For the last two weeks or more, I have been working on a healthier diet. It’s ALMOST my Lent diet which I don’t remember if I did this year or not, but not quite as tough. I did start off with the hardest part for me, cutting back on drinking. And I don’t mean just alcohol. I am always drinking. I used to drink six or more Co-Colas a day. That was several years ago. Then I mostly drank sweet tea. Which I still love. And Mexican Co-colas. And juice. And occasionally Gatorade. And well I just like to drink stuff. So to start I got eliminated alcohol. That gave me some cash for my organic diet! I stopped buying sweet tea by the gallon at Publix (ouch!) and am mainly drinking electrolyte water again. That alone always makes me feel better. At first I allowed myself to eat pretty much anything I wanted. My brain is much more reasonable with food than drink. By now I have nearly eliminated all processed foods and am eating primarily fresh fruit and veggies.
I’ve been to a farmers market two weeks in a row. When you are shopping for one it’s easy to over buy fruit and veggies especially when they are sold by the basket. So I have been really trying to eat everything before it goes bad. That doesn’t allow for a taco from Taco Bell or really much of anything else. Each day is eat as much raw food as possible day! I try to eat something every three hours or so rather than having an actual meal. Currently, I’m chowing down on a squash casserole that just came out of the oven. It’s not exactly dietetic there is plenty of cheese and a cracker crust. In the morning I have been having yogurt with a sliced peach and or a banana. Mid morning maybe a quarter of a cantaloupe.
Soon I will tighten things up a bit more and switch to a vinaigrette dressing rather than my super fattening homemade mustard/mayo/honey dressing. I’ll stop buying so much cheese. I’ll cut back on sparking juice drinks. I’m just inching into things. I’ve gotten back to walking the dog. I’ve washed some dishes and made a little progress in the house.
My mood has been so much better on the new healthy plan. The only issue now is my sleep schedule. I’ve been sleeping for 13-18 hour clips at random times. I’ve always had a touch of narcolepsy. I fell asleep Thursday night on the most important night of Big Brother in ages! I’m hoping that my body is just really tired figuring out what to do with the influx of good stuff. I’ve even been taking my vitamins and my SAM-e. Perhaps it just needs time to process everything.
I’ve also stopped watching the news and am trying to avoid depressing, angry, nasty stuff as much as I can, considering my job. This has been quite beneficial. Although I still read Google News every day.
The current plan is to make this a long-term thing so that on my birthday next June I might not be quite as huge as I currently am, and I will get out into the world, and clean up this house, and look for somewhere to move that would make me happier. We shall see how long this lasts.
Oh, the market I went to this morning was in a church parking lot and there was a church lady selling homemade baked good. I got a piece of pineapple upside down cake and had it with coffee for mid morning snack. What? Pineapple is fruit! 🙂 It was sooo good.
So that’s what I am up to. What about you guys?