Keep pushing or throw in the towel?!
Sunday, December 02, 2012
I have really learned some things over the last 2 weeks. I have felt like I was in a continual cycle of up and down - bingeing and crash dieting. My focus was so much on the scale that it had become an unhealthy obsession for me. SO this last week was really a shift in my focus. I posted last weekend about a RESET in my mind, focus and health habits, and this week was that. I am not viewing food as the enemy- as a temptation any more I am viewing it as fuel. I don't have to be afraid that I will gain weight every time I eat. I have been eating every 2.5 - 3 hours and feeling great. I am focusing on "Clean Eating"- lean protein with mostly veggies and fruits. I am finding that I get really tired after I eat bread, pasta, and other wheat products so I have avoided those. AND the biggie- sugar. I have cut out all obvious sugar. There are a few things I eat that have sugar in them but I am okay with that for now.
Perfection has always been a drive for me and not always in a good way. Sometimes perfection is good but other times it is destructive. Since I have had such an problem with the scale- I am stepping away from it. In one that way I am looking forward to the BLC break. I am not going to focus on the scale but on healthy habits.
My biggest struggle over this holiday season may be at my parents home. Family will be around for the whole week between Christmas and New Years so in my family that means FOOD. I need to stop eating before I am full and not eat the sweets and extras. I have a sister who eats Paleo- which is lean meats, fruits and veggies and no grains, sugars, legumes, dairy. So I know she will be making healthy choices, so that will encourage me to keep up with my healthy habits.
During the BLC break I will continue with
1) No Sweets or sugar-
- I have been strong this week and I will continue to make healthy choices
2) Drink 8+ c of water Daily
3) Eat 5 VEGGIES everyday and fruit too
- It has been fun to eat some various veggies- spaghetti with spaghetti squash; cauliflower rice; mushrooms in my morning eggs- YUM!!
4) Focus on eating 5 -6 meals a day to stave off hunger
- Lean proteins with vegetables and fruits
4) Go to bed by 10pm.
5) Have a time with God everyday the first thing in the morning.
I CAN DO IT !! I WILL