I got all that shrimp and “friedness” out of me this morning and during the day. I felt good for most of the day. Started the morning with bananas and apple sauce. Midmorning I got really, really hungry…so I had a bag of baby carrots. The hunger was very intense, so I was surprised. It was like my body was yelling at me. Had my usual big salad for lunch (see previous post for what it’s made up of ) and it was great. I also had some of the free Stride gum they were passing out at Union Station this morning. That was helpful.
My cravings are still manageable. The main thing is that I just consider if I’m hungry or not. Just asking myself that question makes it clear that I’m just craving or just emotionally wanting food and it’s not an actual nutritional issue. At this point I’m realizing just how much eating I’ve been doing without being hungry at all. I’m sure I’m cutting so many calories. I haven’t had any candy in days. I used to eat at least 4-7 pieces of chocolate candy a day at work. I’m sure that was about 200-400 or more extra calories a day.
I decided after the last couple of days that one of the things that motivates me to eat is boredom and that I can’t just come home and sit every evening. I don’t want to go to the gym every day either so I’m going to find things to do at least 2 times a week. To day I walked around at the mall for about an hour. It was fun. I looked at fashions that I would love to buy in the sizes I will be wearing in a couple of months. I didn’t buy any food while I was there. I came straight home. YAY
The only non raw moment today was the drinking of Diet Coke (1 bottle) that’s cool. I had it after a dinner of raw nut meat rolled up in a collard leaf. Yummy.