I haven't posted much this year and my plan is to change that!
Honesty time... I am where I was the last time I posted. No lbs. lost, but maintaining. I have to remind myself almost daily that that is OKAY.
I have been trying to find some way to jump start the weight loss train again... In saying that, let me tell you what I did last month.
This last month, I tried shaking things up by doing a little intermediate fasting. I know, I know. I am ALL about "if you can't do it for the rest of your life, you shouldn't be doing it now.". I still am, don't get me wrong! However, I was intrigued by a documentary that I watched and decided to do a little research. After reading a BUNCH of articles and blogs, I decided to give it a try for a few weeks to see where it got me.
I did 2 days of 500 calories and 5 days of my regular 1300-1500 calories. Let me just say... it wasn't easy the first day! I didn't have any coffee... CRAZY! So after that I made sure to factor in some calories for my morning deliciousness.
I split my day to 200 calories during the day and a 300 calorie meal at night. I found a TON of recipes for 300 cal per serving. I now have a few more favorites for the recipe box. Anywho... I did this for about 4 weeks. First week I lost almost 5 lbs. right off the bat. The following weeks... not so much. HOWEVER- it was totally about losing weight for me. I wanted to surprise my body and say "WAKE THE HELL UP". Almost every article you read about losing weight, it states to shake things up a bit. Your body gets used to your daily routine. So that is what I did... in a big way.
Another thing I learned during the 4 weeks was that my portions were still at the point from when I was training for the half. I was training yes, but only for 6.5. I needed a wake up call to get me back into check for portions.
So! I am done with the fasting. Overall- It was good. Something I could do forever? Nope. Something I may use again? Never say Never.
This is my first week back to regular calories every day. I am interested in seeing how things shake out for the rest of the week!
This journey is NEVER boring.