Well, yesterday we celebrated our first month living in Shangri-la. I couldn't be happier.
All my attitude towards food has changed and I am slowly getting used to my tiny meals. I have to force myself into thinking about food!!
I wrote this in another post, but here's what's been happening:
I am having 4 table spoons a day and I barely have the need to eat. 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. AS has been super strong for me. No hunger, no cravings.
I have never skipped a meal. I have a tiny tiny breakfast of some fruit or cereal and coffee and that gets me going till lunch time.
At lunch I just have a small bowl of vegetable soup or or a itty bitty pice of chicken and salad. Again, that gets me going until 10 PM, where I just have a couple of cookies and a half a glass of milk.
We are careful not to skip meals. Even if it's really small, there's always breakfast. Even more so because I'm a runner.
Yesterday we went to this nice supermarket where they sell gourmet and overseas stuff. I love this place because I can buy a lot of things you just don't find in regular supermarkets. This time around I went there and I didn't buy anything. No chips, no cookies... anything. I didn't feel the urge or craving for nothing. Not even for imported dark chocolate, my favorite.
Like I said in previous posts, after 40 years of having a terrible relationship with food, I am at peace now. I am in control.
And yes, I have been losing a lot weight. I don't know how much and I don't care. I think it's a mistake to obsess with numbers on a scale.
Sure, I need to know my weight in order to see how much more I need to lose. I'll use a scale every once in a while, but more like a casual thing.
We are people, not numbers.
To me Shangri-la is a life changing activity that fixes the mind, will power, family finances and redefines our relationship with food.
SLD has given me the peace of mind I have always looked. Food is important, of course. But now I don't eat to just feel full. Now I eat to get nutrients to my body in small portions. I don't crave for junk or snacks foods anymore.
I sleep, work, run and create better. (I'm a graphic designer)
Even if I don't lose weight ever, I want to keep on living in Shangri-la. If I ever get to my ideal weight of about 85 or 90 kilos, I'll simply reduce the oil intake to maintain myself in that weight. (I'm 190cm / 6.2 tall)
So here's to Seth and to many more months under SLD