Ok, so looking back at yesterday, it probably wasn’t the best day to start this blog considering today is Halloween. I live in a place where there is always an abundance of sweets and food, and today was no exception. CANDY EVERYWHERE. I know that I have like zero will power around chocolate right now and I didn’t want to deprive myself. I’m enjoying every indulgence and not regretting any of it. I’m also trying to not let myself go overboard. Its hard but I’ve done a decent job of keeping myself in check today.
Since most of the day was spent on a sugar high, I’ve decided that for the next 21 days (until Thanksgiving day) I will be following the Whole30 plan. Its based on eating only whole foods, nothing processed, and no sugar. For a girl who’s had at least one piece of chocolate a day for pretty much her whole life, this may be a bit difficult. But I am driven to do this and get my body healthy and prepared for the holiday season!
What my diet will entail for the next 21 days is lean meats, veggies, nuts & seeds, and limited amounts of fruits (I’ll eat mostly berries or citrus fruits). I will NOT be eating anything with added sugar, grains, dairy or legumes. Considering I’m on a meal plan, this may be difficult, but I’m going to stock my mini fridge with as many veggies as possible to keep me from falling off when I get in a snack-y mood. So, without further ado-the Whole30 begins!
I’ll keep a daily log of what I eat to keep myself accountable
I’m so excited to start this blog! It is something that I have been needing to do for a long time.
First off, I want to say hello! I’m a college student taking life one step at a time and learning lessons along the way. I honestly have no idea if anyone is going to read this or follow this blog, but this will be a place for me to make my feelings public and a place of accountability.
As I sit here typing this, I’m eating leftover from a dinner I ate only 4 hours ago – so basically a second dinner. At 11:00 at night. I’m not even hungry. Its because I’m bored and its there. I hate it. I hate the way it makes me feel, but I feel I can’t escape it. I start every day over thinking that today’s the day I will change. I won’t let this urge to eat take over tonight, but each night the urge wins and I eat until I’m overly full. It sucks. Its usually in private because this is embarrassing! I’m going to use this blog to document what I eat each day so that I can make a conscious effort to notice what and how much I’m eating and if I’m really hungry. I want to overcome this problem!
I’ve always loved food. Growing up, my mom cooked every night and I was always encourage to help her in the kitchen and then I had to try at least a bite of everything on my plate in order to get dessert. Even if it looked like the grossest thing in the world, I would try just about anything to get those 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream . I was always a really active kid and naturally skinny so eating what I wanted, when I wanted it wasn’t a problem. The problem is that now I eat when I’m not hungry and its usually things I don’t really even enjoy that much. I’ve noticed this past year that I’ve been putting on excessive weight and I know its because of my eating habits. This is not healthy for my body and I want to change.
If you happen to stumble upon this blog and have a similar problem, feel free to comment. I would love to hear from people who are going through this and how you’re dealing with it.