What a Day!
(And I don't mean that in a nice way)I've come to That Point in my raw diet. There appear to be several
benchmarks (for want of a better word) that I reach in the early stages
of my raw odyssey. One is a point where I've eaten the same thing over
and over and start to get bored. There's also a point where I have
little time or energy to put ingredients together and find myself
eating some nasty combination of veggies in a makeshift salad. Today I
was running late and threw together the most tasteless group of veggies
you can think of (I won't recount them for you or you may feel as sick
as I did). As I sat during a lunchtime seminar at my job, eating my
nasty salad, I actually realized I was contemplating a trip to the
bathroom to purge the contents of my stomach. It was that bad. Sigh...
Date: 8/20/2007 7:42:54 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 2827 times
now I have a new quest: to go through my blog history and refresh my
memory of the stuff I used to eat, then find a way to prepare salads
and other meals using the tastier and easiest-to-prepare ingredients.
I know that when I am bored and unsatisfied, I am more likely to stray
from my raw diet in the early stages of transforming my eating. I
think being in this alone adds to the difficulty. When I had a partner
we both shared in the food ideas and meal preparations, shared the
shopping duties, and reminded each other of why we are doing this. We
also told each other how great we were looking, how loose our clothes
were getting, how good we were being to our bodies, etc. I'm not good
at telling myself this stuff, so going it alone is more difficult in
ways I hadn't previously considered. Having a nutritionist is a big
help. Now, if she would just move in and cut up my veggies for me!
Speaking of the nutritionist, I have lost more weight. I'm now down about 18 lbs since June 10th.
At 20 lbs lost she'll take my measurements again. I have noticed my
pants are a tad looser, but that thrill of knowing I am truly on my way
hasn't hit me yet. I used to get overjoyed at losing weight. I'd have
the next lower sized pants hanging in the closet and I would make bets
on how long it would be before I'd fit into them. I don't have that
joy anymore, perhaps because I've been there, done that. Or maybe I'm
more focused on health then size - I do get joyful over improvements in
my cholesterol and BP
levels, after all! I would like to have that joy in other areas again,
though. I remember how much I loved my achievements in the gym a few
years ago, and how much fun it was to give away a new pile of "fat"
The stress of being a grad student probably
interferes with that joy a little, too. Between the dissertation
research, comprehensive exam studies, and growing work
responsibilities, I am stressed out quite often- in fact, I am pretty
good at being stressed! So good that my blood pressure was 120/90.
The nutritionist said that stress (and not drinking enough water) are
two things that can raise the lower number. Both of those are issues
for me, so I am going to try meditation, and will try to do better with
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