A good Down Day yesterday. It helped that I was busy with yardwork(cutting down five trees) ALL DAY, and there was literally no time for food. I did manage to drink enough water.
Then at the end of the day, the friend who was helping us suggested going out for dinner. Honey helped me out by saying we would love to, another time, but that I wasn't eating this day. And he held firm. Luckily, we were both so tired that going out held no appeal. Though the restaurant itself did- I have been wanting to try it out since it opened. Maybe another day soon.
Feeling very pleased with my weight on my exit from this good old year. Mid-160s, lower than I have been in the last 24 years, and feeling confident I will get to my goal in 2014. It is such a different feeling from past years. I'm loving it! Thank you, ADF!
What I did in 2013:
Discovered ADF accidentally, and reduced my weight from 202 to 162 over nine months. (Still doing low-carb primal, only better.)
Learned patience about food.
Discovered how to get back on track quickly after slips.
Detached from emotional dependence on the scale.
My plans for 2014:
I am starting January 1st with a Down Day. Not because it is the New Year, but just because that is my regular rotation.
I am hopeful that the last of the Christmas bloat will come off quickly, and normal weight reduction will resume at my normal pace (1 pound per week). I think I will be at 154(my first goal) around the end of February.
Then I plan to maintain for 3 months, to let my body adjust. I am going to try 4:3 to do this, switching to 5:2 if I continue to lose weight(more than two pounds in one month).
Then, I will resume 'dieting' and go down to 140. For the first time, that doesn't seem like a fantasy, but just an actual plan that WILL happen.
And...drumroll... I will start exercising again. Thirty minutes of aerobic activity on the mornings after a Down Day before I eat, and going to the gym once a week with my Honey again.
I'm not thrilled with this last plan, but I feel I need to do it.