Today is day ten of the Space Food Diet. After not seeing a lot of movement on the scale, Bill and I re-took measurements last Saturday and in the first week I’m down 5.25 inches. Hooray!
Although I’m super happy with the loss of inches, I’m even more happy that I’ve been able to resist temptation and actually stick to a plan. Even though it’s not really that long a time, ten days is by far the longest I’ve stuck with any eating plan in a LONG time. I’ve noticed that my appetite isn’t raging all the time and on the few occasions when I have had cravings, I’ve been able to acknowledge them and then move on. On Friday night I was especially food-lusty, but when I told Bill how I was feeling he agreed to do a dance workout with me (something he has never done before!) and by the time we finished exercising I was in a much better mood and able to enjoy my healthy dinner.
Although the diet is giving me the reset I wanted, the space food has proven to be incredibly hard on my stomach. I’ve never experienced this before, on any diet or eating plan, and it was the last thing I was expecting. For the first few days, I accepted it as part of my body adjusting to a new style of eating, but by last weekend I was getting annoyed by how I was feeling and by today I’m considering going off of the space food and designing my own daily meal plan. I’m going to give it a couple more days before I make a decision, but I believe it’s important to listen to my body and so far it has been screaming at me that it is not happy being fed this way and it wants its whole foods back.
No matter which direction I decide to go in, I’m happy that I embarked on this diet because it really did break the cycle of poor eating that I’ve been stuck in for awhile now. Even though eating the way I am now is not something I intend to do forever, it helped me remember that a “lifestyle change” truly means that you have to make changes to your life to see results. And I know that I really do want to live a healthy lifestyle, one that I can be proud of.