(Photo: Another beautiful sunset in Arizona. )
Today I woke up feeling a bit down. I was sick from overdoing it yesterday and just feeling a little confused regarding my next steps. Then I remembered that Kayla from http://www.sixmilestosupper.com offered coaching. I actually was lucky enough to meet her recently and she’s just a fantastic person. So I scheduled a coaching session with her and she called me right away.
(Photo: Got to meet Kayla at a local coffee shop while she was here in town.)
I have to say I found the coaching session very worthwhile and am so happy I decided to go ahead with it. Afterwards, I felt much calmer, centered and sure about my plan forward. Kayla helped me come up with a realistic and doable plan and I’m confident I can be consistent with it. Basically we decided to widen my window from 23/1 to 21/3 during the weekdays and to 19/5 on the weekends. This is a plan that feels easy to me which is something Kayla really stresses.
Additionally, we decided if I have a luncheon that I really need to attend, I’d go ahead and eat it but I’d still have dinner as well. In the past I’d try to move my window to lunchtime but feel deprived at dinner which often backfired leading to overeating. I think I’m realizing you have to understand your non-negotiables as well as the areas you have some wiggle room. For example, I realize that I really like having that dinnertime meal and so things like extending fasting, and Alternative day fasting will never be a good solution for me. But since I really like all types of foods, something like carb cycling could be a viable option for me at some point.
Although, for now, I’m just not going to worry too much about the what part of my food and instead focus more on the when. I do feel like I eat fairly healthy but I don’t stress about being perfect with my eating. Not by a long shot. Right now I just need to focus on being consistent and just relaxing into a good routine. I’ll weigh most days to get a weekly average and if after six weeks I’m not losing anything then I will see where I can possibly make some changes. Kayla also reminded me how far I’ve already come and I do think it’s important I try to remember and celebrate that as well.
Weight: 161.4 lbs (highest it’s been in months.)
Fasting: 22/2 (yay!)
Pickles, marinated mushrooms, nuts
Sweet potato stew with rice and fried tempeh, glass of wine
Plain yogurt with blueberries
(Photo: Sweet potato stew with collard greens)
Exercise: walked dogs, cardio for 15 mins, sit-ups & push-ups
It feels really good to be back on track with everything and I’m feeling really good about my new plan. Bring on Day 2! 😁