I keep "starting over", telling myself I'll stick to my eating plan: lots of lean protein, good fats, low glycemic fruits and vegetables, limited amounts of naturally occurring starches like garbanzos, black beans, sweet potatoes, and corn, plus even more limited amounts of whole grains like quinoa and brown rice. And then something happens at some point - possibly the first day, possibly after five days of eating well - and I have "just one" treat. That one treat becomes a day of poor eating, sometimes several. (Once it was even a week long sugar/flour/simple carbohydrate fest.)
My blood sugar doesn't like these transgressions. My waist line does NOT like these transgressions. My self esteem isn't fond of them, either. I KNOW what to do but actually doing it is not easy - it never was and dealing with this wretched regain is not helping at all.
I need to stop moderating sugar and flour for a while, sort of like a detox, to see if going cold turkey will help mute the cravings. To help keep me accountable, I'm writing my plan down here so that someone else will know what I'm committing to for the next week:
- Nothing containing flour;
- Nothing with more than 20 grams of sugar;
- Drink at least 64 ounces of water each day;
- Meditate at least 10 minutes each day
- Come here to write 4 times this week
We shall see how this goes. I'm hoping to re-start my healthy eating and start rebuilding my self esteem by proving to myself that I still want to be happy and healthy.
Anyone want to join me? Leave a comment with your commitment(s) for this week and we'll keep each other accountable.