September 2020 Intermittent Fasting Diary!


Tuesday, September 1: I had a latte at around the 19-hour mark and then started breakfast proper 20 hours and 25 minutes after last night’s began.

Tuesday/Wednesday (Sept. 1 & 2): I started today’s fast at 2:55 p.m. I’ve been fasting less recently, so I hope I can string a few together.  I think the semester starting on Tuesday will help as that adds a bit of structure to my days and that makes planning meals and non-meals easier. My fast was broken just over 19 hours since it began.


Wednesday/Thursday (Sept. 2 & 3): Wednesday’s fast began a little earlier at 12:31 p.m., after a banana smoothie and half a lamb pie. I had the other half of that lamb pie and a small bowl of cereal a few hours later, and the fasting clock began again at 3:49 pm. And as I type this some 18.5 hours later, breakfast sits in front of me eager to be consumed.

Tuesday/Wednesday (Sept. 8 & 9): After a few days off that kind of included fasts, I returned to a proper clean fast that started at 5:40 p.m. and ended at 10:23 the next morning.

Wednesday/Thursday (Sept. 9 & 10):  I started the fasting clock again just before 4 p.m. at exactly 3:57. But I ate before bed after walking 19,000 steps.

Thursday/Friday (Sept. 10 & 11): The fasting clock started late at 8:57 p.m. after a rare McDonald’s meal. I had a latte at around the 15-hour mark. I had the day’s first food 3.5 hours later.

Friday/Saturday (Sept. 11 & 12): The fasting clock started at 5:28 p.m. after a protein shake in anticipation of an evening home workout. A had a coffee with a splash of milk just as my 9 a.m. and then I broke my fast with food during the break 55 minutes later for a fast of 16 and a half hours.

Sunday/Monday (Sept. 13 & 14): I took the day off yesterday, but I’m ready for a longer fast and that fast started at 2:46 as I settled down to do some work ahead of a long walk in cafe that actually allows people to sit inside.

Thursday/Friday (Sept. 17 & 18): I need to get back on track. I completed a fast of 16 hours and 35 minutes. Weekend plans make fasting a little tricky, but Sunday afternoon, I begin anew.

Sunday/Monday (Sept. 20 & 21): My fast started at 6:46 p.m. and ended 20 hours later. A coffee with a splash mik kicked off the day, but that’s okay, and I think that put me back on track!

Monday/Tuesday (Sept. 21 & 22): My fast started at 5:42 p.m. And it ended before bed after a pretty intense evening weights session.

Tuesday/Wednesday (Sept. 22 & 23): The fasting clock started at 7:30 pm. I had a latte 15.5 hours later. The fast just passed the 17-hour mark, and I intend to not eat for quite a while. That “quite a while” wasn’t as long as I thought it would be, but a dry fast of 19 hours and 22 minutes isn’t too bad.

Wednesday/Thursday (Sept 23 & 24): Another fast was cancelled just before 11 p.m.

Thursday/Friday (Sept. 24 & 25): Not a fast per se, but I did consume relatively few calories over a 24-hour period.

Friday/Saturday (Sept. 25 & 26):  pre-workout protein smoothie started a fast at 7:01. The resulting fasty wasn’t too long at 16 hours and 17 minutes, but it was entirely clean and it included an hour of weights.

Saturday/Sunday (Sept. 26 & 27):  I ended a fast of 16 hours and 47 minutes on Saturday after my first class on campus since February.

Sunday/Momday (Sept. 27 & 28): Another non-fast, but I did go slightly over 21 hours without eating much.

Tuesday/Wednesday (Sept. 29 & 30): The fasting clock started a pretty big dinner at 7:42 p.m. I then walked about 14 kilometers and as I type this, my fast just passed 16 hours and 10 minutes. I’m in a Starbucks, but I sneakily haven’t ordered anything yet due to a bit of a line at the counter when I arrived. Breakfast was begun 17.75 hours after finishing last night’s dessert of a maple cheesecake and a Hawaiian coconut iced coffee.

Wednesday, Sept. 30: My last fast of the month – which is also my first of October – began after a banana protein smoothie at 3:05 p.m. It’s now 12:30 a.m. and September 2020 is now history.

Lengths of Fasts


Average Fast: 18:03