My 5 reasons why I am not losing...an honest look at my habits.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Ok so I feel like it is time to be honest with myself about what I am doing wrong. Yes, I exercise like a crazy person. Yes, I make better choices with food. Yes, I have a lower level of stress. Yes, I am working on getting better sleep. So where am I going wrong and why wont the scale move beyond 265?
Reason 1: I still eat dairy.
I know dairy and I dont get along. I know that it causes my bloating and even is the main source of my sinus issues. I know that while I try to justify eating lactose free cheese, it just doesnt work that way for me. It isnt a lactose intolerance...it is a food allergy. And while it doesnt swell up my throat or give me hives, that doesnt make it any less real and I need to take it seriously.
Reason 2: I eat too many calories. I try to make better choices but at the end of the day I either go over or I am at the very high end of my calories. I need to work it out so that my snacks are lighter in calories. And I need to lighten up my meals.
Reason 3: I am addicted to diet soda. And while that does not give me any calories, it does affect me. I have proven it a few times. I am less bloated and in less pain, I sleep better, I feel better overall...all when diet soda is not apart of my life. Damn the Diet Coke LOL!!!
Reason 4: I still eat corn and eggs. Like with dairy, it causes a reaction that I tolerate and so I accept that I feel like crap as long as I can still eat normal food. I went 6 months without dairy and gluten. I went about 2 without eggs and only 1 without corn. Corn and corn products are in EVERYTHING. Same with eggs. But more so with corn. I also discovered that farm eggs work better for me, so I decided to continue eating them. But the key words are "works better"...not that it works, just is more tolerable.
Reason 5: I am not consistent with my supplements. I feel better when I take my pills. So why not just take them, right? I mean I can stick with it for days, weeks, months...but as with anything else in my life, if I slip up it all falls apart.
So there are my 5 reasons. This week I will write out a new plan. It will include old recipes we enjoyed as a family that were clean enough for my body to be able to enjoy without consequences. I will also fill up my weekly pill container and begin taking them again. And not today lol, but tomorrow I will go back to no soda. I will get San Pelligrino or Pierre (forgive the spelling). Sparkling water works just as well for the carbonation that I love sooo much! When I figure out my meals I will go ahead and adjust the calories as well. So that will cover all the problem areas and hopefully create weight loss.