January 2021 Intermittent Fasting Diary


Friday, January 1: The year 2021 began with a pretty long fast of just under 21.5 hours.

Friday/Saturday (Jan. 1 & 2): My first complete fast of 2021 began two minutes before 2 p.m. The resulting fast was just a few minutes shorter than yesterday’s.

Saturday/Sunday (Jan. 2 & 3): I finished eating for the day at the early time of 12:26 p.m.

Sunday/Monday (Jan. 3 & 4): I started the fasting clock in the early afternoon, but restarted it again at 8:19 p.m. following a 2-hour evening walk. The resulting fast was an incredibly easy one as I slept through most of it and had a really nice long sleep in Monday morning.

Monday/Tuesday (Jan. 4 & 5): The fasting clock started at 2:07 p.m. I think I’m set for the rest of the day although I do plan to walk for a few hours and do some weights later tonight. I walked for a couple of hours, but I didn’t do any weights, and I went to bed not feeling hungry. My fast is now just passing 20.25 hours, and I feel fine. I’m in no real rush to break this fast, but that’s not to say I won’t break it soon.

Tuesday/Wednesday (Jan. 5 & 6): The fasting clock started and then started again later at 5:20 p.m. It’s now almost 17 hours, so it’s already been a successful fast. I had a coffee with a splash of milk aaround that 17-hour mark. Regarding calories consuned, I’m just going to ignore that. I waited four more hours and then ate a home cooked meal of pasta with vegies, two pieces of toast, and a banana smoothie. That should do me for the day.

Wednesday/Thursday (Jan. 6 & 7): After that one large meal, the fasting clock started at 2:38 p.m. I walked 12 km in the evening and didn’t really feel hungry before bet. I broke my fast 17 hours later at the early time of 7:40 a.m.

Thursday/Friday (Jan. 7 & 8): I stopped eating at 2:12 p.m. and fasted for exactly 23 hours.

Friday/Saturday (Jan. 8 & 9): Friday was another one-meal day, granted that one meal was a hefty one. Anyway, the fasting clock started at 1:48 p.m. It’s now 8.5 hours later, and I feel fine. Breakfast was begun 20.3333 hours later.

Saturday/Sunday (Jan. 9 & 10): I decided to eat at night, and I started the fasting clock at 9:04 p.m, and then I broke that fast 18 hours later with a home-cooked meal of pasta and vegeables.

Sunday/Monday (Jan. 10 & 11): Back to an earlier start time with today’s fast starting at 3:33 p.m. A lazy morning helped me to 21 hours and 40 minutes.

Monday/Tuesday (Jan. 11 & 12): My longest fast of the month and therefore the year to date stemmed from the fact I had a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon, and I wasn’t sure if I needed to have a blood test. It turns out I didn’t. The result was a fast of 25.25 hours, and that included near its end 5.7 kilometers of walking.

Tuesday/Wednesday (Jan. 12 & 13): A shorter fast followed yesterday’s longer one. It started at 4:29 p.m. and ended at 10:23 p.m.

Wednesday/Thursday (Jan. 13 & 14): I stopped eating for the day at 2:41, and began a delicious steak sandwhich breakfast 21 hours later.

Thursday/Friday (Jan. 14 & 15): Thursday’s fast started earlier after the one meal at 12: 18 p.m. It is now 11 p.m., and I feel pretty good. A little thirsty, but I am confident I am drinking enough water. My fast just passed the 21-hour mark, and I think I will eat soon. I ate just before the 22-hour mark.

Friday/Saturday (Jan. 15 & 16): Friday night, I had my second meal of the day. The fasting clock started at 8:39 p.m. Some exercise at home preceded the breaking of my fast just short of 18 hours.

Saturday/Sunday (Jan. 16 & 17): Starurday’s fast started after dinner, and it was a relatively short fast these days at just a little under 17.75 hours.

Sunday/Monday (Jan. 17 & 18): I broke my latest fast of 18 hours and 15 minutes at about 8:15 in the morning.

Monday/Tuesday (Jan. 18 & 19): I cooked some pasta and vegies for lunch and then started the fasting clock at 3:07 p.m.

Tuesday/Wednesday (Jan. 19 & 20): Today’s fast started at 3:19 p.m., and it was another long one at 20 hours and 55 minutes.

Wednesday/Thursday (Jan. 20 & 21): I finished my fast earlier than expected  after 15 hours with a light meal as I waited an appointment at my embassy to get some docs apostilled. I wasn’t bothered by the shorter fast as I needn’t fast every day.

Thursday/Friday (Jan. 21 & 22): I fasted from 2:46 p.m. Thursday afternoon until 12:21 on Friday afternoon. Again, I didn’t feel particularly hungry.

Friday/Saturday (Jan. 22 & 23): My fast started at 8:38 p.m. after an amazing home-cooked meal with Su-bin. Breakfast was begun almost 18 hours later.

Saturday/Sunday (Jan. 23 & 24): I cancelled today’s fast as more food was required after a pretty intense gym session.

Sunday/Monday (Jan. 24 & 25): Sunday’s fast started at 4:52 p.m. Fifteen and a half hours later, I’m sipping on a coffee with a touch of milk as I get read to start a three-hour class. I had breakfast a little earlier than planned after 17.5 hours during a break in class.

Monday/Tuesday (Jan. 25 & 30): My fast started tat 1:19 p.m., and I think I am determined to make this a long one. I didn’t but that’s OK. I had a protein smoothie later at night after a pretty intense workout. The fasting clock started at 7:23 p.m. and I began breakfast 16 hours and 50 minutes later.

Tuesday/Wednesday (Jan. 26 & 29): I started the fasting clock at 1:26 and stopped it exactly 21 hours later at 10:26.

Wednesday/Thursday (Jan. 27 & 28): Another fast was started early in the afternoon, this one at 1:49 p.m. I began breakfast almost 20 hours later.

Thursday/Friday (Jan. 28 & 29): I ate at night for a change, and it was a pretty big meal. The fasting clock started at 8:39 p.m. and I next consumed calories at 2:29 p.m.

Friday/Saturday (Jan. 29 & 30): I ate at night after a gym session, so today’s fast was another fast that started pretty late – 9:47 p.m. to be precise. I had a coffee with a splash of milk at around 8 a.m., and as I type this, my fast is approaching 11 hours.

Saturday/Sunday (Jan. 29 & 30): Today’s fast began after a dinner at home. The fasting clock started at 7:32 p.m. and breakfast was begun 17 hours and 40 minutes later.

Sunday (Jan. 31): On the last day of January 2021, I started fasting at 2:09 p.m.

Lengths of Fasts


Average Fast: 19:46