Monday, October 21, 2013
I've decided to try something new and it's a bit scary.
Many of my waking hours are spent thinking about food and what I should and shouldn't consume. Admittedly, it gets exhausting. It can also feel very confining. I've been on this journey since 2006 ... yes it's been that long. A lifestyle like so many others, it has comes with pot-holes and rainbows alike. Sometimes I rejoice. Sometimes I kick rocks. It really depends on the day or rather the minute.
I've not been concentrating on the scale of late. The numbers are fluctuating and that can just be exhausting. My clothes are comfortable and I've purchased a few smaller sizes. I've also noticed a pair of my 16 jeans are bit more snug in the waistline. I took note of that yesterday - they are fine when I stand but restricting when I sit.
All that being said I've decided to insert a high calorie/carb day into my life. My first one was on Saturday ... it was enjoyable but I need to tweak the mindset. Such as ... I don't NEED to eat it just because it's there and that I have permission to do so. A few treats throughout the day are fine but I don't need to go over the top. As I said, I enjoyed the carefree feeling and I enjoyed every bite!
Sunday I got up and returned to regular scheduled programing. A high protein breakfast, lots of water throughout the day, a protein spinach drink and a sensible dinner.
Some may wonder why it's scary to add this into my routine ... well, as a person who is prone to binge eating I have to still be mindful of what I'm eating. This is not a day to let things get out of hand but rather enjoy a sweet and/or salty treat I may have passed up during the week.
I also have an appointment with one of my doctors to discuss a blood test that will reveal which foods I may be intolerant too and/or allergic too. I already have a list ... soy, dairy and gluten but I know there are more. The test is expensive so I'm hoping for a favorable payment plan. Once the results are in I'll be adjusting my diet again.