I just found this site today and signed up. I'm a 40-year-old overweight female. I Work full-time outside the home at a sedentary desk job. I'm also a part-time student working toward my BA in Business. I don't last on diets and usually, end up spending money for supplements and programs that don't really fit into my life. I'm not athletic in the least. The only type of exercise I somewhat enjoy is walking. Anyway, My doc called back with my labs and said the BP and Cholesterol were high. So, here I am, A 40yr old wife and mom to Four. Things won't get better on there own.
I've tried to fast with my church during the seasons of "corporate fasting" usually in January which I wasn't so good at. It was a 12 hr (6 am to 6 pm) water only. I would only last until the 5th. So I didn't think I could do a 16/8 fast. That was until I realized that 8 of those 16 hrs can include sleeping time. So I started thinking about how I may be able to incorporate a fast into my life. I decided to commit to doing a 16/8 fast Sunday evening to Friday afternoons with weekend off. I'm now on day four What I really love about doing it this way is that there is no special foods, programs or supplements to buy. No separate meals to cook at dinnertime. I can eat whatever my family eats. We are also trying to strengthen our finances and like the idea of not worrying about breakfast or being tempted to stop at a coffee shop for overpriced food. I want to make this a lifestyle but need a support system in place. One thing I must say about these past few days I've felt victorious waiting until my time is up. I look forward to interacting with all of you!