So, my fast is over and I’ve taken a couple of weeks off. I fully expected to gain some in the last couple of weeks. I splurged on chocolate, fast food, a couple a great steaks and some late night snacks. I’ve not even tried to meet my goals. Add in lots of rainy weather (not good for walking) and a mini-vacay… Well, let’s just say I didn’t have any high hopes.
What surprised me is how easy it was to fall back into my old ways. It was easy to go back to eating the “regular stuff.” Some friends asked if I felt better during my time of fasting. To be honest, not really. I didn’t find that I had more energy or felt less sluggish. I have five kids. At the end of the day, I’m tired. I did notice fewer headaches and I’m sure that factors in with my coffee consumption.
During my mini-vacation, I did have several people notice quickly that I’d lost weight. It felt good to have them notice. Now the pressure’s on, I suppose, to continue losing so that next time they see me they don’t think “man, what happened? She WAS looking good…”
Since I know I didn’t meet any of my goals (at least hardly any of them), I’m going to skip that part and just get to the weight. I fully expected to gain…
Here are the numbers:
- Starting weight: 204.4
- Initial goal weight: 150
- Current weight: 182.6 (lost 0.8 lbs.) – I’m just glad I didn’t gain.
So, here’s to getting back on track and going down another pant size. I think that’ll be awhile, but it only takes one pound at a time.