I started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to day 112 of my weight loss journey.


My Daily Food Diary – Day 112

Current Weigh In: As of Saturday, September 5, I weighed in at 253.5 pounds – 3.5 pounds more than I weighed after finding out that I was misreading my scale. I have lost 13 pounds and gained 14.5 pounds. My next weigh in is Saturday, September 12.

AM Notes


Today, I decided to start a high-fat, low-carb diet based on some revelations from Dr. Mark Hyman, MD. I also increased my daily calorie limit to 2,500 since I am getting up earlier and going to bed later due to school, work, and other commitments.

Saturday, 10:30 am Brunch (500 + Missed Breakfast + 1 Missed Snack (1) = 1,200 calories allotted)

  • 1 Quart of Lactose Free Cookies and Cream Ice Cream – 1,320 calories
  • Total 10:30 am Breakfast calories = 1,320 (120 calories over allotment)

Saturday, 12:30 pm Snack (2) (200 – Brunch overage = 80 calories allotted)

  • Sour Cream and Cheddar Chips – 300 calories
  • Total 12:30 am Snack (2) calories = 300 (220 calories over allotment)

Total Calories Consumed: 1,320 + 300 = 1,620 as of 10:00 pm.

Although I increased my calorie intake limit from 2,000 to 2,500, I ended up eating less than 2,000 calories with high-fat foods.

PM Notes

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Here’s something to think about when it comes to dieting…

I watched a documentary on obesity as an epidemic in America. It related the theory that the low-fat craze is actually causing more heart disease. The diet we should be following is more high in fat than high in carbs and low in fat. I also have noticed since beginning my weight loss journey that when I have a high-fat day (now this is going to get a little gross, but there’s a point to be made), I don’t have trouble eliminating my bowel (in fact, I may have up to five bowel movements in a day – that adds up to weight loss). When I have a high-carb, low-fat diet day, I feel more constipated and may have as few as zero (yes, 0) bowel movements. Knowing this, it does seem that what should be a healthy diet (lowfat) is not working with my body.

According to Mark Hyman, MD, eating fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat. Too much sugar makes you fat. Eating fat contributes to fat burning (that is what I was trying to say). Check out this video:

Here’s another good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgWBKJsJtk0. Dr. Hyman says, “Metabolism is not a math problem (just about counting calories – that has been my major approach throughout this journey, trying to decrease calories thinking that fewer calories equates exactly to more weight loss). According to Dr. Hyman, what you eat turns on or off different triggers in your brain. That’s the weight control center. It’ not about the pure calorie count.

OMG. I have to take this in. Could it really be that a higher fat diet will “speak” to my brain differently and change my hormones so that I am not craving and hungry all of the time? Could it really speed up my metabolism and release more fat from the fat cells? If this is true, I might break out of the 250 pound plateau that I have been holding steady for over 100 days! Well, time will tell. Since the workout challenge could skew the results, I am not going to add it yet. I’m just going to increase the fat percentage while keeping the calories steady, and see if that works for me. If not, I’ll add the workout. I’m going to get the book, “Eat Fat Get Thin” by Dr. Hyman.

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On Saturday, September 6, 2020, I became a Spring Member, pledging a donation to charity: water every month. I also started a fundraising campaign for charity: water called, “Songs For Water.” This fundraiser is to help charity: water build the much needed water projects around the world. Read my post about this. With just a little work, we’ve already raised enough money to give water to one beautiful life for an entire year! Your support really goes a long way. We have 117 days left before this campaign ends. Let’s smash this goal!

Best of Mental Health and Wellness,


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