Being honest with myself.
As you know, I'm on a pretty strict (and somewhat controversial) diet* till the end of May and this has honestly been the best thing I could have ever done for myself.
*Before my inbox gets flooded with emails about what diet I'm doing, know that I'm not going to talk about it until I'm done and the weight stays off for a good month or two so don't expect any word of it until July at the earliest! What I will say about the diet is that it's based on food combining using fruits and veggies and lots of lean proteins, and that so far, it's working wonders!*
Before starting this food combining, my weight was at a stand still since last August and it seemed like every other day I'd be on my blog, bitching about why the weight isn't coming off.
Well to be honest with you, my nutrition was still crazy. As much as I ate healthy, I was still eating out 2 or 3 times a week. Still eating ice cream after dinner 4 - 5 nights a week. Still sneaking in an afternoon snack of cheese and crackers 5 days a week. And I was wondering why I wasn't loosing weight? COME ON! It was so obvious but I kept lying to myself and making up excuses.
Those 5 slices of pizza don't count cause I just came from an hour at the gym.
I can have two servings of ice cream tonight cause I ate perfectly all day long.
My weight's just not moving cause this is what's suppose to happen as you get closer to goal.
Excuse afte excuse after excuse.
It's no wonder I didn't gain weight!
So blame it on the new diet - which can have serious weight-gain repercussions if you go off protocol - or a new source of motivation, but my nutrition is back on track and better than ever! Since the end of April, I've only eaten out twice and one of those times I planned out what I wanted to get and ordered it exactly how I wanted it. I haven't had ice cream in almost a month and banned all sugar in my diet and I don't even crave it anymore. I've cut my portions of everything in half and just eat till I'm full, not stuffed. In fact I'm so motivated, this weekend the boyfriend and I went to Costco and on our way out, Anthony bought one of these:
Only my most favorite food at Costco... their crunchy, creamy, cheesey, bacony chicken bake!
Normally, I would have gotten one for myself as a 10:30am snack, but not this time. I didn't even take a bite from Anthony's one and that is a huge accomplishment for me! We have a manual car which means when Anthony's driving, I would have to hold the glorious chicken bake all by myself, completely unguarded. Sure I was tempted, in fact I even peeled off part of the crunchy baked-on cheese but threw it out the window instead.
And you know what the best part was? I didn't die after NOT having a bite. I've always pictured myself bursting into flames if I didn't have a little taste (which leads to a few bites) of whatever unhealthy food was sitting in front of me. But let me tell you, that's all a myth people. There is life after saying "no" to your favorite unhealthy food. Try it out cause I really think it can change your mind set. Exercising that "no thank you" brain muscle really makes it stronger over time!