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  • IssieCol
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    BOOOOOO to gaining weight while fasting! I would have ditched it too! I'm about 2 months in and have lost about 6-7 pounds. I probably won't lose much more and it's a very slow weight loss method anyway.

    I couldn't do the celery juice thing, y'all. It feels like punishment and I'm not about that life.

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  • ophy
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    me a month ago:
    Because of my hormone imbalance, I'm doing a gentler version of this (crescendo 16/8 . . . which means only fasting with a 10:30-6:30 window three nonconsecutive days per week)

    I'm ditching this! After four weeks, I ended up GAINING weight and feeling super hangry and (even more) tired and miserable than before. Reason number billion why my body is so much dumber than Issie's. My body is like an idiot village that will turn any thing at all into an excuse to store away fat in all the idiot village storehouses.

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  • vanessa
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    Having too much stuff makes me anxious so I have always had a routine of cleaning the closet. I can’t be as on top of everything else as Issie though.

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  • IssieCol
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    I've always hoarded because I used to use my mom's old stuff for fun back in high school and always think that things will come back into style after a little while. Plus, I've usually shopped for separates rather than whole outfits so I'll hold onto tops (or whatever), because they match with a bunch of other things I own rather than because I actually like the top itself. The MK method made me judge each thing on its own and it made a huge difference in how willing I was to let it go.

    I'm feeling attacked by how motivated and together you sound.
    Mr. Issie has asked me more than once if I'm pregnant because he thinks it's hormonal. I am not, but I can't explain it either so, like enjoy your new Type A wife, I guess.


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  • isadora
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    Oh, and I have decided to go the opposite of MK because I throw away clothes with abandon and always have, so much so that I am always like: FUCK, I TOSSED ALL DAT! So I've taken of hoarding more.

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  • isadora
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    I'm feeling attacked by how motivated and together you sound.

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  • IssieCol
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    DK or MK?
    Oh, DK for sure. I'm not waiting around to ask him about joy. My criteria is pretty simple. If it has holes in it, it's outta here. If it was around when we started college, samesies. If I haven't seen him in it in years, it can find a new home.

    I don't know why I'm so motivated to get my shit together all of a sudden, but I'm gonna ride it out. Who knows, maybe I'll end up back in school after all.

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  • ophy
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    I tried to Marie Kondo my pajamas and work out clothes alone and I couldn’t part with more than three shitty tees, so I need her to come to my house and cheerily force me to “thank u, next” half my closet.
    Trying to imagine a more 'early 2019' sentence and I can't.








    I Kondo'ed my closet and was able to TU,N a fairly massive pile of stuff, which did make a big difference in there. Her drawer organization tip really is LIFE CHANGING in a small small way. Gonna do the utensil drawer next, maybe. Mr.o wants me to do my books but . . . nah. I'm afraid they'd get mad at me.






    Last edited by ophy; 02-14-2019, 06:29 AM.

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  • LaaLaa
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    DK or MK? For real, you’re getting all your shit together! I tried to Marie Kondo my pajamas and work out clothes alone and I couldn’t part with more than three shitty tees, so I need her to come to my house and cheerily force me to “thank u, next” half my closet.

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  • IssieCol
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    Right!? So now that I feel like I have a handle on IF, I am trying to do a version of the Marie Kondo/Jen Hatmaker method of closet control. I cleaned out my closet and got rid of things I didn't wear much or like much anymore. Through this process, I learned I have a travel t-shirt addiction that borders on the absurd and the amount of jeans was unbelievable. I also planned tentative work outfits for the next few weeks with the goal of eliminating my habit of online shopping out of boredom and the stupid belief that I need more clothes. I mean, I've always known that clothes and shoes are my problem area, but seeing everything laid out Kondo styles was shameful. When I kept pulling out clothes that STILL had tags on them, I put a shopping ban on myself through the spring so we'll see how that goes. Mr. Issie spent much of my clean out time making fun of me for being a hoarder and having weird addiction issues, but I'm gonna DK his closet next weekend so we'll see who's laughing by the end of that day.

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  • isadora
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    It's like IF is turning you into a superhero!

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  • IssieCol
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    I'm pretty sure caffeine is essential to my success on this eating plan. I am conditioned to having coffee almost every morning so if I were to restrict my eating times AND cut out coffee, I think maybe someone would have been murdered by now? One thing I forgot to mention: I have better endurance during cardio and it's been making me enjoy running more which I never thought would happen. I've run 2 10ks in the past week, like kind of accidentally. Each time, I got to around the hour mark and still felt really good, so I just kept going. I mean, I look in the mirror like

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  • ophy
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    Do you drink coffee as part of your first meal?

    Nah, I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do drink tea with my first meal. Probably not enough caffeine in green tea to help much, though.

    This morning I tried eating a little guac and almonds before my first actual meal, and I think that helped avert the crash some.

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  • IssieCol
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    Do you drink coffee as part of your first meal? I wonder if that would prevent the crash you go through. I haven't experienced a similar crash, but a latte is the first thing I drink at 10:30. I usually eat a croissant or have some yogurt along with it and feel pretty great after.

    One thing I've noticed over the past month is that I crave different types of food. I've always been more of a salt fan than a sugar fan, but when I got the munchies, I always wanted like, nachos or pizza. Chips and salsa (or queso/quac/dip of the day) is basically a food group to me. These days I want protein. I've always liked eggs, but now I FREAKING LOVE EGGS. I want to throw an egg on top of everything. I've also started liking veggies as a snack, which I've never really enjoyed, but I've been buying bags of mini carrots and snacking on them at work. Maybe it's the sweetness and crunchiness? I don't recognize myself, you guys. It's like a weird, healthy stranger has taken over my body.

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  • ophy
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    Because of my hormone imbalance, I'm doing a gentler version of this (crescendo 16/8 . . . which means only fasting with a 10:30-6:30 window three nonconsecutive days per week). I've lost 3 lbs in 1 1/2 weeks, which is probs just water weight? But it's enough to make me stick with it. Biggest downside for me is managing the weird crash I get after eating the meal that breaks the fast. I just wanna go straight back to bed and can hardly keep my eyes open. That might either be because I'm causing an insulin spike with too many carbs/not enough protein and fat, or because it's still a new thing and taking my body time to adjust.

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