Just thought I'd post where I'm at...by the end of the day yesterday I was probably about half raw, which is a HUGE improvement in and of itself. I also went and bought 15 lara bars and a bunch of tomatoes.
By the time I made supper I was so tired and so impressed with the food that I just ate it...it wasn't even that unhealthy as far as cooked food goes but I had to have a nap after. I'm realizing that sleep is important. And yes, the food knocked me out too, no doubt.
I did lose on the scale this morning despite this....I attribute this to the raw food for sure. So today I am back to a huge salad for lunch! I made Alissa's mock salmon pate to eat with it.
So the changes I am interested in committing to, as the dust settles, lol...are (and I haven't done this yet)
-Making a smoothie every morning, this might help my sweet tooth.
-Making a salad for lunch everyday (except days I go out for lunch with my man for Thai which is once a week or less)
-Eliminating cheese (although a soft goat's cheese I might do once inawhile) ...it just plain causes me too many harsh digestive pain, lol. I am totally, beyond relapse, DONE with the stuff! Even a bit, I can't seem to handle.
-I'm debating on counting calories as well...I am getting pretty good at it, and I do find it helps me stay on track and keep mindful...I'm luckily not one of those that attaches a lot of emotion or stress to it.
-I am also going to start growing sprouts and composting!
...as for suppers, I am not sure what to do just yet about this...I am finding I have a lot of foods I like that are typically this meal and by the time I make food for my family, I am also wanting to it too...I am going to make them as healthy as I can and calorie-smart, and incorporate raw foods as much as I can...but mostly i just want to, at this point, quit the cheese and start the smoothies and salads. I am committed to the above changes and I feel very strongly that these are the minimum changes that I need to adopt to have any level of health. I am done feeling like and looking like so much less than I can be. (in a non self-undermining/mean way though...more like in a mature way, lol)
I am also not sure what to do about my love of chocolate. It has always been my biggest battle...some people like their coffee, for me it is chocolate. I go for a counselling appointment on Friday though, with regards to eating, so I am really curious what she has to say. Especially the chocolate, lol.
I hope you are all on track, whatever that looks like for you at this point. :)