I have had a rough go for the past few days. Insane stress at work. Birthday party. I haven’t made the best choices. I think this is the most valuable thing I have learned thus far, something I heard a lot but never really adopted, was the fact that I can screw up. It’s not the fact that I eat a french fry or a mini egg. It’s whether I have the ability to get back on the horse and continue with my eating habits.
Last week I ate movie popcorn. Greasy, buttery, salty movie popcorn. It was delicious. I loved its taste and texture. What shocked me was the violent reaction my body had to the popcorn. I got sick. Stomache-cramping sick. My body rejected it. I felt so bad I don’t ever want to eat it again. Yes I felt that bad.
I also ate a small package of mini-eggs on Saturday after a horrifically stressful day at work. A day that I do not want to repeat, I tell you. It has been a long time since I have felt so overworked and so thoroughly frustrated. And yes, I am emotionally. Do I regret it? Not a chance. Did I go back to my new/healthier eating habits? Sure did.
And something else I notice–once I make an unhealthy eating choice, it’s always slightly harder to eat healthier. Not to be “punny”, but I have a taste, a pallet for rich foods. An eating healthy is a more refined and clean choice, so I don’t have these rich cheeses or chocolates. And believe you me, I love them. So the next few days are always a tad harder. I was still struggling today. But I persevered.
Lastly, I have lost another 2 pounds and have lost a total of 10.8 pounds in 3 weeks!!! I am exceptionally proud of myself 🙂
And now I sign off. I need to write in my food journal…from three days ago! Oy!!