Sunday, March 2, 2008

Blogging Lent 5: A Week

It has been one week since I eliminated sugar, honey, corn syrup and caloric sweeteners in general from my diet. I feel good. I feel pretty clear headed. I did have some compulsive eating Friday and Saturday (salty things), but it was limited (read: not a gazillion calories, not a "let's throw in the towel" experience, I made a decision to stop and was able to do it).

I lost about 4 lbs, which seems good to me, since I wasn't in any sense "dieting" (trying to control calories, etc.).

This week I am trying to be healthier overall. Perhaps limiting (or eliminating) flour, or those salty things of which I spoke.

Thanks for all your good words of support. I am still trying to get a fix on the spiritual aspect of all of this. Stay tuned.


The Swandive said...

staying tuned. blessings.

Jennifer said...

Cecilia, have you read anything by Geneen Roth? I might have mentioned her before, but she is the best writer/speaker I know to ensuring we don't become slaves to our practices to lose weight. She once said in a workshop, "Take the canoe across the river, but don't carry it on your head for the next ten miles just in case you reach another river." Tune into the inside--though the scale might be encouraging--and check out her eating guidelines. Though I'm not following them well at the moment, I find them to be extraordinarily effective at drawing out the spiritual possibilities.... Be well.

Jan said...

Good for you. That you're feeling so good is an indicator to me that I should try this way of living, too.

Kate said...

The spiritual aspect of all of this is what's made it possible for me. When I've asked that God make clear to me for today, what her will might be, the answer has never, ever been, "Binge on sugar." There's always something else for me to do instead, when I'm paying attention.

It helped a lot to think, when I'm doing whatever my meal prep for the day is (preparing vegetables for a vegan chili dinner, or looking at a restaurant menu), "The gifts of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God." Somehow, I've never been able to follow that up with McNuggets and super-sized fries and diet Coke.

Blessings on you, Cecelia!!

LittleMary said...

i sit eating a bowl of ice cream right now. secretly. although i guess now it isn't a secret.