Figured I post some thoughts since I finished week one so:
✨week 1 reflections✨
weight: 244 to 235 (9lb loss)
I lost way more than I though I would so far, hell, I lost more than I thought was possible. 9lb in a week what!? I mean, I assume some, maybe even most, of it was water weight, but even so, it can't all be. I keep on expecting it to drastically slow down, and maybe it will. But yeah, in general really impressed with that one.
My intake was rough, I'll stick to the way it is for now, but I think that if I try to do a boot camp type diet again, I'll make it more flexible. Some days I'm hungrier than others and it would've been nice to swap the days around. My 1500 day feels way too high when I'm doing low restriction like this, I struggled wanting to eat things and even with the chocolate I ate I didn't hit my daily goal.
Also amusingly, feels easier to eat 300 than 500, can't figure out a good thing to have for "just" 500 calories. Since I allowed myself to go 100 below or above my goal, I never went drastically over, and my weekly intake was lower than what I set. There was nights where I wanted to eat more, and I almost ate more, 'cause I felt my body needing more than I was giving it, but instead of actually being able to eat, I just prepared the food and ended up crying instead of taking a single bite. And that was well... Pretty rough. The easiest days of all were the fasting ones, I don't really mind the feeling of hunger it's comforting and it's much easier to just eat nothing at all.
In hindsight, adding 5k steps as a thing I needed to do every day was a huge mistake and setting myself up for failure. It's winter here now, and I hate going outside in winter. Most of the days there was either really strong winds, lost of rain, a combination of the two, or my personal favourite, snow. I hate the cold. My flat is too tiny to really work out inside (tho thankfully that is changing soon). Hopefully next week will have better weather so I can actually bring myself to go outside, cos I do really enjoy walking.
So all in all I think it went pretty well for a first week. Somethings were really rough, but the results were worth it. I feel better mentally than I did before starting it, aside the whole 'crying in front of food cos I need to eat but is too scared to do so'. Which sounds silly to say, cos that is obviously a mental low, but in general I feel better. It's nice to have a plan I both see the result of and feel is working. No comments on the intermittent fasting/water intake, since that's just like normal anyway.