Paleo Day 22

WoW I only have 8 more days til I reach my 30 day mark, time flies when your feeling good!! Down 13 lbs in 22 days on day thirty I will do my final weigh in and measurements. My clothes are fitting better thinking I may go down a size by my 30th day.
Today was my worst day with cravings, I had to take a family member to Albany Medical Center to meet with a specialist up there, watching him go through test after test, and then learn of the treatment plan. On my way home all I wanted was a slice of pizza with extra cheese and meatball. I didn’t stop. Lucky for me we stopped at the Farmers Market and picked up some fresh peaches,plums, blueberries and some lettuce. I made a wise choice and ate a peach until I got home to eat dinner. For years I would have said the Hell with it and ate the pizza, not any longer I have learned to turn my unpleasant emotions into positives instead of eating to make me happy for that moment. So many of us do it. or have done it. Some of us were taught that if you crying here is a lollipop or lets go to for ice cream, coming from an Italian family you ate when you happy, sad, angry heck you ate all the time. I am so happy I feel like I have finally beat the eating pattern and being able to share this journey with others make it that much better, setting an example telling someone else it’s okay many of us have been there and done it so you to can change the way you deal with your emotions. It takes practice you may slip up it’s okay don’t beat yourself up just get back on track. I have found journaling and writing this blog keeps me on track. I also keep positive affirmations and prayers. You have to find what works best for you and stick with it.
Today’s menu was a challenge being I worked the early shift, then off on a 90 minute car ride sitting in Doctors offices being moved from floor to floor it was hard to prepare for my meals, I did eat breakfast at work I had a spinach omelet, snack was a plum lunch was skipped ( I know that’s not good) when I wanted to eat the pizza I had a peach then dinner was a lean piece of steak with a large tossed salad, snack a hand full of seeds. I wasn’t able to get in all my water today so tomorrow morning I will wake up to 2 large glasses of lemon water.
I am going to call it a night it was a long day I will need my full 8 hrs of sleep tonight to recoup from the lack of water and riding in the car in which in itself can make one dehydrated.
Tonight I am going to leave you with, examine why you are reaching for those sweet treats or carbs, if you are doing it based on your emotions then step away from the item of food you are reaching for and regroup so you can make the right choice a piece of fruit a handful of nuts, some dried fruit. you can do this it just takes time to retrain your brain. This goes for any crutch be it food, alcohol, shopping or drugs these are all quick fixes then after you indulge in whatever your vise you don’t feel so good about yourself after it. So just take a moment and think about it; it’s when we think about it first and not act compulsively we make the right choice. So stay focused, stay healthy and stay in the moment and you will brake the cycle. Until tomorrow my friends. Night

About culinaryfusion

Certified Health Coach a real Foodie at heart, Menu planners, Kitchen Counselor, Gluten Free,Bringing families back to the kitchen table one recipe at a time. Health Coach guiding clients with a gentle hand to reach optimum health, fast safe and simple.
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2 Responses to Paleo Day 22

  1. marysparacinobortel says:

    Very true, if we think about our choices first, and consider the consequences, we would all probably make more reasonable ones. Acting on impulse is never the right thing to do, and I’m sure we all are guilty of this action. Good posting, and very inspiriing. I wish you good luck in reaching your goal! Good job turning down that pizza with meatball! LOL…I know and feel the pain! 🙂

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