I don’t really have a lot of people to talk to about these types of things, so perhaps it is time to start blogging again. I don’t intentionally stop blogging; it just happens.
I made it through my day, even after going to dinner with my daughters and watching them eat tacos and chips and queso. I really did not feel tempted by that.
I started out with some errands today -- took my dog to the groomer and picked up some Paleo bread to have on hand when I do eat. I keep it in the freezer. While in the bakery, I left my purse in the car and just took in the means to pay for the bread (in my phone case) and I locked my keys in the car. I have roadside assistance with my cell phone service, so I was able to have them dispatch someone to help me out (at no cost). I ended up sitting out on the sidewalk in front of the bakery on Lower Greenville Ave. in Dallas, waiting for the rescue service, and it was somewhat enjoyable. I was rescued in time to pick up my dog from the groomer.
I'm home now and feeling a little weak-willed. I want to eat. I'm doing my best to think through that decision -- my goal is to give myself 24 hours when thinking that through and usually the temptation will pass. I want to keep going. I don't feel like I am done yet, even though I am feeling so good. I had to walk a distance when taking my dog since it is downtown and there is no place near there to park. My knees are still tricky. I don't know if the more I walk, the better I would get, or if they need more work. I am going to divert my attention and think this through before making any decision to break the fast. I know more weight loss will help my back. Of course, this is not supposed to be about weight loss. I also want to feel more in control when I do break the fast so I don't jump into eating things I just want instead of what is best. Hopefully I can do that. I know I would eventually get on track, but I want to do the best that I can. So I do not feel ready to stop. Going to do some reading to motivate myself.
I'm home from work now and the day went pretty well. Not much temptation, even when picking up some Whataburger for my daughter, who was home sick today. My upper back never got out of hand, and the lower back was improved. I should start feeling really good tomorrow. My plan starting tomorrow is to do 15-17 more days. That would be the same as doing 42 days straight as far as giving my body the opportunity to take care of stuff once I have switched to fat burning. I am ready to get these done and see how I am doing by then. That will actually be 45 days, but I had to make up some lost ground for the break I took on vacation. (The break only delayed the ultimate good; it did not erase any of it.) Let's get this done.