I have really been eating too many treats lately…
Summer is always the worst for me because I love, love, love ice cream. Summer is over though and its time to get back to healthier eating. On the bright side though, the last few months, I have maintained my weight while still enjoying myself! To me, that is a good, healthy mindset – I can indulge without going crazy. I wasn’t really trying to lose weight this summer, I was just trying to not gain so I call that a success.
But I don’t feel my best when I have so many treats in my diet. I also consider any grains and any dairy as a “treat” since I know that I would do better without eating them. Some people think it is an unhealthy mindset to have foods that you avoid or consider bad, but I don’t think it is when you acknowledge their negative effects on your body/health. I think this is a topic for another day though (bad foods, everything in moderation, etc.).
So, it is Fall. School is here. I need to be running at optimal performance (especially mentally!) which requires that I eat a healthy, grain and dairy free diet. I had planned on starting yesterday but managed to completely forget by noon (it is hard when you are out of the habit!). By next week, I want to be back into the habit of avoiding those negative-feeling foods once again! I know it isn’t really a solid plan but that is what I’m working with for now
On a side note, when I got home from school yesterday, I decided to weigh myself while holding everything I took with me. Then I weighed myself again after I put it all down. The difference was 37.2lbs! I carry almost 40lbs of stuff with me to campus. Yesterday was a “bad” day with lots of books plus my laptop, but that is crazy, right?!
I also mapped it on Google and the walk from my closest building to the train station is 0.7 miles. I think walking 0.7 miles in heels while carrying 40lbs should count as some sort of workout??
I’m thinking I need some more solid goals for kickstarting my weight loss plan again and maybe an accountability partner but I don’t know how/what to do just yet. So the summary of my goals right now:
- Gym on the weekends
- Cut out grains and dairy
I eventually want to start tracking again too but that is a goal for another week. I think that is enough babble for today. I’ll end with a cute kitty photo.
Cupcake loves the belly rub!