I have not had much to write about with regards to the health and nutrition side of my wellness journey. I have been injured for over a month, and it seems like nearly everything went on hold with it. I try not to get discouraged with my needs for convenience type foods, my inability to work out like I am accustomed, and the general inconvenience achieved by doing everything in an Aircast. Since stuff tends to get distorted when you feel crummy, I am celebrating some of my smallest victories.
First, I have to brag that over the last 4 weeks, my weight has remained unchanged!! While a loss is preferable, I am thrilled that I am able to maintain in the face of these struggles. I am still looking to find a way to make this careful lifestyle work for me, but at least it isn’t working against me. I know that my foot will be better, someday, I pray; it is then I will be ready to kick butt and take names at the gym AND on the scale.
Also, I severed my connection to Diet Sunkist! OK, I haven’t severed it, but I have stopped drinking it. I still can’t look over to the cooler where I used to buy them, but I haven’t had a drop in over two weeks. While I am still occasionally having a diet soda, it is nothing compared to the pull that the orangey goodness had on me. I seriously think it may have been easier to quit smoking, and was certainly easier to quit drinking.
Finally, I made a trip to the grocery store on a mission to not get any HFCS in any product. I left the store with no HFCS, no soy, trans fats, or msg. It really wasn’t hard to finally crack down since I have been making myself aware of these items for long enough to really know where to go to find the alternatives. I even bumped into a co-worker who commented on my healthy cart, and was ashamed to be buying her frozen pizza and beer.
To me, this seems silly to celebrate, but I am learning, (do you hear that Mamavation Moms? Leah? Lisa? Sara?) that these are to be celebrated even more than victories on the scale. The scale will catch up to the good work I am doing. I just have to keep working on these building blocks and laying a good solid foundation to build upon. So Yay for me!!!
April 25, 2011 @ 4:42 pm
I meant to talk to you about taking this healing time to really focus on your nutrition. Daryl has a client that he just wrote up a food plan for, and she lost a ton of weight without even lifting a finger. I also have learned now that the exercise is for my heart and bones, the food is for shrinking the fat. Hmmm, needs to be a status today I think! So, you don’t have to worry about getting workouts in right now, so worry only about what you are eating. I ate a green bean Friday after low carbing for a week and it tasted like pure sugar. That “orangey goodness” will taste like battery acid after detoxing. I promise! Glad you are having victories again:)