Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I was skeptical.
I was resistant.
I was angry.
I was confused.
I was irritable.
I was bloated.
I was desperate.
I received a message - an intuitive blip in my hardware- telling me that this could actually be something I could do.
Then a SP friend said "Anyone can do ANYTHING for 17 days." GABBY was right.
Not only am I on DAY 16 of the 17 day Diet (Cycle 1)- and I will be starting Cycle 2 on Thursday reintroducing natural healthy starchs slowly- BUT I feel GREAT.
I feel hopeful.
I feel energized.
I feel a bit more patient.
I feel more in TUNE with my body and what it is saying and needing.
I feel more selfish- in a "I am important too" kinda way.
I feel supported by my 17DD team, mother & hubby who are also rocking it!
I feel accomplished...I DID NOT CHEAT (or whatever word resembles not deviating from plan).
I feel focused.
I feel like I can and WILL and AM succeeding.
I am so thankful for trying this and I feel like I am now aware that YES I am gluten sensitive and YES my intake of breads and rices and pastas and liquor and red meat IN EXCESS have played a role in some of my existing health issues.
But what I do know for sure is that 17DD, Sparkpeople and my Teams have played a huge role. I am only a few INCHES into my goal- but I AM GETTING THERE and I feel good.
Thank you 17DD and SP for supporting my life change- and the life change of my mother and husband, as well.
Mom- down 10 as of Saturday
Hubby- down 10 as of yesterday
Me- down 8-10 as of Friday
Here is to feeling good :)