It has been 1 week since I started optifast and i lost 20 pounds! Yay!
I was the top loser in the class last night. I haven't really felt much hunger.... just weakness. I think this week will be better.
I started my fast yesterday. It went well. I really didn't feel physical hunger but I had episodes of psychological hunger. It wasn't as bad as it usually was. I did wait a little too long between one shake and I could feel it. I am suppose to have a shake every 3-4 hours. I do one at 6:30 in the morning while I am combing and drying my hair. My 2nd shake I try and do at 10.....3rd between 1:00-2:00....4th 5:30 and 5th around 8:30. Of course I can't be right on the dot every time. Today I woke up feeling well. I felt more mentally awake and felt a little bit of energy, which is new to me. I always felt sluggish.
I have felt a little hungry at times today but nothing major. I still have 1 more shake left :) and it will be the vanilla mixed with diet A&W Rootbeer...which is really good.
I can have 2 12oz servings of diet soda... 16 oz of tea... 3-4 pieces of sugarless gum and
3-4 pieces of sugarless breath mints. I am also suppose to drink 64 oz of water a day.
Next week when I go to class and get my supplies I will ask for bars to replace one of my shakes. We can eat 2 bars to replace a shake....and they aren't too bad.
Well, Alex is wanting the computer so I must let the KING have his way..haha he wishes
throat a time or two. Kitty and Abigail were NOT happy when the get fresh crew came along. Kitty would hiss at them every chance she had and Abigail just stayed away. So, Kitty was put to sleep because she was sick. A little later I rescued another kitten and named him Ezekiel....Zeke for short. He had a broken leg and was filthy but was just as friendly as could be. So, I brought him into our home and the other cats didn't know what to think of him. He was always wanting to play and chase them. He ended up fitting in fine with the others. So, now I have Abigail, Babs, Ranger, Ygnacio and Zeke and we are all a big happy family :) Oh yeah, I have my bf Alex here too..:P
What a lazy day. It is so hot outside so I am in the apartment with the a/c going. I need to go out at some point today. I just received a Precor Elliptical trainer today that I bought last weekend. I have been wanting one for years. I just got a basic one. The one that I would like to have bought was the 5.21 but I just settled for the 5.17. I start a fast Wednesday. It is under medical supervision. I decided I would rather try this than have weight loss surgery. I am ready! I cant wait to feel better and have less pain. I just had some labs done and it looks like I am heading right toward diabetes. My fasting blood sugar was 147 and my hgA1c was 6.6. Hopefully I can nip it in the bud. Not much going on here. Still working. My dad and sister came out in May for a few days. I really enjoyed having them out here. It was sad to se them go. Hopefully I will make it back to Indiana for Thanksgiving....even tho I wont be able to eat anything....but the important thing is spending time with my family.
I hope everyone is doing well. I still read my friends list...I just don't post much.
1 South Beach Diet snack bar
Lunch- Salad with tomatoes, onion, cucumbers,
Green peppers, bacon bits, cheese, and
Poppy seed dressing .
2 small low carb tortillas
Supper- Trader Joe’s frozen Shepards pie
Cucumbers, tomatoes and onion
With Italian dressing
1 Cup Skim Milk
1 Cinnamon gummy type bear
1 South Beach Diet snack bar
Non salted cashews (more than I needed)
Lunch -Parmesan baked fish
Orzo with spinach
small side salad with italian dressing
Supper- Lechon asado
3/4 cup steamed rice
1/4 cup black beans
Snack- 1 Pkt optifast shake
Then I made a salad to take to work
Day and it looked so good I ate it right then :O
Before I was about 6 miles from work...now I am around 3...maybe 4.
I hope everyone is doing well.