thanks for the moral support. I think fasting is misleading in that it certainly can increase weight. It's all a matter of figuring out your body though. This is actually the first time I'm losing, but that's also beacause I haven't been feasting (which isn't really shouldn't be a day to day part of it anyway). Also, I've discovered eating more makes you more thirsty throughout the day, which makes sense; so since my water requirement is my biggest difficulty w/ fasting and exercising, I try not to overindulge.
Yes, life changes are essential, sigh... lol. This is my second time losing the weight and it's harder this time so I really want to do what it takes to stay off the yoyo train. When I started to gain it back, I was on exercise hiatus and was quitting breastfeeding.
I kept thinking I'd level off, but I didn't. I kept on gaining until I started in earnest to lose weight. By then, I weighed more than I had at 9 mos. pregnant. Talk about denial. I just don't want to live my life overweight, it makes me feel so down about myself.
It's odd, I can see the beauty in other overweight women, but I didn't see it in myself. I don't think it helps that my older sister is 5'9", a size 4/6 and very smart and very beautiful. Being very tall makes me quite larger than other women anyway so to be overweight too is hard to accept.
As hard as it is to lose weight, accepting myself overweight is harder so I'm committed for the long haul.