Monday, October 27, 2008

33 days- One Third of The Way

Here are my stats for Day 33, 1/3 of the way through my challenge:
Weight today: 352 lbs Weight on Day One: 379 lbs Weight released during the challenge: 27lbs
Highest Weight: 406 (Jan 2008) Total Weight Released overall: 54lbs

Today I am much more positive than I was on Friday, Day 30. I know there will be hard days on this journey. There are tough times in an endeavor worth doing. I am going to try very hard to remember that, while it can suck hard in the moment, it is just temporary. "It came to pass..." is the most frequently repeated line in the old King James bible, and to me, this is a great comfort. It cam to pass, it didn't come to stay.

One thing that can help me move out of "poor me" thinking and temptation is to count my blessings and be grateful. I am grateful for all the support of new friends, and all the friends who have always stood by me. I am super motivated by the Rawkathon. That was a huge shot in the arm for me. What awesome people this movement inspires! I especially liked the two doctors and Happy Oasis and the Raw Food Coach, and oh heck I liked everybody!!

I am energized and excited for the next 66 days. I am hoping some of the worst detox is over. My eczema and pimples have cleared up, and I just realized yesterday that my foot has not been hurting! I have had plantar facaiiatis (latin for "my freaking heel hurts all the dang time") for about 2 years. Today? I barely have a twinge. I am sleeping a lot better, too. I used to have a problem with waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep, then spending the rest of the day exhausted. Now I either get up and go to the bathroom and go right back to sleep, or sometimes I even wake up to the alarm clock having slept the whole night! Woot!

A few modifications I have made since learning more: I now have a green smoothie every morning, and three hours later I snack on fruit. After that, in the afternoon I have a HUGE salad with plenty of greens, carrots, cukes, tomato, sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and a sprinkling of walnuts and sunflower seeds on top. For dinner I have crudite veggies dipped in guacamole or zucchini hummus. I am laying off of fancy recipes, Lara bars, and tons of nuts and seeds. (I really was eating way too much fat and fruit and hardly any veggies.) Here's to 66 more days....


Kerri said...

Uh-oh. No post for a few days. Halloween derail you? Hope not. It's tough, though.

Once Jay is working again, I might be e-mailing for some recipe help. Guess who wants to become a fish eating, dairy eating Veggie? My girl! I'm pretty happy and apparently, she's making those choices at school lunch. I'm accomedating as much as possible here at home.

chasmyn said...

Where ARE you? I've been thinking about you. Come back!