Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weight Check -I did it

Yipppeee, I completed the 7 day Raw food challenge. Saying, I am happy and proud of myself will be an understatement. I survived 7 whole days without any cooked food, just raw vegetables and fruits(lots of it!)

I know I did not write anything on Day 4,5 and 6. They were much easier than the first three days. My body got used to the new diet. I developed some sort of rashes on Day 5 but it disappeared on its own.

After 7 days on this diet, my skin has started clearing out ( I had lot of pimples and marks), now it looks so much better. I am sooo happy to look at myself in the mirror !

I have lost couple of pounds(7 to be exact), now I am 65 kgs , that gives me bit of breathing space, I am not so close to the dreaded 70 mark you see.

I have lot of energy, I do not feel sleepy after my meals. I feel like doing different things. It shows how much our food habits affect our activities.

Even emotionally, I feel much calmer, I sleep better(not that I slept any less before;), I am more cheerful than before.

If you think , how can a person change in just 7 days, believe me it can happen! I am so excited about it that I do not have the right words to describe it!

But then, 7 days was not all that rosy, it took all my will power not to munch on my favorite snacks or take a small bite from Sudhir's plate.

My worst craving was(or still is) chicken wings with spicy sauce , the one from Buffallo wild wings . Second would be Noodles and then chocolate.

But then, who says things come easy ? There is no gain without some pain. In this case, pain is just to control the thoughts(. Exploring new fruits, veggies can be exciting if you set your mind to it. We can eat all we want without having to worry about calories, imagine having any amount of mango you want when you are on diet:-)

From today, I can go back to cooked food diet with bit of moderation. But, do I want to go for it? I think I don't. I would love to continue it until I give in and lets see when will that be:-)

Thank you all of you for the support .It was so encouraging to see your comments here. And to Sudhir for carrying loads of veggies everyday, hiding delicious chips/chocolate/cooking food when I was down with cravings/tolerating my raw food talks for the entire day ,list just goes on...

I even made him go green.. guess how???


Chakoli said...

Congrats Congrats!!
Clap Clap Clap!

Once you have decided... its more of thw ill power which makes you strong :D :D
good to knw :D

Prathima said...

Thank you thank you :)

~anu~ said...

wow! this mustn't have been easy.. thats some resolve! am going to try this now.. or may be in a few days :P will tell you whenever i do :) for now, give yourself a pat on the back and treat yourself to some.. hmm.. bananas :)

Prathima said...

Hi Anu,
Do join:) it is a great feeling to achieve the goal:)
Btw, I treated myself with sugar free chocolate;)

Raam Pyari said...

wow! i am impressed!

Prathima said...

All thanks to your blessings:)

Harsh & Raw said...

OMG!! I'm so impressed and inspired! I've been eating milk&cereal and fruit&veggies for every meal for the last 6 days and that's because I'm too lazy to cook. Didn't even plan on making this a "diet" or anything. Haven't lost ONE pound :(

The Wild Child said...

That last comment was from me. Didn't realize I was logged into a different Google account.
-The Wild Child

Prathima said...

TWC, all my diet plan went for a toss during July 4th weekend :-( I was in DC at a friend's place and felt it was insane to say No to home made puri,dum aloo and gajar ka halwa;) Then hogged at BWW:( planning to get back to some sort of restraint soon.

About losing weight, may be you are having more milk and less vegetables. I am planning on 10 day juice challenge next month, want to join?

Exciting Songs (ES) said...

Is this Naturopathy? They have some juice fasting, water fasting, salad/fruit fasting to cure certain ailments. But never knew we can do this to reduce weight! I think it takes a lot of resolve and determination to go through this. I too want to do something like this, but not sure if I will be able to!

BTW, are you going to remain on a juice diet for 10 days :-0 ?

Prathima said...

ES, I guess it is kind of similar. Weight reduction is not so much as to cleansing your body with food in natural form, no processed/cooked food.
The program is great, you get lot of support from people participating in the program, so it is not as hard as it looks:)