Betcha wondering if I’m still on my diet! Yes, I am. Have I slipped or cheated – yes, I have. I’m probably about 90% faithful as far as eating what I should and not eating what I shouldn’t but only about 70% faithful in eating as much as I should. You heard that right – I’m not eating as much on my diet as is recommended. Dr. Fuhrman says you have to eat more to lose more but I’m finding it hard to eat a pound of salad twice a day plus a pound of cooked vegetables once a day. I have days that are so jam packed that I end up skipping a meal, or even two meals, and I think this is why my past two weeks have not been as successful as the first one.
Other issues (none insurmountable):
- I’m bored with salads
- Salads take a lot of time and effort to make
- I’m spending more money on food
- Making dinner for everyone (my oldest daughter and I are on the ETL diet, the younger kids aren’t) is more time consuming, and
- I miss certain foods (coffee for one)
Am I going to stick with it? Yes I am. I have 3 more weeks on the strict plan that is supposed to give your body time to adjust to the new way of eating. I’ve lost weight; my blood pressure (while fluctuating some) is lower than it was when I started the diet; and I’m down one size in clothing! That feels good and makes me feel a bit more ready to face the classroom on Monday!
Once we move into our house I’m hoping to add yoga – both for fitness and stress reduction – to my regimen to regain health.