Quoted from PiperPinball:
Mcluvin, congratz on your weight loss!
What kind of thing went away after say 10lbs of weight loss? Snoring, back pain, high blood pressure, etc?
Im just starting out. And at 6 weeks in up a few pounds. 228lbs. 23% body fat. Lifting 5 days weeks. 40 years old and 6'3. Id like to be at 200lbs. My diet has only changed with alot more protein.
And does intermittent fasting work?
Thank you! The back pain went away pretty quickly. I want to say that was within the first 20 pounds which took ~3 weeks to lose.
I had stage 2 high blood pressure and was definitely a snorer. I was a mess for sure. I'd wake up with my heart pounding. I probably should have been on a CPAP. Blood pressure is now mildly pre-hypertensive so I take a half dose of my medication. I hope to be off of it when I hit my target.
We're roughly the same BMI, but you have 6% more lean mass than me. I'm sure you are in much better shape. That's really good you are tracking body fat. Sometimes when the scale isn't moving so fast, I can still see improvement with body fat %.
I don't really do IF, but I know it works for some. I maintain a fairly extreme calorie deficit. If I try to skip a meal, I usually feel like shi*. I do get away with a light breakfast, not always, but when I feel like I can do it.
Something that I think has made a difference is I sort of treat it like a hobby now. I visit r/loseit every day. There's good info, support when you need it, and new success stories to keep you motivated. It really made a difference for me.