Thursday, December 18, 2008

Still chugging along ...

The weight piles on quickly and leaves reluctantly -- such is life. The Thanksgiving weight gain is slowly whittling back down ... and behold ... here comes Christmas. I will continue to alternate day fast through this holiday. As wonderful as it was to join in on all the daily festivities, it was not worth feeling sick afterwards, nor was it worth gaining weight. I am feeling better now, although some days my intestines still feel inflamed and tender. If I ever have health insurance again, I will get that checked out. It's probably just some kind of immune reaction going on, but in the back of my mind it worries me sometimes.

My boyfriend's work Christmas party is tomorrow. It would normally be a fasting day for me, so instead I am fasting today. He let them know that I am (primarily) a vegetarian so that I will be able to eat something this year. Last year at the party, after fasting all day long and REALLY looking forward to FOOD, the only option available to me was tortilla chips and melted nacho cheese. I recall feeling panicked as the window for eating closed and I hadn't had any real NOURISHMENT.

6 comments:

MapleTree5934 said...

Muse, thanks for your response to my comments. I will certainly consider starting up a blog so that I can record my progress. However, I have already joined in with www.dietdiaries.com. I liked that they at least have a little barchart where you can record your progress. However, if I get a lot of negative comments about ADF since it is a somewhat unconventional diet, then I will probably start up a blog instead. I've been a vegetarian for a long time, and I can understand the obstacles that you can run into. I typically have found myself feasting on desserts when there are no good food choices for a vegeterian who doesn't like onions (or garlic - but I am starting to be able to eat some foods with a little garlic in it).

GP said...

Hi Muse,
I agree that the weight just come back on so easily when you go off ADF. I started ADF again after a month or so of EDE (Every Day Eating) and hope to keep it up for a while.

Good luck and keep posting.

-Greg

Aleesha said...

Have you tried a raw vegan diet? You might resonate with it... just thinking... here's a website for you to check it out if interested: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/index.php

Mapletre5934 said...

Muse, I actually found a support group that has been great and is based on the JUDD - Up Day Down Day. My down day is a water only fast and everyone on the site is very supportive of this method of losing weight. Here is the link if you or anyone else is interested - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=13429

Mapletree5934 said...

The last URL that I posted appeared to be truncated, so let me try again.
http://teams.sparkpeople.com/TheAlternateDayDiet It is called the The Alternate-Day Diet, Friends of Dr. Johnson

Muse said...

Mapletree,

Yes, I like the Sparkpeople / Friends of Dr. Johnson site. It's reassuring to find other people doing alternate day fasting and experiencing positive results.

Theresa