“Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you and be silent. ”
Well, so much for the “silent” part but I am not preaching what others should eat, just the effects of what I am currently eating and why. I do not recommend it to anyone because honestly, I'm not sure I am going to recommend it to myself in two weeks time.
For now, 10 weeks and counting, it's a match-not made in heaven, but a match.
So, welcome to “Change is good. You go first. Part II” and I'll try not to preach because folks, particularly women, who are attached to a certain diet, can get all holier than thou and start telling other folks how to live because they have found the way the truth and the light. Why do we do that? Probably, because we think it's helpful. PS. It's not because there's not one size fits all in this world in clothing or diets.
At any rate, I see no way, truth or light other than what applies to me and it might only seem to have those properties on any given day.
I might have some practical habits that could be helpful or annoying, but mostly, I'm like a reporter writing an article about trying to maintain a sixty pound weight loss for the seventh year by living for the past 10 weeks without sugar, wheat, and processed carbs.
Whoa. I think it's makin' me cranky. Well, full disclosure: I've been a crankster for many years. I once got a writing award that praised my “eloquent irritability” so I guess I can't blame it on this food program. Moving on.
Part I told you the “why”. Part II will tell you what living without those foods, now clearly established as my lifelong “Home Entertainment Center”, is like. (Thank You, WW pal Liz for that term!)
Post Mortem to My Food Home Entertainment Center: You may have been created for good reasons, totally understandable and therapeutic reasons, but what was created in my youth and maintained in adulthood to address non-hunger issues has created big time reasons to dissemble it now, piece by piece, and I'm taking a bit of advice from Marie Kondo of decluttering fame, who advised saying to old socks still in our drawers– she advised us to say “thank you, old socks for your years of service” and then promptly throw them out.
If anyone would like to consider sharing their story of maintaining a signifiicant weight loss for over one year, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org