How in the helllll did I manage that with how late I ate yesterday!!!
I guess don’t look a gift horse in the mouth lol
Yesterday I ate early and I ate late so I pretty much messed up my intermittent fasting but I was truly hungry (at least in the morning).
Me an hubby went back to NYC for a sight seeing cruise and then had plans to go to a deep dish pizza place for diner!
We didn’t make lunch plans and before we left I just felt SO HUNGRY. You know that kind hungry where you start to feel sick. So fasting be damned, I didn’t want to have a bad stomach getting on a boat. I don’t normally get sea sick, but getting on a boat already sick could make that happen so I ate. And I ate healthy.
The day before my family took me out to a Moroccan place and I got the vegetable cous cous. So, trying to be good, when I was so damn hungry, I ate mostly the veggies out of the cous cous. I def did eat some cous cous as well and was a little worried about the carbs within the fasting hours but I also wanted to feel full before the boat.
About that day before with the Moroccan dinner - my sister made me the most decadent chocolate birthday cake. I had to fight them to not take the whole cake home. I took 2 slices home for me and hubby - they wanted me to take the whole damn cake. Firm no. I can’t have that temptation in my house or it is all I will think about.
SO after the cruise, we had the dinner I DID have the deep dish pizza. One slice was more than enough - and I had a cider too. I’m glad I stopped at one slice cause while I was burstingly full when I left the restaurant, by the time we got home (like 2 hours later) I wasn’t full anymore and was able to have 1/2 a slice of cake.
So, again, I was eating within hours I should have been fasting but I really really wanted that cake. And I kinda think the buzz from the cider (which wasn’t supper sweet) is what made me really really want my cake.
You know when you get drunk and you made bad food decisions. Well that was me about that cake! And in the end, I still lost a lb! I’m grateful!
I’m back on track today. I’ll be on my liquids, which I really haven’t been on for a few days… and back on my regular fasting hours.
More than one person has asked my exact hours and I don’t want to reveal. I don’t want to be judged or followed. I mean, some people fast for entire days and if I said I was only eating like every other day, on a public entry, I feel like someone would have something negative to say about it.
That’s not what I’m doing - I def eat every day cause I’m tracking it - I just mean I want anyone who’s interested in this fasting way of eating to choose their own hours and tweak their own hours - which I also have done. I also, don’t keep to the same hours every day. Sometimes I’m hungry earlier!
The point is, fasting is considered healthy by some. For your organs, for your brains, for your own eating habits - esp if you’re a snacker/grazer like me. ESP. since having this surgery and not being able to eat a lot in one sitting. It’s easy to either snack all day or take a meal and make it last all day.
Some people say snacking all day, keeping your body fueled little by little while you’re up is the right way to do things. It doesn’t seem to work for me. It seems like eating anything just begets MORE EATING. But during this week of fasting it seems like if I can keep to eating within certain hours I can eat what I want, feel full, and still lose weight!
And I feel like this is something I can continue forever! I’m not only eating this way till I get to 175 and then going back to eating all day. I’m comfortable with the hours I’ve chosen and flexible enough to listen to my body and eat earlier or later depending on how I feel or what I’ve got going on today.
And I have not been shy about saying that the times when I’m fasting, I AM hungry! I wake up hungry! I used to really like eating in the breakfast hours but I also like eating late at night. I have to give up one. So I don’t eat when I first wake up at 5am. But I do eat as late as 8pm and it hasn’t harmed my weight loss.
And, some say that feeling hungry is not a bad feeling. You don’t have to feel full/comfortable/satiated all the time. Waiting for your food and enjoying your food when you receive it, is not a bad feeling to experience.
I dunno why this entry feels like I’m defending this so much but I guess it’s because I don’t want to reveal my schedule which makes me feel like others may feel I’m doing something “wrong” when really I just don’t want to discuss it with others who may want to argue what’s working for me or copy my exact plan and maybe not get the same results.
9am - 12pm - 150cals - coffee with creamer
1pm - 2pm - 10cals - broth
530pm - 630pm - 1000cals? - birthday cake
630pm - 730pm - 180cals - eggplant lettuce wraps
Total cals - 1340cals
Total water - 3 cups
stressing over trying to buy a house and not getting ripped off!!!
Last updated June 28, 2022