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I've been reading up on fasting lately. There's a lot of stuff out there and some of it is contradicting. Starting in October I may start fasting one day a week...just to see what it's like and how hard it will be. My sister fasted not long ago on some Jewish holy day, I think it was Yom Kippur. Anyway, she's not Jewish but her husband is and since it's hard to fast when people all around you are eating, she decided to fast also to show her support. Way to go sis!

The thing is they[Jewish people] don't fast from morning to morning but from Sundown to Sundown. So I could eat dinner one night, sleep a good 8 or so hours, accidentally on purpose forget my lunch box at home and then simply eat a light dinner with my husband at night...and he'd be none the wiser. He's a little concerned with my interest in all things pro ana, even though I tell him there's no way I'm gonna go ape shit over the weight loss. I just want to get down to a healthy NORMAL weight. I don't want to look like a skeleton for god's sake. I want curves...I just don't want to be spherical...lol.

I did the math. If I was at my normal weight for my size [5'2"] which is around 120lbs. My BMR would be 1280.4 and that is what my body would burn on it's own just lying around all day. If I was sedentary I would multiply that number by 1.2 and that would be how many calories I would need to MAINTAIN my weight. If I was very active I'd multiply it by 1.9 which is 2432.76 but I'm not and even if I was I wouldn't want that many calories. I want to LOSE weight not maintain. I've been trying to keep my calorie intake to around 1500 - 1800 calories a day but this is going very slow...so I've been thinking about fasting.

I did the cabbage soup diet and lost 10 lbs in a week but the soup wasn't all that good [I'm not a great cook, I'll admit it and soup has never been my forte] If I actually found a way to make the soup better I might try it again.