Intermittent Fasting

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Re: Intermittent Fasting

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Ann .... why keep some larger pieces 'just in case'... for a fat day, for a fat week/month.
You are a lady of determination. You won't need them. :clap:
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Re: Intermittent Fasting

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:11 pm

Polar Bear wrote:Ann .... why keep some larger pieces 'just in case'... for a fat day, for a fat week/month.
You are a lady of determination. You won't need them. :clap:


As someone who has struggled with weight since she was a child, determination may not have anything to do with it! If I choose this as a way of eating forever, that may change, but at 5'9" and quite muscular, I've been a US size 6 to a size 20 (likely an 8 or 10 UK to a 24 UK) depending on the time in my life. The last time I said, "Wow, I never have to shop at a large size shop again," I started pramipexole and gained about 50 pounds! Then I lost 35 to 40 of it when I stopped the benzo...then I gained all of it plus another 10 back slowly over several years. Then...well, you get the idea. Not ready to say never, but I don't want to saddle myself with things that others could use or that take up space - both physically and emotionally.

I think one of the the things that makes it harder is that as many people who've dieted in the past is that I always gained it back plus some (and research backs that up), so long ago I made a pledge to never diet again. I see this as a way to be healthier, control blood sugar as I age (type 2 diabetes runs in the family), and feel better in other ways. The problem with it is that now I'm fighting getting caught up in the dieting component. It isn't why I started it, but it is one of the side effects. I need a way to not make this about losing weight. In the past, when dieting, I've done things such as weighing myself ten or more times a day, hating myself if the scale didn't show results, binging followed by recriminations, and creating an emotional heII-zone for myself. I just cannot focus on this as a way to lose weight.

I like the idea of a few things in case. Maybe a couple pairs of pants, shorts and yoga pants, a few workout tops, a few tshirts, and a couple nicer tops. Something that fits in a small bin I can put away. Then I could feel I won't be naked in case something medical (or other) changes my circumstances, but not feel that I'm saying I definitely will or will not be fatter again, if that makes any sense.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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Re: Intermittent Fasting

Postby Polar Bear » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:59 am

It totally makes sense. I hope my quip was not overstepping the mark and apologise if it did so.

I was never a skinny child, not even near it but was 'OK'.
Height is 5'6" and most of my teens and twenties I was a UK 14 -16, doing what I wanted and eating what I wanted. Those were the days of dancehalls, the Irish Showbands and jiving, going maybe 3 or 4 times weekly so lots of great exercise. Curvy but not fat though I always fancied being more slim some day.

Over the years a few lbs were gained and going to a 'fat class' with a friend got shot of them.... the first time.

makes it harder is that as many people who've dieted in the past is that I always gained it back plus some (and research backs that up), so long ago I made a pledge to never diet again. I
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Within a year I was back at the 'fat class' weighing more that when I went the first time.
When I slipped from checking daily fats/carbs/sugars then I stopped weighing myself because I couldn't face reading the scales.
And so I was heavier - RLS Medication I believe did give me an eating compulsion in particular during the insomniac nights.
I do try to control this now but it lasted for several years and did a lot of damage, including emotional and great disappointment in myself. I would be disgusted at myself at what I'd eat during the night. And noone knows how much I would have binge eaten.

At present I'm the heaviest I've ever been.
Over the last few years my health has taken a battering and a lot of it is my own fault i.e. weight related.
And so, my portion sizes are now reduced, as I move forward. I cannot face the 'diet regime' or the Fat Class again.
I no longer aspire to be slim as I did in my youth, but do want to feel better.

Your post has grounded me somewhat as to how I have slackened and made me take note - thank you.
Betty
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Re: Intermittent Fasting

Postby ViewsAskew » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:33 pm

No overstepping at all :-).

It is so hard for so many of us to find some equilibrium about weight and food. I also never want/need to be waif slim, but I do want to be healthier. I focus on eating well for my main calories, getting exercise, and the fasting helps with the rest.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest



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