Starting again tomorrow! 13 y
It's been a long while since I posted. I'm sure that it's not hard to guess why.
Well, I haven’t been posting because I haven’t been fasting. I decided that I would just try to eat healthy and exercise. So, I started exercising a lot, and wouldn’t ya know it...I haven’t lost any weight. My clothes are fitting better, which I know is supposed to make me feel better. What is it about the number on the scale that makes me feel like a failure? I want to lose weight, so I am going to give water fasting another go.
We’ll see what happens. I am going to post beginning stats tomorrow morning. Prayers and good vibes are appreciated, I know that I will need them. Emails are g ... read more
Contemplating the EOD Fasting Method... 13 y
This idea of fasting Every Other Day is something that I have been thinking about. Is this the way to keep one's metabolism from becoming sluggish?
Well, I walked/jogged on the treadmill; three miles in 56 minutes. I feel great now, having showered. I got pretty sweaty. I am wondering about target heart rate, I will have to research this. My heart monitor on my treadmill has me wondering what my heart rate should be.
I am also contemplating the idea of EOD fasting again. I thought about this after the 7 day fast I went on, and failed miserably. I think that this method of fasting, or one similar to it, is the way to keep metabolism from taking a big dive. After all, my metabolism has always seemed a little sluggish anyway!
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The Bloat is over! 13 y
Feeling more like myself, I'm not as bloated as I have been for the past 5 (or so) days.
Starting Weight: 185.5
Today’s Weight: 179.0
Yippee! I think that things are getting back to normal. I’m still way behind as far as my weekly goals go, but oh well. I am still hoping to lose at least a total of 20 pound for the month of March, and I think that is still a possibility.
I’m thinking that I will lay off the cardio for the week and just try to do some Pilates and Callanetics, maybe some light strength training.
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Lost a total of 5.5 pounds so far. 13 y
The results so far aren't as glowing as I would have hoped, but at least it's something.
Well, I’ve been on the go most of the day. Nothing really new to report except that I weighed myself this morning and I’m down to 180. I’m hoping that since I’m almost done with my period that the weight will come off faster.
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I ate something! 13 y
I slipped, cheated, failed; whatever you want to call it, it happened. Where do I go from here?
Well, I ate 1.5 breadsticks and one piece of sausage off a slice of pizza. This is was Day 9 for me, but I didn’t complete it. I got some upsetting news about a family member, and my family was eating pizza. I just felt like, there’s so many more important things in life than obsessing about weight. So, I ate...not a lot because I know better. Eating more than what I did would have given me a bad stomach pains.
Now, I am regretful. The last time this happened, I just said screw it and started eating normally, right then. But I don’t want to do that. So, instead of saying that I’m on Day ... read more
Pampering myself, sort of. 13 y
I can't afford to go to a spa, but I can pretend.
Well, I decided that I needed to do a little self-improvement. I guess that it’s a little superficial, o.k. it’s a lot superficial. I bought some hair dye, and some new styling products. So, I dyed my hair and put Queen Helene Mint Julep mask on my face in an attempt to clear up these zits that I keep getting!! I also bought some Crest White Strips (a splurge!). So I was in the tub with my hair dye-ing, mask on my face and white strips on my teeth. I looked ”quite the sight”, I’m sure.
It was nice to work on the things that I can change to make myself feel better. I feel really relaxed ... read more
Keeping the faith. 13 y
Sometimes faith is all we have.
No time to exercise tonight, even if I wanted to. I went shopping and stopped for a drink with a few friends (Diet Coke)lol! It was nice as I have not been out of the house lately. There ended up being a lot of people there. I was a little self conscious though, partially because I have Social Anxiety Disorder. I didn’t dress up because I was just expecting to pick up a few things from Target when I got the call that a friend that I hadn’t seen in a year was going to be up at the local ”hole in the wall”. I went anyway though, which is good for me.
I cooked again earlier this evening. I ... read more
I'm discouraged!!! 13 y
I know that the weight will come off if I persist...but I'm discouraged.
O.K. I’m trying not to get depressed about only losing 4 pounds in a week. I mean, 4 pounds is something. It’s better than mothing or even just a couple pounds. I really want to lose at least 20 pounds this month. I’m starting to wonder if it’s going to be possible.
I still want to exercise too, because I want to exercise after the fast. I wanted to get started on the habit of exercise, as it will be an important part of maintaining ANY weight loss. If I just fast for a month or so and then I start exercising, it’s going to be hard to stay motivated, for me anyway.
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O.K., I am discouraged. 13 y
I must press on, that's all I can do; but I am disappointed.
I’m really disappointed. I didn’t even really want to post, but I need to make a plan, and to do this I need to think about the situation.
There’s so many variables at work here, it’s hard to narrow it down. But if I don’t try to figure out the various reasons why the Fast isn’t living up to my expectations, then I can’t be pro-active and decide how I’m going to work to be successful.
*Possibly not drinking enough water, because it feels as though my body is holding onto water.
*I exercised all week, so maybe I shouldn’t be exercising on the fast.
*I started my pe ... read more
Weigh In and Stats 13 y
Sometimes you just know when you haven't lost very much weight.
Start Weight: 185.5
Todays Weight: 181
Waist was: 34
Hips was: 42
Bust was: 42
Thigh was: 24
Bicep was: 14
calf was: 15
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Looking forward/scared about the weigh-in tomorrow. 13 y
Should I weigh-in or give it another week?
I know that I am both excited and apprehensive about weighing myself tomorrow. I don’t even know if I feel like I have lost any weight, since I have ”period bloat”. Maybe the period bloat would disguise any weight loss that has occured. I could just do measurements, but if I’m bloated that won’t make much a difference anyway.
I’m winding down Week One here and I don’t feel that much different really. I don’t want to get discouraged as I have quite a bit of time left. I know the coming week will be more difficult because my family is already prodding me to eat. Nobody really ”gets” fasti ... read more
What day is this? I don't even know...:o) 13 y
Is this my sixth day or my seventh? The days are blurring together.
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My skin looks like HELL! I haven’t had this many breakouts since I was a teenager. I’m not used to zits, so this is a little un-nerving! I wonder if this is a de-tox symptom, or if it’s something in my environment. Is it from makeup, soap, sweat?
I cooked a big lunch today. I really didn’t have the desire to eat any of it. I am pretty nonchalant about food today. The desire to eat comes and goes. I’m not too tired today, which is good.
I am very curious to weigh/measure myself. I’m wondering if I have lost weight and if I have, I hope that I have reached my goal. We’ll see.
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