My weekly weigh-in was this morning and I’m pleased to report another 1/2# off. Net loss: 4# in 5 weeks. Thinking about what that looks like in sticks of butter.
I’m still feeling very good and loving the simplicity of two meals a day, with the occasional mid-afternoon snack, limiting my eating to the 8 hours between noon and 8 p.m. Most days I enjoy a smoothie with lunch... today’s was a yummy green one featuring banana, mango, yogurt, and spinach.
Click here if you want the recipe.
A journal entry from Monday:
“Feeling ‘thin’ today. My gray yoga pants are totally baggy. On the other hand I felt ‘fat’ all weekend. Why? Because on Saturday and Sunday afternoons I was ravenous and feeling wiped out so I hit the snacks. Then I got all spazzy because I thought I was done with snacking for good after cruising through 5 consecutive days with no afternoon hunger.
The first place my mind went was ‘you failed.’ The next place my mind went was ‘be sensible.’
‘Now Beth, it’s not good to let yourself get hungry to the point of feeling faint. If you need to eat, EAT for crying out loud and you don’t need to feel bad about it at all. Remember the past 3 years when you ate whatever and whenever you pleased... you never freaked out over a snack then, there’s absolutely no reason to feel all is lost on account of a few innocent crackers and cheese.’
Honestly, I can get so rigid when I saddle myself with RULES. Fearing, in this case, that having an afternoon snack a couple times will become a habit and I’ll completely undo the great progress I’ve made.
Thought for the day: “Be flexible within structure.”
More details of my experiences with the 8-Hour Diet can be found here.
note: this post is not intended in any way, shape, or form to be medical or dietary advice. Please consult a reliable health care practitioner before starting any diet/fitness program.