SCD – Update – Month 3

Another month of SCD passed too quickly. Weight loss not as good as I’d wanted, minor increase followed by stagnation for 2 weeks.

This was mainly due to not performing exercise as I’d planned (maintained walking 30 miles a week). Lack of energy is an excuse, but the effect on willpower is undeniable; Averaging only one session a week. My cause wasn’t helped by discovering how to procure Krispy Kreme donuts, opting to demolish a tray of 12 in two days…

Wk 9-12 Weight Kg Notes
Before 78.7 Another notch up the belt, slide both hands down trousers
After 77.4 34″ trouser waist

While the numeric loss is pretty poor at 1.3 Kg, moving from 36″ to 34″ is an important personal milestone.  I’d last been 34″ when I was eating fast food every day.  Being on your feet 7 to 12 hours means you can eat a horse, metaphorical not the Tesco kind, and not gain weight.  Had a nice reward, finding a new pair of 501’s bought just before starting out on the road to lardy-ville.

Having reached the 10% goal and being tantalizingly close to 10 Kg loss, I’m not going to stop yet.  To correct this months biggest issue, I’ll consider an EC stack, ECA minus the A as aspirin and empty stomach isn’t a smart idea.  Hopefully that will be enough to keep me exercising, but I’m pretty confident of surpassing last months losses, due to a new weapon in my SCD…

drum roll  Post cheat day fasting.  Reading around on a variety of SCD blogs and forums, I came across the idea of fasting – not something I jumped at!  The logic is, you’ve been stuffing your face on cheat day and it’s side effect that you don’t make any loss for a couple of days afterwards.  So why not give yourself a head start or reset into the next week.  Cravings for carbs should be low as you’ve had them within the same time-frame, but the effect on the body is greatly reduced.  Some suggest the body benefits in other ways, that a break from the digestion workload allows for a higher degree of internal cleansing (that’s clear pee, not getting kinky with water-jets and vacuums).

I really didn’t think I’d last beyond mid afternoon, but almost time for bed and the hunger pangs have only just started to become annoying.  Cooking dinner for others wasn’t a problem either!

Guess I should stop writing this and go to bed, or I’ll be online masticating to pictures of iced donuts.