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Lessons learned this week:
-as much as I like to think that I'm not effected by the number on the scale, I absolutely am
-low 160s is when I start to feel like me again, like somehow my personality hides inside folds of fat. I'm feeling sexier and more confident and it's crazy to think that I used to weigh more than 20lbs less than this. No wonder my old self was a confident powerhouse. I'm starting to feel good naked...
I moved from Mexico to France when I was 26 and there I learned to eat really good food, drink wine and beer but somehow I managed not to gain weight, so I was still a little overweight but not awful. I guess the fact that I was active and my food choices were not that terrible helped.
But 5 years later I moved to USA and OMG! without noticing at first, I started gaining weight until I was about 20 pounds overweight in just over a year! I just started buying larger clothes sizes, and didn't really think about it. I don't even remember how I...
The first week went ok but I was ravenously hungry after each fast day and was worried that I might over-do the quantities on the following days. I seemed to have lost around a lb by the end of the week and managed to keep it off over the weekend.
The following week I decided to repeat it but this time I found it very much harder. Worse still, after the second fast day in the second week I found myself constantly thinking about food and, even more worrying, I started to find myself craving more and more unhealthy foods.
I should explain that in May last year I gave up eating all "white" foods - anything that is high carbs and white (wheat, rice and potatoes). Amazingly, at that time I found the adjustment incredibly simple....