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My True Motivations

Monday, April 15, 2013

Today is my second and a half day of following Dr Fuhrman's Eat to Live program. I'm feeling good. Not deprived. You get to eat a lot of food and already I'm noticing my taste buds are more sensitive to the natural flavors in things.

Spark Coach asked me to identify and blog about my REAL motivation behind my goals. I think they are varied. 1) I would like to be able to walk without gasping 2) I would like to reduce my pain levels (which should be possible in following this diet) 3) I would like to reduce the amount of medicine I take and 4) I really REALLY want to look good again. I'm not an ugly person....but have been feeling so hideous with all this weight on me. It would be so nice to look in the mirror and like what I see.

Both the asthma, and the PsA are supposedly eradicable through this diet, AS is my hypertension and possibly my low thyroid. I should begin to feel and look and BE really healthy when following this plan. I would like to see my skin get that glow it used to have when I was a raw vegan.

For the first time in a long time I have some hope. For the first time I feel like I really truly know what to do in order to lose weight and regain my health.

I still have to conquer the night time eating habit completely. There are still nights when I have some animal crackers in the middle of the night. I threw out my cereal as it has no place on this food plan. I would throw out the cookies but my husband wants to keep them. I hope he takes them to work. I don't want them in the house.

I do have a problem on Tomorrow, Thursday and Friday when I will be out at lunch time. On Thursday I can probably bring a salad. Tomorrow I can probably reschedule my outing so that it is AFTER lunch. That just leaves FRiday. Maybe we can eat somewhere where I can just get a salad.

As far as exercise. The book says that once I start to lose some of this weight I will feel more like exercising. That will especially be true if my pain levels are reduced. I should go outside (maybe tomorrow) and finish the raking that almost killed me the other day. It will be good to get some of the stuff around this house done that needs to be done. I have to go through my clothes and get rid of some things, however I am not going to get rid of my smaller clothes because now I once again have hopes of fitting into them.
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