Rumbly, rumbly, in my tumbly
I am SO hungry. I've been hungry for the past 4 days. Yes, I've eaten. Plenty. I've eaten every three hours just like a good little girl should and I've eaten healthy foods as well - cereal, granola, fruits and veggies, lamb, yogurt. One might think these were filling or satisfying. Well that person would be very, very wrong. My growling stomach begs to differ with that person. I have been starving and I don't know why! My sister has decided that when she finishes her summer classes, she will go on a juice diet. No, not the psychotically restrictive one I tried last fall, but something a bit more reasonable. She went out, bought a juicer, bought a book about it, and plans to eat whole grains and healthy foods for two days, drink just juiced fruits and veggies for four or five, and then progress back to solid food gradually. This sounds like a pretty good idea, actually, and not just because you're encouraged to eat whenever you want. But what about after the "cleansing" ends? I did my diet, lost a few pounds, gained them back, and now I'm hungry all the time!
I might not be blaming the right culprit for my hunger though. Perhaps it's not the fast I went on oh so long ago, but perhaps it is more a matter of my body not knowing how to sync back up with U.S. time and U.S. food. I was in Europe for 9 days and I'm pretty sure my body is still on London time. Either that, or it's lashing out at me for starving myself so much while I was traveling. We did not keep the most regimented meal schedule, exactly. We sort of ate when one of us was about to fall over. Now my stomach seems to be in starvation mode and just craves food 24-7.
This is most certainly not conducive to my desire to drop my last 5-10 pounds by the time I'm 25 (in less than a month now, eek!). I'd hoped to do this gradually, with a healthy diet and exercise plan. I have a wedding to attend in less than 2 weeks and I still weigh more than before I left for my vacation! I've watched my portions, tried to eat balanced meals, and nothing works. My body is rebelling. Maybe it thinks it's winter and wants to pack in the extra lining. Well, stomach, you're WRONG! Now stop growling at me and let me do my work in peace. Who'd have thought I'd ever get to the point where I wanted to work more than I wanted to eat?? Someone commit me....