So, I’m not going to apologize – again. It’s just me. Inconsistent, erratic and prone to distractions. And plenty of distractions, I do have.
Still that’s no excuse to neglect something that was meant to stay in touch with family and friends. I haven’t forgotten about you and have thought of you often. I’ve written you plenty of posts, I just never found a way to get them out of my head . That paranoia thing I last wrote about was just something I couldn’t get around.
Until recently. My solution: I made this blog private and will create a public blog for more of what I hope will be an open dialogue with other modern day homemakers going down the road of self-sufficiency.
Now I can royally neglect 2 blogs! I hope not. I continue to work on myself daily and every day I’m just trying to be a better version of me.
Which brings me to my next point – I’m doing another 30-day challenge! I’m excited about it. So much so that I’m bringing you all along for the accountability factor.
For the next 30 days I will be on the Warrior Diet. One meal a day. I’ll be eating 1440 calories during a 4-hour window of time. I did a trial run last week to learn my method. The 3rd day in Cowboy called me a B*^#H. He said my new diet was making me mean.
It’s quite possible, my love’s not known to be a liar. But in my defense, I was in the process of learning me. I had to find out how long I can push it, how to break my fast, when to break my fast, what I can eat, how to work my newly found veganism (that was my last month’s discovery! ) into my new way of eating. So far this has been my discovery on the Warrior Diet:
- I must break fast at 2PM or I get edgy.
- If my main meal comes after 7PM, I’m mean and my sleep is restless.
- My final meal must begin at 5PM so that I’m done by 6.
- I must NOT be interrupted during my feeding hour or whilst I’m preparing my food.
- My sweet tooth has lost its grip.
- I have more energy!
- I have food liberation! I’m not obsessing about what to eat and beating myself up over indulging on foods I eat and shouldn’t . I can enjoy bananas, potatoes, rice – as long as they fall within my daily caloric requirement.
- My rest is sound and satisfying.
- I can drink 3/4 of a gallon of water a day.
- Water is filling.
- Hunger is a temporary state of mind. If I start to feel hungry one of my many distractions comes to the rescue!
I’m encouraged after my first trial week. I think I have a successful outline for this lifestyle change to work. I’ll be tweaking it in the coming days and I hope we can all learn from it.
I’m starting this at 157.8 lbs. If I make it into the 140’s in the next 30 days I’ll consider it a success. Although my goals for this lifestyle change are greater than just a number on a scale but I’ll leave that for another post.