I think it's time
Thursday, March 31, 2016
I don't think I've ever been more uncomfortable in my life. I'm back up to the weight range I was when I had my daughter and it seems that no matter how hard I try weight loss barely happens for me. Not only that but I'm noticing other problems as well.
My back pain has gotten worse. I can barely buckle my shoes. My energy is low. Dairy puts a rash on my chest. My temper is shorter. I get constipated often. My sweet tooth is more out of control than it ever was. I'm show signs of binge eating disorder. I'm getting more depressed.
There was only one time in my life where weight loss came easy for me. The time when I was a vegan. I think it's time to go back. I had so much more energy then and I was less sensitive to foods because I wasn't eating a lot of food I was sensitive to. I don't know if I can go cold turkey but I'm going to start easy. First stage is being implemented as of yesterday. Rather than eliminate animal products all together I'm going to begin phasing them out by not buying any more of them. Right now I have a couple dozen eggs from easter, a few cans of tuna, and some other things in the fridge but I also have a lot of grains and meat substitutes in the house to get me by. I'll just be buying lots of fresh veggies and mixing them up with rice, polenta, and I'll have to grab some quinoa soon.
I started this last night and I'm starting to feel better already. For dinner I had a flax seed whole grain wrap with hummus, black beans, brown rice, alfalfa sprouts, avocado, and cucumber. I feel a lot cleaner now.
I'm also finding it easier to get my daughter to branch out beyond just eggs and fish sticks now. I've been giving her brown rice for dinner and have been mixing it with veggies and she now eats broccoli without being forced! I'll be posting more as I go and I'm actually ready for this change.