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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.
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  • SKELLEY3440
    I too am unfortunately feeling the same way you are. I get short of breath quicker. My back is sore more often than not and I've actually found myself walking like I'm 9 months pregnant a couple of times. It's obviously time for me as well to change things. I'm unfortunately not in a financial position to choose the healthiest choice, but I'm doing my best. That is one positive thing I can say about being broke...can't afford sweets, lol!!

    My best diet was actually the diabetic diet. I'm not diabetic, but when I was pregnant with my kids I was so I was one of the lucky few who actually LOST weight while I was pregnant, 40 lbs with the 1st and 15 lbs with the second.

    I wish you the best of luck on your journey and hope you succeed! emoticon
    1758 days ago
  • VEG_GIRL04
    Great idea to slowly incorporate things in and slowly take things out of your diet. This kind of strategy keeps your body in check and your wallet in check (who wants to throw away a bunch of food?) And hopefully your daughter will follow your lead. My step daughter does with my husband and I - so she's usually willing to at least TRY some things - as long as they don't look too scary! haha
    1759 days ago
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