I'm sitting here eating one of Rawmazing's
wonderful crepes and marveling at the last 4 days or so.
One thing that's amazing to me is how many people say to eliminate weight, cut out the fats. I don't know what fat they're talking about because I ate 4, count 'em 4 crepes last night and this morning I'm down another pound. When I went raw about 14 years ago, we really didn't have the resources that are available now so pretty much all we had were nut and seed-based recipes. Burgers, breads, crackers, etc. and we ALL (six of us) eliminated excess weight. I didn't have that much to drop but it was leaving!
Also, on one of my interview shows, I think it was Susan Schenck on Let's Talk Raw,
who talked about her fat elimination method and that was 400 calories a meal, 4 times a day, including raw fat w/ each meal. Well, I'm not a calorie counter but I went out and got some avos, olives and coconut oil. With each meal (mostly various salads yet, sometimes just a banana or two) I had either a few olives, OR 1/4 (or so) avo, OR a couple of teaspoons of fudge, made with coconut oil. Did that add up to 1600 calories? *shrug* I dunno. All I can say is, my stomach is flatter than it's been in a long time; pants I was not able to put a leg into a couple of months ago I can now wear again comfortably and I feel good!
Now, to help me stay on the regimen, I'm also using the tools I'm teaching women in my classes
. Know this! I am NOT starving; I don't feel deprived in the least. I'm eating full, satisfying meals with natural nutrients and enzymes.
My husband is not raw ~ not even close. The only thing he eats that has any vitality at all is freshly squeezed oj. His favorites are bread, pasta, pizza, chicken whatever and fish.
Being vegetarian for 23+ years, the chicken and fish has not been a problem but the starches???? Oh yes, I've succumbed but, not for awhile now!
In one of my blog posts I mentioned how, when He was gone on a gig I'd eat and overeat HIS stuff. One night I even ate a whole pizza! Well, that's ended. He's been working a LOT lately and I stay raw and sane in my food choices! I make sure I have food "I" like and want; have NO desire to check the cupboards for bread or pretzels; never even LOOK in the freezer for pizza or potatoes..... NO desire whatsoever!!! Cheese is staring me in the face. My mind is like ~ "what's that? Is that even edible?"
It is SO cool to not want any of that stuff!
The first to go was sweets. I remember being at weddings or birthday parties and sticking my finger into the frosting on the cake. I'd always want the corner piece where most of the frosting was. Forget the cake, just give me frosting. That doesn't even look like something someone should put in their body to me anymore. I remember that sickly sweet taste and eeeeeuuuuwww! Yuck! So, that craving is GONE!
If you look at my squeezepage
, you'll see one of MY former downfalls. Sneaking food! See the woman with the potato chips next to her? That use to be me. In another blog post I mentioned how, when I was a child, I'd sneak into the cupboards when my mother was gone. Well, I found myself doing that as an adult. Using the tools I share, that lil habit is GONE!
Oh! The mysterious moment. Yesterday morning I was out walking and at one point, before even heading back, I was wishing I'd have drunk some water or brought some with me. My mouth was dry. A couple of houses from that thought, I saw what appeared to be a bottle of water. It was! AND, it was full, never opened!!! DAYUM!!!! Well, I opened it; drank it. It was soooo good! Now, I was also hoping I'd see the bear that's been frequenting the area I walk. Didn't get that wish.
O.k! Here's what's been happening business-wise. I realized that many of us have issues around the holidays. There comes this cycle where we go to friends'/relatives' homes and we overeat ~ OR, we stay home and ~ overeat. We rationalize that these holidays come only once a year so, going to indulge. In actuality, we act as though we've not eaten all year and we'll never eat again! At the end of the holidays we feel as though we SHOULD never eat again since we ate so much.
In January, we do the "I've GOT to lose this weight - I'm going on a diet" resolution. (how many of those have you done and kept?)
How would it be if you could enjoy the holidays, enjoy the food, enjoy the company FULLY and TOTALLY without overeating? How would it be if in January, you didn't feel the need or urge to go on another weight loss diet because you savored your food instead of stuffed it? (listen to what the monkey mind has to say about that ~ Oh, stuffing yourself is part of the fun! Is it REALLY? )
How would it be if you could share the information
I'm about to give you and create over $24 as holiday income for every person you referred who joined in?
How would it be if YOU could eat healthily and sanely with no effort? Wouldn't that be awesome???
Well, one thing I've found out on my journey. ALL weight loss diets "work" IF you can stay on them. That's the catch. How many food programs have you been on? Have you found that as soon as stress comes up, what do we do? What we've always done ~ eat! and, not healthily either, yes?
Check it out. If it makes sense to you, join me and some new friends on my pre-holiday support program
. Support yourself by eliminating those fears and emotions which cause you to overeat and potentially make some cash
to support you financially in your journey.
Enough for now,