Silver linings


I am now on my 10th week. Losing fat is what I care the most about, and up to now I’ve lost 8 kilos. The last couple of weeks I’ve allowed myself to stray from my meal plan, doing one or two cheat meals (actually, cheat days) in a week. I needed to break the seemingly interminable drudgery of preparing and eating bland-tasting food: it felt good (and then bad).

Weight loss had stalled until last week, and I was feeling frustrated and disappointed, with a strong sense of futility. This week I seem to be making some progress, which is a relief.

I have concluded that two meals per day work best for me, with the last one at around 14:00, followed by 18-19 hours of fasting. Rather unexpectedly, I don’t get cravings or feel hungry during fasting.

Many times during the day I get jittery, not because I’m hungry but due to the monotony of my meals. Eating has always been for me much more than nourishment: delightful food can be soothing, uplifting, invigorating. Even a humble slice of bread can offer me moments of bliss. I miss such moments, and so far they’ve been irreplaceable.

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  1. Keep-up the good work Ioanna. That is almost a kilo a week!

    @All : Although the posts might be on the gloomy side, we want to keep it honest and true as these feelings might also relate to you too. And how everyone perceives progress and success is uniquely different, but if you keep at it there is a turning point. And remember : Changing life-time habits is not easy. But the right support and information the journey is for sure easier!

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