I mentioned before I've been logging my food for about 10 weeks or so. I've missed a few days here and there, but I've been pretty consistent!
I've been spending time looking through my log and it's actually turned into a pretty useful tool. One thing I love about this book is that it has room to write out focus areas, for example limiting sugar or drinking my water (added that for you mom =)
I've also been paying attention to my alcohol consumption too. Seeing it all written down has been pretty helpful if not a bit embarrasing. But if I can't share it in the "truth tube" then where can I share it. Thought I'd share a few that stood out to me and helped me get motivated to start this blog and start making some choices that would help me feel stronger and better in my day.
As you can see 1/27.... not such a great food day. Especially dinner, Fruit loops... really?
I love that I had written down next to my food that night "What was I looking for?" What was I upset about or seeking by eating potato chips and drinking beer as a snack and then hours later before I went to bed realizing of course I was still hungry (for some real food) that I scavaged for something quick and chose Fruit loops.
The second log I included definitely feels like progress. I only ate a banana and drank coffee in the morning so by 11 am and headed downstairs to the cafe in our building to get chai and sweet bread. I like that I noted "I needed something more substantial for breakfast".
I brought my lunch that day and definitely made a better choice there. And even though I ate out that night I did at least eat a real dinner.
And I went to ballet and went out rollerskating (yup, I said rollerskating, with some of my friends).
My logs these days are starting to feel a bit more solid. Actual meals and snacks spaced out.
I'm still don't feel super solid on trusting the pause button is there. Using the pause button is like flexing a muscle though, gotta keep working with it, making it stronger!