I rule the weekends!!!

May 29, 2017

Well I made it through my first weekend on Optifast. I was really worried as I would be two full days of being unsupervised (like most, I'm at the office during the week). My co-workers watch me like a hawk (which I sometimes find very intrusive) but it also makes me accountable. Without them to count how often I get a glass of water, go to the bathroom or drink my shakes, could I every survive? Add to this that it was the weekend of the "Great Glebe Garage Sale" with my daughter and my dauther-in-law and I was sure that it would be a weekend of hell.

Well, here I am on Monday, at the office and not in jail and both my daughter and daughter-in-law are speaking to me. We walked the garage sale for four hours in the hot sun. They enjoyed gigantic sausages on a bun, with my blessing. I drank my 1.5 litres of water and brought along my Optifast and bullet for lunch and we had a terrific time. I also found a few things that I was lookign for and some craft ideas to keep me busy while I recover. I have to admit though that when I went home I slept for the rest of the afternoon.

Sunday was a very restful day. Aside from the fact that my calves were killing me from all of the walking on Saturday, it was tidy up and laundry day. Other than taking the dog out for a few short walks, I spent the day listening to my book and watching Bridget Jones' baby (I needed a laugh). I did not have any problems with sticking to my program. I did spend a couple of hours reading through forums and blogs on the ObesityHelp website and was thrilled to find out that I could have a half a cup of sugar free jello.

I'm now convinced that I can get through this next two weeks and that I am ready for the changes coming. I even looked online for my summer 2018 bathingsuit.

My only issue is sleep. Has anyone found that they get up really early while they are on Optifast. I have been waking up at 4 a.m. every day (I don't have to be up until 7 a.m.) and then I fall back to sleep about two hours later and am exhausted when my alarm goes off. I tried staying away but because I have to eat within 1/2 hour after waking up, it throws off my shake plan. As well, it makes for a very long day (I usually work until 4 or 5). Love to hear what the community has to say and what they've done to deal with this.


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