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4 fasts and counting.

by Scifichick on 10 Apr 2013, 09:08

So, I'm one week and 4 fasts into this WOE and I've lost 5lb! I admit that I may have cheated a little as I was sick yesterday, but I'm really pleased with this (and really glad the sickness fell on a fast day - I would have been really peeved to have vomited my way through a feed day!).

I haven't calorie counted at all on my feed days, I've just listened to my body and have eaten what I've wanted until comfortably full and then stopped. I did overdo it one evening and went to bed uncomfortably full, I found it really difficult to settle to sleep with this great weight just sitting in my gut. Conversely I have found I am unable to settle with an empty stomach either, so I save some kcals for a bedtime snack.

I won't lie and say the fasting has been easy, but there is something uplifting about controlling yourself to this degree. It is with great delight I have totted up my daily intake and have come in under target each day. Sitting with my stomach rumbling (I think I have super ecoustics in my abdominal cavity) whilst the boys tuck into something yummy that I've made for them is not fun, but I have to remember it's only for that day and the health benefits outweigh the discomfort. I find I get really cold and a bit short tempered, but I'm trusting these are temporary effects which will pass as my body becomes used to this new regime.

Well, that's enough for today. I've got to go shopping for dinner things - and I can have anything I want!


P.S.- Has anyone worked out why fruit and hebal teas smell so good and taste so blah? It's just rude!

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Re: 4 fasts and counting.
10 Apr 2013, 13:43
I'm with you on the fruit tea! Yuk. Have you tried Jasmine tea, it's lovely. I get proper Chinese jasmine teabags from my local Tesco (we have quite a large Chinese population) and I find it much more palatable than fruit tea.
Re: 4 fasts and counting.
13 Apr 2013, 09:57
Thanks Incasplodge, I'll keep my eye out for that then.
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