It seems like my journey around the mountain lasted a bit longer than I would have liked, but today is the first day since the beginning of December where I feel like I’m back in a rhythm. Thank God!! I was starting to wonder if I would ever feel settled back into a routine. What I’m learning is that yes I’m a creature of habit and that’s ok. I need habit and routine in my life to keep me out of migraine pain AND to keep me focused on my weight loss goals. I may not know a lot of things but this I know for sure. Migraine pain isn’t worth it so if that means going to bed at the same time and waking up at the same time day in and day and eating clean then so be it!
I’ve also learned or the lesson was reinforced that nutrition is KEY to this journey toward 157lb weight loss. This all comes back to routine……
I prep all my food for the week on Saturday or Sunday depending on hubby’s schedule. Anyway, it’s sooo much better to grab 4 oz of chicken vs. a hamburger at Wendy’s! Of course, everyone knows this, but I was putting this into practice in my life prior to our holidays with family. Sure I attempted to continue to food prep and I even managed to a little bit. BUT I also indulged in eating and drinking the wrong foods while away and guess what? I gained about 1.5lbs while we were gone. My body just does NOT respond well to eating crap!! Oh sure it tastes good for about 5 mins., BUT is it really worth it in the long run? I’ve learned NO….absolutely NOT. I had a friend gently remind me to stop eating processed crap food. She’s right! If I stop eating processed crap, I will lose the 3 lbs. I need to hit the 100 lbs. loss mark. So as of today, I’m tightening my nutrition back up. This means, only clean starches, green veggies and protein. I eat 5 times a day so let’s be honest, I’m not going to starve!!! I’ve toyed with the idea of continuing to eat the foods that I want like pretzels, sugar etc. Will I lose? Probably based on my activity level, however a couple of thoughts that I’ve come to……..I will get where I want to be faster by eating nutritious foods AND my body responds better to clean carbs and veggies, protein.
! I need to shift my focus back to food is FUEL…. I’m still learning how to enjoy this concept. When you eat the way I do, food loses its luster for enjoyment. I enjoyed food way to much over Christmas and the scale reflected that fact. No More…..it’s time to clean things up, shift my focus back to food is fuel, my body is a machine and I’ve got goals to obtain. At this point, I’m only 61lbs away from 157, 19lbs away from being UNDER 200 lbs (something I haven’t been since college) So it’s time to tighten my belt, dig in