Last week: 358lbs
This week: 356lbs
It’s been a stressful week. Without any notice, a client abruptly ended the contract of the project I had been working on for years. A third of my income was gone in a flash. This sort of situation would normally send me into a mental frenzy and I would order takeout or go to McDonald’s or something to eat food that make me tired enough to sleep solidly and be able to escape my worry and stress.
I have to confess, I did buy, and eat, a large bag of potato chips. Beyond that though, I didn’t eat any bread nor sugar nor meat. It’s now been 13 days since I’ve had any of that.
The interesting thing about the potato chips is that, within hours of eating them, I could really feel my body become bloated and sluggish. It’s not a feeling I’ve experienced for awhile. I now have a much better awareness of how salt and fat make alter the way I feel.
I’m not happy about the potato chips, but I have to admit, I’m good with having narrowed things down to one vice: potato-related process food.
Beyond that, I stuck to rice and beans, green juice, and green smoothies.
I also bought a case of Vita Coco. When it comes to coconut water, I’ve only had one sip and don’t really know if I’d like it or not. The plan is to add it to green smoothies.
I started off the week doing treadmill workouts, but, honestly, these last few days I’ve been too much in my head and not wanting to do anything but try to think myself into feeling better or watching back to back episodes of Downton Abbey to keep me distracted.
I’m coming out of it though and will get back on the treadmill in the morning.
Whenever I am going through something that brings up intense emotion, I always neglect my body. I eat crap, I don’t sleep until I eat myself into a stupor, and I definitely don’t move my body. I’m glad I didn’t order a pizza and eat a ton of ice cream, but I do wish I was at a place where I actually longed to move my body as a means to make me feel better.
Goals for the Week:
While I’ve been going about eating beans and rice each day, I have been following the Eat To Live recommendations of eating a cup of each every day. (I’ve been eating more.) I want to try decreasing the amount and see how I feel.
I will also get back on the treadmill.
I will also, finally, post my first video.