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100 days of OMAD: 29

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time is flying by and the blog has been neglected for a week!Becoming quiet mostly means that I have fallen of the wagon and am eating but not this time. In fact this week has been "perfect" OMAD, maybe it is because I have concentrated on just doing it without bothering about what I eat for that meal. One thing at the time – I need to get this habit of eating just one meal a day stablebefore I bother about the contents of that meal. It means that I have been eating pancakes this week as well as bacon&eggs for one meal...To be honest it does not feel right, I donn´t dare to weigh-in although doing that last week showed a small loss.

Tuesday I had a yearly check-in with my doctor. I was nervous because I was sure that my bloodpressure would be too high, I have not exercised as planned after easter and although I am losing weight it is very slow... but it was great! 120/80 is very satisfactory and I was so relieved - this has gnawed in the back of my head and I caused more anxiety than I have been aware of.

Doctor thought that it was the c-pap-machine that had helped, it motivates me to keep on struggling with it, it´s not easy but if it helps it´s worth the effort.

He also wanted blood samples "fasting" - and as I am on OMAD and this was eleven in the morning I told him that I was fasting - I told him about OMAD but I don´t think he really listened he did not comment at all... anyway I had this blood test and yesterday I could read the resultas online... it seems that everything is great - kolesterol,blodd glucose, sodium, potassium - everything is in the range of healthiness so I am VERY happy ! And I do think it is OMAD that helped me with this as my exercise is not that good for the moment and I still have a lot of weight to lose.

My brain ghosts brawls a lot and give me all sorts of insane ideas about eatingduring the day. One is telling me constantly that as my meal is not "perfect" in health aspect, I might as well eat more times and start over eating "normal" and find a better diet... the most intriguing part is that I keep on although I feel like I am failing all the time. But I can see that I stay away from eating 23 hours a day, that is a massive achievement!

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  • AJDOVER1
    emoticon You're doing great.
    Establishing the OMAD takes time. You're smart to be aware of the distractions. Congratulations on the good blood test results!
    570 days ago
  • PAULA3420
    emoticon I AM SO HAPPY TO READ ABOUT YOUR WONDERFUL RESULTS. Such Great News YOU must be thrilled. I am hoping you get GREAT RESULTS in WEIGHT LOSS this week AS WELL. emoticon emoticon
    571 days ago
  • INGMARIE
    Congratulations, you are doing really well. emoticon
    572 days ago
  • WHITE-2
    Great that you got such good results!

    Yeah, but you know that it's the eating disorder, right, that tells us we are not doing well enough, that we should do better. I notice that now with the elimination diet. Dietician gives me compliments and says I am doing very well, while I feared she'd tell me I am making big mistakes and not 'doing it right'. I thought she would point at the times when I overeat some. But she focuses on the fact that I eat the right foods, never have any of the foods I cut out for the sake of the elminiation, and have just about no binges. I was so glad.

    Or, maybe it's the other way around and we get an eating disorder BECAUSE we are too perfectionistic,too all-or-nothing, too frightened of 'doing it wrong', too critical of ourselves... ? Who knows. I suspect the latter, now that I think about it.

    573 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/19/2018 1:56:00 PM
  • LINDA!
    Happy for you!
    573 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Such good news! (I hope your good blood results don't make you lose some of your motivation.)

    You had hinted awhile back that you were not doing well- I can't remember how you phrased it- but it sounds like it was just that you thought you weren't eating the right things. At this stage, even eating just candy bars would likely still have good results, as long as you ate just a few. In fact, that's close to what one doctor recommended in his diet book. He allowed for lunch and dinner, but only 5 bites of food at either meal. He said you could use a candy bar as the approximate measure of 5 bites. It mimics what people who have bariatric surgery have to do after the surgery. He claims that after a few days, hunger goes away. It sounds like the fact there are fewer hours in the day a person is eating may help that. But I think it would be better if people eased themselves into eating that little. And going down to once a day but looking forward to a really great meal even better.

    It seems almost impossible that you wouldn't lose weight since it doesn't sound like you are gorging at your one meal. Even if you ate 1,000 calories at a sitting-and that would be a lot of food, like 10 slices of bacon, 5 eggs and some butter to cook them in- it would be extremely unusual if your body burns less than that a day.

    BTW, what's the highest percentage of your weight you've ever lost?

    Again, congrats.
    573 days ago
  • RONDAJO56
    I'm happy your medical results are good! emoticon
    573 days ago
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