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Monday, April 20, 2015

What's Best For Me (End of Real Food Challenge)

Happy Monday!

My week of eating only real food has ended.  Actually, I ended it a day early, because yesterday my kids came home and we had a cook out with all the fixins. :)  My willpower wasn't strong enough not to eat what my family was eating, so I decided to end the challenge a day early.  This was fine for me, because it was just one day, but a disaster for me food-wise.  I am ashamed to say that it lead to a night full of eating all the things that I haven't been eating.  Boy am I paying for it today!  I woke up feeling like I was hit by a truck.  Sick, stomach bloated, fingers and face puffy.  Why do I do this??  I call it my food hang over.  It effects me so negatively, you'd think I would never do it again.....

Anyway, some thoughts about my Real Food Challenge.......


The Positive Stuff:

1.  I felt great and felt like I had more energy.
2.  I felt in control over my food.
3.  My "plumbing" was right on track.
4.  I didn't have to take time to count calories.
5.  I felt like I was doing a good thing for my body.
6.  I lost 5 pounds.


The Negative Stuff:

1.  I didn't have a lot of food variety due to my fussiness
2.  My cravings for sweets and breads didn't stop.
       (I only did this for 6 days so maybe it takes time)
3.  I didn't have to count calories.
       (I like keeping track....I feel in control when I do)
4.  I had the huge binge because I was withholding foods.
5.  I know I'll gain back the 5 pounds quickly
       (if not already after last night)....I usually do after extreme dieting
6.  I missed my chocolate!


What I've Learned. 

I've learned that we are all different.  What works for some, doesn't work for others.  I've learned that I need to be in control of my food.  Even if it is allowing my self to eat some sweets, I do it with control, so I don't binge later.  I've learned that I need to fill up on more real foods so there isn't much room for the bad stuff.  And, I've learned that I am loving the person that I am becoming....Strong, determined, and someone willing to admit my failures and just move on without letting it ruin my week.

All in all, I think eating only real food could be a wonderful way to live.  I, for one need a more variety in my diet to survive.  I am almost 50 now you know and I feel like I've earned the right to eat my M&M's and my flavored yogurt every day. :)  I applaud those who can eat this way. I know it is much more healthy for you, and I know people love living this way.   I think I will apply it to my morning and to my lunch, and then eat a normal dinner and have my chocolate later.  I think this will be a good fit for me.  (This was my sister's idea....she's so smart!!)

xoxo


"The best way to eat,
is the one that makes you feel happy and healthy.
No one can determine what that is, except for you."

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3 comments:

  1. I give you props for doing it. I'm gonna say I will probably never even attempt what you did. ha ha ha However, I think my findings would be very similar to yours!

    As for the indulgence. I see how food affects me and yet I STILL do it! It blows my mind why we do this stuff!!! :-)

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  2. I give you props for doing it. I'm gonna say I will probably never even attempt what you did. ha ha ha However, I think my findings would be very similar to yours!

    As for the indulgence. I see how food affects me and yet I STILL do it! It blows my mind why we do this stuff!!! :-)

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  3. I do better when I allow anything and everything in moderation. I tried to eat clean but I end up feeling deprived and overwhelmed which leads to feeling like a failure. Good job on the 5 lbs!

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