I’m a day late for my Week 2 Summary because I was out of town yesterday and had no access to my scale. Weight today is 168 lb (76.4 kg), so down 5 lb (2.3 kg) in the last seven days. That’s amazing and I’m not sure it’s real and repeatable. I may be up a couple pounds by tomorrow.
Weight loss total since starting the experiment 16 days ago: 7.5 lb loss (3.4 kg), from 175.5 to 168 lb.
I feel good and have plenty of energy. On day 10 I noticed I didn’t have much appetite and tended to eat just because I knew I needed to. I don’t spend much time thinking about foods I should miss, like pizza, pastries, candy, and bread.
I’ve been lifting weights for several years, twice weekly. I did my first weight-lifting session on day 3 or so of this experiment. I noticed my performance was down about 5% from baseline. The workout was harder than usual. But that has not happened since.
A typical large salad takes me 25 minutes to eat, not counting conversation or distractions. Lots of chewing. I’ve never times my meals before, but doubt they took this long.
When I’m tempted by fat-promoting food, I tell myself, “No, I’m eating Nuttin’ But Salads.”
PS: My weight the day after the original post was 168.6 (76.6 kg), not 168 lb. Go figure.
PPS: Weight two days after the post was 167.6 lb (76.1 kg).
This weekly accounting is so interesting and encouraging. Nice work!
Thanks for the input, vkech.