But we do not allow this to continue on for long! That would be ever so dangerous, and I would end up back where I started in less time than it took to shed the pounds. Back to keeping on keeping on!
What I've learned these past 2 weeks: Our relationship with food, ourselves, and the best ways for us to continue reaching our goals are not static, but rather dynamic. I'm all for sticking out with one way of eating to let it run it's course and to actually see results. So, please, don't think I'm saying to get your head turned by some other way of doing things after having only done things one way...
My progress is reminding me of my friend who first told me about 5:2 three or four years ago and successfully lost a significant amount of weight on it over the course of 6 months. I'm so delighted to be following in her footsteps!
Going back to the subject of slow weight loss, I realized that the reason I have been so frustrated with the slowing pace of it has very little to do with this method of eating...
I did get in plenty of fiber, though (good to have lots of practise before my real daily challenge begins), equalling to about 35g of fiber for the day of 1715 calories -- well over my 25g goal.
Things I've learned this week: -5 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder contains 10g of fiber! And when mixed with 25g of sugar and...
Do you ever have those weeks where you feel like you just can't seem to get through a number on the scale? That was my past couple of weeks. Could not break 155 for the life of me, would drop down close then jump back up and so on like a bouncy ball. Well, I finally made it through today. Which just goes to show that you really cannot predict what your body is going to do whether you do things 'right' or not. Case in point, I ate well over my calories this past weekend (like half a package of cookie dough over -- no small beans) and fasted one day less this week and here I am just sliding down past that little block.