Thursday, October 09, 2008
I was trying on the clothes I am packing. One of my sweaters looked lumpy so I put on a midriff body shaper and it didn't do much. Grrrrr... then I looked at the size of it, 3X. No wonder it was too big! I should have a 1X LOL.
OK, here is what appears to be an easy way to do a 24 fast. You eat finish eating by 6 PM and then eat the next day after 6 PM. I have Muslim friends that are fasting during Ramadan which is October. They eat at night after sunset. They say they feel better after they've had a few days of fasting and as expected they do lose some weight. Masood loses about 8 pounds, and Mona about 10 pounds. Hmmm.... don't know how long they do this for. They don't consider it the same as eating one meal a day, but fasting. They feel better while they are fasting which of course they attribute to their spirituality. They say there is not credible medical information that there are any ill effects of doing the annual fasting, however there are people who are exempt from it - kids, pregnant and nursing women, old, ill and insane people.
I did it yesterday and today I am down a pound today. So today is a regular day for me. I had triscuits with melted aged Cheddar on top for breakfast, a little Cheddar goes a long way. Yesterday I kept busy working around here, had lots of energy, walked with Kali, drank lots of water, had 2 coffees and didn't feel hungry. I felt good yesterday and I feel good today. Surprisingly I wasn't at any hungrier at dinner or at breakfast. I have been desperate to get the scale moving again so maybe this is the answer for me.