Remind me that patience is a Virtue
Sunday, May 12, 2013
***Happy Mother's Day!****
Doing the 60 day fast was an amazing experience. Though extremely difficult I didn't have to think about what I was going to eat or how. I just juiced. Life though restrained was simpler.
And here comes the food and with it a gazillion of choices.
Yesterday I didn't have a chance to write or respond because I was up at Lehigh Valley mall for my sister's painting gig for Coty at Macy's. We were there for 10 hours plus the 3 hour drive back and forth. We had plenty of mean Green and waters with us, but I forgot to take my tomatoes with me. So I went to Ruby Tuesdays by myself for lunch. I asked for a cup of hot water for my teas that I carry with me, a guacamole dip without the chips and got the salad bar. I had lots of greens and tomatoes, olives and peppers. I went a bit heavy on the cheese because they used tongues and not spoons. Then I got to the dressings... I was there for a few min debating and was ready to go for the vinaigrette when I spotted olive oil and vinegar on the side. I was in heaven.
So you say, where does the patience come into the picture?
The scale went up again for a total of 3 lbs above my lowest...
Now 3 lbs are probably just water weight and I am betting that my cycle is due Tomorrow or Tues if it follows the new schedule. Or it could be the cheese... but mostly it is because I haven't been having bathroom visits. I thought for sure I wouldnt be able to stop me from going once I introduced oil and veggies into my plan. But nope.. my body wants to savor things and take its time.
So here goes the waiting game. Feels weird to see the scale moving in the opposite direction. But it's all part of the process. So I might need reminders that I need to be patient with my special body and the way it breaks down foods.
Since I was at the mall I tried to go and buy pants but I am in between sizes so I have to wait a bit till I can buy the next size down. The ones the fit me though a size smaller that what I own, were still too big if they had elastic and if they were the button up ones they caused a muffin top.
At the event, most people who hadn't seen me since Valentine's day told me how good I looked and asked what both sis and I have been doing. And for the extra bonus, 2 people didn't even recognize me LOL They were embarrassed and I said.. oh no.. this is a complement to me. And sis explained about my changes :D
Thank God we took dad's car. Ours died again today and AAA had to tow it back to the mechanic's place. THe guy said it is the alternator... Never a dull moment.
By the way, it was sis's 61st day and she lost 34 lbs! I didn't have a chance to measure her, hopefully i will do that tonight or tomorrow morn.