Day 15

Today is the beginning of week 3! Wohoo.
I have been slacking in the working out department, but I’ve been doing pretty well when it comes to eating. I have gotten to the point where I have decided a piece of pizza sounds good (or two), but it didn’t unravel everything I have been doing. I am still deciding to eat healthy, but after a long day of walking around downtown on Saturday, I decided like I deserved some pizza. It wasn’t my best decision, but hey, you only live once. 😉
Thus far, my biggest struggle has been eating at other people’s homes.  One reason eating at someone else’s home is difficult is because I do not want to be rude! (and self control plays into it a little too lol) But, if someone went out of their way to make dinner or order dinner for me, I don’t want to say “Oh, can I just have a salad?” Because then they will think I am rude or just being difficult.
That leads me into the second reason why its difficult eating at someone else’s home.
Reason two. A lot of my family just doesn’t understand (or care). They think that I am being a pain in the ass, or snooty because I do not want to eat junk.
Take my step mom for example. She thinks that everything is bad for you, so why not just eat what you want. Also, she says that eating healthy is too expensive. Yes, in the beginning it seems like it is too expensive, but when you learn to eat smaller portions (because most of us do not) you will not go through food as quickly. Also, you can grow a garden!! I can not wait to grow my own fruits and veggies one day!
Anyway, when friends or family feel negatively toward your lifestyle change, it just makes it so much harder to make it work. I still manage to make it work, but it would just be nice if everyone could be understanding. The sad thing is, I know I am not the only one who is in this situation. My best friend goes through the same exact thing with her family. But through it all, we still manage to stay strong and not let other opinions affect us.
I would have to say that the thing that has been keeping me going for 15 days is all of my supporters! Surrounding myself with others that eat healthy and exercise has made all the difference, because I know that I am not alone, and if I need someone to talk to or vent to, I know that they are they and they understand! 🙂

“Weight loss is not a physical challenge. It is a mental one” – Author Unknown

 

Day 5

I have been noticed that most Americans do not really know what healthy food is. The food industry has given us so much information and confused us, that we do not know which way is up. They tell us that we need to eat “LOW FAT” and “SUGAR FREE” and “DIET” foods. These foods are no healthier for you than eating a regular bowl of spaghetti. It is ALL bad!
These foods have aspartame, which is an artificial sweetener. It causes loss of brain cells. They also have an increased amount of sugar. Sugar is addictive and obviously, causes weight gain. There is a whole list of side effects of sugar.
I am not a nutritionist, I have only learned from what I have read and watched on documentaries over the years.
I am also guilty of eating bad foods, but I have made a promise to myself to change my eating habits. I owe it to myself and my family to be a healthier and better me.
The reason I am writing this post is because I know people are always trying to lose weight, and trying to eat healthy, but they are being so mislead by what is healthy and what is not healthy!
If you want to lose weight or just become healthy, you NEED to cut out the sugar ! (that includes bread. bread turns into sugar, which turns into fat)
Our bodies are not meant to handle all of this sugar and processed foods!
We need to take control of our health and start making healthier food choices. It is a process and we’re not perfect, I know it is easier to choose convenient fast foods, and it’s easier to just give your child the candy they are crying for, but we can slowly take the sugar out of our daily meals until we are sugar free!

Okay so, here is an update on how I am doing! Today is day three of sugar, dairy and wheat free. Let’s just say, my body is definitely cleaning itself out!! It has been a little bit of a tough day. I was really nauseous and lightheaded this morning,  and my stomach was hurting. But, these are all classic symptoms of gluten withdraw. Yes, withdraws from gluten (and sugar) is a REAL thing! I have looked it up and read about it on numerous sites. As the day progresses, I am feeling much better than I was this morning. Like they say “If you’re going to do the crime, you’ve gotta pay the time.” I have been eating wheat every day for just about every meal. My body has  A LOT to get rid of! I can’t wait to see how I feel in a few weeks. I am hoping to have even more energy and not feel as nauseous without my bread! I am taking this day by day and blog by blog. 🙂

“Healthy is not a goal. It is a way of life.”Author Unknown