@Kirwan said in Fatbusting: Kirwan's log:
Ha, this thread is so old that the software checked that I didn't want to start a new thread instead.
Been a year (almost) since the last update. 2018 was a bit of a write off for diet and exercise, but by the end of the year I had the health mostly sorted out. To the degree that the specialist I was seeing recently told me he doesn't need to see me anymore, and everything seems normal now.
He put me on an intermittent fasting diet to get some of my hormones back in check, and it's more than done the trick. Essentially doing the 16/8 everyday, often 20/4 (had to build up to that), and am eating at a calorie deficit (1800 to 1500) on the feed days and at least two days a week drop to 800 calories. So 16/8 + 5/2 basically, lots of protein and vegetables.
I started that in January, and I have lost 10kg from the peak of my illness.
Has also made a huge difference to energy levels, concentration. My memory is still not great, but that's easy enough to manage.
I had a couple of experiements with jogging and 10min HIT burst on a indoor bike. No headaches or any of the other symptoms I had been experiencing. I was too heavy for the running, so am waiting until I get a bit more weight off before adding that back in regularly.
The doctor thinks it'll take another year to get the exercise sorted out. It won't be crossfit, but I do want to get back into some sort of weight lifting.
At the current rate of weight loss, at some point in late May I'll be back to the weight I was before I got sick in 2015.
Next mini goal is 83kg, hopefully only three weeks away.
I can't speak highly enough of intermittent fasting, makes those drinking sessions much easier to handle, aside from that and bags of chippies ( grrrrrrrrr ) I don't really have too many vices. The 16/8 has the belt feeling looser in a matter of days I reckon.