Cravings.

So, I’m thinking it may take me a while to get into the groove of this blog thing. Mostly because I can’t come to a decision on what time of day I want to post my blogs. Do I want to post in the mornings, detailing my previous day? Or at night, right before I go to bed? I’m not sure yet, and I do still fully plan on sharing things like my daily workouts and meals with everyone, as well as just whatever I’ve done that day.

For now, I just want to talk about a few things that have happened in the past few days.

First of all, I somehow managed to have a failure and a success in the same action. The day after I posted my intro blog, I went shopping and out to lunch.. and I ate pizza and drank beer at lunch. So not what someone who wants to lose a lot of weight should be doing, right? Well, the truth is that I’ve NEVER been a healthy eater. When I was at my happiest with my body, I still ate Chinese takeout, pizza, and taco bell on a pretty regular basis. The main difference between then and now is that I used to work out like crazy, and I ate a lot less of those foods in one sitting. (I also did have a pretty healthy balance of decently healthy meals worked in there too).

So, at first I felt like I had failed, because I was trying so hard to stick to just healthy foods, because I do want to lose the weight rather quickly if I can.. but I stepped on the scale the next morning, and it hadn’t changed! My weight didn’t go up from pizza and beer that I’d had the day before, which made me realize that, even though it wasn’t the healthiest choice, I was able to enjoy it without overdoing it/having too much.

I probably won’t have as many “cheat” meals as I did when I was already thin, but I’ve also officially decided not to cut out my favorites entirely.

Which brings me to my next point – a distant relative of mine (I basically know her only through Facebook) is a fitness/health person, and she is always posting about things like sugar detoxes. Now, I know myself and I know that a no-sugar diet is not a long term solution for me, but one of my biggest problems is that I’m addicted to a lot of the food that’s made me gain weight. My weight hasn’t really changed for the past several months, because I’ll eat a couple of healthy meals and then a craving hits. So I am considering maybe trying a couple of these “detox” diets to kick my system into gear.

Before I get any hate, yes, I also know that these could easily double as fad diets, which obviously don’t work long term, because when you go back to eating normally you gain it all back. And yes, I know that your liver does all of the detoxing your body needs. But, I don’t plan on going back to eating the way I currently do, and while my liver may detox for me, I do need something to kick my cravings away. My hope is also that I will lose enough weight initially from a couple of detoxes that it might be easier to begin working out again (for anyone who has never gained weight, I assure you that working out when you’re already thin, even if you’re out of shape, is 10000 times easier than working out with extra weight on you).

It’s still early in the day, so I don’t have a daily food or workout journal for you yet, but I’ll try to post again later today if something interesting happens. If not, I’ll see you tomorrow. 🙂

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