Another week done and another kilogram down. Week 2 hasn’t all been plain sailing, as there have been moments when I could have chewed my own arm off I was so hungry, but I’ve hung in there and all limbs remain intact.
I’ve observed a lowering of tension, both in the seams of my clothes and in my attitude, which is a good thing. While not leaping about in exuberance exactly, I definitely feel an increased sense of well being. Of course for anyone living in Adelaide where we’re enjoying a glorious spring Saturday of cloudless blue sky and warm sunshine, it would be hard not to feel cheerful today. But as we all know, life is predictable only in its unpredictability and what I’m aiming for in attempting the Alternate Day Fasting Diet is that overused word sustainability, in both the health and mood departments.
- Caught a cold but balanced out by * below
- Staggering up the biggest hill hereabouts defeated me (had to stop twice to catch my breath) but balanced out by ** below (plus it was before any local residents were up and about and likely to rush in with offers of CPR)
- Having to say no to a Friday night glass of wine with cheese and biscuits
- I’ve been tucking into way more salads and vegetables than ever before and actually enjoying them
- There’s a sense of achievement in setting yourself a challenge and keeping to it which I’m enjoying
- The AFD’s (alcohol free days) are not anywhere near as difficult as I’d anticipated
- Lost weight
- *Caught a cold but symptoms very mild and short-lived compared to normal
- **Inability to stride up hill in one go probably because was on the verge of the cold and I did get to the top eventually
- Increased energy and sense of well being
- The amazing taste of food when you approach the table absolutely ravenous
Stay tuned for the next weigh-in.
NB: Photos are from free for use stock images. There’s no time for mucking about with cameras when you’re desperate to eat.
by Anne Green