Nov 16, 2020 03:51AM ScotBird wrote:
BP thanks for sharing your story. I laughed at “if it tastes good you can’t eat it” and can relate as I have been on a similar regime for the last two weeks. I love dairy and sugar and have been strictly cutting it out. I have a different view on stress. I enjoy challenging myself and putting myself into stressful situations sometimes. I believe stress is not necessarily harmful if it is not too overwhelming and it can even be empowering.
This morning is a feast day for me so I had toast with butter and marmalade, and a cream doughnut for breakfast. It tasted really good but naughty, which was exactly how I planned it! Over the last 2 weeks I am down 12.5 lbs and back to a healthy BMI. I want to be closer to the middle of the healthy range so I am now going to be switching to alternate day feasting and fasting. I had set myself a target of losing 8lbs by Christmas and as I have already achieved that my new target will be to lose another 6lbs by my 55th birthday in March. That is about a lb every three weeks and I think I will find this target much more difficult. My plan is to create new habits which are sustainable and will allow my weight to go down gradually from here. We shall see whether this can be successful. I had success on this regime a few years ago (pre cancer) but it was also a time when I was training to run a half marathon. I can’t run or even walk or cycle very far now because of joint and foot problems and I don’t fancy swimming because of COVID so am stuck for how to exercise.
Claire I am going to check out Endura! It’s funny how we get attached to our favourite sports kit and beloved items of clothing isn’t it? I am wearing my favourite cashmere cardigan from the Brora factory shop that I bought on holiday in the highlands a few years ago. It is completely frayed around the sleeves now and shabby but I adore the colour, it reminds me of that holiday, which was great, and it is so soft!
CM well done, stick with it. I wish I could sit down with you for some of your veggie soup. It is one of my favourite things to eat.