Day 17 and Going Strong!
Day 17! It's amazing and unbelievable, but then again, believable. Feeling good. Yesterday, I tried on some hiking shorts that I've been carrying around since I left China fall 2019, and haven't worn... until yesterday. They fit and not too tight, so I'd wear them in public LOL! Yay! I'm finally over that damn plateau, so lost another 2 lbs. since last weigh-in Monday. I'm on target for about 1 lb. day loss, yeah, yeah, yeah, I know half is water, but it doesn't matter, as long as old clothes keep fitting! My scale tells me I've lost some muscle mass and my BMR is lowering, but I"m not exercising much and definitely not doing enough cardio or resistance. That will come up with exercise. My scale indicates the water loss has leveled out, fat loss continues, and BMI is down 3 points. So all good. I'm 4 days away from my goal and I'm extremely pleased with myself. I still do not have food cravings, the desire to eat, nor do I obsess about "all the food I'm going to enjoy" when I break the fast. I believe that phase is over and I'm grateful. It's awesome not to have any dishes to wash except cups and spoons! My frig is empty except for kimchi, condiments, and all the amazing dairy I cultured yesterday! I've got a huge pot of organic, whole milk yoghurt, and a couple of jars of the remaining half & half I had. When I go to the grocers, I'll pick up a HWC and culture that, too!
Some interesting notes: the richness of the bone broth is almost nauseating. While I still drink it and enjoy it, the first few sips taste so rich and overbearing I don't want to drink it. My taste for the cream in my tea is diminishing too. While I still enjoy it, I use less. It's kinda like I actually don't want anything in my stomach; or rather, my stomach doesn't want anything in it. Even if I have an afternoon coffee or tea, my Kcals are well under 200 and carbs less than 3. It seems my body and its preferences change on a daily basis now. I'd love for the scale numbers to change more extremely and daily, but again, I'm undisturbed by the number.
I've still got my refeed plan all set; it remains unchanged. Hence, the only thing left is:
How can I be kind to myself today?
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surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!