I'M BACK IN THE GROOVE WITH QUICKFIRE CHALLENGES & THE 6WD
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I started doing the 6 Word Diet, which, if it had a different name, might interest more people. The principle of it is to "eat 100 calories every ninety minutes". I had to work my way into it and 100 calories is not enough for me, I eat 150 but not at every meal. This way of eating can be as healthy or unhealthy as you make it. It's supposed to work out into 12 meals a day, 1200 calories. It's on Spark People but doesn't seem to have a good following, one of the reasons might be that it isn't easy to follow, especially if you're working or eating out. It takes some thought and planning. It's perfect for me, it seems to suit my digestive system. I'm averaging 1/2 lb loss a day but have not done it long term but it's working for now. I've lost 3 of the 6 lbs I gained while away, started on Saturday.
Yesterday was my first day to really feel like myself. What havoc 2 weeks can play, especially if I change my eating and exercise habits, like not doing much of anything. Did my Quickfire challenges throughout the day yesterday, first day I've done them since I returned. It definitely gave me an energy boost both mentally and physically & I slept better. I've been walking every day, 1.3 miles at a time, twice a day when I can. I track my mileage with the Spark People tracker. I would do more but the heat in S Fla. is too much for me. Everyone I know here is looking forward to the winter.