I so wish this week had been better!
Friday, May 28, 2021
The last two weeks have been disastrous for my diet. I ate way too much last weekend and gain 3.50 lbs. this week, the most I've gained in a long time and I am now at 189.0 lbs. far too close to 190 for my liking. I have a SP friend who's been doing Slimfast and been successful, so I decided to try that this week and boy did thing go bad. I ended up being starving every night and eating late night meals every night because I was just so hungry! On top of that, I haven't been sleeping well so late night eating is more appealing.
Today was my last day to the the shakes I decided. It just didn't go well. At 3 pm I was working at my home office desk and I was ravenous. Those stupid little shakes do nothing! So I went and got a snack and called it a day. I felt better once I had eaten something, partly because when I calculated my calories I realized I had barely eating 500 calories for the day before my snack.
So the dumb shakes are going in the pantry until I figure out what to do with them. It's an experiment that just didn't work. Going from a 1500 to a 1200 calorie diet drastically is not a good plan.
So what the heck is my plan now, I'm sitting here thinking? Well, I will focus on No S again and not have RED days again next week (I had four, count 'em, FOUR, RED days this week). I will focus on using my portion control USDA My Plate as I just can't cram that much dinner on it. I think I will make smoothies this weekend for lunches next week as those are lower in calories, but far more filling, than the Slimfast shakes. I'm also going to start measuring and weighing food more so that my calorie count is more accurate. Ugh! We'll see how that goes.
Oh yes, I am kinda doing IF, though not intentionally and not super rigorously. The plan is to not eat before 9 am or after 9 pm. I think the after 9 pm is far more important. I know lots of people rave about it and do super long fasts but I am on medication that requires food both AM and PM and so I can't really do anything longer. I have tried in the past with bad results of trying to get my meds in and eat and being super stressed about timing. So none of that, just focused on not eating too late at night. I am typically not up before 8 am so 9 am is almost always the perfect breakfast time.
If anyone has any other brilliant ideas I will take it. No keto though. Nope. I am vegan for religious reasons much of the year and it is too hard to be keto and eat lenten.