Dieters dillemma pt 2. : Culture v.s. diet
Saturday, December 10, 2011
SO i was on the tredmill thinking yesterday ( yes i think on thet tredmill lol) and it dawned on me that the reason I overeat on the weekends isnt because of my need to fulfill some cravings during the week, Im actually fine with the way I eat: Junk food makes me feel "mushy". I overeat because the weekends are the only time i really actually see my family. Its easy for me to stick to my new lifestlye when its just me during the week, but during the weekend my family gets together and theres always one common factorwhen it comes to our house: FOOD!!! One of our favorite things to do as a family is go to the farmers market on friday and saturday for dinner and we eat everything from the doughnuts in the amish section to the pizza from the italians around the corner to random egg rolls from the chinese place. This is how we bond. We've gone on hikes together and did physical things but theres something special about big meals together. Also, I come from a large prodominately southern african american family so SOUL FOOD ion of the fams favorites. Collard greens, candied yams, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, hush puppies, beef yok, and of course fried chicken.
The crazy thing is, I HATE FRIED FOODS! They make me naucious, but being around everyone else eating it makes me crave it too. Yesterday I splurged and ate everything in my path, but i follwed it with zumba class and free weights and this morning got up to go to the boot camp class but it was canceled, so i did my own bootcamp :)
Yesterday i weighed 272.2. My goal is to get to 259.9 by christmas day. Thats 13 pounds in 15 days. If i stick to what ive been doing i know i can achieve this goal. I just hope im not the one holding me back from achieving it.
Anyone else have problems with your culture clashing with your new lifestyle??