Posts tagged ‘Nutrition’

ADF Day 14: Two Weeks Down…

And today the scale again confirmed 198.0.

And let me just say: that’s a zero-pound gain after an evening spent eating Chinese food and popsicles.  ADF is a good thing.


January 16, 2013 at 7:22 am

ADF Day 11: Emotional Vegetarianism

Today was a really good day.  It’s nice to be able to report that. 🙂


June 18, 2011 at 5:30 am 2 comments

ADF Day 5: Coffee..

This actually isn’t applicable today, so it’s kind of a dumb day to be thinking about it…

But I am anyway.  So let’s talk about it.

Coffee. (more…)

June 12, 2011 at 11:29 am 3 comments

ADF Day 3: Remembering Again…


I had forgotten a lot, apparently.  Yesterday I got up, walked, and ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast.  By 10:00 a.m., the nutrition lull smacked me full-on and I was shaking too hard to write properly.  Such a quirky thing that the effects of not eating really don’t manifest for real until the day AFTER you fast, but there you go.  This is all just part of Hell Week, as I recall, so I’m not too worried.  I went out for lunch as planned and was fine after that. (more…)

June 10, 2011 at 5:30 am 1 comment

ADF, Day 5: Clothing!

Second day of my first weekend.  Believe it or not, I’m already noticing good things. 


December 18, 2010 at 9:34 pm 1 comment

ADF Hardcore, Day 4: Om nom nom

Yesterday went pretty well.   I wasn’t working, which meant slogging through the fasting at home.  That’s never easy; at work I obviously have plenty to do to and not a lot of freedom that would allow me to eat just anytime I like.  At home, I still have plenty to do, but the kitchen is open 24/7 and only too happy to accommodate me.  There’s also the matter of feeding the kids, which means avoiding the kitchen entirely simply isn’t an issue.


June 24, 2010 at 7:20 am 1 comment

ADF Hardcore, Day 3: The Second Day Phenomenon

I don’t suppose I’ve ever mentioned this here, but I grew up Lutheran.  That doesn’t really have much bearing on this, except that as religious denominations go, Lutherans are decidedly less evangelistic than some.  This is actually one of the things I appreciate about the church, because I myself hate pushy people, and pushy religious people especially.  You will typically not find pairs of Lutherans canvassing neighborhoods to bring the Good Word to the masses, and it would be surprising to me to hear that a Lutheran was found on a street corner or a college campus beating a Bible or handing out tracts.  That’s just not our way.   Our outreaches tend to be more passive and more service-oriented, providing some benefit or other with evangelism offered in an ‘If you’d like to know more about who we are, just ask and we’ll tell you.’ fashion.  While I guess this might sound like a kind of bait-and-switch approach, the simple fact is that someone could pretty much take advantage of Lutheran outreach programs indefinitely and never once have to listen to a sermon or hear what horrible danger their soul is in.   Response is a matter of choice, and as someone who values my personal freedom and dislikes outside intrusion, I respect that a lot.

This all comes to mind right now because it’s occurred to me that my views on my diet are much the same.  I really hate talking about it unless someone approaches me and shows a genuine interest.   ADF is not an easy way to go in practice, but in theory it sounds even worse.  NOT EAT AT ALL for a WHOLE DAY?  Are you CRAZY?   What about metabolic slowdown?  What about nutrition?  Isn’t it just horribly miserable?  Oh, I could never do it!  I love food too much!


June 23, 2010 at 5:34 am 3 comments

Lent, Day 34: How I Do It

OKay… so… I’m down nearly 60 pounds now, and believe it or not, people actually notice!  I’m sure this has to do with the fact that my clothes actually fit now, thanks to Michelle and Lisa, but regardless… Easily the most common reaction I get from people is, “What are you doing?” and, when I tell them, “Wow, how do DO that?”

So this will be the overview post.  It will be redundant, but it’s the sort of ‘shop talk’ version of the ADF thing, so it might be interesting even if you’ve been reading awhile.

Here’s what I do:


April 1, 2009 at 7:30 am 1 comment

Lent, Day 32: Sweating the Weigh-In

Yeah, yeah, I know… I always sweat the weigh-ins.  But this week I have actually not cheated  and hopped onto the scale at any point, so I really have no idea what to expect tomorrow.  It’s been a weird week, since as I mentioned yesterday I’m coming down off of a week where I’ve had a pretty healthy appetite following three or four weeks of having NO appetite.  If the no-appetite weeks hurt my metabolism at all, this week will probably be bad.


March 29, 2009 at 6:51 am

Lent, Day 19: No Doughnuts For Jen

We went to church last night for Isaac’s baptism, so today we just had Sunday School/Bible Study to worry about.   This was nice, since it meant we could sleep in a little, and there was time to actually eat a real breakfast before we headed up to Zion.   Over the last week or so, I’ve made it a point to eat an egg for breakfast — one prepared Weight-Watchers style, which is actually okay with me.  I’ve never been one that needed eggs to be prepared with cheese or whatever in order to enjoy them.  ‘Course, this is probably just because I like salt too much, but anyway…


March 15, 2009 at 9:34 pm

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