April 2020 Intermittent Fasting Diary!


Thursday/Friday (April 2 & 3): April’s fasting campaign didn’t start until the afternoon of the April 2 at 3:26 p.m.  A day and 15 minutes later, I broke my fast with a big omelette, a few small pancakes, a cafe latte, and a little later a cafe mocha and a small protein bar. My next fast started at 4:33 p.m.

Friday/Saturday (April 3 & 4): After the one meal on Friday, my fast started at 4:33 p.m. It wasn’t a totally clean one as I had some Powerade after a gym session and then a small early morning protein bar was just too delicious to resist. I almost resisted it. It wasn’t then really a fast at all, but I’ll call it a dirty one anyway. – Change to 21:33

Saturday/Sunday (April 4 & 5): It was another one-meal day with some cereal at home, a protein bar, and then a chicken avocado wrap. The fasting clock started at 3:03 p.m. I had another Powerade after another weights session. That was it. A green tea followed later after a long work session, and that should be it until tomorrow. I again had a small protein bar late at night.

Sunday/Monday (April 5 & 6): This time, my fast was clean and it was another long one at just under 22 hours. It started at 2:28 p.m. and was broken at 12:19 p.m.

Monday/Tuesday (April 6 & 7): Today’s fast started at 1:04 p.m. after just the one meal. Some weights in the evening, and then …. I failed to resist temptation late at night in a pretty big way. I was annoyed at myself afterwards. Another fast cancelled.

Tuesday/Wednesday (April 7 & 8): My fast on Tuesday started at 2:35 p.m., and I’m determined to make this a long one.

Thursday/Friday (April 9 & 10): Another couple of days of failed fasts. Thursday’s fast started at 5:03 p.m.

Friday/Saturday (April 10 & 11): A shorter fast that also included a little cheat. I am really struggling to string a lot of fasts together.

Saturday/Sunday (April 11 & 12): Saturday’s fast started at 4:10 p.m., a little over an hour before a weights session. Will this be the longer fast that gets me back on track? I hope so, and I think I am motivated enough to make this one a long one, maybe. I cheated again over night with a protein bar. I really need to stop doing that. The resulting dirty fast was just over 21.5 hours.

Sunday/Monday (April 12 & 13): It was a one-meal day, so far at least, and the fasting click began anew at 2:47 p.m. This time I will resist temptation. Well, I did have a hot chocolate as I did some important work late at night in a cafe, and it was delicious. It’s now almost midnight, and the fasting clock just passed the 9-hour mark. I did it again: a little late night snack.

Monday/Tuesday (April 13 & 14): This fast will be different, really. It started at 4:02 p.m. Well, I ate again at night and the fasting clock started again at 9:47 p.m., yet the subsequent fast was a clean and successful one.

Tuesday/Wednesday (April 14 & 15): Tuesday was a one-meal day, and another clean fast ensued. I broke it with another delicious banana smoothie.

Wednesday/Thursday (April 15 & 16): It was essentially another one-meal day with a chicken avocado wrap and a little later a hot chocolate while I did some work. My fast started at 4:06 p.m. I did have a Powerade after a workout, but I think I can allow myself that. And then I cheated with a protein bar again before bed. Well, I have been working out a lot.

Thursday/Friday (April 16 & 17): The fasting clock began at 6:46 p.m. after another workout. I am about to go to bed now and feel no need for any kind of food at all. I had an early Americano and then later breakfast broke a clean 17-hour fast.

Friday/Saturday (April 17 & 18): A shorter fast of 13 hours and ten minutes.

Saturday/Sunday (April 18 & 19): I skipped today’s fast.

Sunday/Monday (April 19 & 20): Sunday’s fast started at 6:42 p.m., and it ended 17 hours and 26 minutes later.

Monday/Tuesday (April 20 & 21): Monday’s fast started at 5:54 as I finished a hot chocolate ahead of a good several hours of work. I failed again at night.

Tuesday/Wednesday (April 21 & 22): Another day of I think was at best low calorie eating and at worst a failed fast.

Wednesday/Thursday (April 22 & 23): Wednesday fast started at 5:34 p.m. The resulting fast was a pretty easy one just under 19 hours long.

Thursday/Friday (April 23 & 24): Thursday’s fast started at 1:58 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday (April 25 & 26): After another day off, I completed a dirty fast of 20 hours and 16 minutes. The fast started at 7:29 p.m., and ended at 3:45 p.m. A morning choc-coffee protein shake made the fast a dirty one.

Sunday/Monday (April 26 & 27): Well Monday was a pretty low calorie day, I think.

Monday/Tuesday (April 27 & 28): The fasting clock started after a big dinner at 8:56 p.m.  I’ve successfully past the 16-hour mark, and I just finished an Americano in my favorite local cafe where I am hard at work. The end result was a clean fast of 18 hours and 40 minutes.

Tuesday/Wednesday (April 28 & 29): After the one big meal and a little dessert, the fasting clock began at 4:16 p.m, but a heavy weights session left me craving a protein shake before bed, Thus, the fast was cancelled.

Wednesday/Thursday (April 29 & 30): Today’s fast started at 3:44 p.m. It was aborted, I think because of another weights session.

Thursday, April 30: The last fast begun in April, which ended up being a successful one, began at 4:11 p.m. The average fast for the month was 19 hours and 23 minutes. That doesn’t take into account days missed and dirty fasts. I keep saying this, but hopefully next month (May) will be a better one in terms of clean fasts and less skipped days. My weight has been creeping up. Some of that increase is muscle, but not all of it.


Lengths of Fasts


Average Fast: 19:14