July started with a new way of eating, actually a 28 day plan that ended today. For a scale that had stopped moving long ago I was tired of the madness and told the right person, a new friend who had an idea and ordered me a book titled “The Fast Metabolism Diet” by Haylie Pomroy
I have never been a reader of self help books though with the world wide web I could seek out anything I wanted to know more about.
Well I read this book, as I shopped for the essentials I would need for the first week and began. First two days I went to bed early so I did not have to eat anymore food, yes this is the truth it may have been 3 days. On this third day a funny thing happened I actually heard my stomach growl for the first time in 20 years.
You see I would wake at 5 am have 2 cups of coffee no sugar and not eat anything until maybe noon then dinner at 6 or 7 pm then bed by 10 or 11. On occasion I would snack before bed or have a dessert. I was so out of whack not drinking water, burning the candle at both ends never giving my body the nutrients it needed to function properly.
When I was trucking I ate better, I guess it was when I got hurt and could not afford lots of different foods and depression took hold from it and being poor for really the first time that I began this journey. It was time to live again!
So the deal is you must give up white flower that many have already as well as pasta, rice and rolls as well as baked goods. I also gave up all sugar and quit drinking coffee after 45+years it was not even hard to do so.
I began to drink my water all day long, eat within 30 minutes of waking and having a snack then lunch then later a snack then finally supper. Most meals consisted of 3 or 4 cups of salad which is easy as this time of the year I grow my own.
Well I must say I was shocked to see the scale move when I felt I like was eating like a pig 🙂 Imagine that! Inches more noticeable, skin better and sleep was wonderful which I am grateful for because in this period of time I was under so much stress as you see a person I trusted with my art, a neighbor with a consignment store, had closed up shop and took all the vendors goods and never told us.
I searched and searched for her and finally she popped up 2 towns away. I showed up after having my boyfriend go in as a shopper first and when he got back to the car he said “None of your art is in there.” I was sick and mad and headed inside by myself.
She told me for 14 min. she had nothing of mine so I reminded her when I sell items I get 60% as I put out my hand. Then she remembered something she had and went out back and came in with 5 pieces of my work really? I asked her if this was really how she wanted to start a new business then asked where this painting was
She said “I do not have it and I reminded her it was $180 and told her to give me cash for it and the check she bounced back in May. Long story short I did what I could to help others get what they could, as she stole theirs and wrote more bad checks to boot. It will be hard for me to trust another but all I can say is I stayed on my plan even with all this stress and continued to lose.
The moral of this long story is eat to be healthy and drop weight give up the crap food that is no good for you and always I mean always really know who you are dealing with when you let things you love out of sight.
I will now just sell cards and prints locally as I do online and the originals will be here beside me safe and sound.
She should have named her new shop BAD KARMA after what she took from the 20 of us.
I am blessed to have lived the life I have lived, always full of lessons to be sure.
Come on August I need to do something fun!