Friday, April 13, 2018

FFF11 and Grapefruit Scented Gloomaway

It's the middle of the night and Eric just broke the news to me: he's not coming home until May 3rd.

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I took it in stride and then jumped in a hot bath with my favorite grapefruit scented soap. Eric gave it to me for Christmas; aptly named Gloomaway. It's got a fresh sparkly smell that brings calm and happiness amidst the suds.

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FFF 11 results - the 18/6 plan is still working and my knee is better each day.
Weight loss totals 12 pounds.
Average calories per day 890.
Steps this week 38,495.

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Tonight I encourage all of you, who have your lover nestled in bed beside you, but who may have let the world irritate and get in the way of the love you share, to WAKE UP and appreciate the fact that you can be together.

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23 comments:

  1. Hi Amy,

    I'm sorry Eric is going to be away longer than you thought. It's amazing what a hot bath can do, especially with your favourite soap :)

    Way to go on FFF! A great week. Congratulations on 12 pounds. That is awesome!

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Thank you Roz. I'm enjoying fitting better in my clothes again. :)
      Amy

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  2. Hi Amy, Sorry to hear is away for that long. Your hot bath remedy sounds divine.
    Well done on your FFF progress and losing all that weight. That's wonderful, you go girl!
    Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. I warned the man, our water bill is going to be especially high this month. I think I'm averaging two to three baths a day. I'm going to have to increase our soap budget too!
      Amy

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  3. Soooo sorry to hear he'll be gone that long! I know that's super hard. Congratulations on your walking and weight loss though! <3

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    1. Hi Olivia, My goal will be to "walk and drop" the pounds while he's away. It's a good incentive to be on top of it all. Amy

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  4. Amy, sorry to hear Eric wont be home until May. Time will fly. I love the sound of your bath sent.

    Congratulations on the weight loss. Happy to hear your knee is a lot better.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Hey Ronnie,
      I'm super busy at work this month so you are right, time will fly. I'm hoping we can go away for a night or three in May. :)
      Amy

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  5. Sorry that Eric is not coming home soon. While losing 12 pounds is amazing, 890 calories is not enough and I think unhealthy . Please google it but in my opinion you will probably gain more once you stop eating this way.

    Also 18/6 is very strict and I am amazed you can even manage that. Usually it's 16/8 and I have even read that women should do 14/10 (Hormonal reasons again you can google it).

    That being said good luck with the weight loss and I hope you want miss Eric too much.

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    1. Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to write and for your concern. I wouldn't normally be able to even attempt something like this 18/6 (dyslexic version) but I was on a ton of pain killers etc with my knee injury and they did a real number on my stomach. Eating is painful but getting better. I think the weight loss is mostly the extra pounds put on by the drugs. I'll adjust the more activity I do and the better I'm feeling. No worries. This girl can eat!
      Amy

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    2. I'm glad you're not offended and realized it was concern why I came out of lurking. It's good to know you don't plan on eating this way for a long time.
      Oh and of course I meant won't - not want - in my last sentence. Take care.

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    3. It meant a lot, you caring enough to say something. I even added an oatmeal for breakfast this morning just to make sure my brain was fueled for a long day. ;)
      Amy

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  6. Sorry about the Eric news...that sucks big time...but He loves you sooooooo much and will be back as soon as possible..I know you know and I know that does not really help with the 'lonelies'..but it is also very true. You are rocking this diet girl...so proud of you! I also find a nice relaxing hot bath is very soothing..
    hugs abby

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    1. Living in the bath tub for the rest of the month. I've got my 80's music playing in the background and even have my laptop on the side so I can catch up on blog land. What's two more weeks? Noooooo!!! Amy

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  7. Awesome goal achievements, Amy! ... so sorry to hear your man is away longer than anticipated. May 3 sounds a long ways away but it will be here soon! ... nj

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    1. Hey NJ - It happens. It's happened before and it will happen again. I hate it but at the same time, Eric loves his job and I want him to be completely fulfilled in life. This is a big part of who he is. Amy

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  8. Hi amy, I tend to agree with Anonymous. Anything less than 1000 calories in general (unless you are a very petite girl) is dangerous (hormones and all that) and might trick your body into thinking that you are headed for starvation. Then a different defence mechanism kicks in and you'll find a whole bunch of other problems to deal with.

    I also think that 16/8 is a healthier choice, that way you don't starve your brain of nutrients for too long. If I'm not mistaken anything from 12-14 hours of fasting will do the trick. In addition, it doesn't really HAVE any medical/ scientific backing, just that in the long run, limiting the hours = limiting the amount of food consumed (i've seen the literature and studies, but can't quite remember the exact links right now...)

    so please please be careful, my suggestion is at least 1k calories (most women can stand to go up to 1.2k) and you'll still see some weight loss.

    Good luck. I'll try and find the links for my update.

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    1. Thank you for the concern Fondles. I'm not a petite girl by any stretch of the imagination and I love to eat so that's not a problem either. I think I overdid it when I was on the drugs and now a week of partial fasting is showing some good results and keeping me more comfortable. Eventually I'll be back to eating every two hours, which is what I usually do when I want to lose weight.
      Amy

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    2. Oh, phew. It's good to know you're not "killing" yourself doing the dyslexic fast :)

      I read the reply up above re the upset tummy. Pain drugs tend to do that so I'm glad you're feeling better and not needing the pain meds so much.

      I hope you feel loads better soon, and manage to still maintain a healthy number of calories. (and every 2 hours??? LOL. well then. negative calorie foods ok?)

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  9. Hi Amy, oh that is a shame, just keep being good . At least if he is away for a few weeks he will be able to see the weight loss when he gets back :)
    love Jan, xx

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    1. So true. Are you back from your travels? Can't wait to hear all about it.
      Amy

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  10. I am sorry that Eric needs to be away so long. It is hard to be away from those we love for so long. However, it seems you have many ways of keeping yourself busy as you reach your goals and relax in a delightful tub and hopefully the time will just fly by. Hugs

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  11. Love the bubble bath! I have one from Bath and Body works called liquid sunshine, and the scent DOES perk me right up and reminds me of the sun.

    I was concerned about your calorie intake too, but everyone already got to that. Glad you're being healthy about it.

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