Wednesday, January 26, 2011
So for the past month I have been pretty loose about my diet and totally gave in to the winter blahhhs. I stopped working out regularly, I was eating more processed food and and less vegetables more starches and way more sugar and sweets. I even slacked on my vitamins and supplements which I never do! I tried to get myself back on track a couple weeks ago, did the 3 day prep recommended by the center for the post holiday get back on track. Did that felt a little better but had a pot luck and a progressive lunch the next week so I fell off track right away. Then it was a visit from Aunt Flo and uncle TOM ugh! Two weekends ago I kid you not we had people over all weekend and ordered pizza Friday and Saturday last weekend we did it again (only Friday, but still)! I just didn't want to put the effort in to cooking so when my SO suggested it I said fine. I have been so down on myself and felt so sluggy and worn out and generally gross, plus I was fighting some kind of cold/flu/crud and was falling behind with my school work, go figure! Then the light bulb went on
Feed your body garbage, treat your body like garbage, you going to feel like garbage!
It is so simple it hurts. Yesterday morning on a whim as I was getting ready to make my breakfast and lunch I chose to do a 2 day fresh start (like the end of biogenic days-also recommended by the center when you need to get back in control on maintenance) I dropped 5lbs of water weight from all the rotten eating I had been doing over the past weeks in a day! And my body feels right again, I don't feel bloated and tired as I have for weeks; I have a slight headache but I am sure that is the DTs form the extra sugar and salt too!
Lesson learned! While on the SG program I always felt good, I didn't get sick, I had plenty of energy and I has a positive out look. Hmm lets see...eating plenty of veggies and lean protein, staying away from too much over processed refined starches, healthy levels of sugar and really low gluten if you think about the things offered on plan. I hope I remember this for the rest of my life and never get to a place where I get used to feeling crappy all the time and trick myself into thinking it's normal.
It also helps that we have been above 20 for a few days so being outside isn't painful!