posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 08:51 AM
Thanks everyone, for the posts, and for all the support and help.
Ok, I weighed in today, and I weigh 142.8 pounds this morning (June 23) so far I've lost 0.8 pounds in 3 days, which is pretty good, I'd say.
I've only cheated a couple of times....for Father's Day (2 days ago), I took my dad out for dinner, and although I had a salad, I also had 2 pieces
of parmesan bread.
Yesterday,I also cheated by having some chocolate covered espresso beans (a small amount), but I was really getting a caffeine withdrawal headache,
and I didn't want to drink any soda, so I figured the expresso beans would help me fight the caffeine withdrawal. I was also craving salt, so I ate
some miso soup. So, even with the espresso beans and miso soup, I was within the 75% raw for the day, even if you include the espresso beans.
Oh, as far as the being chubby at 143 pounds, yes I am chubby for my size, I am only 5'2''....I'm not being hard on myself. I'm short!! The
official BMI index puts me at "overweight" (not obsese) so I definitely need to lose weight for health reasons.
I've been eating raw fruits and veggies mostly...avocados, bananas, salads, orange juice, celery and peanut butter, and apples. I'm also eating raw
nuts: raw Brazil nuts and raw sunflower seeds. (Eating too much peanut butter, though...need to get away from all that fat, I think.)
I'm staying simple, trying not to worry about preparing foods yet, so I don't get overwhelmed with food preparation. My main goal right now is to
eat raw, and not worry about finding new raw foods to eat. If I can stay on this diet for the first week, then I'll worry about bringing new raw
foods into my diet.
I've probably been eating too much peanut butter...I need to find an alternative protein source without all that fat.
General feelings of well being:
I feel good, compared to usually when I go on a diet, I'm always hungry. But I'm not hungry on this diet. Probably because I'm probably eating more
nutritiously than before. So, I'm not hungry, and I'm not shaky.
Aside from the caffeine withdrawal headache yesterday, I feel really good..I have more energy. Since I have the day off, I'm actually thinking of
going for a quick jog, which is amazing. Two days ago, I was feeling dead tired, and didn't want to get off the couch.
So...so far, so good! I am losing weight (0.8 pounds) and I'm not hungry, or shaky, and I have more energy. Yeay! We'll see if I can keep this
[edit on 23-6-2009 by nikiano]