Thursday, June 14, 2012
It honestly feels like a miracle that I am not having cravings. For my whole life I thought of food every spare minute. I had no power against it. I could not seem to say no. It is so freeing not doing that. I have tried every tactic you can think of to distract myself or drink water or eat healthier foods, cut out certain foods like gluton (6 months) sugar, eat certain foods (like protein), on and on. In my life once I lost 89 lbs. in a year. I kept it off for quite a few years but eventually I gained. Lost 60 lbs. again. Doing sort of OK but when life got really hard I put on more. Then pregnancy. Then life got harder. Found myself at 276 and climbing. Got serious again and down to about 230. But then DH had a bad stroke and my life collapsed. Six years later I am still sole caregiver and no way of eating is working to lose weight ---even with the help of my wonderful spark friends.
I bought the CD's of Eat for Health by Dr. Furhman. I learn best from hearing and the message made sense to me. Get an abundance of nutrients to stop cravings and to even cure many body problems. I am on a mission now. I bought Book 2 in Furhman's Eat for Health in book form because it has the actual plan and menus and the point system and recipes. I thought the CDs would have this, but the CDs pretty much outline the goals and give reasons for eating this way.
the good part is that I am not running back and forth to and from the kitchen 100 times a day to 'pick.' The hard part is making tasty meals from veggies.
It is hard because I have pain from fibromyalgia. I can't walk or stand for over 5 minutes without being very uncomfortable. I do lots of water aerobics and I am strong so I can't understand why standing is so hard for me. I hate to say it but eating all these vegetables has given me gas! My lower back and backs of my legs are even more painful! I have to find a way to lessen the gas. Even with this pain, I am motivated to continue the eating plan. Not having cravings is wonderful. That trumps the gas problem!