Wednesday, August 08, 2012
(and this just made me giggle)
Well it is day 2. Phew. It is always hardest to finish that first day. I am beset by my body/brain trying to convince me not to do this. First it is uncontrollable hunger - most of it not real. I call it panic hunger. When I wouldn't give in, I got a horrible headache all day. But I made it through.
Day 2 is now being faced with my body's second assault on my determination. Increased arthritis pain. It is so hard to move. Because I have lupus and RA, my feet develop fluid pockets under the balls of my feet and it is hard to walk let alone work out. This happens when there is a dramatic change to 'something.' In this case - decreased fat/sugar intake.
I am used to this. I've fought through it before by increasing my water intake to flush out the excess fluid. And steel myself - "it isn't as bad as my brain is trying to make me think it is."
And now I will remember how lucky I am. My new husband told me last night he is proud of me and loves me and wants to help me. He said he wouldn't mind dropping a pound or two (although he doesn't need to) and getting off junk food himself.
And this morning, before he left for work - he said 'day 2 - what do we have planned to stay on track?'