Even though we're no longer doing a lot of materials-shopping, such as was keeping us so busy over the last month or two, we're managing to find PLENTY to do to keep us occupied this summer! And as i used to find back in our Texas years when i sewed costumes for the community theatre, the more i work with my hands the less i tend to eat.
It just doesn't occur to me. My mind and hands are engrossed in the job in progress, and the day passes VERY swiftly. Perfect time to do the Strong Medicine regimen!
This is the program i learned about a couple of years ago, and i find it VERY effective for weight loss. In a nutshell -- 16-18 oz fatty meat per day, one cup of coffee with each meal, and water in between. Of course, i'm continuing to take my Nutreince vitamins & minerals, and my few additional supplements (SAMe, phosphatidylserine, glutathione, iron, copper, CLO and T-100) ... but that's it. Some people -- my husband included -- don't feel well on this program, but it suits me very well . In fact i never felt better in my life!
I find it especially valuable to be free of food-related aches and pains now, because creating garments is more physically demanding than most people might guess. Bending over the cutting-table while handling the fabric, working with patterns, measuring, pinning and cutting can be hard on the back! In the old days when i used the dining-room table for the job, it was worse. But even when those phases are done and the stitching starts, one is constantly getting up and down to press seams, etc. Mercifully, in this house, i have the space for all my tools and toys in one big room; i didn't even have to go downstairs for more San Pellegrino. :-)
It was dinnertime before i knew it. I shut up shop and went down to heat up leftover roast beef, and to my utter DELIGHT i didn't suffer the stiffness and pain that i HAVE been known to experience after an afternoon of such work!
Someone once said that nothing tastes as good as being thin feels. That's not nearly as to-the-point as my version -- i prefer to say that nothing tastes as good as BEING HEALTHY feels!