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I'm a uphill mt bike rider and am worried that I'll get on the trail and 'bonk' as we call it here in the US. This means can't bike back to car because too tired (this is an understatement - like have the shakes and sick stomach, etc). This has happened to my friends on just a regular diet, but I've never had it happen. I also eat a lot more than my friends - thus the need to lose a little....
In fact I haven't always struggled with my weight. When I was a kid, I didn't struggle at all; I just ate whatever I wanted. And when I was a teenager, I continued to eat exactly what I wanted, but I was active and I LOVED being active - whether it was a dance class or a bush walk or a random baseball game or a leisurely walk on the beach. I wasn't any good at sports but I loved to be active. Somehow that kept the weight off, and effortlessly too.
But I always thought I was fat. Compared to some of the kids you see now, I wasn't fat at all. I was 'big boned' (what is that?). But not fat. That didn't stop kids from calling me fat, because inevitably I was indeed the 'fattest' kid in the class.
Even up through my first pregnancy at age 38, I remained fit and relatively 'unfat'. It was only after my second pregnancy at age 40, that the weight started piling on. I still ate exactly what...
The result is that I think I'm gaining. I'm not weighing at the moment and my waist is the same, but I put on a smaller pair of jeans today and they are tight around the thighs and hips. It could be water, but also I only did 6:1 over the holidays.
I last fasted on Sunday, a couple of failed attempts the last two days, so I'm trying again today. The culprit is sugar. There is chocolate in the house. It's good stuff (green and black's), but the last two nights I have had my hand in the box. Need to chuck it away.
So I'm wearing my tighter jeans today to remind me to do a good fast today. I have also put a rumblestop...
I'm not sure of my causes of overeating. Possibly stress and anxiety, but whatever it is somewhat out of control. I'm nervous that fasting is actually making me worse not better as the timing of when I can eat and what to eat is constantly on my mind and I'm at the stage where I'm feeling guilty if I eat at certain times of the day. It's a real problem as I'm eating until my stomach hurts which is something I have never done before. I'm a bit old to have a problem like this (never had one before), and so I have bought Jane McCartney's book , 'Stop Overeating' for the trip tomorrow.
I'm going to go away from the site for a while so I can re-set. Fasting worked fabulously...