My body has been resisting me inexplicably for months. I have nurtured it through regular exercise, whole and healthy foods and rests as needed. I have given it all I could provide and still it held firm behind enemy lines, menacingly preventing me from getting closer to my goals. "Viva La Resistance" it said!
And now, I have found the secret and it's begun it's retreat. Or, should I say, it's not being markedly stubborn, but rather working WITH me toward my goals versus against me.
I've been in a state of chronic frustration for months at how hard I'd been working at dropping weight and not seeing the results I expected. Is it reasonable to expect a 2 pound loss every week? No... but expecting more than 2 pounds a month is not out of the realm of possibility. When that wasn't happening for months on end, I finally went to a new ND I met at a lecture on cleansing. As I posted in my last blog, I learned SO much about my body and how it processed certain things! I was very sad to see dairy go away, along with foods you commonly take for granted, such as ketchup, wine, beer, pasta sauce, etc. (because of the fruit/sugar combo). The ND insisted I would feel so good I wouldn't really miss it. And she's right.
Here is what I've been experiencing since starting my new eating regime. I have constant energy throughout the day. No dips in the afternoon. No dips after meals. When it's time to go to bed, I am tired and sleep well. I feel alert and my mood feels very stabilized. When I have eaten dairy or fruit/sugar, I can feel the difference. I'm sluggish, tired and in the case of eating none of those, but probably having some MSG yesterday, I was literally quite ill... instant headache, nauseous and dizzy. It NEVER ceases to boggle my mind what your body will tell you when you're listening.
I am in a size pant I haven't work in probably 9 years. I've lost 9 pounds in the last month and am the lowest I've been on the scale now (finally) in probably 4 years (and even then, I just touched on this number and then returned to about 5 pounds heavier where I stayed for a long time). I feel amazing and I'm FINALLY seeing results which keeps me motivated. I've stopped counting calories or points and am just eating lean proteins, whole grains (no wheat or gluten either) and fresh fruit and veggies. I've discovered coconut milk ice cream which is well worth the extra expense it costs to get a product with only a handful of ingredients. I'm thrilled and can't wait to see how things continue to progress.
I am still maneuvering around eating out, socializing with food and certain genres of food (how do you eat Italian or Mexican if you don't eat cheese or flour?) but I'm making adjustments as I go.
It's true what they say... Nothing tastes as good as Thin feels. :)