Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Long story short, I've been thin all my life. In past few years, gained weight due to stress, overwork, hormones, etc. (and yes, thinking I would forever be able to eat anything and not gain)
I've hated the extra weight and can attest to how differently people treated me when I had the overage. Meetings, interviews, smiles from men, etc. Now that those smiles are back, I can see that I was worthless in society's eyes with a bit more chubs.
At any rate, I've done well these past few years, but slid into emotional (grief) eating over the past year from so many losses. Fortunately, I increased exercise while eating a lot. Otherwise, this would be a very sad story. Didn't regain much at all.
Okay, about a month ago, I picked up the book "Eat to Live." Figured maybe I'd absorb a tip or two that would be useful. Instead, I kinda adopted the entire enchilada (so to speak) and am now midway into my third week of a vegetarian diet.
Each day, I've told myself that I can quit at anytime as this was the farthest thing from my mind or behavioral realm of possibility. Dr. Fuhrman writes that, as you get into this diet, you will crave your usual yummy stuff less and less. When I read that (over and over again) I really didn't believe it could pertain to me. I'd gotten back into sweets and cheese. Addicted to cheese. (smiling)
Over the past three weeks, I've had several amazing desserts in my fridge from others parking them there. When they mentioned they'd share, I said no thanks w/o even pausing to think about it. The fact that I haven't eaten cheese - or missed it - in 17 days is nothing short of a miracle. (smiling)
This morning, I passed my fave chocolate-covered almonds that this store makes fresh. I just smiled as they didn't even appeal to me. Someone must be inhabiting my body! Who is this stranger?
I haven't pulled out the scale yet, as I've blogged about previously. In a way, I don't want to get into the number game. And yet, I'm curious to see how things are shaping up (or down, I should say).
Wishing all a good day.