It isn’t a secret that I’ve been losing weight. These 30 pounds took MONTHS to come off and in the middle there were some yo yo weeks. Weeks where I would throw caution to the wind and eat all sorts of Frankenfoods (Please see http://www.thefitnessdish.com for an AWESOME description of what that entails) and end up gaining 7 pounds. It would then take 2 to 3 weeks to get those pounds off. If I had just eaten properly WHILE I counted calories I would be at least 15 lbs. lower than where I am today. Yo yo dieting is hard on your body AND your mind. When you gain SEVEN pounds it is so hard to WANT to keep trying. Eating whatever you want it SO EASY and it’s available…and the reasons continue.
What has made losing pounds easier is my mindset, my decisions, but most of all KNOWLEDGE. I’ve started reading, REALLY reading, about how my digestive system works. It began with a simple question of how my body works without my gall bladder. If my body works PERFECTLY (or so the doctor said) without my gall bladder, why did God put one in, in the first place? I have been SHOCKED. I had no idea what our liver, gall bladder, colon, and small intestine did for our bodies to work. With the way I was eating before, my body was merely SURVIVING, forget working at peek efficiency. From the nitty gritty of free radicals to the idea of clumps of food passing through holes in your intestine directly into your blood, has stopped me in my tracks.
So, when people ask my WHY we are going veggie for a month, and why after that we are doing a cleanse, this is why. This is why we are making a change. It isn’t that meat is SO bad for you, healthy organic free range meats ARE ok for you. The problem is my mindset and I need something radical here in order to change my thinking and my habits. I have these lovies to think about:
and I want to live life to the fullest with them.