I think that link really helped me a lot. There are so many on there succeeding even when they are "less than perfect". And to see all the versions of 5:2 and that they all still work once you find the one that fits your circumstances. It is funny to me now how opposed I was to even try any version of IF.
somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug
What the F&#* is a decorum? - Mr. Anthony
thanks, me too!
I love hearing that you're making progress...and it doesn't feel like your teeth are being pulled trying to do this
I need to come spend a couple of weeks once the kiddos go back to school...it will take that long for you to show me how to do a basic crochet or knitting stitch...I'm "challenged" in that arena
I started knitting by doing felting projects. You knit a piece in wool, then wash it in hot water till you can no longer see the stitches. That way if you have made mistakes (and I am sure I did) they cannot be detected, and it is a great way to practice reading a pattern. I made a few hats and purses and by then I could move on. But I love company too!
I am very happy with the 5:2, but if you are going to weigh every day you have to harden yourself to the fluctuations! I am up 3.4 pounds this morning from last weeks low. Now that does not worry me in the least, but if the number on the scale effects (or affects? I can never remember which is correct) your mood, it could be a problem.
I am wearing my favorite skirt today. It is a maxi, super comfy, it has an elastic waist so it fits in a wide range of weights. Currently I noticed that today it feels longer. It is actually brushing against the tops of my feet as I walk, this is not typical for this skirt. I wear this skirt often and have had it for a very long time (talking years here), so when it feels different it is noticeable. I like it, except that it probably means its days in my wardrobe rotation are numbered.
Yeah, I was down three this morning after a fast day. I may not weigh at all tomorrow. I tracked my food for today to make sure I am eating enough. Nope. I will end up too low. I will have to add a BPC to the end of the day.
I usually add cream to my coffee and tea, or not, depending on what day it is and how my calories are looking. If I end up eating a dessert (this weekend was graduation after all) then I don't need the cream. My weight for the week is usually lowest on Saturday morning, I have not been weighing after my "normal" days. Yesterday was actually a fast day for me and my weight was still up, which is what my pattern has been, ie. for it to still be up after the first fast day. The fat seems to want to hang on after fast days and the scale has been showing lower numbers after my moderate days. I usually have my moderate days on Wednesday and Friday, fasts on Tuesday and Thursday, "normal" on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
p.s. the only reasons I do moderate days are that it is easier for me to keep a pattern of not eating breakfast and not eating at work. (I never eat breakfast) So on my work days the difference in calories is what I eat for dinner and what I put in my tea. The other reason is that it gives me more flexibility to choose my fast day at the last minute if something comes up, and allows me more leeway on my "normal" days.
My fast days will be Tu and TH as well. I prefer mine to be work days too. I am really feeling mentally fuzzy compared to yesterday. Probably related to my period more than anything else.