Approaching 1 month now.
Still no crap...boy its hard. My son picked up some hot chips before I gave him a lift home & I was really craving to grab one. I resisted just like giving up smokes & it worked. My wife grabbed some dried fruit from a Chinese supermarket that boasted "healthy eating" all over it. Unfortunately she did not read the tag first and on closer inspection we found your typical cancer causing agents listed just like everything else sold out there in packets.
I look forward to my steamed egg mornings for breaky...I have been aiming for about 2 a week, but now I am starting to exercise, I think I may increase it to 3. I steam one and have it on a yeast/gluten free slice a bread. Still having no butter......gave up machine oil...I mean margarine eons ago
I have eaten a few meals the my wife Lisa made...It's been good that she also has been making an effort. I differ by eating wild rice while they eat white rice. Having said that I am eating a Rice Bran without all the preservatives, colorings & so forth. Not having a Gall Bladder, my body soon lets me know when I am eating something with tooooo many chemicals in it. Whilst I know it more so the breaking down of food, my skin pretty much reacts to yeast, gluten, but also the wide range of GUMS-Preservative-colorings-& so forth. I've recently found out that citrus is much better than Vinegar...which turns out is NOT that good for you at all. We now favor citrus used as a preservative and only tolerate vinegar in small quantities. Not sure how that will effect my love of pickles, but then there is so much other crap in pickles these days, I just marinate my own foods.
I've started working on my own veggie patch...still under construction:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQnOJiwcUqw
I work full time running my own shop at the moment, so TIME is something I have to find in order to grow my own food. I feel pretty strongly about eating the right kinds of food...when I do make the effort to eat properly. I've been digging as a form of exercising in the mornings before work & in the evenings afters work.
Meal sizes...I've been doing good on that too, although I knew it when I ate too much last night and my stomach bloated. Having a bloated stomach only makes things worse as well...I get that feeling I need to eat more after already eating tooo much. I'm glad I have got my stomach to shrink back to a normal size now. Still overweight but you know what I mean.
I got to say this whole food approach is a first for me. I've just started on the treadmill yet again, but I feel so much more stronger and even flexible having given myself a months head start without the poisonous foods. Sure I get stiff when I dig and run, but I seem to be recovering like I did in my younger days...it really is incredible now that I am eating "real wholesome" un-packaged foods. Sleep is something I am working on also as I increase my activity (now that I can increase my activity) as is also my efforts to center myself.
I've talked about finding balance a few times here and there, but now seem to be having quite some success to this. One thing I have to disagree with is this concept that women need to find balance more than men with very little information pertaining to men in this regard. Finding balance means so much more than time management & to suggest that men have more time on their hands than women is an irony to say the least. But just as with most things in the marketing industry...such irony will be round for eons to come. Anyways...apart from running a shop/doing the house work/playing taxi driver and looking after the teenagers + digging a veggie patch and exercising as well as socializing...FINDING BALANCE...has become more about finding peace within myself than it has about time management. Finding time came to me once I had the drive to clean up my act. To clean up my act I had to clean up the house and everything around me. To do any of those things I first had to get some kind of drive to lift me out of the depression I was in.
Normally I would just do the gym junkie thing...not so easy as the years roll by and the body no longer has all its parts...This whole eating thing about diets was a no go as it would only end up like a gym fad. Researching about food and how to find a balance with it first has really helped this time around. Using the same approach as I did to that of smoking has been a great help. I smoke for over 20years and have now been off them for over 3 years. It was not easy I having an addictive personality only made the challenge that much more difficult. Now time will tell with this new venture of mine to give up the POISON society feeds itself on. How people can refer to their unnatural sweeteners & takeaway foods as rewards for going without them gives credence to my opinion of people who commonly act as sheep.
All those so called healthy eating out places like subway and the like...nope...still poison...all those packaged health foods...nope still poison...WELL its poison to me & if you too where able to research into it far enough you might understand why I am so bent on all the chemicals added and the way they are sold off...but that's your choice and this is my diary
For Me...packaged oats/sweeteners/mixed drinks/dried foods/powders/oils/Breads/toppings and much much more that are sold at the "supermarket" are only ever a last resort. It's all unpackaged Food that I deal in now...Free range eggs and organic veggies (even then you have to scrutinize) lean and clean meat - raw nuts & plenty of fruit...green super juice - home grown herbs - clean milk (Zymil low fat) with bouts without it - no Cheese ect.............
As I increase my activities and have cleansed my liver with bouts off the dairy and so forth, eventually I will go back to certain foods frowned upon by whomever, but I at least now know & can make a much more wiser decision in whats available to eat.