I started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to day 200! Can’t remember the last time I did anything for 200 days except that I have been working my current job for 10 months (that’s about 300 days – give or take). This post is updated throughout the day. If you like my blogs, please subscribe to my premium content. You can also sign up at anytime for courses that interest you. You can still view my daily food memo for FREE!

To help curb my calories and maximize my metabolism, I decided yesterday to restrict eating of solid foods to the hours of 8:30 am to 9 pm. Well, working on a project all night (I went to sleep at 5:30 am this morning), it was tough, but I did not succumb to the urge to chew. In fact, I drank only water. This morning, I woke up around 7:30 am and made it to work on time with just 2 hours of sleep.

Today I also added the restriction of taking only non-solid foods and liquids for between-meal snacks before dinner. Saying no to solids is easier than saying no to chips, or no to cupcakes, etc. I think these new rules are going to dramatically change my metabolism. I will be drinking more water and allowing my system to self-repair while having a daily liquid-fast from 9 pm to 8:30 am. That means no more midnight snacks if I can help it. I did it last night. That’s an encouragement.



Wednesday, 8:36 am Breakfast (500 calories allotted)

  • 1/4 L of Water – 0 calories
  • 1 Can of Peach Mango V8 Energy Drink – 70 calories
  • 1 Sausage Griddle Cake Sandwich – 350 calories
  • 6 Red Bird Peppermint Candy Puffs – 120 calories
  • Total 8:36 am Breakfast calories = 540 (40 calories over Breakfast allotment)
    (1,460 calories under daily allotment)

Wednesday, 11:30 am Lunch (500 + 1 Missed 100 cal. Snack (1) – Breakfast overage = 560 calories allotted): at work

  • 1/4 L of Water – 0 calories
  • 1/4 Bottle of Watermelon Juice – 90 calories
  • 1 BBQ Chicken Sandwich – 360 calories
  • 6 Corn Chips – 80 calories (Can you believe I only ate 6 (of my absolute favorite) corn chips?!)
  • Total 1:30 pm Lunch calories = 530 (30 calories under Lunch allotment)
  • Cumulative calories as of 11:30 am = 1,070 (930 calories under daily allotment)

Wednesday, 5:30 pm Dinner (500 + 2 Missed 200 cal. snacks (2, 3) + Lunch leftover = 930 calories allotted)

  • 1/4 L of Water – 0 calories
  • 1/2 Bottle of Watermelon Juice – 180 calories
  • 1 Chicken Egg Roll With Sweet & Sour Sauce – 250 calories
  • 2 Strips of Bacon 90 calories (What a combo, eh? Egg rolls and bacon? Don’t try to make sense of it. Just revel in the fact that I only ate two pieces of bacon – that’s never happened.)
  • Total 1:30 pm Lunch calories = 520 (400 calories under Dinner allotment)
  • Cumulative calories as of 5:30 pm = 1,590 (410 calories under daily allotment)
Snack (4)

Wednesday, 7:00 pm Snack (4) (410 calories allotted)

  • 1/4 L of Water – 0 calories
  • Cheddar Stax Chips – 280 calories
  • Beef With Vegetables – 420 calories
  • Total 7:00 pm Lunch calories = 700 (290 calories over Snack (4) allotment)
  • Cumulative calories as of 7:00 pm = 1,590 (410 calories under daily allotment)

Total calories consumed: 540 + 530 + 520 + 700 = 2,290 as of 7:52 pm

So, today I felt full all day – a completely new feeling! This is really good news! I see myself losing weight this month if i can keep up this new regimen.

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Charity: Water Campaign

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 29 days left and only $100 remaining to reach our goal before this campaign ends. Let’s smash this goal!

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