I'm on week 4 (or 5? I'm losing count) of not tracking food. I have been instead, listening to my body, choosing healthy foods, eating when I'm hungry and stoppong when I'm full. Which has been working out great, or had?
But I have slipped. Oh how I slipped. The last week was so very bad.
Here's an example of some of the foods I ate just over the weekend:
**12 doughnut holes
**Chocolate Covered Banana Custard Filled Doughnut
**4 pieces of Sausage Pizza (in one sitting)
**Nestle Girl Scout Flavored Candy Bar
**Cheese stuffed Spinach Manicotti
**Chocolate Caramel Pecan candies
**About 40 Diet Cokes (although zero calories, not exactly healthy)
I did manage to eat some healthy items. I had a great salad on Monday. I snacked on fruits and peppers also all weekend.
And here are the factors that led to my relapse:
** "Mother Nature" woke me up early one morning with what felt like a drop kick to the gut.
** I've been running... alot. Which tends to fuel my metabolism. Like SETS MY METABOLISM ON FIRE, WHICH MAKES ME WANT TO EAT EVERYTHING
** My Running Buddy has bailed on me, for over 2 weeks. On Saturday I didn't find out she wasn't coming to the park until I got there. After I had brought her a Gatorade and packed snacks just for her. So I was kinda heartbroken. And even though it's a "running group", I'm not on the same level as everyone else. I was so far behind, it was a solo run.
**I sent same Running Buddy a text asking if we were still on for Monday (Labor Day Hike, Bike and Paddle in Louisville, a festival for healthy living, that I took a vacation day at work to attend). She responded 20 minutes after the event began that she couldn't make it.
** Paul wanted Pizza for dinner. I don't want to control what Paul eats, but he ordered a pizza for me. Yeah, a whole pizza (he doesn't understand this whole healthy eating thing sometimes). I decided to have 1 slice, but ate 4.
And yes, some of the things that triggered this relapse are sad and understandable. But my goal now is to REBOOT and PREVENT this week.
** Only fresh veggies and fruit for snacks
** ONLY WATER, no diet soda
** Drinking 8 bottles a day or more
** I know what a healthy dinner looks like, so that's what I'm having
** Have cut up fruits and veggies in the fridge at all times.
** Don't let Paul push food at me
** Talk to Paul about offering food all the time
** Load up on Podcasts on the Ipod to listen to at the gym when gym buddy bails
** Take to heart this John Mayer Quote: "Don't be afraid to be alone. And don't be afraid to like it."