When you change something as profoundly as your diet, life is not missed. The only things to which I can compare the feeling is when you start a new job, buy a new car, find a new love or move to a new location. The latter is my simile of choice as the new home makes each step one filled with mindfulness. You can't navigate those corners as mindlessly and blindly as you one did. You can't transport yourself from the living room to the kitchen while reading the paper or drunk or half-asleep. You can't go on auto-pilot when you come home and head up the steps. You have to be awake. Where is that door knob? Where did I put the corn flakes? When starting a profoundly different diet, you start to pay attention. Do I have enough of the right produce? Do I have clean containers for my juice? Do I have enough juice for the day? What new combination can I use? You simply must pay attention. The first kiss from a new love brings a heady rush. The first steps on a new lifestyle change is the same. Then, as time goes on, the kiss, while still potent, doesn't make you swoon as much. You even find, after a number of years, that you can do it without "being there". It's not that you want to, it just happens. It is taken for granted. Today, day five, the first creeping steps of that started for me. I didn't think about drinking a smoothie for lunch rather than eating. The process of making the drink has gotten into a small rhythm. I think less about the drink and more about the things I do around food. That will be a subject for another day. But on day five, I wanted you to know that I was starting to get a bit comfortable with things. Not fully. Not at all. But the honeymoon may be starting to end. And, oddly enough, I think that is good. It is good because my hope is that excitement and anticipation and wonderment will spill over into all parts of my day, not just when I am making, cleaning up after and drinking my rations.
Here is a quick picture of today's early smoothie just after the mix of red stuff and green stuff took off in earnest:
My weight loss seems to have slowed, so that is good. I imagine the water loss and other such things may be getting stable. I am going to poke around for new recipes that suit me.
My hope is that all of you are finding nothing but motivation and success from your Reboots. Keep looking ahead.
|I am 5% through the 60 days.|
Weight: 163.4 lbs.
Food: Fruit/Veg Smoothie With Hemp Seed and some Juice.
|Did a bit of juice today.|