Tuesday, May 8, 2012
92 Days! Can You Believe it!
February 6th 2012- Began Juicing Fruits & Vegetables
Weight 170 Lbs - May 8, 2012 - 144 Lbs
February 6th Size 14 - May Size 4-6 (depending)
Was suppose to just be for 15 Days! It's been 92 days!
February Quit Smoking - May - Still Not Smoking
February Gave up Wine for 15 Days - May Still No Wine!
February Gave Up Meat/Poultry - May Still No Meat/Poultry!
February Gave Up Processed Foods - May No Processed!
February Gave Up Dairy - May - No Dairy!
February Started Walking - May Averaging 12 miles a week!
I remember early on saying I would not become a Vegetarian! Well, I guess I'm eating my words, as since I started this I appear to be eating Vegetarian and am jazzed to just keep it going. Just this past Sunday I had a small piece of chicken that Bruce had BBQ'd, but it did nothing for me. It's not that I CAN'T eat these things, it's that I now CHOOSE NOT to, that is the difference.
And I'm finding all kinds of new web sites, for example, I really had no idea what GI was previous to this journey, Well, now I know - It's the Glycemic Index... What is that? It's a rating that measures the rate at which a particular food raises your blood sugar levels.... OK. So what... Well, for me I've never paid any attention to things like this previously. But now I am and I'm finding it fascinating. There is so much good information out here on the Web- I don't have to recreate the wheel - I can just help push it along - High Glycemic foods... explained very well in this video blog. It's all starting to make so much sense to me.
Here is a link to LOW Glycemic Foods Simple Low Glycemic Index List to Make Wise Food Choices!
Then there is the good and bad list which now has me a little confused - Butternut Squash BAD? Well, I just have to keep doing this to figure it all out, and continue eating and juicing along the way!
I keep inspired through my association with the folks from Fat,Sick and Nearly Dead, Forks over Knives, Food Matters.tv , my friends and family for their continued support and a host of web sites and blogs I have stumbled upon. By the way, Bruce has lost 14 pounds, he's very supportive and continues to eat and juice with me. But as I've mentioned, he is more relaxed with his eating habits and includes meat and alochol on occassion. But I am proud that he has been here with me on this journey.
Well, I better go, I just wanted to give this update. As soon as I get my laptop fixed I'll do a Video Update.