Wednesday, September 24, 2008
So, you saw my Food Logs... have you? And you're saying:
"White rice? Pasta? Soy Milk? Cheese? What??? Isnt she on a carb deplete diet???"
Ya... well, I didn't even last a WEEK on it! Not that I started to feel bad or anything, but I started to feel very unsure of myself everytime I ate! I felt like I was doing it ALL WRONG! (when it all honesty, I was probably doing pretty decent!) I started to feel like I might be ttrying to PEAK too soon (since I still have weight to lose, why hinder my weight loss efforts with an unbalanced/ low carb diet?) and that I may lose my desire to keep going forward (because I feel like I'm doing it for nothing!) if I start changing my diet. Eventhough, I kept reassuring myself that "It's only for 4 weeks! Only 4 weeks!" I still couldn't do it 100% justice that I wanted to! So I'm officially off that plan... FOR NOW! :)
I love my dairy... it is really hard for me to find non-dairy substitutes for my favorites: cottage cheese, yogurt, milk (rice milk is ok), it seems like every meal I was eating before I started thisdiet contained cheese in it to some degree!!! (Maybe that in itself needs to be addressed!)
Next time I try to do a carb deplete, I will call my nutritionist and have her set me up a plan that I can stick to! It was really overwhelming for me to try to limit my carbs and still feel balanced!!! (I know it was mostly a mental game I played with myself here!) I hope by January 2009 I'll have learnt some ways to do it more successfully!
As for now... I'm still plugging away at the BIG PICTURE. I'm going to continue training like I would for a competition, well only up until the competition on Oct. 18th, 2008 (because that isn't too far out of my abilities! Exercise is like breathing to me!) but the DRASTIC DIET CHANGES, I'll save those for MY competition time! No need to waste a competition worthy diet and exercise routine if i'm not even going to be going for the gold!
I will save that for my chance to shine next year! I'll make sure my diet gets 100% dedication and focus when it really counts!