Sunday, December 22, 2013

Habitual Nourishment–At least I’m not Gaining

This past week has been a spiral downwards into bingeing (Carm says I am far from bingeing). I don’t know what happened – maybe some emotional eating, a bit of frustration, and a weakening of resolve led me away from good choices. I may not have lost any weight, but at least I didn’t gain any.

Looking over my food log for these past few weeks I can see that it doesn’t take much to stop the weight loss. In fact, it seems that any SAD eating derails... (must remember this)

Part of my problem is that I’ve gotten sick and tired of cooking all the time (this seems to happen every time I embark on this journey), combined with the colder winter weather which calls out for comfort food. I don’t have any quick to make, comfort food, healthy fare in my repertoire – I suppose I’d better make it a priority to find some promising recipes.

I did sit down and scour the internet for motivating quotes that I can pin on the fridge and bathroom mirror. My hope is that during the weak moments I can be reminded of why I am doing this, and that it is just a matter of changing my thinking to be successful. I tried to keep them positive and not guilt producing.

Here are a few of the examples. The first one is mine, while the rest came from various places on the internet.

Nutritional Excellence is the path to good mental health.

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

I’ve done a lot of reading in the past week about both short and long term side effects of various medications, including on the Eat to Live web site. Dr. Furhman has said that he has had success treating bipolar patients with a nutrient dense diet (0 sugar, dairy, wheat, and extra omega 3s); many were able to reduce their medications, and some even get off them altogether. This is my main motivation to keep on track. This HAS to be my goal. Even a reduction is A GOOD THING.

All that said, I have given myself a few nights off: our family Norwegian Christmas, Christmas Eve and day, and New Years Eve. Then, no more excuses, at least for a little while.

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  = good day  = a small diversion from Eat to Live   = oh, oh (#) total pounds lost

 

Put all excuses aside and remember this: You ARE capable.