Things are quiet again. Now as my new roommate is a bit of a partier it is not always quiet here anymore. I went on a 9.4 mile walk today, which I felt it was longer because I felt I walked a greater distance than the day I walked 10.4 miles.
Several months ago, I twisted my ankle. When I did my first worry was that I might have broken something. It was that big of a twist. However must indications were that it was not a break (based on the online research I did.) It took a long time to recover, and now on days when I walk 9 or 10 miles afterwards I can feel that ankle as slightly sore. I also feel it when doing yoga that flexes the ankle.
I think I am past the rest and elevate stage of recovery and into the exercise and flex stage of recovery. I think I might have actually seen a doctor if the general recommendation wasn’t to stay away from medical centers for the time being. I think it is overall a good sign that I can walk 10 miles without pain. I just might avoid running/dancing for the time being.
September being my birthday month, I have not been as strict with fasting. The number of carbs that I eat has gone up this month, but thankfully weight loss from Intermittent Fasting doesn’t react like a yo-yo diet. As soon as I get my discipline back up I might try 24 hour fasting for a while. 24 hour fasting is actually 23 hour fasting with a one hour eating window. Often known as OMAD.
I have been very successful with Intermittent Fasting yet, the weight isn’t dropping as quickly as I would like at times. Yet, last time I thought I had stalled on weight loss it turned out to be water weight and I lost 4 lbs in a week.
Honestly, I do better with fasting when I am eating meat. Yet, now I only eat meat once or twice a month. When you are mostly vegetarian protein often comes from sources high in carbs. Intermittent Fasting often mixes well with high healthy fat, low carb diets.
So yeah, I lose weight more slowly and find fasting longer periods a little harder now that I am avoiding most meat. This September my intake of carbs also increased because, while I have studied the keto diet, I try for ease of healthy eating.
I realized that when I was working it was easier to do the long fasting. If I had a shift until 9pm or later I didn’t eat all day until I was home. I’d maybe just have coffee in the morning and water throughout the day. Yet, now like clockwork at 5pm I want dinner. Somedays I only make it to 2pm because I am on a walk and want something other than plain coffee or tea at a coffee shop I am passing.
I didn’t start Intermittent Fasting until around last October, but I started dieting Monday, September 23, 2019. I remember that time well. A sister who lives in California was visiting and we talked a long time about my diet goals and how long the app said it would take for me to lose the weight.
In a years time I have lost 43.6 lbs, while my motivation is down this month, I actually do enjoy Intermittent Fasting. It has become more of a lifestyle than diet.
I addressed this topic in an Instagram post.
I need to get ready to sleep. I think I should wear that T-shirt again soon. It is a good one.