Well hello there. I figured I’d give you a life and weight management update. I’ve been home from work for the last few weeks on a medical leave due to complications stemming from anxiety and migraines brought on by the stress of my job. I’ll be returning to work next Monday. While I’ve been home, I’ve been severely neglecting my exercise regimen: I’ve gone on a couple of bicycle rides and a couple of walks but that’s about it. Five days out of seven I’ve eaten whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. So you can imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale Saturday morning, after not having done so for more than a month, to find that I’m down 6 pounds. So I’d say that the 5/2 program I’m following, which I posted about in my last article round-up, really agrees with me.
Here’s a picture my husband took yesterday before we headed out to a nautically-themed garden party. This is the first time in my entire life that I’ve lost weight without monitoring every molecule of food entering my body and exercising to exhaustion. I’m going to stick with this a while longer and see where it leads. I find the “fast” days continue to be refreshing and easy for me to sustain. As I explained to my darling husband (who is also sticking to the 5:2 protocol with me): if there one thing I know how to do in this life, it’s stick strictly to a diet program! And when I know it’s only for a day? It really is the easiest thing in the world.