday 22nd September – 173.4 lbs
Lunch: Ham sandwich with crisps. (Stuff the children left after their lunch)
Dinner: Sweet and sour chicken, chicken and cashew nuts, egg fried rice, spring rolls, prawn crackers. After: Ice cream (again!).
Sunday 23rd September – 175.4 lbs
Today was the day that some fool brought chocolate covered doughnuts (donuts) into the house. Sadly that fool was me!
Lunch: french bread, butter and cheese. Chocolate.
Dinner: Steak and onion pie, buttered potatoes, carrots, peas, gravy, bread. Dessert (I’m scared to reveal it, but here goes… ) another doughnut AND… and Ice cream.
I blew it today! Completely busted the eating plan.
Monday 24th September – 174.4 lbs
Yesterday was far from ideal because I was nowhere near to sticking to my eating plan. Sunday is supposed to be lunch and dinner only. No snacking.
I can honestly tell you that I’m not bothered by it. I don’t feel I’ve undone the work of the previous week and I don’t see it as a failure or a setback.
It was a minor deviation from the plan and a very tasty one too. I did it consciously and deliberately. I smiled and enjoyed the moment.
Last week was a great week for the diet and this week will also be a good one. Weekdays are work days, days to achieve things and make sacrifices. By the time Friday rolls around I’m aiming to have lost another 2 lbs.
Dinner: Spaghetti Bolognese (made with chunky veg), crusty bread. Dessert: Banana sponge with custard.
Wishing you all a good week on your own diets!
Tuesday 25th September – 172.4
Snack: a giant tangerine (2pm)
Dinner: Slow cooked chicken chasseur, carrots, courgettes, mashed potatoes. Dessert: Tapioca pudding.
Wednesday 26th September – 171.4
Yesterday was busy. I’m preparing to return to work next week so there’s a lot to arrange and I’ve got a great deal on my mind.
I’m sure that in the not too distant past I would have coped by eating, but not this time. This time I’d prepared the evening meal in advance and all I needed to do was to throw it in the oven and let slow cook all day.
I didn’t have to make any decisions about what to eat and when. I didn’t have to bargain with myself over portion sizes and worry that maybe I’d eaten too much.
At 2pm I felt that I needed to eat something, and as this diet isn’t about starving or being reckless, I ate a great big juicy giant tangerine.
The scale weight today 171.4 puts me within 1lb of my lowest weight on this diet, 170.4 lbs, so I’m looking forward to seeing 169lbs towards the end of next week. Of course there are no guarantees, but it gives me something to aim for and it motivates me to stick to the eating plan.
Dinner: Beef stew and dumplings, carrots, courgettes, butternut squash, peas, sweetcorn with mashed potatoes. Dessert: Blackberry and Apple crumble with cream.
And an apple (I haven’t eaten one for a couple of days!)
I think blackberries are going to feature quite a lot in my diet. My mother-in-law picked 16 pounds of them last week and now they’re all in my freezer. Delicious (and free – gotta love that).
Thursday 27th September –
140.8 170.8 lbs
Edit: For almost the entire day I weighed 140.8 lbs. But late evening as I sit down to write this I’m back to 170.8.
Typing is not my strong suit!
I was offered a bacon sandwich today for lunch but I turned it down. I had to wrestle with the decision for a few seconds but I reminded myself it’s a weekday and the sandwich didn’t fit with the plan. I told myself that if I really wanted one I could have one at the weekend.
Knowing that I can eat that sort of food (but not all the time) makes a big difference. I don’t feel I’m missing out and it tends to keep me honest during the week.
Snack: Apple (11.30)
Dinner: Beef and onion pie with potatoes, broccoli, roasted onions, roasted butternut squash, roasted sweet potato. Dessert: blackberry and apple crumble with cream.
Friday 28th September – 170.4 lbs
I know that the scale is a dirty rotten liar, but all the same, it’s nice to see 170.4 on the readout this morning. The lightest I’ve been on this diet is 170.4 and I got there just before the summer… and then I took a break.
I got back up to 178 lbs and I’ve spent September undoing my two months of relaxed eating.
With October just days away, I have the opportunity to put in another good month and see how close that takes me to my goal of a flat stomach.
The coming weekend is a weekend of celebrations and social commitments so I need to be careful and avoid being reckless.
Have a great weekend! (I’ll be back later to update my meal)
Dinner: Fish cakes with stilton and leak sauce, chips, peas. Dessert: Birthday cake and a few chocolates.
Saturday 29th September – 170.4
This is what I love about this diet… if you’d seen me today you wouldn’t believe I’m on a diet and you’d be scratching your head wondering how I’ve lost weight.
And if you’d spent months busting your hump on some very restrictive diet that also requires you to hit the gym five times a week, you might even be a little mad at me.
Today, being a Saturday, is a free day (or cheat day) so I can eat anything I want.
I don’t usually use it as an excuse to be glutton, or to indulge poor choices, I just go with the flow.
Snack: 5 marshmallows.
Lunch: Toasted wrap bread with cheese, crisps, a chocolate bar.
Dinner: Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, carrots, peas, broccoli. Dessert: 2 birthday cupcakes.
Snack: A generous bowl of ice cream.
Snack: Cherry flavoured laces (I stole the children’s sweeties!)
I know it seems crazy for me to do this when I’m so close to reaching my goal, but somehow it seems to help.
Even so, I still had to argue with myself to make sure I ate lunch today. And I did think twice about eating the bowl of ice cream.
Sunday 30th September – 171.6
My weight is up today but that’s the way it works. It’s easy to be freaked out by this but after a couple of days it drops back down again (once the bloat is gone).
Lunch: chicken nuggets and fries
Dinner: Roast pork, potatoes, carrots. Dessert: Birthday cake.
Monday 1st October – 171 lbs
I got it wrong today.
Today was my first day back at work. I was up early, as I usually am these days, and got the children ready for school. I prepared the evening meal and threw it into the oven to slow cook… then went off the work.
I thought it would be easy to last out until 5pm, as it’s something I’ve managed time and time again, so I didn’t even take a snack in with me. I wish I had.
I wasn’t nervous or anxious about my first day but I hadn’t taken any account of how mentally draining it would be. I’ve been out of the workplace for nearly five years, so fo course, it was a steep learning curve.
As calm and collected as I was, meeting lots of new people and learning lots of new things is bound to create a certain amount of pressure.
By the time 4pm came I had a bad headache (bad enough to give me toothache), I was dehydrated (I forgot to drink… if you can believe that) and I felt very hungry but too unwell to eat.
I got home, took some painkillers and went out to walk the dogs. By the time I got back my headache was gone, but I knew I’d got it wrong today.
I should have taken some fruit to snack on and I should have taken some bottled water.
I won’t make the same mistake tomorrow!
Dinner: Chili-con-carne, rice, bread. Dessert: Apple pie and cream.
Tuesday 2nd October – 170.4
Today I went to work armed with apples and water. I wasn’t even aware of being hungry today until around 430pm when I got home from work. I went straight back out the door to walk the dogs and eventually sat down to eat at 5.30.
Dinner: Sausage casserole, crushed buttered potatoes, carrots, broccoli. Dessert: Rice pudding.
Here’s the thing though… I might have taken the water to work, but I didn’t drink it. Neither did I drink any tea or coffee.
I mention this because I had a strong desire to over-eat at dinner. I wonder whether thirst was driving that desire?
Wednesday 3rd October – 170.8 lbs
Dinner: Pizza with salad. Dessert: Apple pie and cream.
Thursday 4th October – 169.4 lbs
I cannot tell you how pleased I am to see 169.4.
I don’t ever recall being in the 160lb range. Obviously I must have been there at some point in my life but not as an adult.
This is new territory for me.
Dinner: Spaghetti Bolognese, grated Parmesan, freshly baked bread. Followed by: Trifle (I could easily have done without this and this evening, I wish I had).
Friday 5th October – 169 lbs
Dinner: Beef stew, carrots, peas, dumplings, potatoes. Soda bread. Dessert: Lemon mousse.
Today marks the end of my first week back in full time employment after nearly 5 years at home with the children.
The changes to my routine haven’t prevented me from sticking to my eating plan.
In fact, being able to work through my lunch break has been a benefit.
I’m so pleased that for 2 days in a row the scale has shown 169, because psychologically I feel that I’ve broken through a barrier and now I’m really starting to believe I can achieve my goal.
Saturday 6th October – 169 lbs
What a great week! Even though my I returned to full-time employment this week after nearly five years at home with the children, I still managed to lose some fat.
The return has gone smoothly, but even so, it’s still a stressful experience and sometimes it was tempting to forget about the diet and concentrate on the job. That would have been so easy to do, but I’m glad I didn’t.
Although I’ve been aiming to lose around lbs per week, I only managed 1.4 this week, and that’s probably because I only walked once a day instead of twice, and… I ate more for my evening meals.
And when I say only 1.4 lbs, that’s still a good result. After all, I made a conscious decision to eat more in the evening so slower progress is to be expected.
Lunch: Pea and ham soup with bread.
Dinner: Roast chicken, sage and onion stuffing, boiled potatoes, carrots, peas. Followed by: Home-made cheesecake.
Sunday 7th October – Didn’t weigh
Lunch: Hot Dogs and cheesecake
Dinner: Chicken and vegetable curry, white rice, pappadums, freshly baked bread. Dessert: Cheesecake (It was too good to waste!)
Monday 8th October – 171.4 lbs
One problem I’m finding with being back at work is that I don’t drink nearly as much fluid as I’d like. While I was home with the kids I’d drink a hot tea or coffee (or just plain old water) to take the edge off my hunger. I can’t do that so easily now and that’s partly because filling up with fluid requires that at some point you need to empty and my job is such it’s not always convenient to make regular trips to the loo.
Dinner: Spaghetti bolognese, grated cheese, bread.
I know I had this meal recently but sometimes convenience wins out. Spag bol is easy and quick to make and we had all the right ingredients, so we had it again. I didn’t have a dessert today and that’s to compensate for the quantity of cheesecake I ate over the weekend.
Tuesday 9th October – Did not weigh
Dinner: Quiche, mashed potatoes, broccoli. Dessert Cupcake
UPDATE: What happened next?
I went missing in action again.
Going back to work took a bigger toll on me than I had imagined it would.
Work and home-life had to come first and I drifted away from the diet. That’s not to say I stopped completely but I went back to maintenance mode (which is pretty boring to write about, so I didn’t).
I’m at it again and I’m down to 169.2 lbs, which is where I left off here.
I’ve moved the whole one meal a day thing over to a site dedicated to it.
The site is called 1MADdiet.com
See you there.