Monday, December 8, 2014

Blog as Day 8: Hard but not impossible

   
                       

  I wrote about my day without rice cakes Here.  I realized that day that cutting out my intake of what I was claiming to be  " better" carbs was not as hard as I thought. I also was able to reconfirm the fact that when you are eating more protein and less "fluff" you're satisfied longer and not thinking about food as much. Since  that day, I have gotten better at doing it without making it such a big deal. I haven't done it 100% of the time but I would say it's like a 60-40 for now. I plan to accomplish more.

       While I am not fully committed to any particular method, I must say that I truly enjoy Mark Sisson's blog (thanks Gwen for mentioning it!). So much of his work clicks with me and I especially like going through his old a archives and trying to educate myself.

       I didn't think I'd ever be able to log my food daily yet I have done it for three months now. I never imagined me measuring out or weighing food in order to be exact with my food, yet I have done that as well. I hoped but didn't really trust that I could put in the commitment and persistence to lose 5-10-15 or as much as I have to lose. I found solace in reading how PCOS made it nearly impossible to lose weight and used it as a valid excuse. Yet, when I tried and work hard I found that although hard it was not impossible. Now. I am so happy and excited about having moved past the 30 pound lost mark.  A small trek in very my long path, but a great accomplishment regardless of that.

       So as I sit here and enjoy my raw nuts, fruit and water for lunch I know that I can be successful at being legume, grain and sugar free. I just have to keep working on it! And whenever I fall (because no one has a smooth sailing with no imperfections) I know that I will continue to get up, dust myself off and seek out both the support and lessons from others who have been and continue to be successful in their health journeys and I will be successful in mine as well. Onward!



4 comments:

  1. You are doing SO SO well, Alati! I'm very proud of you! And I'm so glad you are enjoying all that Mark Sisson has to offer. He is amazing, and so are all the Friday success stories from real people. So glad to be along on my journey with you! We aren't perfect, but we strive to be the best we can be each day. That's all anyone (ourselves included) can ask of us. :)

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    1. Thanks for reading and your support Gwen!

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  2. I love Mark Sisson's Friday success stories ... very motivational!

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    1. They really are! I can get lost on his site for hours lol

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