I wanted to hop on and give a quick little update on my progress with my 131 Method journey! As you may know if you’ve read my previous posts this journey of relearning me and what works for me nutritionally has been about more than just food! I’ve learned some valuable life lessons along the way and the start of this week which is week 7 has been no different!
The third week in each of the phases of this program include a fasting week. I’m not new to fasting but I’ve learned a lot of how fasting can benefit your health. Due to my history of eating disorders I won’t do the complete no food fast unless God himself calls me to do it because that just opens a whole new keg or worms! I do however follow along with the OMAD fast which is One Meal A Deal. Fasting down the right way brings so many beneficial things to your health unless you have medical reasons why you should NOT I would encourage you to look into it! Fasting clears both my head and my heart and just as my stomach/gut has time to rest and reset my mind/heart has a chance to clear away distractions.
During this weeks fasting time it has had me thinking how often we take life and the little things for granted. We can get so distracted with the distractions, work, and life in general that we forget to look up and look around to see all that we are truly blessed with! I don’t want to be that way! God breathed into me life and I don’t want to squander it away!
Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.
If life is to be enjoyed then that means I can’t go around eating broccoli everyday and expect to have a smile on face. Don’t get me wrong … I love my green veggies but into everyones life some Ice Cream must fall!
I have felt no depravation following this program because I’m concentrating on works for me! You may happen to be one of those lucky people that can eat gallons of this stuff and never gain an ounce and if so I lift my spoon to you and salute!
This ice cream is however 131 method approved and let me tell you…. soooooo delish I had to smack the spoon out of my own hand! You can find the recipe on my Facebook page!
So far my weight has remained down by about 7 pounds and honestly I don’t have much more weight to lose but this journey has been a lot more about my overall health! I decided along time ago to ditch the scales and never be dictated by that number. Scales are excellent for a guide but don’t get stuck on that number! I went into this with the mindset of “If I lose weight then great but if not oh well”! My hormonal, internal and emotional health with food was far more important to me!
I wish now I had taken better before pics (one the left) but I didn’t! The results of this program are remarkable and I will never look at dieting the same! Abs truly are made in the kitchen!
In this life we are not promised an easy path free from problems, heartache or trouble but I’m grabbing my spoon and choosing to look for the sprinkles and digging in!
Grab a spoon and dig in my friends!