Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weighing In

Well, I have no change to report today, my first "official" weigh-in since I began concentrated efforts to shed some pounds just over a week ago.  Given my little unwritten, unspoken goal for the month, I might be tempted to get discouraged, but it's early.  And it's also that special time of the month when history has proven I always retain ~ and even sometimes gain ~ weight despite my best efforts, so holding steady is fine with me.

It will take some serious self-discipline if I'm to at least get close to attaining that month-end goal, but I'm relatively happy with the way my week has gone eating-wise, so I'm on the right track.  I certainly feel better already than I did two weeks ago.

As to the eating plan and sticking with it, I think I've come up with a strategy for those pesky "half days" so I'm looking forward trying that out this week.  I think instead of attempting to halve all my meals that day, I'm going to stick with my usual breakfast (a slice of toast and a cup of milk), but restrict my lunch to basically just fruits and/or veggies, and then enjoy a closer-to-normal supper.

Evenings are still a bit of a problem though.  Falling asleep with that gnawing feeling in my stomach is virtually impossible!  I need to get better at handling that, especially on the evenings before fasting days, when technically, I'm not supposed to consume anything but liquids until supper the next day. I have been breaking that rule every time that situation has arisen so far, and that's likely another contributing factor to my unchanged weight this week.  For next week, I will try just having a piece of fruit shortly before heading to bed and if that works, I think I will stick to that.



Brooke said...

feeling better is definitely encouraging, even if the scale isn't reflecting your hard work

TammyIsBlessed said...

Sounds like a good plan! Figuring out a way to overcome a weakness is much better than just caving at whim - because we all know how that goes!