My BFF Mrs. HB, who is my polar opposite, asked me if she could write a blog post once a week as a way to help keep her accountable on her road to loose 36 pounds this year. I decided to let her do it for one reason, she needs YOUR encouragement. Because clearly, she’s tired of listening to my suggestions. She NEEDS YOU! So here we go.
Have you heard of Murphy’s Law? “Whatever can go wrong will go wrong.” Something like that. I start my new 2020 journey with a ruptured plantar fasciitis. Can you believe it? Why? Why me ?????!!!!!!! But it shall not deter me! So having shared that little tidbit I will go on with my quest.
First thank you all for your supportive words of encouragement, tips and sharing of your own journeys. Not one negative remark and that says a lot for Ms. Mavis readers!
I shall now divulge my state of being. I start this journey weighing 186 pounds. My all – time heaviest. I am
only 5’3″ after all and there is not much spreading or stretching to go around my small frame. My waist circumference, which has transformed into a blob, is 41 inches at the bellybutton.
That is the real HOLY GUACAMOLE!
I have never had a tiny midsection, but now it seems like an alien, unrecognizable to me. I often wonder, this surely belongs to someone else. Someone who has let themselves go, postmenopausal, older, not as active as they should be, prediabetic. Oops that IS me! No longer can I deny, deny, deny it away. I would LOL, if I could but it’s not funny.
This past week was my first week of my “journey.” I will call it that because I don’t like diets nor really believe in them. Why, because one, I have historically failed with them long term and two they never are a lifestyle I can maintain. With this journey I plan to modify as needed.
So, on Monday I started full speed ahead and fasted all day. Then came time for my Thursday fast. I only lasted till dinner. I had a white bean chicken chili so not too bad, but still not my goal of total fasting.
Hence modification. I also had 4 chocolates left over from Christmas. Another oops, but maybe you didn’t read that, LOL as far as
the rest of the week, I have determined I will do another kind of intermittent fasting. Who knew there were so many different types? I surely did not.
This will means I plan to skip breakfast. That means not eating after dinner until lunch time the next day. I swear the, breakfast is the most important meal of the day slogan was made up by breakfast marketing people. In the past I was an avid breakfast eater and have gone through phases of what I was eating.
I like routine, so I usually ate the same thing over and over for a period. But one day I didn’t eat and what would you know, I wasn’t as hungry at lunch time as I normally was. So, for most days now I don’t eat breakfast. I look at this a “gimmie” intermittent fast. For lunch I will usually have a salad of some sort, dressing on the side. My favorite, while out and about working, is the Oriental chicken salad at any Teriyaki eatery.
I am also trying to stay away from bread, rice and pasta. On sushi, though, I will always have rice, maybe brown, if I remember. For dinner I will cook for my family so healthy, but no restrictions.
- Trying to keep it simple.
- No counting anything.
- No weighing anything.
Trying to listen to my body for hunger signs and not eating just because its “time”. We shall see how this goes. Stay tuned. I can’t sign off without recognizing how many of you mention that you are diabetic. I made a note to remind myself to remind ya ’ ll that this fasting thing may not be best thing for YOU. In fact, maybe detrimental to your health. So please if making changes, do what’s best for YOU.
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