Another hungry day. Almost had a stroke watching all my coworkers eat their delicious lunches at our meeting. But here’s what I find interesting. Every day for the last 29 years, I’ve been a slave to hunger. I tell myself “I can’t control myself, I can’t diet” because “I can’t tolerate hunger”. And yeah, it’s really uncomfortable sometimes. But somehow for the last 19 days, I’ve DONE IT. Granted some days were easier than others, some days I was so hungry I thought I’d lose my mind with cravings and other days were fine. But despite the hunger or not, amazing temptations or not, I’ve stuck to this diet. Like, almost to the letter (definitely not perfect, especially in terms of calories at HSM). I haven’t had a single bite of wheat or junk food and check it out, I’m still alive! It’s truly been a unique experience for me; very empowering and honestly kind of cool. I’m sure some people reading this are wondering what the hell is wrong with me that I could never control myself before, but I’ve never had (or thought I had!) that kind of willpower.
So anyway, not only am I feeling better about myself physically, it’s been a real eye-opener psychologically as well. I feel like successfully getting this far has been a real breakthrough for my personal growth.
Anyway, thought I’d share, especially for others who may have had similar experiences!
Had some shrimp green curry with lots of vegetables and some rice for dinner, and got in a 30 minute NEPA walk.