Saturday, May 11, 2013
Well, so far so good! Although it has not been a whole week, Saturdays are easiest for me to blog so I will start now.
I began with 2 calorie loading days accompanied by the HA2CG drops. I gained 2.6 pounds over those two days.
I had my first low calorie day yesterday with the drops and additional potassium and magnesium and I lost 5.6 pounds.
So today I am 3 pounds lighter than I was on Wednesday when I started. In a nutshell:
Starting Weight 256.2
May 9th - 257.6
May 10th - 258.8
May 11th - 253.2
I have no hunger and no real desire to eat - but I still have my head trying to make me feel deprived and sorry for myself. This is the area I am going to focus on first.
I am doing this program with keeping the end in mind - I fully realize that I will not be successful with this or any program if I cannot make permanent lifestyle changes. I certainly don't want to put in all this effort only to gain it all back when I go off.
I have started to research eating as cleanly as possible - no chemicals or preservatives, and organic whenever I can get it. I have a Pinterest board full of recipes and I will continue to post them until I enter maintenance where I can add back in everything except dairy, starch, sugar and grains.
The other area I am going to work on for this 20-40 day period is mental - changing the way I think about food and finding joy in life that does not involve food. Don't get me wrong - I have a lot of joy in my life that does not involve food - I just want to trade in my obsession for food for a different kind of obsession. I am striving to be one of those people who eat to live (with tasty healthy recipes) and not live to eat. Currently I think about food ALL. THE. TIME. I can't pass by a candy dish or snack bowl without eating some. I think about lunch as soon as I finish breakfast and dinner when I finish lunch. I look for opportunities to eat when I am at my worst. I know this is not healthy and I want to change that.
It is going to take time to change. I know that. When I look back at what I have accomplished professionally, personally, and physically over the past 20 years I know that I have the commitment and drive to succeed. I have proven it over and over. Now I just have to apply that same drive and commitment to my health. I'm ready - and I can't wait to prove it to YOU that can do this and I can be better for it.