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I'm supposed to be fasting tomorrow, but I'm quite worried that I won't be able to make it through my first day at work because I don't want to be antisocial if I get invited to lunch or something, but I suppose all I can do is pack a low-cal lunch and play it by ear. I'd love to be able to fast twice a week even with work, but it'll be a new challenge to me as I'm used to managing all of my own time. Maybe the structure will help? Hm.
And the swimming, well, I think it'll boost my metabolism, and I'm far more at home in the water than on the running machine. I'm a little worried as I've never been to this pool before, but I'll simply have to do my best. I was hoping to go early in the mornings before work, but this week I think I'll try evening slots as before-work might be a little ambitious in my first week.
Still, I'm foraying into the adult world, slowly but surely. Also trying Jillian Michael's special water that is supposed...
It felt very good to be back in control. For I have been totally out of control lately, shutting my eyes to the consequences of over-eating...until I was forced to face up to the damage I've done to myself. Let's talk zips. How lovely is it not to struggle with them on a pair of jeans! That's how it used to be for me, but not right now. I am squeezing myself uncomfortably into size 14's (UK) because I don't want to admit how silly I've been. Ouch!
I'm not sure I'll ever understand why I have sabotaged myself. It was all going so well, yet I threw it all away and piled on 2 stone. What a twerp! I suppose all that matters is that I have now called a halt to it. When the next challenge starts, I will be there, as I need to hold myself accountable! Happily, I have a couple of events this year that I need to work towards (May & June)...
My head wasn't in it. If my brain doesn't buy into the activity the body just won't play the game. From January to mid-march I was on just about the most self destructive food gig of my life.
Whilst going through the motions of 'following the plan' I was abusing the diet in ways that make me ashamed. I've told no one this and only write it now because this is anonymous. I was eating large bags of Revels almost daily, sneaking bread and slathering it in very, very thick 'Clover' and snaffling...
Love my scales today. Guess what I had for dinner last night.? Half a pack of fresh filled pasta. 360 cals. Then at about 9.30 I had a toasted hot cross bun. Then 2 - 3rds of a bottle of wine.
Off to class in a min.
Take away tonight with only one glass of wine as I'm starting C25K again in the morning, going for week 3 as 4 made me ache. But I'm prone to changing my mind so we will see.
It happened after I came back after a month's holiday and was probably a mistake because of the complete change of activity. I felt faint and had no energy. It was also extremely hot.
Now that I'm back into a routine, it's easier. However, it's not always easy to find two fast days in the same week that suit both myself and my husband.
I intended to fast yesterday, but my son turned up for breakfast with some delicious buttery croissants (we live in France). Rather than offend him (and resist!) I decided to postpone to the next day. That's one of the great things about intermittent fasting - you can always change days.
I think fasting is starting to turn into a habit for me, which is wonderful because only when it becomes a habit will it be sustainable. There has to be a reward too once weight loss is nearly achieved. I can now wear all my tight clothes again so I don't have a lot of incentive to lose...