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Saturday, January 30, 2010

End of Goal Week 4 of 2010

Goal:  Chose one item of food or drink and delete from our lives for ONE week.  I, personally, am taking it a step further and doing a pretty intense diet for 30 days.
 

Let's just run through a quick synopsis of the week, shall we?
Day 1:  I want bread...and chocolate...and white rice...and jam...and pizza.  The list continues, but starts to become a little redundant so I won't put you through the misery.

Day 2: Let's just say that Day 1 and 2 sort of ran together with my desire for non-diety sorts of food.

Day 3:  Made Raw Food Brownies.  Recipe given to me by my chiropractor.  (Yes the very same who put me on this diet.)  I realized that I may possibly live through this month and indulge on healthy sweetness.  Even my hubby likes them.  That's HUGE!

Day 4:  Went to my local Health Food store.  I immediately thought of my mother and how she has always been into the healthier lifestyle and meals.  Note to self: Bring mom to this store and take a picture of her face when she sees how much bigger it is than the little itty-bitty one in my hometown.  I really don't know what it is about this place, but it made me happy inside.  That's important for dieters.  We need to find a happy place.
Bought a Raw Food Desserts Recipe Book from aforementioned Health Food Store.  As well as Ezekiel cereal of the Cinnamon Raisin flavor and Sprouted Grain bread.

Day 5:  Tried the Cereal and Bread for the first time this day.  They weren't Outta-the-Ball-Park-Awesome, but I could eat it and be okay with that....for a month.

Day 6:  This day I realized that I'm going to have an easier time with this go around of the diet than last time.  The first time I went on the diet, I cried after almost two weeks straight of just SALAD.  Why it took me that long to figure out that I could actually look for recipes that coincided with the diet, I'll never know.  I'm really surprised that I went THAT long on just salads.  I have a strong dislike for leafy greens.  Just not my personal choice of a meal.  Now, I'm fully equipped with recipes and healthy snacks that I will manage without ever really needing to eat a salad if I choose not to.  I still might, but I make no guarantees.

Day 7:  Wow!  That week went by so fast.  One week down and three more to go.  At the end of every day, I put a little slash mark on my menu calendar.  Bringing me just a little bit closer to the end.

This isn't something new that I've realized or had an epiphany about, but I am a slave to food.  I love it and all (okay well, most of them at least) it's many forms.  I don't want to be a slave to anything.  Making sure I keep some of these habits and recipes when all is said and done will be very important.  It's not bad to want yummy tasting food, but it's not good to surrender our entire food making decisions to them.

Though, I can't lie.  I'm looking forward to being able to have a quick easy meal again.  It may be the weather or just the time of year, but I (and I know I'm not the only one) have been in a funk.  A lazy, tired, don't-wanna-clean-my-house-or-do-my-laundry funk.  A nice already made (homemade of course) pizza crust would make me really happy. 

But I digress.  This week has been very good and I've already lost some weight.  Hooray me!

3 comments:

  1. yes- craving BREAD big time too--ohh what's the raw food brownie recipe? will you be posting it?

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  2. Way to go girl. I am with you, never been a big fan of salads. I try and eat them as a side with dinner but thats only because they are 0 points!

    You go girl!

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  3. I would love the raw food brownie recipe! We have given up all white foods for 90 days!!! The kids weren't real thrilled at first but they are starting to come around!!!

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