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Keep pushing or throw in the towel?!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

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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 emoticon

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    Sounds like you're doing great! Clean eating is the way to go. I think I'm feeling much better because I cut way back on grains this last week and upped the veggies. You CAN have a great holiday. And if your family knows a bunch of you have cut back, they should be planning accordingly--even tho those traditions are hard to break!
    1967 days ago
  • DAS92687
    Good for you on focusing!!
    I too am trying to focus on the veggies and lean protein daily.

    Here's a spot for some daily time with God. Maybe you will enjoy and we can even have a little discussion daily. http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/ins
    1968 days ago
    Kudos to you for taking a look at what was not working and finding a solution so you will be able to make healthier choices. emoticon
    1969 days ago
  • KFH3107
    Love your blog and honesty. I learned at a pain clinic that I was carb sensitive and have adopted the advice of the medical team at that clinic. I now eat starchy carbs (if I do have them) prior to 2p.m. and only complex carbs after this. My new way of living with food is now much like you describe. Eating as clean as possible, plus I've eliminated all processed foods. My energy is through the roof, my sleep is fantastic, my skin is great and I feel awesome. Hope you achieve the same. Keep pushing - one day, one hour and one minute at a time. You can do it. I believe in you and so should you. emoticon
    1969 days ago
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