Intermittent Fasting

I’ve always heard good things about intermittent fasting for the purposes of weight loss and general health.  I’ve always found it really hard to keep track of when I should be eating or fasting.

However, tonight I just found that there is now “an app for that!”  — Meet “Zero” :

Starting tomorrow, I’m going to give this a try for the rest of the week.  I’ll be posting my weight measurements on this site soon.

Here are some good videos if you are interested in intermittent fasting:

Valter Longo, Ph.D. on Fasting-Mimicking Diet & Fasting for Longevity, Cancer & Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Satchin Panda on Time-Restricted Feeding and Its Effects on Obesity, Muscle Mass & Heart Health

Ruth Patterson, Ph.D. on Time-Restricted Eating in Humans & Breast Cancer Prevention

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss w/ Jason Fung, MD

Another really good blog about Intermittent Fasting Can be found here.  It comes with a really good/concise intro to Intermittent Fasting, as well as some suggested meals to get you started!



*** Update: December 31, 2016:  Only after a few intermittent fasting occasions, I’ve lost approximately 11LBS — however, this is most likely water weight.   I’ll be posting more updates ASAP.   My goal is to do 7-days straight of intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eatingand fasting. It does not say anything about which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them. There are several different intermittent fasting methods, all of which split the day or week into eating periods and fasting periods. — In addition to the video links above, this is a good link to get started:

Back in the Saddle, Again

Well Folks,

I’m gonna have to really put the peddle to the medal — and get back serious on my weight loss.  I was/am kind of in a plateau; however, I’ve actually been going in the WRONG direction.  Gained about 20LBS since April.  THIS IS NOT GOOD.  Right now, I’m weighing in around 290LBS…. I WAS AT 270LBS.  The plan was to be under 250LBS by the end of the summer. —- My goal is to be at or under 200LBS.

So, here is my plan:

  1. Re-read “The Four Hour Body, by Tim Ferris”  — Follow that diet plan TO THE “T”
  2. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be weight training days…. lifting weights and some lite cardio/swimming.  Maybe Cycling with Mid City EZ Riders on Wednesday evenings.
  3. Tuesday and Thursday will be cardio days— with Tuesday afternoon at 6:00pm Happy’s 5K run.  #RunLA
  4. Saturday Mornings = 40 Miles of Cycling — I’ll be posting routes on
  5. Sunday’s = Off day— or a free day to do any type of exercise I want.

I know 20LBS isn’t “that” big of a deal—- hell, when I was really training hard— I was losing 15LBS per week— So, I think I’ll be able to get back on track fairly fast.  BUT, I HAVE to get back into my 38″‘s jeans ASAP… I’m back in my 40″‘s….

Just remembering how life was when I was in my 58″ inch waist pants is DEFINITELY keeping me motivated… I DO NOT want to get back to that weight, EVER!   Also, I will be making a conscious effort to blog here more…. promise!

SO, Biotches, GAME ON! 🙂


EMAIL: Greetings!

Another eMail… I NEVER get tired of getting emails like these:


From: Doug Murray
Date: June 10, 2011 2:23:37 PM CDT
To: wsellers
Subject: Greetings!

Hi Will:

I’ve been following you on Twitter for a while — after Tim Ferriss re-tweeted you a while back.  Today I took a look at your blog:  Bravo!

I too have struggled with girthiness.  The short story:  I went from 365 to about 200 when I was in my early 20s.  But college and beer did me in, and before I knew it, I was north of 300 pounds again.  Then I moved to Canada’s east coast and fell in with a bunch of mountain bikers.  Without dieting at all, I dropped to 180 pounds and rode across Spain and Portugal.  Who woulda thought — the fat kid could ride like that?

Over time, my lifestyle changed significantly.  I moved to Vancouver and slowed down.  I blame age.  The pounds started to creep back, but I was able to slow the process.

In 2007 I moved to Ghana, West Africa for a year (to work as a journalism trainer).  Did I ever pork up!  Blame super fattening (palm nut oil) and super carby (pasta, cassava, potatoes) food.  Worse, it was hot — so I didn’t really exercise much.  And beer was the most refreshing thing you could drink.  Not surprisingly, I packed it on.

Between 2008 and now, I’ve traveled a lot.  I moved to Guatemala for a year, then back to Canada, then back to Guatemala, and back to Canada — where I am now.

I’ve rented a house in Nova Scotia through November.  I work from home, so I can be anywhere.  Since leaving Guatemala (late April) I’ve been trying to follow the 4-Hour diet.  When I finally moved into the house, I was able to weigh myself:  272.  Crap.  So I’ve adopted a much stricter 4-Hour diet, bought a bike (although I have hip pain) and started using the treadmill here (cause it rains A LOT here).  In three weeks I’m down about 5 pounds… and at the head end of big weight loss #3.  Hopefully it’s the last time.

The best thing about all the yo-yoing I’ve done is that my personality didn’t switch back to the old me.  Before I lost the weight the first time, I was shy and I’m sure I was agoraphobic.  After I lost the weight, I was a whole new person.  Outgoing, approachable, etc.  At least that hasn’t changed — it was the best part.

Well, that and suddenly being interesting to girls!
Anyway, love the before/after pix.  Love the stories.  Keep ’em coming.  And maybe, if I can stick to it, I’ll have some of my own to share.


Pugwash, NS Canada

Doug Murray

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Met you today at Starbucks

I Love getting emails like this!  <See below> — Maybe I WILL get on the lecture circuit. 😉



From: G H
Date: May 30, 2011 11:50:19 AM CDT
Subject: Met you today at Starbucks

I trust this is the right email address for the cyclist I met today….I enjoyed the chat this morning and am glad to see more cyclist in this area …. as you know, Baton Rouge is not as bike friendly an area as I would like it to be, but with more people gaining interest in the sport, perhaps in time the drivers will become more thoughtful.

Your weight loss story is truly amazing…..some day I expect you to be on the lecture circuit helping others….if you have an interest, read about Mike Huckaby’s story on that issue…when he was governor of Arkansas, it took a doctor friend of his actually taking him thru the diabetes ward at a hospital to convince him to change his life style…..good luck in that effort.

All the best,


Status Update: Jan. 14, 2010 – w/photo

*** Update:  I’m now in a size 40″ waist ***  -wsellers 01/26/2011

Well everyone,

Still losing weight… So far, I’m down to a size 42″ waist (I used to be a size 58″!!!) — and they’re a little loose!  My long-term goal is to get down to a size 32″-34  – and around 190-215LBS.  I’m still working hard to get the rest of my weight off.

However, I’m not really that happy with the Ideal Protein diet.  I’ve been hearing more and more negative things about Soy-based isolates.  However, it DOES help getting the pounds off.

I’m still learning about proper nutrition, diet, etc.  Please keep an eye on my (web-based scale) widget on the right sidebar.

Here’s a new photo!  FEELING GREAT!  Taken at my FAVORITE Starbucks Coffee House in Baton Rouge… I typically cycle to this Starbucks from my home… Around 16-18 miles round trip.  Here is a link to my route:

Will (

Status Update: Dec. 7, 2010 – w/photos

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update:  Today I start my new/last diet: – Read more about the creator of this diet, Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, here: — I’ll be doing regular status updates again, regularly.  If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email ( or post here as a comment.

I’ve been still losing weight— just a bit slower than I would like…kinda in a plateau right now… GRRR.  Still, I think I’m on the right track—and feel so much better than I did a couple of years ago.  Right now, I’m weighing in at about 315-320LBS… looking to drop the next 100LBS this year!…. I’ve lost 140LBS so far!

When I was at my heaviest in 2008, I was wearing a size 58″ waist!!!  Now, I’m down to a 44″ waist—–working towards slipping back into my 34″‘s…

Thanks to everyone who’s been with me on this trip!  I’m now working out 5 days a week—-and can easily hang with my weekend cycling riders— doing 40-60 mile rides with ease! 🙂


Here are some photos:

Me in Dec. 2008 (San Francisco)
Me in Dec 2010 (Baton Rouge)

Next round of weight loss, COMING UP!

Well, I know I haven’t updated this site in a while…. However, I’m “getting on it” for this summer…. Getting ready for the next round of weight loss.  Been doing good so far—maintaing my current weight—-and keeping healthy.  However, I need the next 100lbs to be off— to really be where I’m supposed to be.

Stay tuned for more updates—-and keep an eye on my scale on the left side of this page… Or, Check out this Link


Welcome to

Hi. My name is William Sellers. I am a technology junkie; however, over the years—- well, I’ve put on some weight. TODAY, I’ve decided to really take my weight-loss and health seriously. I’ve put up this site to track my own progress; but to also provide help/inspiration to anyone else who is looking to change their life and be healthy.

You can checkout my regular blog/website here:

Come with me on my road to good heath and fitness. I’ll be posting often about my weight-loss/diet    progress. — My twitter account is

I also have a Withings Scale!  My Twitter account for the scale is

More to come soon… Stay Tuned.  Updated “Before and After” pics…

Weight loss can really be a difficult thing to get a hold of… If you never need support, gimme a call:  225-341-2727 — Just call at a reasonable hour… 🙂  I’m in Central Time in the US.