Archive for August, 2009

It’s easier when I am accountable…

Yesterday was Day 1! It was very successful. The only thing that I consumed that was poison was a sour dough bread with half the dairy.

The day began with the toast and some homemade Jam! Mmmmmm! But still not the most nourishing breakfast. You can never turn down Moms homemade Jam though!!!

My Fiance, Mom and I went to scout out wedding locations. After my breakfast of toast and Jam I definitely didn’t have enough energy. I crashed around 1pm but trucked on. We stopped at a restaurant at a ranch that we were looking at for the nuptials.

We sat down at the table and I ordered water. Iced tea, Pop, even most Juices sold at restaurants are dealth to me.

 

 At this moment….the moment of truth…Would I cave on my first day blogging about eating right and losing weight???

I was fortunate enough that the first item on the menu, dry ribs, was smothered in Soy sauce (why? Ewwww). My brain flashed to the moments of laboured breathing and a heavy head and I chose not to eat any food from the menu!   

Success!

I survived the next two hours until we arrived home where I snacked on snow peas and grapes (Ummmm)!

 

For dinner we ate BBQ ribs with a home made from scratch BBQ sauce (look for it one day in your local sauce isle as I become a whole healthy food super hero!) with baked potato topped with only salt and pepper, and of course corn on the Cobb with a tiny dash of salt on one side.

 

It was great! I didn’t need the butter, the flavour of the food itself was all I needed.

 

Now this enjoyment I have of the foods own flavour was not always so. Please remember I was already “on the wagon” once before which is when I learned to appreciate this flavour. You will too! Once you break the addiction!

 

You can do it.

 

I can do it……

 

Cheers,

 

ND

 

Oh yea and I didn’t even crave desert!  Woohoooo!

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What made it all start…….

I created this blog a few weeks ago with the intention to start then. However, I felt that I should be done with all the issues that we  ( no not we right?) deal with before I could start blogging about it.

 

Issues!!! what issues????

 

I am talking about food. The food addictions that many people have. Most people don’t admit to having such a struggle and hide their food addictions. The only problem is often our waist lines give our secret away.

This was me (is me). My weight fluctuating, my diet failing at 2am with the help of the Mcdrive-thru and the soothing properties of grease, cream, and salt.  The aforementioned three culprits are my poisons. What are yours?

 

My sea-saw food life came to a screeching halt when I starting getting sick, very sick. I could hardly walk two blocks. I could hardly breath. My ear had been plugged for over three months and I was constantly congested. After x-rays and too many doses of anti-biotics I was sent to an ear specialist. During my conversation with this man (as he froze the inside of my nose) I mentioned that I was sensitive when I ate nuts (itchy chest and mouth). So he did a series of allergy tests on my arm.

 

Then the truth came out. I was allergic…to everything. Ok not really, but it sure feels like it.

 

My allergies include; Dairy, Soy, Peanuts, Nuts and Raw Tomatoes.

If you start reading labels you will see that soy is in everything. This made my late night runs, my ice cream for dinner…all my bad habits disappear. I am allergic to all of them.

When I started only eating whole foods that don’t include any of my death foods I lost 25 lbs in one month. Then it leveled off as my body became the shape I am meant to be.

IT WAS GREAT! 😀

 

Since then though, like most addicts I have fallen off the back of my health food semi-truck as it barrels down the highway at 100kms/hr.

I live between bliss and hell. In a constant battle betweencraving  my death food (27 yrs of habit) and feeling horrible after (I should have bought stock’s in anti-histamines), and the heavenly energy and superb feeling I have when I just eat properly.

 

So after that long introduction…..the purpose of this blog….

 

I share your pain and I am going to document my journey and hopefully become somewhat accountable for my hand to mouth actions.

Good bye deep fried tofu, Hello baked yams!

Thank you,

ND

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