Thursday, July 4, 2013

Eating "cleaner"

We watched a few documentaries in the past couple of weeks. Hungry for Change, Vegucated and Food Matters are documentaries about food; how it's made, how it gets from the farm to our table, the chemicals that are added and why and what those chemicals do to our bodies. Vegucated had me in tears, and is the reason behind deciding to cut our meat intake, and to be aware of where our meat and animal products come from.

I definitely have a food addiction. I have no "off switch", once I start eating, I have quite a lot of difficulty stopping and these documentaries gave me some ideas as to why that may be.   Luckily, I have a husband who agrees with my must-get-healthy initiative, and a child who is too young to complain, so we're trying to eat "cleaner".  We've cut out 99% of our red meat intake, and we're cutting out chicken as well. I've stopped eating any "white" or "bleached" pastas or breads. I've stopped adding sugar and salt to anything (except my one morning coffee that I take sugar in... that is going to be the hardest habit to break!).

I still have not added any exercise to my plan, and have lost another 4 lbs in the past two weeks. I'm right on track.

I started changing my life on June 11/2013, I was 282 lbs and a size 20 or XXL, I was exhausted, and my entire body ached.

My goal: 135 lbs by January 2015.

So far, I've lost 20 lbs, and I'm feeling incredible :)

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