My second day of fasting was a little harder than the first, but honestly, I think it’s just because I wasn’t as busy. Still the hunger came and went, so it wasn’t like a hunger was gnawing at me all day, but I was getting a little squirrely by 4pm.
The kids coming home and making toast definitely did not help. Toast smells super amazing when you haven’t eaten for 8 hours. LOL
Instead of making my salad at home, I had the Strawberry Poppyseed Whatever salad at Panera. It was actually 350 calories, so technically I was over by 50. But, I only had one cup of coffee (cream) instead of 2, and I put a little less feta in my eggs, so I think maybe I was closer to target than that. It was delicious and filling and physically satisfying. What I really wanted was that baguette, though. I took a big smell of it and threw it away. That was definitely harder than fasting the whole day. I love that bread!
I spent the rest of the evening obsessing about food and joking about whether or not I was allowed to set an alarm for 12:01am and eat a cupcake. The whole thing was silly, because I was NOT physically hungry. It is my emotional relationship with food that is the issue, for sure. I wanted to eat everything, but for no good reason other than comfort, I guess. I suppose one doesn’t get to be 100lbs overweight (only 20lbs currently) by having a healthy relationship with food. One step at a time.
I’m officially done fasting for week 1, and I will say THAT is a good feeling. Now I have to try to not eat back all the calories I cut over the next 4 days. I totally could, I know.
As of this morning, I was down 5lbs since Monday. Sadly, most of that will bounce back today. But, it was still nice to see that number, even for a fleeting moment. I will only count my Monday morning weights as “official”, but I’m still going to weigh in every morning because I’m a rebel like that.
I am sitting here typing this having been up for 90 minutes, and all I’ve had was my coffee. So even after all the dramatics last night, I didn’t hop out of bed and run straight for food. I plan on making a protein shake once the kids leave in 45 minutes. B
All in all, it’s going well I think!