I've been on a CRON hiatus for a bunch of months now, but decided to give it another shot. As I've pointed out here on my blog previously, the probability of success increases with each attempt! I recalled how helpful it was for me to blog about my experience, so my first move is this post.
To be honest, I'm very motivated at the moment to lose some weight. I'm going on a trip at the end of August, and wouldn't mind slimming down a bit between now and then. Going back to CRON seems the best and easiest way for me to do that and remain healthy. I'm getting tons of exercise now because I spend 20 hours a week doing field work on my bike for my job. All that exercise plus CRON should help me lose weight pretty easily. Hopefully I can resist the urge to lose too fast!
I've taken the old CRON-o-Meter out of mothballs, dusted it off, and started building a diet up. It's funny, I've been out of touch with this healthy way of eating for quite awhile now, but playing with CRON-o-Meter reminds me that I already have a very good repertoire of CR-friendly foods I really like that instantly come to mind. Getting back to CRON is in many ways easier than first starting it. However, missing in this next attempt is that mad energy and enthusiasm that accompanies any sort of turning over of a new leaf. I hope to talk myself into that enthusiasm between now and tomorrow morning!
I've been to the farmer's market today, and loaded up on summer squashes, green beans (including a variety that is deep purple), and melons--my favorite summer dessert. I've already got my favorite flourless low-carbish sprouted grain tortillas that I like to make veggie/quorn wraps with. Later today I'll be grocery shopping at regular markets to pick up the stuff not available at the farmer's market.
I'll weigh in and take measurements tonight to see where I'm starting from, and begin in earnest tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!