on 10-23-2008 at 01:43 PM (589 Views)
I lost two more pounds and I didn't try to. I'm down to 126 and I'm 5' 6". I'm eating plenty. I'm skin and bones. If I went to a doctor or my family saw me they would say "Eat 3 big meals a day or lots of meat to add weight to your bones." Now if I did this you would find me somewhere in my bed asleep for days-takes too much energy to digest. I ate some Mexican the other day stripped clean of everything and I just passed out. One meal doesn't bother me but it's the repeated eating of it. No can do. This cooked thing is not agreeing with me at all. I'm not eating that much and it just doesn't go down well now. One meal a day. I've discovered that as time passes and more cooked food goes in-I get sludged down. At first it was okay, I thought "Hey, this goes down well"-Not so anymore. Just going to have to go back to raw.
I've copied tons of recipes on here and they actually look pretty good. Easy to use ingredients. Nothing expensive or hard to find. Some recipes that don't call for overnight dehydrating. Making sure it is full when I do run it. Getting more creative with my food.
I had plans to eat a huuuge salad w/rawnch dressing and the nut shop is closed today. POO!
Had a big green salad yesterday at Ryans. They have a huge salad bar. Ate cucs, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, (not so gassy)spring mix, spinach, romaine. Instead I ate a sandwich today and I think it actually said "Don't eat me when I looked at it."
I'm grateful for this trip down the cooked food lane. I do see now that I just can't do it. I've fought off many comments of "You need to eat" or "You can when you get to feeling better"-NO! This is why I'm they way I am today because of EATING!!!!!
Sugar/Carbs are a problem for me. Never knew it. Didn't crave breads or carbs when I went raw. I was just too happy with all that natural fruit sugar-who had time to miss the breads. Now my blood sugar is wacky. I look back into my past eating habits and YES! I was a carb freak and didn't know it. My nutritionist told me that diabetes is nutritionally inherited. We eat what our parents ate. We are raised on what they like to eat-hence we take up some of their eating habits. I was raised on meat, potatoes, beans, bread, cooked vegetables.
Before I married I did WW and OMGosh!-the sugar-some fruit, fluffy rolls every night, sandwiches daily, cereal at bedtime,(Honey Nut Cherrios) waffles w/syrup, panckes w/syrup some desserts, tons of dairy. I just broke down.
My hubby is a sugar and carb nut and this concerns me. He downs a jar of jelly in 2 days. Toast is loaded with it. Bread almost daily, Cookies, Pie, some doughnuts, pancakes with half a jar of syrup. His diet is carbs and sugar.
I find empty cookie packs in the car. Funny, he watches the trans fat but is clueless about the sugar. I think that's because he feels nothing negative from it and he has had past heart problems. He feels no ill effects from it so he continues to eat it. I did too at one time and it caught up with me. When he gets ready to go to bed he doesn't sleep. Needs a sleep aid. Could it be all of the sugar DUH!!!!
Anyway, He is better-Past eating was a box of Little Debbies a day! He ate pie for breakfast when he was little and his Mom always has something sweet on hand. This is inherited.
This is where I am today in my raw journey!!!
Still eating raw but trying to kick out the cooked. Check out the carrot juice threads on here from Veganforlife-they look tasty and healthy-packed with vits and minerals. I'm doing them. Have a super raw weekend!!!
Just decided to do that much needed kitchen cleaning-refrigerator. Making a raw shelf for me.
In the freezer I ran across the family pig named Gladys. She's going in the garbage!!!!!
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