Wednesday, January 6, 2010
First day back at work after the long weekend, and guess what? I’m fasting. Why am I fasting you ask? No, it’s not related to the 30-60-90 diet or any weight loss aspirations at all. I fast religiously (Christianity, that is) for spiritual reasons during this time of year. Our church has established a seven-month consecration period and the 30-60-90 diet happened to fall right in the middle. We fast certain hours, several days per month. I only mention this because I want to explain that this impacts my food choices and quantities on fasting days. I do not believe that this will produce results with the 30-60-90 diet that others cannot replicate (end of disclaimer). Sooo, for breakfast, I had two slices of wheat toast with jelly—no butter or spread—and coffee. Now, I’m sure that I also did not mention that I am a coffee drinker. Regardless of the effects, good or bad, I chose NOT to give up coffee for the 30-60-90 diet. I thought that would just be too much! I tried a few months back to start self-weaning off of coffee with disastrous results. I was down to half of my usual amount and very tense. So, for the time being, I’m enjoying my café and, hopefully, losing weight at the same time. I had dinner pretty late, but I was careful to start with plenty (about 36 oz.) of water. I had good portions of yesterday’s leftovers and some raisins for dessert. I was zapped (tired), so I turned in early. No recurrences of low-blood sugar today. Woo hoo!