Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Detoxing

When Nanny was here, I told myself I would take the chance to indulge. Up until that point, I had quit sodas & sweet tea. I had rarely been drinking coffee. Fried foods were on my cheat list, which didn't happen very often. But I didn't want to spend her time here saying 'no'. The way I grew up eating is vastly different than how I eat now, but I still miss it sometimes.
So, while she was here, we enjoyed coffee on the porch every morning. We had sweet tea.
The few times we went out to eat, I had soda.
When I ran errands, leaving Adelei at home with her, I treated myself to Starbucks [this may or may not have happened every other day].
Because I was drinking coffee in the morning, I quit eating breakfast. We ate sandwiches pretty much every day at lunch even though I had been limiting my bread intake before her arrival.
I didn't even bother weighing myself, because I also didn't take the time to exercise when she was here.
Shame on me.
The biggest problem with all of this? Is that I didn't stop when she left.
I was kind of in a funk. 
I still wasn't eating breakfast, but lunch time also passed me by & I never felt hungry so I didn't eat.
I had to cook, and I knew that if I didn't eat dinner Aaron would be suspicious, so I ate a little every night.
What had gotten into me? 
Whatever it was, I had a breakthrough. One morning last week, I stepped on the scale. 
It was going in the wrong direction!
I was furious with myself. I decided right then, I needed/wanted to get back on track.
So that is what I'm doing. I've starting drinking my shakes again in the morning, going for walks with Adelei, planning my meals so I eat healthy. The first few days of detoxing are always the worst, but minus the caffeine headache, I'm doing well.
 And hopefully soon I'll have a better update.

3 comments:

Lin said...

Good luck, sweets! I drink soda ever day & honestly don't know if I'd be strong enough to stop. I mean, it's SO delicious haha.

Liz L. said...

I know how that feels!! All too well!! Keep it up though!! We're doing it for our kiddos!!

Mrs. Nix said...

Thanks for posting this. Before we moved at the end of May I had my eating completely under control. But after living with my parents this summer my eating habits have gone off the deep end and I really need to get back on track. Thanks for the motivation!