So I have been trying really hard to keep my metabolism up. I know that's the only way I can lose weight. Any time I have ever fasted (never could make it past day 2....) my body didn't react like you would expect it too. And while I know the celebration of the discipline of fasting does wonders for my faith and my spiritual life, my body does not like it.
And while I will eventually want to fast again, right now is not the time. I can spend that time in meditation and prayer instead.
Why am I telling you all of this?
Because I am sick and tired of eating.
I feel like I am constantly grazing on something- high fiber crackers, pears, apples, bananas, sugar free chocolate milk, cheese....
I almost don't want to take another bite.
Yet my body is loving it! I am not giving myself time to let the metabolism slow down, and I'm burning calories all day long!
While I am not throwing myself into the exercise part as heavily as the other girls in the F2F contest are, I am happily embracing the diet- the way I did when I first lost all the weight- and seeing results.
On a side note, last night watching infomercials at 4am, I ordered a new program. ChaLEAN Extreme. Have any of you ever heard of it? Her theory is that long lean muscles will burn fat quicker than cardio. I'm with her on that one. I'd rather lift weights than do jumping jacks ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! So I will let you know when I get it and give it a whirl. It's actually a 90 day program, so I won't see the finished results until after this contest is over. But I should see good results by week 8 here! I'm excited!!!