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I'm fasting today too. I'm a little concerned though, because I have to go to a meeting from 5-7 pm, 1/2 hour away, so that's late for me to eat dinner. I am bringing a banana to work with me that I might eat before the meeting. I'm not sure what I'm having for dinner yet either, but I'll do my best.
Good luck with aqua jogging! That sounds fun! I like swimming too!
I'm in for a light day today. Aiming for 750 calories. So a bowl of homemade veggie soup for lunch and a big veggie salad with a grilled chicken breast for dinner
May the fourth be with you @Esta - some fast days are much harder than others. If you find it's just too hard to make it a proper fast day, try something else, like a low-carb day and challenge yourself to eat as few carbs as possible.
Esta wrote: Today is a struggle. I fasted on Tuesday this week instead of Monday - and I don't find it easy with only 1 day in between fasts. I am freezing cold abut trying to keep busy. I nearly gave up at about 10.30 but have stuck with it . I daren't eat anything until my evening meal - because once I release the hunger monkeys I am in trouble. I'm going to stick with my hot lemon water. Only 6 hours to go!!! Hope you both are doing well. I'm going to weigh myself tomorrow - I just hope my first weigh in shows some results xxx
Well you are right about the hunger monkeys! I also find it difficult to fast with only one day between fasts -- that's most of why ADF does not work for me -- I mean I lose weight, I just can't stick with it.
Try some warm broth. That's my trick for difficult fasts in winter months. A mug (or two or three) of warm, salty broth.
I fasted yesterday too - Success! I had a banana for my late evening snack - was good
I didn't succumb to snacking and dinner was healthy too! Very happy.
That's great that you managed the fast day and did the exercise class - you would be feeling very pleased with yourself. And using the spiraliser would add interest to your food - it all helps.
If you don't want to weigh yourself, don't! You don't need to weigh yourself to know if you have been eating the way you are wanting to, and if you are feeling better in yourself for doing so, then that is the main thing. Only weigh yourself when you feel ready - and the longer you leave it, the more likely the result will be pleasing. I totally understand that for many, a loss on the scales can be motivating. But for some, managing what the scales say may not be - even losses can be disappointing if not as much as one hopes. In that case (maybe in all cases...) much better to use how you feel as the guide to how well you are doing.
Best wishes whatever you decide!
Your strategies sound marvelous! Absolutely only do exercise that you enjoy - and it seems like you have lots of options there. Doing all the activities you have chosen will help you feel better, and also stay motivated to make healthy food choices. If you are doing things that you enjoy, then you are likely to keep going with them.
I love the "what can I do today to get me closer to my goal" approach - such a positive one! And the letter to yourself for when your motivation drops a bit, what a great idea too.
The sun shining does make such a difference, doesn't it? I know how much sunny vs cloudy days impact on my mood!
Continuing best wishes.
what @Sassy1 said - fabulous strategies - might use some of them myself!!
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