This morning I penned in "49" on my journal page.
49 days of practicing the Fast-5 pattern--
19 hours of fasting; a 5 hour "window" for eating.
I'd lived this pattern a few years ago,
successfully reaching and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Maybe I should look back and figure out WHY I quit it,
and maybe it doesn't matter. 
My circumstances have changed.
My husband's retirement, three surgeries between the two of us,
and stepped up care and involvement with my parents
are a few of the intervening and current challenges
calling for the best in me.
I'm thankful to have returned to the pattern that served me so well in the past.
It sustains and supports me NOW.

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