Monday, September 7, 2009

Level 1

I fasted since yesterday's lunch buffet at a local Mennonite restaurant. Yummy!

I find fasting to be much more effective if I skip supper and breakfast, instead of breakfast and lunch. Obviously because I eat more at supper than I do at lunch! But, it also rarely works for me to fast over supper. Supper is almost always a true family sit down affair. Lunch and breakfast I can get away with not eating without the kids noticing, just by being busy. But I think supper they would notice. Plus, supper usually includes tasty aromas filling the air - who wants to fast when they can smell delicious food?! Not me!

But anyway, yesterday it worked out well. We just made sandwiches for the kids for supper after that big lunch, and they ate upstairs while Nathan and I were downstairs watching football - so it was easy to skip that meal. It was much harder to turn down the ice cream sundaes at Nathan's parents when we went there for coffee in the evening! They even had cut up Aero and Kit Kat bars to sprinkle over top! They're used to me skipping dessert, but I have to admit, it was pretty tough this time.

Today I did Level 1 of the Shred. I also love to exercise during a fast - I think it makes it even more effective!


  1. Seriously Tammy, you're such an inspiration of perseverance!! I am so impressed how you are sticking with this and pushing yourself. Way to go!!

  2. Hi Tammy, I'm try the 30 day shred challenge after reading your blog. I'm on day 3 today. I also tried intermittent fasting for the first time yesterday and survived. I found the last 3-4 hours hard. I ate an apple before working out at the end of the fast.Thanks.