when i last wrote, i was talking about how i resisted cookies and worked out instead. "oh, just think about how long you'll have to work out to get off those cookie calories," i advised you. well the very next day i volunteered on a polar express train ride, and i was put in charge of cookies and hot chocolate. i indulged in both and never stopped indulging. through the holidays i ate everything, and ate it in excess. in january i had one good week of dieting, then went to a friend's birthday weekend extravaganza the second week of the month, and i haven't made one good health decision since then. i haven't exercised, i haven't deprived myself.
and 33 pounds later, i am only 2 pounds lighter than i was when i started my juice fast.
20 weeks, 33 pounds. i tried to run tonight and couldn't even make it 5 minutes. the last time i ran, it was a 5k. i have destroyed my body and thrown away all of my hard work. now it's time to pay for it.
i'm not even sure what type of diet i want to follow. my preference would be a well balanced 1200 calorie diet with all of the food groups, but if juicing taught me anything, it's that my body doesn't tolerate all types of foods. 1200 calories of juice made me feel better and lose weight 4x faster than 1200 calories of meats, dairy and grains. but i'm not sure i can jump back into juice. and not because of the hunger or taste of it...but the pure pain in the assedness of it! the constant trips to the store, the cleaning of the produce, hauling out the juicer, making it, bottling it, cleaning that stupid juicer. if i could hire a personal juicer to make it for me and drop off a day's supply each evening, i'd be thrilled to give it another shot. so today i just stuck to raw vegan foods. fruits, veggies, salad, water. of course my warm lemon juice to start the day! i just feel like i need to get the sugar, fat and animal products out of my body, and then i can see what i feel like doing. i'm totally sold on the benefits of a vegan diet. i just don't know that i can survive it long term, as i proved on december 9th when one cookie ended up costing me 33 pounds and months of determination and effort.
i know that writing this blog every night helped me feel accountable, so here i go again, even though i'm sure no one is reading anymore. if you are...thanks for sticking around. i'm going to try not to let you down this time. you, or me.