Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Fresh Start...

So here's the deal readers. I'm off the juice thing. It was kinda unhealthy towards the end there. I was so under energized. But it was great to know I could go that long with no, or little (if I'm being truly honest), solid food consumption. I learned that I have the ability to exert a great amount of control over what I put in my body. As I slowly introduced different foods, I've been able to see their effect on my well-being.

Carbs make me feel empty and like I could just keep eating.
Red Meat and Dairy make me feel like napping, without letting me actually nap - I've TRIED.
Refined Sugar (not naturally occurring fructose) gives me headaches similar to caffeine withdrawal.

The new plan of attack is increasing exercise while keeping healthy eating habits going. You know, that thing where you reduce intake and increase output in order to create a smaller outcome. That thing that's worked for everyone, for years, but is really hard so people look for short cuts. Yeah... I'm going to try that fad diet. heh.

The goals. So I have to be accountable for them.

  • Half my body weight in oz of water consumed daily. 
  • 6 work outs a week (2 swimming classes, 2 dance classes, 2 free gym). 
  • No corn syrup, soda, caffeine, booze, or enriched white flour. 
  • Eat out less. Cook in more. (aka: reduce going out from 5 times a week to 2, babysteps). 
  • Eat more like a gatherer than a hunter. 
  • Drop 4lbs a week. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 5... temptation and Day 7.

Hello again!

Okay so Day 5 came and went. My energy was high. I was busy all day with social activities. I read an entire book in one day without feeling like I needed a nap. I bought fresh produce. It seems that every person I know wants to talk about food all of the time.

Day 6... well, it started right. I'd made some mass green juice on thursday. But it was so bad (never using green peppers again, they overpower EVERYTHING) that I couldn't convince myself to keep drinking it. I decided to walk to the farmers market and buy some different ingredients and start over from scratch. Energy was pretty good... got a 45 minute walk in on the way there... bought some organic/non-pesticided cucumbers and tomatoes and butter lettuce. Ran into a professor from school. We sat and talked and I started getting really light headed. So I caught a ride home with them.

I drank some water... and some fruit juice. Then took a nap. I woke up craving fish. WHICH, I feel is at least a stride in the right direction. The first time in 6 days that it wasn't a craving for bread, cheese, pizza or pasta... I couldn't get excited about that damned green juice. So I made tilapia and 2 eggs. No extra oil. No crazy salt or anything... and it was exactly what my body was wanting and demanding. I didn't feel sick after. My energy came back. I felt better than I had in the past 4 days. I guess I was just missing some protein. I feel bad bc I know I can do this pure juice thing, I can control my body and cravings.

Day 7... Sunday. Back on the juice wagon. No hunger pangs. No problem. I didn't get enough water. But I did get an hour of walking in.

I'm looking for high protein juice recipes. I'm dreading the scales this week because of the tiny cheat. To keep myself strong, I'm going to socialize less (everyone just talks about food!), start putting a little exercise in every day (30-60 min walk), drink more water and remember how great it will be to fit into that black dress.

I'll Juice To That!
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