- Monday Nov 03, 2014
I wrote about the dr appt in yesterday's entry...I go back to the dr in a couple Wednesdays from now...2.5 weeks. I am still resting and not exercising at all.
5am: 2 tablespoons coconut butter and 4 tablespoons peanut butter. 600 cals. Fasting till tonight when I will eat a lot of cooked veggies followed up with s simililar low carb dessert to yesterday - hot wheat bran, tons of cranberries, stevia, high fat either oil or some type of butter / peanut butter. Or, I may just add flax and/ almonds in.
Around 1200-1300....actually around 1450 had some almonds. Success. No exercise and I meant to be home even more but did do a couple errands and got a massage. Back to work tomorrow and will try to keep resting my legs and using the heating pads.
- Sunday Nov 02, 2014
Broke my fast at 3:30 with huge servings of cooked cabbage and other veggies as well as a tomato broth based vegetable soup. Followed up with a huge sweet treat I made of: cooked wheat bran made by putting wheat bran crackers in a bowl, submerging them in water, cooking for around 1.5-2 minutes in the microwave, then pouring all water out, using a spoon to mash up the wheat bran into an oatmeal / warm cereal consistency. Add stevia to sweeten. Then pouring some refrigerated cranberries on top (like a cup of them). Put it all back in the microwave and cook for another 2 minutes. Take out and be careful it's hot! Stir everything together. Add sweetener if not sweet enough - stevia. And wow!!!! Hardly any calories and u can make it really big! A full bowl (over 2 cups of this cereal and cranberry mixture) can be around 250 calories. And that is for a monster sized portion! A great dessert. I also added some coconut butter on top to make it tastier and more satisfying from the richness of the butter. So dessert was around 300 cal and way bigger than a small slice of cake! The veggies (mostly cbbage) and huge soup along with this dessert were only around 550 cal. I will eat again a bit later. Planning on 850 cal today.
....had mire veggies, had a bottled sweetened tea, and had a nice wrap with peanut butter and some stevia. Sweet and rich and soooo tasty! Great way to end the evening.
900 cals. Success.
And, 2 day average cals of yesterday's 3300 with today's 900 is 2100 per day. Much better. No exercise. Praying for legs to stop bothering me.
I am off tomorrow. Will be fasting again till afternoon.
- Saturday Nov 01, 2014
The rheumatologist had me buy new supportive $160 sneakers by new balance. They were from a specialty shop and I wasn't gonna try to order them for less because I needed them asap. The dr gave me anti inflammatory meds. I go back to him 3 weeks from this past Wednesday.
Today I wanted to do an intermittent fast till diner but got off track. Around 10am I had a ton of stevia in both water and tea. I made the drinks very sweet and the sweetness probably tricked my body that I was eating. I started getting very cold and dizzy and gave in. I had a big meal around 1200. All healthy, just big portions. I may try to fast tomorrow till dinner but even writing that is making me wanna eat even more now. No more stevia when fasting.
Snack corn flour / egg white chips with a black pepper flavor and an ice pop. 200 cal.
1400. So tired! Was gonna drive and join the pool but I would rather relax for the rest of the afternoon!
Calories after dinner: 2300??
Bingeing: peanut butter 400, almonds 260, pb&j and two flour tortillas 350: 1010
3300 total cal. No exercise at all.
I have not returned to weights at the gym. Dr suggested to use the pool but I tried that when I was first injured and it still bothered my legs. My boss actually told me to take Monday off and relax bc he and another boss will not be in! So I am grateful. I will be home resting my legs. And fasting till dinner both days.
Doing a successful fast from Saturday night till 6pm today Sunday. Planning to break my fast with tons of veggies and a big peanut butter I will have 1/4 cup or more of it - on a wrap sandwich with some stevia and maybe cooked squash.
- Friday Oct 31, 2014
ThursDay was a success at a party after work. Around 2000-2200.
Friday was good too, probably around 2000-2100?
No exercise for 3 weeks now.
- Wednesday Oct 29, 2014
Good Morning! today is a day off, unexpectedly, as my dr. apt was moved from 3pm to noon. It's smack in the middle of the day, so I'm taking the day off instead of going to work, going to the dr, coming back to work.
I am going to use today as an IT (intermittent fasting) day. My first meal will be between 2-4pm with eating allowed for the remainder of the night. Goal is to keep it at 1200 calories today. Trying to lose some weight and today would be smart since I am home with all the vegetables and good choices around me to make a successful IT day. Tomorrow would be normal eating, same Friday.
I am going to the rheumatologist today for my tendinosis / tendonitis in my shins. I pray he can give me some additional help and steer me toward a path of recovery as all methods I have tried already did not work. I need to get better and the clock is ticking. Hopefully this apt is a key toward my recovery.
150 cal frozen yogurt 200 cal cooked veggies 200 cal veggie slaw 200 cal horrible sautee that I failed at lol 200 cal turkey 100 cal fruit 600 cal mostly peanut butter plus some squash and some coconut butter with cinnamon and stevia for dessert
1750-1850 I need to stop eating now, lol. All food eaten after 2:30pm. Poor planning and eating. The calculation total is more bc there were a few other things in the mix.
- Tuesday Oct 28, 2014
1700 at most. No exercise. Rheumatologist tomorrow.
- Monday Oct 27, 2014
Around 2250-2350 good. No exercise. Legs are still very bothersome.
- Sunday Oct 26, 2014
Beg breakfast over a period of 2 hours during an event I attended. 850 calories. Huge bialey (gotta look up the spelling, a type of bagel). It was monster sized! With a nice portion of butter on it - I didn't skimp like I used to and it tastes soooo good. Coffee with extra milk, 2 small pieces of melon. Some tomato slices, cucumber slices, lettuce, and onion shreds. I was so happy to even have lettuce! And lox. Like I said, lots of food, all free at the table buffet style. There were some cream cheeses but I really do not love cheese, I try to stay away from it. I have not had butter in months like what I had in the bagel and it was great.
Breakfast was eaten from around 9:30 till 11:30....so I had lunch a little before 2 after running some errands. Lunch was just cooked veggies not too much sauce around 100 cal and then loads (at least 3 cups) of heavily sauteed cabbage in olive oil. Definitely at least 400 calories there. It was bought already prepared from the store.
1350, good. Today is not supposed to be low cal, but I am also not exercising. Legs are beginning. To have less pain. The week following this one or maybe next Sunday I want to start up some of my weights again at the gym :)
....too much oily cabbage, I feel awful, lesson learned I think....
Total cals around 2100, good!
- Saturday Oct 25, 2014
I gave in and ended the day with a 600 cal meal around 5:30. Overall today was obviously a success. I necessarily do not need to fast overnight yet or at all....proud of myself in general! Are again around 8. Total cals today around 900. I will still say I burned around 1000 today.
Today is my 1st day using the heat pads. They feel really comfortable and relaxing.
- Friday Oct 24, 2014
I think around 2400. More food on purpose. Will fast all the way until Sunday morning. Wish me major luck!!!!
Everything healthy. Tried to have more fat at dinner. Complete fast till Sunday morning when I have an event to go to - a breakfast with lox and bagels and lots of cream cheese. Planning to have a big bagel with lox and cream cheese!! Big!!! And coffee and everything at the table I am gonna try probably except dessert. Maybe I will change my mind and not have the bagel. We will see. It's so much easier for me to eat a diet that isn't carb loaded. I love eating large portions and the only way is to overeat veggies, maybe extra fats too. Not carbs. They are the death of me! Anyways, working on reforming my diet by learning more about ways to feel satisfied but also energized.
If u have been a member on here awhile or you have followed me for awhile, i am not a fan of fasting. At least I wasnt....
But now I have prepared to spend more time home this fall till the new year and fasting fits in my slower schedule that was once so busy in weekends. I can spend time by myself for a day without social commitments and do do an intermittent fast. I like it right now bc I am unable to do cardio until my legs are far better.
Intermittent fasting. It's good for me now. When I plan to be more active (when my legs hopefully heal) IT may not be the way to go as much. I plan to do it for 1-2 days on weekends, usually with an evening meal (not fasting overnight). But for my peace of mind, I am trying an overnight fast tonight. All the way from Friday night until Sunday morning. Since I have the freedom and flexibility to do it, I thank God that I can. Cheers to a successful fast (and normal calories all other days)
It seems to work to lose weight and works out to similar weight loss by dieting everyday without fasting.