Well, it’s Saturday night and we decided to go to bed at 9:30pm, it’s now 11:30pm and I’m far from asleep and irritated. Turns out we’re old and lame while our landlords (who live above us) are young and hip partiers.
So here I am, frustrated with a headache, sitting at the computer with my headphones in.
I decided a couple days ago that I wanted to start keeping a food log, the idea has always scared me, so I know it’s something I need to do. I’m frustrated with my progress (or lack there of) and I know it all has to do with my food choices. I’ve been letting myself get away with A LOT of goodies the past couple months, and frankly, I’m done with feeling less than 100%. So today I started my food log. I tracked all that I ate and I’m not very impressed with myself (especially because this was supposed to be a healthy day and I let myself have far to many treats), I felt a little guilty writing certain things down. So I think I need to further challenge myself.
Last summer Veronica and I challenged ourselves to 30 days without processed oils, dairy, white flour and sugar. I want to do something similar starting tomorrow; NO processed oils, NO white flour and NO refined sugar. I don’t want to put a time frame on this “challenge” because I want to eat like this 80% of the time all of the time. I want to embrace the 80/20 philosophy this year and finally find a balance with my food.
I’m going to continue with my food log, and put at the top of each page a reminder of what I’m staying away from. Today I focused on writing down what I ate, but I think tomorrow I will add the times that I eat, see if in a week or so I can find a routine with my eating habits.
So, here goes nothing. I’m scared of what I’ll find after a week of logging everything that goes into my mouth, but it’s time to do something that scares me.
Wish me luck!