AAAAaaaarrrgghhh!!! Two weeks of Intermittent Fasting down the drain!
I’ve been doing so good. Every day I wait until noon to start eating, which does a ton of great things but I was waylay-ed by my sons homemade white bread, butter and jam. Ugh. I pay my 13 year old to bake our bread instead of paying the store for their processed stuff. That way he can help pay for his Taekwondo classes and we get fresh bread. I only buy the whole grain stuff from him, but he had a wild hair after researching new bread making techniques and wanted to try using bread flour which is *white* flour. Well, it is one of my triggers for overeating and I could not withstand the temptation yesterday morning when there was fluffy, white, gorgeous, usually only for special occasions, white bread.
Now I’m not sure if I am going to start over on my goal to make Intermittent Fasting a habit or start another one. I stick to one goal at a time so I can hyper-focus on it. I am fasting this morning and there is no more white bread so I should do just fine. Maybe it is already a habit to fast in the morning. I hope so. The benefits reported from it are fat burning, cell regeneration and cleansing, brain cells are made, and so many great things.
http://www.mercola.com/infographics/intermittent-fasting.htm This is an infographic from Dr. Mercola about it. I follow the schedule at the bottom of the page pretty closely. I just saw that he recommends a 6 hour eating window instead of the 8 that I follow. I’ll have to study that out a bit and see if it’s something I want to do. I don’t agree with the omitting of whole grains though. I know better than that.
Now for yesterdays food: It’s not pretty.
10 am 3 thick slices of home made white bread, butter, home made grape jelly (this wouldn’t have been so bad if it had been within my eating window.)
I taught music lessons the rest of the day so I couldn’t eat again until 6:30. If I hadn’t eaten the bread I would have made a smoothie at noon.
6:30 big bowl of Vegetable Soup and animal crackers
7:30 I went to a church gathering and tried 2 home made doughnut holes and 1 cookie.
Today I am off to a good start and as I write this I realize that Intermittent Fasting is a habit for me now. I will continue on and start on my 28 day challenge so I can win my medal for a new habit I’ve made. (more on that later 🙂
Mom and I did the basic 15 minute TTAPP video, then Jon Gabriel’s HIIT program. I did jumprope for the cardio part of it. I am a bit sore today which means I did a good job 😉