At 8:30 am this morning I weighed 183.2 lbs. This is a 3.4 lbs loss in one week! My fast days were Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Monday.
Next Tuesday morning I’m expecting a smaller drop because, the first week is often the best in dieting, and because my next set of fast days is Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, meaning I’ll have had 1 less fast day.
I could alter my weigh-in so that I do it after an even number of days, every 10 for example, but at this point I’m just sticking with Tuesday morning.
Well, tomorrow is the one week mark. It’s been pretty easy so far, though today was my toughest day. I had a few days off from work last week heading into the Easter holiday, and today was the first day I had to work and fast at the same time. It was a bit challenging. My job isn’t physical, but I don’t like it and it makes very stressed/anxious. On a normal day, I feel pretty wiped out by the time six o’clock rolls around, and today was even worse than usual. It doesn’t help that I had trouble sleeping all night, thinking about my return to the office. Well, it’s 9:30 now and I’m pretty tired, so if I can fall asleep, I’ll have made it through week one.
I’ll have fasted Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Monday. On all of my fast days I had a 6 inch Subway sub and piece of fruit, except for today. I had a Quarter Pounder w/cheese from McDonald’s. I know! Not my idea of an ideal fast food, but I was at work, and I had trouble getting away from my desk (McDs is right out the window of my office). It was only 500ish calories, so in terms of hitting the goal it still worked.
Easter Sunday was a feed day and I did eat a lot, so I hope that doesn’t screw my results too much. Typically Krista Varady expects to see 110% caloric needs intake on a feed day, but I’m sure I was way over that. I went out to breakfast with my folks and then to a big dinner with all kinds of dessert.
Anyway, to bed!