Sunday Update: Circling The Waters

SharkWe have all done it.  Circled the waters like a shark.  We’re bored.  Nothing good is on tv.  There’s no good book to read in the house.  Same ol’ crap on Facebook.  Let me to to the kitchen and see what snack I can get.

I go look in the fridge.  I go look in the freezer.  I go look in cabinet number one.  I go look in cabinet number two.  I go back to the fridge.  I’m circling the waters like a shark.  Surely there’s SOMETHING I can snack on!  I find some peanut butter and crackers and a soda and I go back to the living and channel surf again.

I’ve just mindlessly ingested 1,000 calories at 8 pm at night while not doing any exercise and right before bedtime.

That is called circling the waters like a shark.

For the last two weeks I’ve tried fasting for 12 hours each day, starting right after dinner (supper) until 12 hours later.  No sharking allowed.  I usually make 10 hours easily, 12 hours has been a stretch – but I’m getting better at it. It’s one of the suggestions made by Melanie Plain the course I’m taking – and it’s working.  I’m down 15 pounds since early November.  Yes, I am eating much better.  More chicken, fish, beans, veggies, salads.  No wheat, cut way back on sugar and eating a little fruit.  I’m faithfully taking my Melaleuca vitamins and drinking my protein shakes. And no sharking, one of the hardest habits to break.

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2 Responses to Sunday Update: Circling The Waters

  1. Jean says:

    Yup, it’s an easy thing to do,. I always wonder how much of it is habit, boredom, desire for sugar,fat, salt, crunch, or creamy mouth feel. All which can trip me up.

  2. deb says:

    right Jean? It’s helping to fast those 12 hours.

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