Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Brrr. I am freezing. Mid morning in mid March and it's only 34 degrees with a cold wind at 13 mph. I am completing the last day of the Michael Mosely 3 1/2 day fast. That also makes me cold. This is the third time I have done this fast. Every time has been a completely different experience. This time the hardest obstacle was the cold. I really haven't felt hungry. Weak, tired, but not especially hungry.
It seems like it's easier to not eat at all than it is to eat in moderation. Slowly, I am beginning to accept this will be a battle I have to fight the rest of my life.
I am having a cold lunch today. I'm using the Spark menu for lunch. My biggest criticism of the Spark menu is the sparse number of hot meals they program. I HAVE to have hot food when it's cold. I'm eating a cold Spark lunch today to affirm to myself that I must make further changes in my lifestyle in order to achieve my weight loss and fitness goals. I am going to try to start using the Spark menu just once or twice a week for one meal. Since there are only the two of us that's likely to be four meals. It seems most of the recipes make four servings.
After freezing to death on my paper route today I'm going to have chicken noodle soup and half of a peanut butter sandwich for supper. Fresh pineapple chunks for dessert.
One of my fast days was Sunday. It was not any harder than the rest of the days. I CAN DO IT. I can control myself on Sunday. I will need to remind myself of this over the next few weeks. We are going to have a house full of company the week of April 7th. I am already talking to myself. It is NOT about the food. It's about the fellowship. I am trying to picture myself joyfully drinking a cup of peppermint tea instead of eating cookies from the bakery that I am going to order. I am trying to picture myself eating only one cookie with the cup of tea. Eat slowly. Savor. Laugh a lot. Really listen to the people around you. The people are more important than the food!
90 minutes until I can eat. EASE back into eating. Slow down. Enjoy. Add more new healthy habits. One small change at a time. Savor skinny.
With the fast I have dropped to under 140 pounds. Resolved: That I shall never weigh over 140 again. Can I keep that resolution? The drama continues.