Be Happy with Slower Progress

Best advice I've read since I started weight loss, "Be Happy with Slower Progress".

Changing my plan to:

  • Intermittent Fasting, 16 hour's per day
  • Daily Aerobics Walking < Aerobic Threshold LIMIT
  • Cold Exposure
  • Daily Hot Tub
  • Daily strength training
  • Food portion control

I'm reading that staying below my Aerobic Limit will oxidize my fat the most efficiently. That means walking at a fast pace, or very slow jog. I'm currently walking off 200 calories every day for the next three months to test this theory. I'm also doing target muscle strength training every. All low impact and I have to say, quite fun and injury free. I'll post results here in about three months, either :) or :/

Will see.

Harry - Just a 67 year old male running for his life.


  • :) Well, what can I say? It's working.
    I picked up a digital tape measure and I'm reducing my spare tire by about a tenth of an inch per day. Down one inch already from 10 days ago. Making slow but steady progress every day. Cronometer is helping.

    The goal is to make it a habit for 90 days and see what the final results are.

    Harry - Just a 67 year old male running for his life.

  • I've never heard of a digital tape measure.

    Which one do you use?

    The main thing that has been holding me back from using a tape measure is the hassle of wrapping, counting, and math. I hate math. But I can deal with just wrapping the tape measure around me, if the device takes care of the numbers for me.

    Congrats on your progress!

  • Checking in and past my deadline of 90 days, but I'm happy to report that the tape measure says I've melted 4 inches off my waist. Huge win for a LOSER like myself. Don't trust the scale, it lies. The tape tells no lies and it can be trusted. I'm now just about 4 pounds from my weight goal. I don't know what my waist size should be but I will know when I hit my weight goal.

    Harry - Just a 67 year old male running for his life.

  • I've found that even inaccurate scales can be trusted, but only with the trend. Looks like you're doing great.

    Pillage, then burn.

  • Wow, I'm amazed that you managed to lose weight in winter! I find winter weight gain to be as certain as death and taxes. It's the season for eating more and exercising less.

    Weight loss is for the warmer months, which bring a smaller appetite and more chances to exercise.

  • I believe counting the calories works year around. Sticking to whole foods and avoiding processed foods, sugar, and seed oils works best for me.

    Harry - Just a 67 year old male running for his life.

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