Weekend Insights

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This past weekend was a ton of fun! Lunch with a college friend Thursday, girl’s night on Friday, celebrating my amazing boyfriend’s birthday with his college friends on Saturday, and post-birthday celebration mimosas on Sunday. I definitely went overboard on the food and drinks and skimped on the exercise. In a strange way, I am proud of myself that I did not let the guilt of overeating ruin my weekend because a couple of years ago I certainly would have let it, but I do wish that I had made better choices. Throughout this journey I have become much more forgiving of myself. However, this weekend did remind me that when I eat foods I do not normally consume (processed food) I feel physically ill. My stomach gets upset, my energy level is low, my sleep quality is affected, and my face breaks out. This weekend gave me a solid reminder that I need to make better choices in the future or I will end up getting sick again. In retrospect, I realize that nothing I ate over the weekend tasted good enough to get physically ill over. When faced with these decisions again in the future I will just have to remind myself of this weekend.

On a positive note: I have returned to eating my “normal” eating and exercise habits and I feel much better.
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    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I thought I'd return the favor :)

    It's really true, that eating the wrong things can make you feel awful. I notice I can get in a cycle of eating what I shouldn't, feeling bad, and then making more poor food choices to try to compensate for feeling bad, which just makes me feel worse. It's a silly thing to do, but it's hard to stop.

    Also, One of my good spark-friends, Carilouie, just moved to Philly - it's a great town.

    Congrats on your weight-loss! 60 pounds is amazing!

    - Kim
    1802 days ago
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