It has been 19 days since I decided to make a change. It was scary, I’m not going to lie. I met with the doctor that another doctor had recommended. I went to this appointment not knowing completely what I was in for or what to expect. And I ended up jumping in with both feet. I gave up all my favorite foods and drinks in exchange for supplements and healthy food choices. I wasn’t ready to do it, but really, I don’t know that I would ever get to a point where I was actually ready.
I gave up fast food.
I gave up ice cream.
I gave up cheese.
I gave up pizza.
I gave up pop.
I gave up alcohol.
I gave up chocolate.
I gave up what really the majority of things that made up my diet.
But here is what I also gave up
I gave up feeling like crap.
I gave up doubting myself.
I gave up cravings.
I gave up feeling sorry for myself.
I gave up making poor choices.
And the changes that I have seen in just short of three weeks are more than I could have asked for. So far, I have lost 30.5 pounds, but that’s not even the best part. I have so much energy that I don’t know what to do with myself. I have started taking better care of myself in general. My clothes fit better. I am way less bloated. I have ankles! I actually now crave things like spinach and raw broccoli. Who would have ever guessed that? I never even liked raw broccoli! It really is blowing my mind how easy this change has been and I am so grateful for that. This is just the first phase of the plan that I’m on so I’m not saying that I’m never going to eat pizza or ice cream again and this isn’t a forever way of eating but it’s transitioning into a way that I can plan my diet for my life that is going to fuel my body in a way that I actually can be the healthiest version of myself. Thank you all so very much for your encouragement and kind words, they really mean so much to me! I can’t wait to share more of this journey as I can’t believe it’s only been a few weeks, but having so many cheerleaders makes it that much easier.
8/7/2017 09:52:54 am
This is fabulous, Sarah! So happy for your success and more importantly, that you feel so much better! Do you have a strategy planned in case you start to crave some of the things that given up?
8/7/2017 01:18:11 pm
Thanks Andrea! I have a few things to help me keep from slipping up. The biggest one is to try to avoid even having things around that are going to cause me to make bad choices. Having fruit and veggies ready to eat. If I am going out to eat or to someone's house, to make sure I plan ahead. Look at the menu or even bring my own with me. And finally if it does end up happening, which it already has once or twice, to forgive myself and not let myself fall down the usual spiral that I would.
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