An update. For the past few months, I've been following the Pretty Good Diet (TM). 100% alcohol free, 90% meat free, 80% caffeine free, 57.0002% sugar free. All the green leafies I can swallow.
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
Argh. A pox and a plague upon people who insist on back-to-back-to-back meetings. I should go back to trying to fit in exercise in the a.m., except that would defeat the goal of getting up from the desk every few hours.
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.