If you are following my journey to health (read my Big Dog manifesto blog post), one of the things that made a difference to me in motivation and encouragement was reading Chris Carr’s book, Crazy Sexy Diet. She is vegan which I am not, but I loved her message of how out of whack our diets are, even those of us who think we eat pretty well. As it turns out there is a big difference in what we eat and most of us eat a lot of processed food and usually too much of it. Chris wrote about her need to totally change her lifestyle and how her life depended on it when she was diagnosed with cancer. I don’t have cancer, but I do have Fibromyalgea and need to lose the weight I gained because of it. Ultimately my life does depend on it. And that is the same as with any of us who sit too much at our jobs, don’t get enough exercise and eat our standard American diets.
I am on a quest to do what I can to give my body a chance to heal itself. I am mostly preparing food at home, juicing, eating organic, nothing processed, lots of vegetables and low glycemic fruits, farm raised organic meats and Alaskan Salmon and some brown rice. I am walking everyday and working out with a trainer twice a week and hiking to the top of Stone Mountain once a week.
I have lost 6 pounds this month and feel good. So far, so great.
Do you have any health challenges you are working on overcoming? I’d love to hear what you are doing.