Holy Crap!!!! It has been 2 years since I posted on my blog. Apparently I am a slacker. That being said, I have some updates for you all. 2020 has been a chaotic year for pretty much the whole world. Due to COVID-19 I was laid off from my job, yay me. Technically it was a blessing in disguise. It is causing my mindset to go in a direction that I was not expecting.
I have been thinking outside of the box way out of the box more than I ever have before. I am in the process of starting my own business and hopefully that will take off. With regards to my weight I have started an entirely new lifestyle called intermittent fasting day.
Since June 14, 2020 I have lost 50 pounds. This particular lifestyle is one that I never dreamed of having because it is very very very easy to follow. In a nutshell, it is not and I repeat not a diet. It is not tell you what to eat, it tells you when to eat. Very important here, not want to eat but when to eat. I have always loved food, cooking it and eating it feeding people etc. etc. I am an over eater and it has gotten me into a situation. I got myself here and I will get myself out of it. I started walking outside this summer, and now I can walk more than 2 miles without getting a leg cramp. I am no longer going to the gym because of COVID-19 not because I don’t want to as I feel it's not safe enough at this time.
With that in mind I have purchased an elliptical for my house so that I can continue to attain great cardio workouts at home. My eating window istypically will be anywhere from the hours between noon and 8 PM, after that I fast. After some time with intermittent fasting (IF), I have noticed less cravings less hunger and I prefer to fast more than eating. These days, I need to fast longer, 18-20 hours. I stop eating most days right after dinner. I am not waking up every day thinking to myself, how much can I eat today? I no longer live to eat, I eat to live. I feel better, I’m healthier, and I’m happier.
I do make healthier choices for the most part when it comes to what I eat because I want to make the calories count. Don’t get me wrong, I still eat junk food as well but not as much. Basically my daily food consumption has decreased by at least half due to this new lifestyle. I couldn’t be happier and I’ll never look back at my old ways. Those of you out there who are struggling with weight or things like that I highly suggest looking into this and seeing if it can work for you. Stay strong my friends, stay safe and healthy. We'll be seeing you on The Lily Pad.