Ruth, I know that dogs bark and generally that doesn't bother me, what does is that it is constant. If they are not home the dogs come out the doggy door and bark till they get back. And they are out several nights a week, and often on weekends. She does take them to a doggy day care (except Tuesdays) so they don't bark during the day, but who cares I am not home then!
Paula, it is probably a good idea to get a visual cue as to what a plate should look like. On my "fast" days, dinner is usually a dinner plate piled with salad greens and a protein source on top, the size of that depends on what it is. I have a scale I use to measure out the oil, and meat-the greens and vinegar I eyeball.
I have to admit that for my non-fast days I am just eating when hungry and what I am hungry for. And it has varied a lot, rarely been low carb, but mostly primal. Not sure if it is being rebellious or if it is what I really want. But so far I am still trending downward so I will go with it for now.
Sabine, the weekly calorie mass only matters when I keep track. But it did let me see that I had a lot of leeway for the non-fasting days. The water issue gets complicated because I don't want to have to rush to the bathroom while I am out running errands, but yeah, for the days I am in I do need a good plan-no I will walk past a glass and not drink unless I move it when I had the last sip maybe, I have to do that with my meds, so that it looks out of place.
I don't know if my phone or camera will do 3 hours of video? I am going to check with animal control and see what they want as proof.
SW 3/1/13 =274.8
CW= 267 down 1.4
Calories = 403
Net Carbs = 32g/32%
Sleep =6:43 87%
Yesterday was interesting. I had literally zero issues with hunger. I didn't linger on thoughts of food or what I would eat or roam around pinterest looking for good recipes.
But I had a slightly unsettled feeling most of the day. I was excessively worried about booking my DD's flight for her summer studies in Spain. I am not sure why it was bothering me so much, my boss had already found me the best price and we had it all ready for me to book, just needed to check the details with DD. It was a reasonably easy process. Then when I got home I found out that DS's roommate situation had fallen through, and that since his buddy had just told him yesterday that he was going to have to go into a lottery for a roommate. Now I actually think this is a good thing, but I know that it was hurtful to DS on several levels and it added to my feelings of being unsettled.
I think that the fact that it was a "fasting day" heightened the insecurity I felt.
It wasn't horrible, and certainly not unmanageable, but odd for me. It actually felt like a mild ache in the core of my body.
My sleep was not the best but not atypical either and I feel fine today. So it has passed. The ticket is purchased and DS has signed up for housing.
WOW! I am so admiring you toughing out and rising through those emotions without caving. You are getting so much stronger!
Odd that. It didn't even occur to me to head to the pantry, not even as a fleeting thought. I mostly tried to figure out the cause and possible correction, just kind of naturally not thoughtfully. Hard to explain, but it was significantly different.
1 hour and 45 minutes left to my work day and I have finished my tasks. It is going to be a very long day! Bored out of my mind.
So i kind of over ate since i got home. This is ok cause it is a non fasting day. This is not ok because I over ate. I feel stuffed. I am thirsty but too full to drink. So I have tracked every thing and my calories are still in the moderate range. Go figure.