Hello, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and that your Monday has been painless so far. I had a great weekend filled with Netflix binge-watching. The hubby and I finished The Haunting of Hill House and Godless. I would highly recommend both shows! Also, I learned this weekend that a $13 glass of Italian wine is not nearly as good as a $13 bottle of wine from California. Apparently I’m not a wine snob!
I’m almost halfway through Phase 2 of my Lean & Strong experiment. For phase 2 of the experiment, I decided to try intermittent fasting for 30 days.
Here is what’s happening so far:
I’m still hungry in the mornings and some mornings I’m still feeling shaky and having a hard time focusing. I really miss eating my breakfast in the mornings. Also, I find myself feeling more hungry throughout the day. My cravings and desire to EAT ALL THE FOOD are present constantly! I also went back to drinking wine this last week.
Guys, in all honesty, mentally I haven’t been in a great place the last couple of weeks. The weather is colder and I’m spending less time outside. Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Lillie passing away. And Kayla’s six-month follow-up is coming up in a couple of weeks, which always brings anxiety. Because of the stress and anxiety, I haven’t made the best food choices and I’ve gone back to drinking more than I want to.
Despite all of this, I still lost weight. So I guess the intermittent fasting has worked as far as weight loss, but frankly, I’m just not sure it’s something that I’ll be able to do long-term. However, I plan to finish out the last two weeks of the experiment, and then I’ll make a final decision.
Surprisingly, I had an easier time giving up alcohol than I have so far doing intermittent fasting. My body and mind definitely felt better when I wasn’t drinking. With intermittent fasting, however, it has been more of a struggle and I’m just not feeling my best.
I’m going to stick it out, though! I don’t feel like a couple of weeks is long enough to make a determination. It could be that my body is still adjusting.
Thoughts? Advice? Words of encouragement? I’d love to see your comments!