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The Beginning

Just cutting out the pop (again) and trying to get 6 glasses of water in daily, as well as adding my protein shake back in as my lunch, I lost 2lbs this week. I'm still snacking on these little chocolates we have hanging around the house, as well as some chips or cheetos here and there - all things I need to stop. My problem is, if they are here, I will eat them. The willpower is non-existent, lol. But it's a start, and that's all that matters - I've started. Now just need to keep going!

Today is a new day

I've had a rough go of it. While some of you were exercising, dieting, and bettering yourself during the pandemic I was going back to my comfort foods that I stopped eating when I began getting healthy. Chips, bread, bread, bread, did I mention bread? And sitting, well, let's just say I've barely moved since the pandemic began. Sadly. I need to change that starting today.

baby steps

I haven't necessarily been following my healthy eating plan the last few weeks (which puts me about 3 weeks behind in my year plan) but today I chose to make a protein shake for lunch like I had planned instead of ordering fast food like Mr. G suggested. (granted, that fast food would've tasted yummy...lol) Baby steps, right?

Slow and Steady

I stopped the intermittent fasting and last week I went back to tracking my calories, trying to drink all my water and ate little or none after 8pm.  I lost 1lb. My goal was 2lbs, but I'll take 1lb, since I GAINED weight while I was doing intermittent fasting!! I also planned out the year ahead of me. If I can lose 2lbs a week, I'll hit my goal. Slow and steady, that's how I'm taking it. 

Not For Me

Yeah, I'm convinced that intermittent fasting is not for me. It works great for some people, but just like the keto diet, it isn't for me. Next week I'll go back to what I was doing before the Pandemic hit. My goal will be 2lbs a week, and in about a year I will hit my long term goal. I enjoyed what I was doing before. Fasting just confused me, since I was used to a couple small meals spaced out. It is great for some people, just not for me. (plus coffee on an empty stomach didn't work so well for me) If you have any lower carb and lower calorie recipes you love, send them my way! I am always looking for something to make for dinner and love a good muffin or cupcake that won't wreck my calorie count for the day! I'll update you next week as to how getting back at it is going...

I just don't know...

I just don't know if this intermittent fasting is for me. And I think I'm over it. Stopping eating by 8pm is still a good idea. But, I always eat as soon as I get up. So not eating til noon has thrown me off my healthy eating game. I didn't even weigh myself last week because I stressed out and ate too much bad food that I figured there was no way I lost weight. Even though I only ate from 12-8. So we shall see this Friday, but I'm not counting on it. I still think I need a punching bag to work out my stress instead of eating, and a treadmill. Alas...we just had to get new tires for the Jeep, so looks like my exercise items get pushed to the back burner. I haven't given up, I'm just taking it  minute by minute.  As you do when you love food but want to get healthier...