Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Thoughts: It's new years eve! New years resolutions are dumb. I guess they are better than no resolution though right. I used to wait until a Monday to sart something new, or tomorrow. I would break moments up into time and days and weeks "in october i will start this." A friend once asked me "whens a good time to do it now?" NOW!!! For 5 years I kept saying "I will never binge again from tomorrow, or from Monday, or I'll wait until the new year." Now I do it now! There is no waiting. What if I suddenly died? I don't want to die miserable.
Challenges: Oh man...today I rushed to the toilet many times. I was pooping up a storm...and it was not fun, it was runny and full of nuts and I felt like I was going to throw up all day. Do you check out your poops? It's the worst I have felt since I have been on the Earth Diet. I feel like I have been eating too many nuts lately. When I thought about nuts today my stomach quenched at the thought of eating them. You know when you throw up and you know what food upset your body because when you think of it you think eewwww! Nuts are a good protein source, and an excellent fuel because of their fat, and to a lesser degree, carbohydrate, content. People recoil at the mention of the word 'fat', but we have to remember that fat is just a fuel to burn in daily activity. If our energy budget is right, the intake of fats and carbohydrates are burned up in daily activity. It is only when we eat too much of anything that trouble starts. Overlaid on this is 'good fat, bad fat'. Nut fats are good because they are unmodified. Some may have useful contributions of omega-3 , sadly deficient in an industrial diet. Some have high amounts of monosaturates, also useful for regularizing blood lipids and protecting from cardiovascular deterioration. Whole nuts 'burn slow', and help equilibriate appetite, damping down 'calory cravings'. In a natural diet, using nuts as an important part of the food mix, and coupled with exercise, it is possible to lose, not gain, weight. Again, excess calories, from whatever source - sugars, starches, fat, or oil - over and above your energy expenditure, will be stored as fat. Nuts in themselves are not 'fattening', lack of exercise and overeating any carbohydrate or fat is fattening. So I guess it was too much fat for my body to handle and so it got rid of it.
Triumphs: When I felt sick today I said to mysef and shared with Steph, "I will have a new body in a few hours" and so I kept breathing in new fresh air, breathing in a new body and breathing out the old body. Nothing stays the same way for a long time. Our body is constantly changing and transforming with each breath. We have the ability to heal ourselves. It was great to be with my body and heal it.
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: 4 chocolate balls. green apple.
Lunch: raw carrot. juice, beetroot, carrot, celery, ginger and pineapple.
Dinner: Fried Salmon with miso soup (no tofu) with green tea.
Dessert: no dessert.
Snacks: no snacks.
Cost: $13 for salmon from the best ever Japanese restaurant in the world!!! Yep! It's in Surfers Paradise.
Exercise: walking around surfers and dancing up a storm in the nightclubs for new years eve.
299 Days To Go!!!