Persistent Efforts
- POSTED ON: May 27, 2016

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The Hard Road
- POSTED ON: May 26, 2016


Intermittent Fasting & the Dangling Carrot
- POSTED ON: May 25, 2016

I recently received the comment:

“Phyllis Collins, I've been following you and have been a fan of yours.
Have u tried the 24 or 36 hour fasts? Was wondering what your experience was?”

I've done quite a lot of experiments with "modified" fasts --- like JUDDD & EOD, and with total water fasting as well. I’ve written quite a lot about this already. To easily find some of them here at DietHobby, …go to the right side of the page about half-way down.... for BLOG CATEGORIES, Fasting, ……where you can easily find past articles I've written about my thoughts and experiences with Intermittent Fasting.  

Once you’ve arrived at the “Fasting” category, the best way to find relevant articles is … go to the bottom of that page, below the 5 blog articles, where it says “Page 1 / Page 2 / …. Oldest", and CLICK the link to the Oldest.  Then work your way forward, from the past to the present.

Many of my previous blog articles discuss, in depth, my own experiences with various types of intermittent fasting.

The Donkey, the Stick,
and the Carrot,

an allegory applicable
to Intermittent Fasting.

"A farmer wants the donkey to take the load and travel. 

But, the donkey does not move.
He hits the donkey with a stick, but it still won’t move. 

So, he ties a carrot to the stick  and holds it in front of the donkey, just out of reach. 

The donkey wants to eat the carrot and moves forward. 

At the same time, the carrot also moves by the same distance.

The donkey cannot eat the carrot, till the farmer reaches his destination."

The Donkey is me, or another “intermittent faster”.

The Stick is Fasting = eating zero or very small amounts of food on “fasting” days.

The Carrot is the Promise of eating whatever you want on non-fasting days.

"Just get through today, and tom...

My Status - May 2016 Maintenance
- POSTED ON: May 24, 2016

Occasionally, I share my numbers here at DietHobby to show how it's going for me here in Maintenance. Below is a chart showing details of my weights and calories for the past 3 weeks or so of this month.

See the bottom of the picture for my Average weight, and the Average number of calories I was able to eat per day to achieve that weight number.

For ME, 125.3 lbs is a BMI of 24.5.  SO....the chart shows that this past 3 weeks, in order to maintain a BMI of 24.5, I was able to eat an average of 901 calories per day.

These numbers show a fairly normal month for me here in my 10th year of weight-loss maintenance.

According to my detailed daily Computer Food Journal Records, 913 calories has been my actual CALORIE AVERAGE for the past 365 days.

It is very difficult to achieve eating so very few calories. I manage one-day-at-a-time.

My ultimate goal is to maintain my large weight-loss for the rest of my life, and...if possible...I want to keep my weight within a "normal" BMI range.

I share many of my thoughts and my struggle on this issue here at my website, DietHobby, where I've scrapbooked a great many articles, pictures, and videos.

Many articles and videos I've created myself, and many of them are those I find helpful, interesting, or amusing. I named my website, DietHobby, because I've found it personally necessary to treat "dieting" as a "hobby".

Read my first article at Diethobby 5+ years ago, which I wrote back in February 2011, Dieting is my Hobby. It is still just as true for me today as it was then.



Psysiology = Biology Messing with Physics
- POSTED ON: May 23, 2016

How to Lose 50 pounds and keep them off.
by Dr. Arya Sharma, M.D.

See Video Below

Physiology:  the way in which a living organism or bodily part functions.
Biology:  the physiology, behavior, and other qualities of a particular living organism.

Physics:  the study of matter and its motion through space and time; energy and force.


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