Thursday, May 09, 2013
I am amazed at how quickly one week has gone by! Just like that, one day of success has turned to 2, and 3, and so on. I have noticed one major change: I just FEEL so much better! I honestly didn't think I'd even last this long, but I am finding that the desire to reach the goal outweighs the desire to eat the food. It makes it so much easier too. I don't feel like I'm depriving myself because Dark chocolate has helped me so much when I'm craving something sweet. I also allow myself ice cream once in a while too.
Last weekend I went to visit family in Cottage Grove and I was worried because it was only my 4th day of making this change, and my family tends to push food on me. We were originally going to have pizza, but they ended up changing the menu to various salads and chicken. I had talked to my cousin about my worries, and I guess she talked to everyone, and they changed the menu just like that! Made me happy, and reassured me that my family will support me when given a little push. I was proud of myself. I didn't eat any of the rolls, and I didn't take the potato salad. I didn't even eat the 'whole wheat' pita chips that I reluctantly bought at the store because there was less than 2% whole grains.
Because the reason for the gathering was my grandmother's birthday, there was even chocolate cake-which I was told was very delicious, but I didn't eat it! I felt so empowered it's amazing. For the first time in I don't even know, maybe EVER, I went to visit family and not only did I not eat over my calorie range, I said "no" to foods I normally would have gorged on!! I was seriously SO proud of myself! Adam was proud of me too. He knows how I can be when I visit family. It's always been a subconscious 'green light' to eat whatever I want. I even allowed myself a glass of wine, and a serving of neoplitan ice cream.
I even recently went through TOM without feeling like I was going to break. I am so proud of myself. I usually crave cakes, and cookies, and so many things during that time. I've been focusing on school work, and exercising at the gym. It gets hard when I'm bored, but I can fight through it.
I've lost 5 pounds since the 1st. I know that the initial weight lost is probably water weight, but I also think that says a lot about how those foods were affecting me. It's not just the carbs, it's all the extra salt and sugar in them because they are processed.
These are some of the foods I've been eating a lot of:
*Dave's Killer bread-good seed
*Lowfat Greek yogurt
I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff, and I do plan on expanding it further. Today I'm going to try a recipe for millet cakes I saw online. There was also a recipe for a healthier version of orange chicken that i want to try.
I'm just so excited! I don't want to make any promises, but I am interested to see if I could go the rest of the year without eating white breads or starches. Maybe have it just like once a month, but seriously, I'm feeling so great and I just feel like I'm actually making progress. I definitely don't want to stop-at least not now!