Thursday, April 23, 2015
I had left my tracker at 210. (pounds) because that was what I weighed up until May 2014. And then I slowly gained back the 20 pounds I lost.
In 8 months I re-gained it. And I was devastated.
As I tried to "quit" worrying about the weight. I submerged myself in learning and reading everything about the new life style I have chosen- Low Carb, High Fat, Paleo. The more I cooked like this for the kids and myself (Grumpy refuses to eat most of it) The easier it became. My kids that don't have special needs were really feeling more energy and less irritable on this food plan. They are my biggest encouragers.
In March I read about Intermittent Fasting. I had seen Dr Mosely's pbs special on it a few years back. But I thought it would be too hard. I could barely fast 12 hours for my blood work!
So with all of my strength I forged ahead with trying Fasting. It wasn't easy in the beginning but it was worth it. And once I adjusted to a schedule for fasting that fits my life style it was so easy. I could not justify not doing it. Now all I needed was to stay on my eating plan.
Last February my youngest married daughter told me she was doing Paleo. Now we encourage each other as well. And she is encouraged by her sibs at home.
Weight loss on fasting is slow. But in 5 weeks I'm down 6 pounds of what I re-gained so I can't complain!
One very Sweet SP friend here came clean on her weight gain and inspired me to do so as well.
After all, we are all in this together and none of us perfect.
But all of us are worth it!
NEVER give up!