Monday, May 07, 2012
Went back to my nutritionist yesterday and she's really pleased with my progress so far. Then plan is to continue with what I've been doing for the next couple of months and at the end of July I'll go in and get my cholesterol retested to see where I'm at.
My diet is the same for now but she is sending me a revised version in the next few days. I have to admit that I totally cheated last night and had a beer, veggie burger (with cheese) and fries after seeing The Avengers with Alan and my brother (LOVED it!). Jack Astor's has my favourite veggie burger so I decided to splurge. I've been really on top of it for all of April so I didn't mind taking a night off. Today I'm back on the horse and ready to go for May!
The one thing I've discovered about doing a detox is just how good it feels. I mean, my diet is quite clean as it is, but when you're forced to cut out those foods that you do sneak in, it really counts! I knew I'd pay for last night's "indiscretion" and I did! I felt so heavy and gross that I'll definitely be remembering that the next time I want to eat like that again. Detoxing just makes me feel sexy, eating veggie burgers with fries? Not-so-much. I do think that even when I'm back to eating "normally" I'll still adopt quite a bit of these changes. I'd like to continue with my extremely limited soy intake as it disrupts the thyroid and a lot of it is incredibly processed anyway (I've been weening myself off of it for a while now) and I'll keep my gluten to more of a minimum.
I'm also starting to work on my stress levels. I'm not a crazy stressed out person but my body sucks up stress like a sponge which is causing muscle tension and could also be contributing to my out-of-whack thyroid. I'm working on getting back into my spirituality which I let slide when I started to take care of my outer body. This means more writing, reflecting and lots of breathing!
I really do feel another shift coming in my life. One that will push me forward even further and I'm very excited to see where it'll take me!