Yeah, I thought I had it figured out, my plan going well, everything just fine. That was before I saw my doctor today. I wrote in my last post that I wanted to give intermittent fasting a try in the form of a shorter eating window. I was going to push breakfast back and turn it into more of an early lunch around 11 (just coffee before then, which is what I do sometimes anyway). Doctor said NO.
Saw the endocrinologist today who said *absolutely not* to do this. She said it would be training my cells/organs to store sugar and be more efficient with calories. She said it would slow my metabolism and make things worse. Told me I have got to eat a decent breakfast. So there goes that idea. She did say she wants my breakfast to be *protein only* which is a new thing to me; she'd never suggested that before. Told me to eat eggs. Said I should have my first meal by 9. So I guess the "window" is out because we can't really eat dinner much earlier than 5:30 or 6.
Soooo.... I'll do what she says: protein-only breakfast at 9 (if I want other foods that are not protein, I will have them at lunch). I will still have whatever for lunch and dinner (while always at least giving myself lower carb choices) and the simple snacks I listed earlier... which are mainly protein rich foods (cheese, nuts, boiled egg, jerky, protein shake). I'm still going to skip the bedtime snack. I think getting back on the bike might make me feel better. I haven't really had any desire to bike for awhile but I actually *want* to because I know it will give me some energy and I always feel a bit happier when I get off the bike.
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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