Thursday, July 12, 2007

Work in Progress

Health Update

On April 27th, 2007, I went raw and haven't looked back. My journey has taken me places I never imagined. I am learning to experience my emotions without food. I am following my dreams, sometimes to challenging places. I am recycling weight and transforming my body.

April 28th, 2007 135.4 lbs., 34% body fat
July 12th, 2007 116.8 lbs., 24.4% body fat

Other health changes

My constipation and irritable bowel issues are gone. I notice digestive discomfort in response to eating improper food combinations or eating dehydrated foods, onions, or herbs. Before, these symptoms were so common for me that I ignored them.

I am not bloated or achey in the mornings any more. My weight doesn't fluctuate 5 or 6 pounds from morning to night. Both of these are related to the elimination of salt from my diet.

I have more energy and stamina when I am exercising. I don't feel out of breath or lethargic.

I tan more easily, although I still have to be very careful, especially with areas of my body that haven't seen much sun in my life.

My skin is clearer and my scalp is less flakey. However, if I eat a lot of fat, such as avocados, for a few days in a row, I notice minor breakouts or dandruff. I no longer use soap or shampoo or personal products of any kind. I don't stink, unless I eat onions.

I no longer use toothpaste and my teeth remain their typical clean selves (brushing with water 2 times per day). However, I still wake up with a dry mouth and whitish foul-tasting coated tongue. I hope to eventually lose that symptom along the way.

My sense of smell is quite sharp. This is sometimes an inconvenience.

My periods have spaced out from approximately 30 days apart to 40. They are very light and short.

Overall, I feel extremely proud and happy about how far I've come. But I'm a work in progress for sure!


Connie said...

You may be a work in progress, but never forget that you are already perfect just as you are right now. You can only get better as time goes on!


Courtney said...

Wow! Congrats--that is so wonderful for you. I cannot believe you have been doing this since April, and how much weight/body fat you have lost in such a short amount of time! And, of course, the other health benefits are amazing as well. I am so happy for you!


Eric said...

Fantastic job! I can't wait to follow in your footsteps! :)

~Anastazia~ said...

I loved reading your summary today, it's great to see how far you've come! Keep going, & enjoy the daily benfits! You're doing excellent!
I, too, long to unschool completely, but deal with the pressure to 'keep up' from some people in our lives, sometimes it's hard to stand up against, but our most joyful times are when we're in the moment together, learning about whatever interests us! I hope your homeschooling journey grows as you do, daily!

Greenmama said...

Thanks everyone! I really love hearing from you all.