I like a challenge. A challenge typically helps push me to a goal and keeps me from giving up. Now, have I completed every challenge that I have set my mind to...nope. However, what I have found is when I post online and tell the world I am doing something...it keeps me going. There is this part of me that knows if I give up I am not only letting me down but I feel like I'm letting all of you down too. That's what helped me through the 30 day Green Boheme Challenge and the 90 day Summer Challenge. I knew you were rooting for me and reading about what I was doing and helping me stay on track and excited and motivated.
As you've read..life has been tough lately. When life gets tough I put myself on the back burner and tend to use food as a support. Food doesn't support though. It makes me feel good at the first bite but with each unhealthy bite after that I feel ashamed and mad at myself. So, right now I am way off track. I don't know how much weight I have gained because it was easier to avoid the scale than face the music. I see it in my face though, in the way I feel, in the tightness of my clothes. I just don't like it and I'm ready to make a change.
It's a big one! Are you ready? I am!
Starting on November 1st I am going to go raw/vegan for 6 months. Yep, you read that right...SIX MONTHS. I felt soo good when I was eating this way so I want to do it again. Only I know that 30 days is not going to cut it. I've had way to many years of bad habit to break them in that short amount of a time. With the help of The Green Boheme community and Chef Brooke I know I can do this. I want to do it to get healthy. I want to do it to see what happens to my body in 6 months of eating this way and then be armed with so much information that I will know exactly which path to take after that.
On October 31st I'm also going to go and have some detailed labs drawn. It's easy on the outside for me to see how this diet affects me physically, but I want to see how it affects me MEDICALLY as well. Of course I will share all of this with you because if there is one thing I am good at..it's over-sharing!
I'm nervous, I'm excited and I'm ready to see what the next 6 months has to offer!!