It worked for a while. And by "a while" I mean a month.
The weight loss stats:
January: 9 pounds
February: 1 pound
Don't know about you, but to me that signifies a wee bit of a slow down. Something was off. So in March I started the part I was hoping to avoid. Yes, I started Writing It All Down. Everything calorie I ate. Every calorie I exercised. The lot. Plus, March being the start of Lent, I went 100% meat free and started fasting on Fridays.
(Word to the wise: do not attempt to engage me in civil discourse on Fridays.)
|Me when I'm fasting|
It ain't pretty, but intermittent fasting has definitely had an effect. So far, for March I'm down 8 pounds. (Yes, I know. Keeping it off is another matter. That is a problem for Future Merry.)
This week, I HAVE to focus on getting the garden into shape. So I'm upping the gardening to every day, as much as I can fit in. Even though that means gardening in the rain. I am acting on faith that eventually, one day, if I'm very, very good, it WILL stop raining.
|Monday||15 minutes cleaning||Y||15 minutes gardening||Y||60 minutes gardening||Y|
|Tuesday||15 minutes cleaning||N||15 minutes gardening||Y||60 minutes gardening||Y|
|Wednesday||15 minutes cleaning||Y||15 minutes gardening||Y||60 minutes gardening||Y|
|Thursday||15 minutes cleaning||n||15 minutes gardening||n||60 minutes gardening||n|
|Friday||15 minutes cleaning||n||15 minutes gardening||n||60 minutes gardening||y|
Work, work, work. No matter how much I do, there's always more. I let it get the best of me toward the end of the week, but that's okay. I'll try again next week.