Saturday, April 27, 2013
Can you believe that I am almost at the finish line????????
When I started the prospect on reaching day 10 was daunting and now I am only 10 away from completing the fast.
Scale went down 1lb for a total of 35.2 in 49 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I made lots of juices today, making up for the un-motivational self yesterday. It correlated to the no weight loss, and the fact that my body needed all my energy to expel another pound of unwanted fat. It's all good. Taking it one step at a time.
This morning sis and I had our Treat juice, Pineapple strawberry and blackberry juice mmmm yummy. Then I made a big batch of mean green so she can have it with her at work, and immediately made my carrot apple ginger juice. Got my 20 min of zumba in but it looks like I will go for another 20 as I have energy to use up :D I was going to clean, but dancing seems much more fun :D
Parents brought my produce over, and had Greek coffee while I sipped on my carrots - and they were just gushing over me and how proud they are and how they didn't think this would have worked because they didn't think I had the will power....
And that word just irked me enough to give a lecture:
There is not such thing as will power. If you put good things in you, you get good results. If you put things in you that cause cravings , you will eat whatever you crave. If this plan was based on willpower I will be the first one to tell you I would have flunked. I have had dreams of big fat juicy (did I mention fat?) thick charbroiled steaks slathered with butter all throughout this process. Paleo was great for me and stopped that annoying hunger that I had for years. So It would have been really easy for me to just follow my dream and eat a steak.
But I didn't.
Not because I am so strong. Not because I forced my self not to.
Because it wasn't necessary.
I could see the difference why I wanted the steak and why I would need the steak.
And it ended up being a want and not a need.
When it is as simple as that, you dont need will power. You just need to choose.
I chose juices because of all the health benefits it gave my body.
How many of us have been successful in losing weight before only to falter at the first sight of a cookie, a slice of pizza or the thought of a pretzel? Have you ever thought why?
Because the other plans never eliminated all the addictive parts of eating. Grains, refined carbs, over processed foods. It wasn't your will power. It was that your body still had the influence of these and craved more of them.
If you do a strict paleo plan you can get rid of most of these. I made the mistake of allowing them back in and paid the price.
Juicing has detoxed me and cleaned me up enough to be able to see the light. I just hope when day 61 comes around and I start chewing again that I will remember that will power is not part of this equation any more, but that choice is. And I hope when I get there, I make the right choices so that I never again have to depend on "will Power"
Thank you parents for the awesome insight today.