Monday, June 17, 2013
Today I ate well..I ate in line with the EAt to Live parameters....except I ate a small handful of grapes in between meals....and I made my dessert for the evening meal about an hour after I finished eating so I don't know if that qualified as eating in between meals or not. I thought since I still had food in my tummy from dinner, it really wasn't eating in between meals.
I worked on reading the second chapter of Eat to Live today and will finish it as soon as I finish this blog. I've decided I will read one chapter a day to maintain my motivation and excitement.
I have decided that I would return to the parameters of the first 6 weeks of the Eat to Live program. Those weeks are more hard core...less wiggle room....and more weight loss can be expected. Because honestly, since I've begun following the 90% rule, I haven't lost another pound. My weight has floated between three numbers for the past two weeks without progress.....and that is not acceptable. And what's been happening is that I'm getting discouraged and have begun to allow cheats here and there and that is certainly NOT helping my cause. So Back to the drawing board. Dr Fuhrman did say that for people who have a lot of trouble dropping weight that it may be necessary to remain on the 6 week program until you are at your goal weight. I think I am one of those "lucky" people.
The secret will be to maintain my excitement and my passion. I have to look at it as a privilege to not eat the SAD (STandard American Diet) that is all around me. I cannot feel deprived. I need to feel privileged. Exclusive. DEDICATED. There is a Hebrew word that is usually my username on most sites....Qadosh. It means holy, separate, set apart for a purpose....I call myself Qadosh2him (on Spark I use the English Translation: Dedicated2Him). Well, I am Qadosh to the Lord. But it's also a way to look at this diet. I'm called apart to a method of eatign that to most people seems extreme and radical But to me it is what I need to do. I am separated to this pursuit Called out. It's almost a pursuit of the Holy Grail. And when I look at it this way, I do not feel deprived. I feel honored.
I believe that eating in this way will give me the body I thought was lost to me forever. I believe it will manage my asthma and it will help my immune system to fly right. I cannot give up now. Now is the time to tighten my belt and get serious about my plans. Now is the time to begin to test my body's limits in exercise.
I know some people think I'm wrong about this diet. They think it is unhealthy, extreme and maybe even dangerous. But I have absolute faith in the science behind it. I know a good amount of medicine and this falls right into line wiht what I know...I'm going for it. With all that I have in me.