Days 5 & 6
I was going to do this daily but somehow that didn’t happen for day 5 so I guess I will post when I have something to say.
The end of day 4 found me at the store picking up some more cucumbers and I wanted a salad for my dinner meal so I got some stuff for that too. I noticed that I was starving as I walked back out to the car. I noticed this because I was immediately hit by the inviting smell of pizza (one of my favorite foods). The cravings had not really been an issue, until that moment when I seriously considered dropping my shopping bags at the car and running to get pizza. Pretty sure that I would have trampled small children and old ladies to get it, it was that bad. But instead I got in my car and headed home to make dinner for the guys and myself.
I count that as a win no one was hurt including me by eating that crap on crust that I thought of as pizza. In the last few days I have watched a lot of documentaries on food and food industry. The first one was Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. That is what started this process. Next was Forks Over Knifes, a very strong argument for plant based diets for everyone. The last one was Hungry For Change, this one also promotes heavy plant based diets, but it also sheds a bit of light in an introspective direction.
I would recommend them all to everyone but I know that most don’t want to know this stuff. It makes it harder to be ok with giving your family this processed food like products that can be harmful to them in the long run. While we have cut way back on the amount of processed of foods that we eat in the last two years there is still stuff that I would like to change.
Keep in mind that I’m the only person in the house that cooks all the meals and at this time my meals are contained within 16 oz jars of juice. So this compounds the challenge for me in many ways. I can longer taste things as I cook so that job has gone to DS. He doesn’t like it but it’s that or nothing will ever be seasoned correctly again. Both of them are not big veggie eaters, but they have been willing to at least try some plant based versions, so there is that.
Things I have notices so far:
- My skin feels tight not in a bad way
- I sleep much better
- My mood is pretty much improved
- I don’t have cravings unless I’m hungry
- I still don’t know how to buy produce
- I have to pee a million and one times a day
- My forehead is not as greasy anymore
- I have lost weight
I like the way I feel and I think I will see where this goes. Even if I didn’t lose another ounce I would still stick to some form of this, it is quite amazing the difference. I did have the kid take some “before” photos, those make me very sad and a bit motivated. I guess we all see only what we want to see when looking at ourselves. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I think that give us a very narrow view. I will post them once I have something to compare them too.