I may have cut back too much during the first week. I didn’t start the diet until Tuesday of that week and lost 6 pounds in four days. Consequently, I was told to maybe add a bit more to my daily calorie intake. I did that, and this week I lost 3 pounds. I’m down to 237.
At times I felt like I was eating too much and didn’t think I’d lose much, if anything. I guess 3 pounds a week is good, although once I get motivated to do something, I want to do it fast. I know the problem I’m going to have is realizing that this really can’t be just a diet for a few months. I have to somehow drill into my head that I have to make this a lifestyle change or in two years I’ll be right back up to an unhealthy weight.
Once I develop a habit it takes an Act of Congress and a telephone call from God to get me to change. I have slowly started to get out of the sedentary lifestyle I was living. This week, instead of watching “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” after dinner every night, I took that time to do some walking, stretching, etc. Once I was doing the walking, it felt good to be doing it. But I’ve been so used to eating dinner, then hitting the living room chair to watch television and doze that at first it felt like a major disruption when I didn’t do it.
Related to the food portion of the diet, one of my challenges is planning what to eat. For so long I have just grabbed something without planning or considering what I was eating. So having a focal point of working out and eating healthier at least has me thinking. I’ve lost 10 pounds now in a little less than two weeks. Another thing that I realized this week is that in a lot of ways I was eating the right kinds of food, I was just eating way too much of it. So just cutting back on the amount of food I was already eating doesn’t seem all that bad to me.
I’ve got a long way to do, but at least I’ve started.
Now there exist different factors that are frequently causing our bodies to take in toxins. Foot pads are one of the easiest, safest and most effective detoxification method.