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Friday, February 28, 2014

Wednesday this week I ate two packages of girl scout cookies, the cranberry citrus ones, because they were the lowest fat and vegan. At 4g fat per serving, however, they were NOT low fat; not one bit. But because I am who I am, once they came home with me, it was a foregone conclusion that I would consume all of them, every crumb. Moral of the story: It's fine to support the girl scouts but under no circumstances are cookies to come home with me ever again.
Today I weighed myself and I am down to 170 lbs, a one-pound loss in the last two or three weeks. And that is good.
This diet is working. I show a loss, never a gain (except that one, 1-lb gain which quickly went back down again), and no matter how long it takes, the weight I lose is permanent weight lost as long as I stay on the McDougall diet.

It's not a punishment. Rather, it's a true blessing. Eating this way makes me more aware of the rampant gluttony in American society. We are obese as a nation because we can afford to be, and how sad a statement is that. Finally, we are at a financial apex where we can afford to eat like royalty.. only now we are finding out that royalty are often fat, sick, and diseased, and eating like royalty is more of a curse than a blessing.
I still love food, only now it's honest. People who say, "I love to eat" aren't being quite honest. I don't know what's to love about food that has to be covered in grease, cheese, gravy, sauce, or be smothered in salt in order to taste "good" or even be edible. People who insist they love a good burger never eat a plain piece of meat. No. It's cloaked in bread, salt, mayonnaise, cheese, bacon, grilled onions, avocados, etc, in order to taste "good". In other words, no one can even taste the meat itself. The meat has been hidden, covered.
I can taste my food now. My food truly is delicious, because I'm tasting what I eat finally.

I haven't eaten any fruit for about 3 days now. I am going to try eating one piece of fruit after supper every day. That way, if it makes me tired, I can go to bed fairly soon, no harm no foul. I'm still getting plenty of fiber from the fresh veg I eat daily.
If I get my 2 mile run in today (weather allowing, it's snowing right now) it will make a total of 14 miles for the week. Monday is my 6 mile long run, so I hope the weather lets me get that done.
Life is good.
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