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Then came the rest of the day. I ate nothing that would say as terrible or an over indulgence. Normal food and amount. Normal being Asian non deep fried. Sunday I was to stay at a stand selling waffles, hotdogs, ice cream and the likes for my son’s football tournament. I hate basically all the things on offer so I decided to do a mini fast. I will not eat anything thus avoiding eating something that I really don’t like anyway. It of course work as I was not tempted. I came home then ate lunch which was about 500 calories which consisted of rice (which I measured to be 1dl raw), 1 scrambled egg and Asian style spinach soup. The rice being the bulk calories. Then in the evening I had 2 cheese hotdogs with buns and a c...
The benefits have been great. Healthier, happier and more confident. I admit I do check myself out in shop windows and am pleased with what I see. It is great, if a bit expensive being able to buy nice clothes in tiny sizes. Yesterday I tackled a long flight of steep stairs on a bush walk that used to leave me hauling myself up by the handrail. I climbed them with no assistance from the handrail at a decent clip and only breathed a little heavier when I reached the top. I can also do push-ups!
I do greet the fast days with a little bit of trepidation. I'm a bit sick of miso soup! I have to remind myself that it is only for a day and then I can get back to normal. The one thing I dislike...
I had to get something to eat when I was out, as I was stressed, tired and light headed. Settled for a pear. Had my usual lunch once home, but a smaller serve of salad. Delayed dinner til almost 8, didn't really feel hungry but I knew if I didn't eat a decent meal then, I might end up snacking on whatever.
I did have choccie with my decaf when I sat down to watch The Code and The Tunnel, 2 great shows. It was a conscious choice although I was eating for emotional reasons. And I had more than I would ideally have had, but I savoured and enjoyed every mouthful, and was able to stop myself having anything else, when part of me wanted to. (I was feeling emotional and fragile for a lot of the day. I was singing along at the top of my voice with the wonderful Teddy Tahu Rhodes "Some enchanted evening"...