on 05-09-2007 at 10:13 AM (405 Views)
Wow, Iím at Day 5 and already it seems like Iím in the groove and wondering, ďWhat have I been doing for so long?Ē Yeah, well, Iíve been living in oblivion for awhile now...and I feel like I just woke up from the longest nap EVER! Itís great to be awake and aware. I had simply forgotten how amazing and beautiful life can be without the haze of bad foods (fried, refined, meat, etc.) and too many late nights at the pub (hey bartender, Iíll have another).
Yesterday I made another green smoothie for lunch, but I used less fruit/juice than the previous night so it was definitely more GREEN tasting! Whew, a little like munching on lawnmower clippings - what I imagine that would taste like. Haha, but it was still quite good.
I'm amazed - 5 days and NO temptations whatsoever. But I don't want to get too high and mighty. It could come at any minute - a craving for bread or cheese...or something warm and comforting. I'll have to figure it out if/when the time comes.
I wore jeans and a simple, cotton short sleeved T-shirt to work yesterday!
And youíre thinking, ďSo what?Ē Hmmm, well, for me in my fat world itís a big deal. Usually I do this elaborate layering thing with shirts and jackets to camouflage. I know I havenít lost that much weight yet or anything, but I feel different. I donít feel all puffy and bloated out like the Michelin Man. I feel more like my old self ďinsideĒ and somehow that translates to being just that little bit more comfortable in my own skin.
I don't think I can ever go back to eating SAD again! I mean on the one hand that thought is scary...it's like when did I make this decision to LEAP off the cliff? Then on the other hand, I have to remember, it's been a process. G4G (Lisa) asked me to do a vegan challenge back in Feb - and we've both been working very diligently and very hard to get to this point! And now, it's evolution - moving on to the next natural step. Couldn't be better, and when I frame it this way, it's really not so scary anymore.
What's scary is all of the middle aisles in a supermarket!
So this morning I had to get a little excited.....I wasnít too sure about posting this detail on the blog because it's far too much of a "TMI"....but I had a great BM this morning. I had been pretty backed up since starting this journey on Saturday...and OMG today is Wednesday, I was beginning to worry. Well, I shouldn't worry anymore!
For kicks...I just had to...I stepped on the scale afterwards. I broke my own rule of only once a week. But hey, I was 209!
I haven't been below 210 since May of 2004!!!!!! I actually went back and checked my old weight logs. 3 years above 210 and TODAY the scale showed me a preview of the future.
I say PREVIEW because I know it will pop back over when I have breakfast...and I'm ok with this. Sure, I want to lose weight as fast as the next person...and, oh yeah, am I ever READY to unleash the thin person inside screaming to get out. There's just no more patience in me for the Fat Suit anymore.
However, I also want to be healthy and realistic. I mean I was 212 on Saturday morning, and now itís 5 days later and I'm 209. That's 3 lbs in 5 days - I know that can't continue.
But for the moment, I'm happy and LIGHTER! ;)
Raw Food Talk is a friendly forum brought to you by Alissa Cohen. You can find various living & raw food diet
merchandise such as her new book or CD on her website at www.alissacohen.com
. The Raw Food Talk forum is a great place to meet friends, share raw recipes, find advice and more. The forum is broken into different categories. The "Raw & Living Foods Discussion"
is for general chat about the raw diet. The Recipes and Food Preparation
is where you can discuss and exchange vegan recipes, vegetarian recipes, & other raw recipes. "Exercise and Fitness While Raw"
is for advice, tips, training and more while you are on a raw diet. "Juicing, Sprouting, and Organic Gardening"
is for discussion related to juicing & juicers, sprouting, organic gardening & wild edible foods. "Raw Events and Classifieds"
is for posting events, products, and advertisements. These are just some of the different topics you will find being discussed in the Raw Food Talk forum. Come on in and meet some new friends.