I am intoxicated on fresh air and veggies! I did it. After a very long seven months I have hit my first goal weight! I am now 59.9 KG or 9 stone 4 or 132 pounds! It feels good. But I am sure I still have a good few months to go before I hit my dream weight of 57 Kg or 8 stone 12 or 126 pounds. But lets see. I feel great and I think that I can do it. I just need to start going to the gym a bit more and add an extra yoga routine to my activities.
So, my dear cancer BFF recommended that I buy Kris Carr’s book Crazy Sexy Diet – eat your veggies. I have to say, it was a great recommendation. I think the book is fun to read and encourages cancer patients to stay healthy and get motivated. However, I also sort of hate the “feel great about yourself part” in the book.
Well. However much I like Kris Carr and her writing. I hate her, because she never had chemotherapy. I know this sounds very cruel and not very Hindu like – but I can’t help it. She managed to mediate and eat what she wanted and control her cancer which is great. But I went through chemo and loving yourself and enjoying sex (one of the things that Kris gets hung up on in the book) isn’t easy after six months of chemo and 37 rads plus five operations.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I still love the book. But I think that finding inner peace after chemo will take a bit more time and effort. Even yoga and meditation can cause pain in my arms where my wounds and scars are. It’s not the same chanting Sat Nam in front of your temple sitting on a haemorrhoid ring!
But after reading her book; at least I am trying. I have turned vegan and am actually enjoying it.
I am trying to motivate myself to write a book on healing and getting through chemo organically to offer pain relief and support to us cancer patients that are still suffering the cruel side effects of chemo. It is hard but there is nothing out there that really helps us. Everything I have learnt has taken hours and hours of reading and going to the chemist and shaking doctors!