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Day 1 – The First Day Is Always The Hardest

It is officially Day 1 of my weight loss challenge.

You can read everything about my weight loss journey right here and once you read it you will know that I am posting for the next 84 days about my weight loss journey. Since my Intermittent Fasting schedule is to “fast” on Monday & Thursday, I was able to eat today.

I have also decided to eat only between the hours of 11am to 7pm on days in which I am not fasting. This always me to have an exact time frame in which I know it is ok to eat while still maintaining weight loss.

Day 1 – The First Day is Always the Hardest

Today was very hard to convert into this diet when I have been eating whatever I wanted for the past year but I know it’s time for a change. Blogging about it actually motivated me to stick to this diet and hopefully that pushes me to succeed in the early days of this.

Diet Scale

Today while I was at work, I work 8am to 5pm, I didn’t eat a thing. Now some people wouldn’t be able to even function without any food for the entire day, especially at work, but I actually had an easy time doing it. Since I was busy at work I didn’t even think about food for the majority of the day and that is a major plus because it takes up the majority of my day. If I’m bored all day and didn’t have work, I’d be an eating machine.

Here is where the problems start. I get off work and on my drive home I am starting to get hungry and realizing I haven’t eaten all day. It’s amazing how I was battling with my mind about if I should just say screw the diet or if I should stick to it. I decided I’m going to stick with it. However, the second I walk into my house, my dad had literally this buffet style of chicken and potato skins sitting on the table. It’s very hard to turn down food when your super hungry and when it is only your first day dieting.

I decided, since it is Tuesday, that I will go ahead and heat up some of the chicken and potato skins and make sure I moderate my eating. As long as I don’t eat past 7, I will maintain my goals and therefore start losing weight. I hurried and ate the 2 potato skins right away and they tasted amazing. Good thing there was only 2 because my will power could has abolished me. I also had a little cup of sour cream to go along with it which is completely fine with my diet. I want to try and stay away from carbs as much as possible so I’ll try and make up for that for the rest of the week by limiting my carbs to a lower amount.

chicken

I also had about 4 pieces of chicken but they were smaller then you think. Another good thing is that they must have been from a crappy restaurant because they were burnt to a crisp and I probably ate a total of one piece after picking all the burnt skin off. Too over estimate big time, I might have consumed 800 calories in this meal but I highly doubt it. I’m going to just assume so because I don’t want to under estimate. Still even at 800 calories, I am doing just fine.

It is after 7 where I live so I will not be eating anymore for the day which makes Day 1 a success! I’m so happy to get through this day and I can’t wait to eat even more clean tomorrow. I’m also trying to ween myself from drinking Diet Coke and I’m doing an “okay” job so far. I am on my 3rd can of pop for the day and this will be my last. Tomorrow I’m going to aim for 2 cans and then eventually try and eliminate it completely.

glass of drinking water

I drank almost an entire gallon of water today so that is a plus, the only negative aspect is I had to use the bathroom constantly all day which can get very annoying. I stayed energetic pretty much all day and I am even energetic right now as I type this.

Let’s Summarize What I Did Today

Food

  • 2 Potato Skins
  • 4 Pieces of Chicken

Drink

  • 1 Gallon of Water

Exercise

  • No Exercise

This is pretty good considering I am an emotional eater and I had some bad news as soon as I came home today, I didn’t let it affect me this time. I want to thank all of you guys who are following me and I just want to say if I can do this, so can you. Just follow your mind and don’t let food or anything else for that matter destroy what you know is the right thing to do. I want to live a long and healthy life and the path I started going down was destroying my future. Now I am creating my own path with my own intuitions and I hope I can inspire you to do the same.

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