Saturday, October 15, 2011
I have been around SP, I just haven't been vocal. I have been reading and researching, finding ways to shake up my plan, end my cravings, manage my crazy life. I have had some progress in all of those areas, so I thought a little update was in order.
I had been following Jamie Eason's Plan, which is a WONDERFUL plan. I just wasn't having results. No inches. No pounds, though the pounds really aren't important if something is changing. I have the plan 7 weeks without any changes. I think I was consuming too many calories, as I was working my BUTT OFF. Toward the end, I started having "little cheats" here and there. In my mind, I felt that it "wasn't fair" that I wasn't having the success that I was craving. All of my batch cooking, workout outs, while my family endulged in pizzas and yummy goodness. I needed to break my cravings and break through my body's reluctance to shed fat.
After talking to a few trainers I know and to my neighbor, who is a holistic MD, I decided to do a juice fast. From what I understand, juice fasting is a great way for the body to rest and recover while eliminating toxins from the body. It also helps stop food cravings for "bad" foods and allow the palate to become used to "healthy" foods again. After getting ok'd to do this, I began last Saturday.
As of today, my weight loss for the week is 7.8 pounds. I do understand this is mainly water and intestinal sludge. That is ok though. I am feeling MUCH better. My cravings for sweets is GONE. My cravings for pizza and other no no foods is no all the way gone, but I can resist it. Specific example: my husband went to THE BEST pizza place in town and ordered these delicious looking pizzas. Did I want one? YES. Could I resist? YES.
I know some people who read this will judge me. I can't help that. I am getting the safe number of nutrients and calories to sustain me. I am well hydrated. I think the benefit to me juice fasting and changing my life exceeds any risks of a juice fast.
As for the plan for coming off my juice fast? It is already in place for when my fast is over. I have some guidelines for smoothies, juices, soups, etc to slowly transition me back to "regular food".
So that is it for my diet end of things.
Family wise, things aren't much different. I am just choosing to respond differently to my family and make sure my needs are met too. I have been calmer. I feel more at peace.
That's my update. I am trying very hard to change my entire life. I am trying to heal my mind, body, and soul.