Cinch Day 10, Winter Woes

Hi everyone.  I wish I could tell you how great I’m doing, and how good the recipes are, and continue to be the fabulous motivator, but the reality is that I’m no different than anyone else or I wouldn’t be here.  It’s been 10 days, about the same amount of time it usually takes before I start going back to my old ways.  I’m fighting it, but my inner demons are at work.  The little devil is on my shoulder telling me constantly that I need more food.  The diet does exactly what it says it does – offers small meals that fill you up, and I have not had hunger issues between meals, however some days I just want more food.  Or on snowy days like today, I want comfort food that definitely does not fit into any diet.  The past few days have been especially tough.  After a week of following everything perfectly, temptation beckons and the winter weather has left me cooped up indoors without my usual outdoor escape, eating chili, grilled cheese, and oatmeal cake… one of my favorite childhood meals when it was nasty outside.  With another winter storm advisory posted for tonight / tomorrow, I have a feeling it’s going to be a tough week. 

All is not lost.  I have tried several of the book’s recipes and am sticking to the plan some of the time.  I’ll post about some of those recipes later.  I’m actually thinking about starting over again to give me another kick-start before I fall off the wagon.  Thank goodness for all of my new blog friends or I might be a total goner by now.  (THANK YOU!!!) Cynthia does not recommend staying on the detox phase for too long due to needing the nutrients that other foods provide, so maybe I’ll try and get through this 30 days before starting over. 

I was watching an interesting show on History channel yesterday called “Taboo”, and this particular episode was dealing with obesity.  In most countries, being fat is considered unacceptable, while in a few remaining 3rd world countries, being fat is admired and a sign of wealth.  The show hit on a big reason that so many of us in the industrialized world deal with obesity… our way of life does not lend itself to physical health.  I still think our personal choices have a lot to do with it, but look at how difficult it is for us to find an hour a day to make healthy meals or exercise?  We spend the majority of our time sitting at work, being inactive, and eating easy, comfort foods.  So how do we correct this?  We can’t magically change our society, nor can we change the way we were raised, or the things that make us tick.  Will we struggle to find happiness with ourselves forever (OMG depressing!) or will we eventually come to appreciate who we are and learn to cope with our issues with food and appearance?  Something to think about…

5 thoughts on “Cinch Day 10, Winter Woes

  1. Rebecca,
    I have really enjoyed reading your blog. Your postings have been inspirational and I have ordered the book. My plans are to start the fast forward 5 day cleanse next week. Keep up the good work motivating others.
    I see that many of the health problems in America stem from our poor diets and our disfunctional relationship with food. It is sad and depressing!
    I am sending you positive thoughts and look forward to your postings.

  2. Hang in there Rebecca!! I just bought the book last week and have completed my first day of the fast forward plan. Is it ever HARD!?! Having my meals planned out has made me aware that before, I would just fill in some spare time to nosh on some jellybeans or have a can of Coke without paying attention to any of it! I’m very proud of my motivation and willpower though now that I’ve been determined to stick to a plan. Keep reminding yourself of your goals and how unbelievably “worth it” they are!!

    • =) Thank you. I woke up feeling good today and hope to get back to business and not let myself slip off the wagon completely.

  3. Hi Rebecca, Love the blog and thank you for inspiring me to get with the program. I love to cook and I made my own “Almond Butter” last night. Its really easy and so good. Checked it out this am and its still smooth and no oil showing. If you have a food processor, you may want to try this. 2 cups of Raw Almonds makes about 10 oz. I set the oven on 350 degrees and roasted the almonds for 9 ins. Let cool completely and then you blend them in the processor on high. Add a few at a time and keep the sides scraped. It will take about 10 mins to get smooth and creamy. I put in a glass jar. keep in the fridge 🙂 Just something to do on a snowy day and saves money too.

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