Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I am a Rabbit

Right now I am crunching spinach leaves. This week I've revamped what I eat and now eat the following each day:

  • 2 cups of raw spinach
  • 1 cup of raw carrots
  • 1 cup of raw cucumbers
  • 1 cup of raw green peppers
  • 1 cup of raw tomatoes
  • 1 cup of raw soybeans
  • 1 cup of some other bean like garbanzo, black bean, kidney bean, etc.
  • 1 cup of fish (salmon or tuna)
  • 1 or 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 2 cups of green tea
  • A lot of water
I love vegetables. Don't need to add vegetable oils or dressings because they taste great by themselves.
The only bad thing I've had each day is one iced coffee from Starbucks. I want to stop doing that soon. It's just my one indulgence right now.

My body has been revolting with the change. It always does at first. I'm sure it will go back to normal soon.
What I wouldn't give for some pasta and bread though. I'm not a chocolate/potato chip snacker. My downfall is bread and pasta. I love milk as well, but am not drinking that either right now.

I checked and it's 1105 calories a day. I thought it would be less for some reason. I didn't realize how many calories garbanzo beans have and won't be eating those anymore.

I'm crunching a carrot while asking myself why it has to be so difficult. I also ask myself if it's worth it. I weighed myself Monday and was 253 pounds. I will weigh again next Monday to see if I've lost anything. I really want to weigh myself now but realize it wouldn't be a good idea. The only reason why I want to weigh is to experience instant gratification because right now this is so difficult. At the same time, if I do jump on the scales and don't see progress I'll want to rip my hair out and scream in frustration, so I'll just wait.

I think someone has a blog called, "Wait to Weight" or something like that. I completely understand what they mean now.


linda said...

As long as you only eat like a rabbit and not breed like one!

That is not enough calories a day to function happily. You need about 1500. 1200 if you are desperate. But 1500 good and healthy calories are the best way to go at the start.

You need some more protein to keep you full also. Maybe some turkey or chicken breast. Also, not enough complex carbs on your list. Add two slices of seedy bread or perhaps a small serve of swiss muesli. Hmmm, no dairy there. A glass of no fat milk perhaps. And some plain no fat yogurt you can add honey to.

If you eat too little your body will think you are starving and slow down. Or you may get hungry and BINGE then feel guilty. If you eat the same thing day in and day out you will DIE OF BOREDOM.

Still, you are going well to even get started. Just stick to it. It takes about six weeks for your body to get over the addiction of naughty food.

Laura said...

Yay for you for beginning this change. I'm trying to do the same thing. It's hard ... I have a lot of weight to lose. I figure if I can give up the smokes then I can give up the food addiction too.

crazybeanrider said...

That is alot of ruffage. I encourage you to keep up the good work your doing.


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