Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Well here we are 11 days after I started. It has been difficult but I'm moving forward. I'm trying and I will keep on trying every day.
It's that damn sugar, it's horrible addicting stuff and I haven't been able to shake it yet. I have been able to cut back a great deal of a number of things; meat, oils, dairy.

I had been hoping I would be able to do daily updates but life has been hectic lately, busy with house stuff, kids stuff, friend stuff, quilting stuff and on top of that really paying attention to my body and what it needs.

Still have not done my measurements or before photos but I'll get to that soon enough.

Day 26

Yesterday was a bad day. I ate terribly and it showed in how I felt in the evening and the next morning my blood sugar was high.

So it was a good reminder, kick in the butt that I needed.

Day 32

After this I won't keep track of days. I'm going to have good days and I'm going to have bad days with the way I eat. It's huge changes and I'm not going to give up.

So instead of telling you how crappy I'm doing on some days and how great I'm doing on others I'm going to start posting recipes and sharing some nutritional things about eating this way. Just let me get organized and I'll be back. Probably not until the new year though.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

So I'm on Day 23. Gosh, I had lost count.

Everyday is going great! I'm still taking everyday one day at a time, one meal at a time. It's really difficult to give up meat, oil, dairy and sugar. The worst was sugar. It's getting easier to add more meatless meals.

The only hard part of the dairy to give up is cheese. The options are not fun! So I put nutritional yeast on my popcorn and well it was not good but I like the nutritional yeast on my kale chips.

Breakfast can be a challenge. I'm eating granola or oatmeal most mornings with almond milk. I haven't eaten a lot of salads but I feel like I should be. I've done lots of experimenting with meatless dishes.  Pastas (whole wheat), brown rice and potatoes. I have a chickpea and artichoke recipes I'm trying tomorrow and doing a paella recipe tonight. I really do love the experimenting with new tastes, spices and dishes.

So far the things that have changed. I've had this rash on my neck for awhile now and it disappeared about two weeks ago and my skin is clearing up. Another weird thing is that the last few nights I've been having vivid dreams and remembering them. Seems like an interesting thing. So there we go for now. No weight changes, that has been up and down so far.

Things are going very well and I've been feeling great!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Day 5 - still struggling with sugar but trying tons of different recipes. Lots of veggie recipes that are pretty good. I'm not feeling hungry. It's way easier to cut out meat and dairy than sugar and oil. Boy it's not easy. But I will do it!

Friday, October 30, 2015

I guess next on the agenda is to take before pictures and measurements. I'm seeing my coach tonight and we are going to work on some strategies to help me stay focused and on track. I was a little worried about not being prepared but then I remembered that this is baby steps and I will take it one week at a time, even one day too!

I have my meal plan and list of groceries. So I'm going to pick out a few things that I can do consistently and stick with those. A couple of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options. For me having the same thing makes it easier for me to plan and execute during my busy week schedule.

On other news I have pnuemonia, I've had it since October 2. I've done one round of antibiotics and it didn't work completely. This week, with my weakened immune system I got a sinus infection. So I've been more tired and fatigued than usual. I thought I was cure after the first time but it just lingered on and on. So I'm on the mend but waiting to get my energy back. I'm really missing the gym. I've managed to get some walks in and hopefully a hike on Sunday with some friends.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Whole Food Plant Based, a beginning.

My mind has been whirling for weeks now trying to process all the things I've been learning and trying the change my way of thinking. My biggest concern right now is all the lies we've believed our whole lives about food. The  companies that just want our money and will tell us anything to get it. Myself, I think that it's time to just give up all that is holding me back.

I'm really tired of beating myself up about what I'm eating. I crave sugar, there is no question. I can do find for a few days or weeks and then something triggers it and I'm on a candy bar binge. It's not fun. I admit these things to myself.

So here I am starting a newer sort of journey.

I've given up pop a couple of years ago, I've given up cigarettes for good, I've cut out processed foods from our house for the most part, it's really hard job to get rid of, there is so much process food out there, things we use everyday and do think about. I've basically stopped buying cereal about 3 weeks ago after I watched That Sugar Film.

I've struggle for years to lose weight. Back in 2009 I did it and then my personal live went to hell and I failed to hold on to it. And here I am 6 years later and still at it. I'm over 300lbs and have diabetes and this won't be for long.

I have a great routine of walking, going to the gym and doing yoga, pilates and qi-gong. I'm in a great frame of mind right now, moving forward.

So this week I aim to work on my breakfasts and a couple of other meals to start with.