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Starting a clean eating "diet"

Friday, February 01, 2013

On Wednesday I had a Buffalo Chicken Ponyshoe for dinner and three large beers (for those of you not from Springfield, IL a ponyshoe is a piece of meat on a slice of bread then topped with French fries and covered in cheese). Then on Thursday I had another one for lunch followed by half a DiGiorno supreme pizza, about ten beers, and a small thing of Dibs ice cream. And you know what? Iím okay with it.

Whaaat? Ok with gorging? I know Ė gross. But hereís why I did what I did:

Iím a competitive person. I do well at suppressing it at times when necessary but for the most part I need to win. Well today marks the start of the Biggest Loser competition at work and I. Will. Win. So rather than focus on my diet or work out, I decided to let loose and pack on a few pounds.

I know, I know Ė how terribly unhealthy and awful to do to myself but itís done and I donít regret it. In fact, this binging has made me REALLY excited to start my new lifestyle. Iíve always enjoyed eating healthy but now Iím taking it up a notch and Iím switching to a clean, ďrealĒ foods diet. And by diet I donít mean ďDo this for six weeks then go back to filling my body with junk.Ē


I mean Iím going to stick to this. FOR LIFE.

Iím sick of feeling sick. I get headaches almost every day. I havenít been able to breathe through my nose in years. My skin is absolutely awful, Iím twenty-five years old and I have acne. Iím tired all the time. My nails are brittle, dull, and donít grow. I have a 44.5 inch stomach.


Not just because of the competition but because Iím ready to be me again. Healthy, in shape, glowing with happiness me.

I went shopping yesterday at a local organics/health store and spent way more money than I should. But on the bright side this means I donít have any money to spend on fast food should I be tempted. Iíve got food, whole, real, healthy food to last me for two weeks. Iím doing this. I canít wait to track the changes. I think perhaps Iím banking on too much happening too quickly but I believe in this. I believe I can do it, I believe itíll work, and I believe this time I mean it Ė THIS IS IT.

Iím going to treat this like an actual Biggest Loser competition. Hardcore workouts, eating healthy, and doing whatever I can to jump start my weight loss. By this time next year I will be living my best life possible.

Hereís to a new month and a new me!!
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    I also try to eat clean. I haven't lost much weight, but my diabetes is in control, my skin is better, my migraine and PMS are less. I look forward to seeing your progress.
    1400 days ago
    I started eating clean about a month ago. I am still using up some food that I already had, so I would say that I eat clean about 90%. What I noticed is how healthy I feel, so much more energy and way less cravings. Good luck on your clean eating journey!
    1401 days ago
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