I posted today's post sooner than the "official" end of the protein fast.
But I've never been one to follow every rule anyways.
I started on a Thursday evening and these were on a Wednesday night!
One more day - one less day.... sometime I have to remind myself that it's about
the trends and not each 1/10th of a pound.... which, for me, might just be the scale!
There is a place - the top half of my abdomen.
[Lower half, too. But that's expected.]
That is where the "stubborn" weight has been for me.
Right over the place where my gall-bladder once was.
That is why I am on a campaign to lose this visceral fat.
Why not try - after all this time, and weight loss, why not try?
So yeah, I lost an inch or two from there!
Much less on the trunk (not that trunk)
My skin feels "tighter."
So - to kind of summarize the past 2 weeks
on the Protein Sparing Modified Fast:
I was only hungry a few times.
No legs cramps or any other physical problem.
No dizziness or loss of strength -
although with the flu - it's hard to tell....
No hair falling out - my nails are stronger, too!
It's a great way to break a plateau.
This is what some body builders use to get ready
for a competition. Some people would call it a "crash diet"
but I don't see any crash effects. Even Atkins wrote that
Fat Fasts (etc) are a great way to start - or break a stall.
September 09 .....and..... Feb 11
6 months AFTER I started LoCarb and now.
Most people START a diet this way.
So the results are more dramatic!
But people notice the difference in person!
I feel great - as in wonderful.
Definitely will be trying this again.... next time withOUT the flu!
There's only positive benefits (for me) and I can't see one negative aspect.
I have this area of adipose tissue/fat
that might always be part of who I am.
It might not ever go away completely.
I can accept that, too. Maybe it's kinda like this
nagging issue with self-doubt. It just comes over me
at times. I didn't use to have it and now I do.
I am learning to recognize it, and deal with it right away.
Once, it took weeks to overcome one thought.
Then, days. Now - just maybe a few moments.
I can't really avoid the triggers on that one -
Everything is a trigger for that! Even blogging.
But now I can get back to being "ok"
without alot of pony tricks.
So yeah. It might be part of who or what I am now.
But nothing can stop me from trying to make a few changes
for the better around here!
So that's the Fasting News.
And I just now had an awesome salad!
Hope your night is great!