2 things I notice is that you have VERY weak abdominal muscles and you are out of shape. You're also storing a BATH TUB load of sodium retention. You look like Freelee a few years back. But you are a bit slimmer.
Thats cool. Now you know what to work on. Time to focus more on fitness and sleep than diet IMHO.
Its a bit like a noob coming into something you have been doing for over a decade and saying 'OMG!! IM FREAKING OUT! I just cant handle this! WTF SHOULD I DO!!!??'.
You're gonna say 'dude RELAX and keep cruz'n! time is what is important.'
Thank you Durianrider! I have been lying to myself for years, but taking those pictures really lit the fire under me. I guess I would be out of shape seeing as the last time I had a continuos workout routine was in 2006 haha. Well my concern is I can barely run, since all my joints are in soo much pain. I felt like the tin man the last time I tried to run haha, would walking and core exercises do the trick? Thanks again!
Hi Peter, Thank you! Yeah, I tap out on bananas at around 4 - 5, lol, would it be bad if I had 4- 5 smaller meals until I get the hang of it? I do have an addictive personality for sure and I will have to check those books out! I'm so ready to go raw and cut cooked foods for good! Since I've been eating more and more fruit everything else makes me feel sick, gluten, then alcohol (I maybe drank 3x a year, but now I get like an allergic reaction) and white sugar (cookies and the like) all make me feel sick!
I wanted to update : I just got called from my doctor about my lab results and I am low in Vitamin D, she wants me on 5,000 IU daily... Maybe this is causing my joint pain? Can a HCRV diet provide this if I go 100% or would it be best to start supplementing it? If so anyone know of any good vegan vitamin D out there? Thanks!
Nice to read you again, Cherry B!
Dito what Senor Pete says-- this is the best one I've found in my research.
in the UK
Same stuff available under a different name here:
Thanks guys! It's good to be back :) The sad part is that I am in southern california, I just don't get out of the house much anymore >_< Im going to get some vegan D3s today I think and make my goal to get outside for at least 30 minutes a day!
I recently had my Vitamin D tested and it was normal. The doctor was surprised given that I live in Manhattan. But I go for long walks almost every day and that has been enough sun exposure for me. And it's good exercise for me as I often walk briskly. So if you get outside more and exercise that will take care of two issues at once - vitamin D and exercise.
Thanks Diane! Sounds like an excellent plan to me :) I've been feeling a bit tired (its only a been a few days HCRV, maybe detox?) so I haven't worked out, so I have just bee sitting in the sun while I drink my liter of water first thing in the morning :) Today was a much better day so I hope work out tomorrow!..... and is it crazy that I have lost 6lbs since ditching the salt and going high carb since 3 or 4 days ago? Either way, I like it! :)