So this challenge is coming at a very good time for me! I've been transitioning my eating habits for a few years now and this started in the day I was going to give up the foods that cause me the most trouble and try out the Paleo diet, which is only met, veggies, fruit, nuts, seeds and healthy fats. No sugar, grains, legumes or dairy.
I will freely admit that I am a sugar addict!! My body and brain feels that I have to have sugar every single day. Is this true? Of course not! Same thing goes with processed or unprocessed carbs or grains. They do absolutely nothing for me but gain weight, feel sluggish and sap energy. Don't need, and have now finally gotten to the point, that I don't want them anymore either.
I'm now on day three of my new eating lifestyle, not calling it a diet as I plan to eat this way for the rest of my life. I was snarling yesterday from sugar detox, that resulted in a bad headache and irritation with everything. But today, I'm feeling much better. I'm looking forward to continuing along on this path and curious as to the results.
The plan is to eat the diet strictly for 30 days to eliminate all the toxins from those foods from your body. Once the time is up, you can reintroduce them one at a time, much like testing foods on babies, to see what affects your body. The foods that have been eliminated have been know to cause all kinds of problems. But everybody's body isn't the same so for some, dairy might be just fine, while for others it's not. We'll see.
This will mean that I won't get to eat bead and my heavenly home made stuffing that I look forward to every year, this year. But I'm okay with that. There's been Halloween candy all over the house and while I do still want it and sometimes will salivate when I see it, I have control enough to not reach for it.
Which is also something that I'm trying hard to do in my life. Get control. I figure, if I can control my food, I can control a lot of things in my life, like my finances and weaknesses...or at least begin to. One step at a time, right?
Now, I am seriously lazy when it comes to exercise. Currently, I don't. At all. It's pretty pathetic really. I think I need a work out buddy, but that's been hard to find. I once had the self-motivation to get up every morning at 5:30 to swim, but the place doesn't offer early morning lap swim anymore, which is sad. And with seminary and I start work at 7, the only time I have is at 5:30am. Doable as I've done it before, but not enough motivation. I was working out with some friends in Bear Creek and was in the best shape of my life, and then they moved and I tanked and put back on the 15 pounds I had lost. So sad.
Well, this is way too long. I'll wrap it up. I'm happy to be in this and look forward to the comments and support!
We've got this, ladies!!