Saturday, July 31, 2010

End of July update

July flew by in a flash and I find myself at the end of month two on the 100 meter diet. As I reflect on the past two months I realize that I am definitely on to something here. This diet is not only reshaping my physical appearance but it's also reshaping how I look at food.

Have you ever really considered what food is? It seems like a crazy question, I know, but I'm serious. What is food to you? I did a little research on the web and I came across this article entitled The Zen of Real Food: Keeping Eating Simple .... Click here to read the article. It's a bit long but it's worth the read.

Maybe it hits me harder because I'm on this diet but, dang it, if he didn't hit the nail on the head. That's what food is to me now. And if that's true then this is the first time I've ever consistently eaten real food in my life. Eating this way in North America isn't common so I feel very thankful that I can do this. Think about what real food is to you when you're at the grocery store next time. Real food is out there and it's not hard to find.

Now, I can't end the update without letting you know that my current weight is 170 pounds. In total I've lost 26 pounds in two months. A pretty good result for simply eating real food.

1 comment:

  1. Have you read Michael Pollan's books? Likely available at your local library - you have so much time to read right?! He coined the phrase "eat food, not too much, mostly plants" where he means "food" as natural and unprocessed as possible.

    I have been a regular reader of Zen Habits for some time now - his perspective on all aspects of life is really refreshing.

    Enjoy the weekend, Lisa