Pay Closer Attention + Video #1!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I had to deal with yesterday's food choices today. This is usually why we just continue to eat the way we do. We eat what tastes good because we won't feel the effects until later. We eat, forget, and then feel the problems hours later. And after that happens, we don't always associate the symptom with the actual cause. So let's learn more about our bodies and pay closer attention. Find out what effects different foods have on your body to make smarter choices. What do you think?

  • Smoothie (5 bananas, water, cinnamon, ice) = 450 calories
  • 4 cups red seedless grapes = 240 calories
  • 2-3 cups spaghetti squash and homemade marinara = 150 calories
    • It was a lot of spaghetti squash and kept me full, but apparently it's super low-cal! Goodness.
  • 2 Fuji apples = 190 calories
  • 2 baked potatoes with cheddar cheese and homemade salsa = 325 calories
Calories: 1455 (Whoops. Not good.)
Colors: Yellow, red, white, green, brown
Water: 205 oz
Exercise: C25K - W1D1
Sunshine: 15 minutes
Sleep: 7.5 hours

I'm not gonna lie - I'm worried about tomorrow's weigh-in!

I've noticed a lot of changes over the last four months. Yes, I've lose weight. But there have also been internal changes that no one can see. Since I'm always honest, I'll share this one with you. It's currently that time of the month. I can tell because I'm retaining water from eating salt, and it shows. I can feel it too. And I have zero cramps. I also barely see my period right now. Up until last month I was on birth control pills. I've recently quit those, so I'm detoxing in all kinds of ways. My hair is thinning but my cardiovascular strength is getting better. It's all about balance like I always say.

Speaking of balance, I've been feeling bad about eating cheese. It's the only animal product I still eat, and I am attached more and more each time I tell myself I shouldn't eat it. I'm supposed to feel no guilt about the food I eat, but the people I look up to wouldn't eat cheese if it were the last thing on earth. I'm trying to emulate a clean diet, but cheese just won't quit me. So what do I do? Keep eating it. I had some on my baked potatoes tonight, and the pizza last night was covered in mozzarella. I thought perhaps it gave me enough of a stomach ache today for me to give it up, but I ate it again. What the hell? Well, the more I tell myself no, the more I just want to do it.

I didn't have to tell myself no when I switched over to this because I realized I didn't WANT that stuff anymore. Cheese just isn't one of those things I can say I don't want. What do you guys think? I shouldn't have to give up everything, but the point is to eat clean, unprocessed, and natural. Hmm. Also, sorry that I forgot about Meatless Monday. Next week, I promise! Until then, I didn't eat anything with meat today (as always) so take some options from today's menu if you'd like.

So, I made a video. Want to check it out? I would be forever grateful!

Thanks! Now that that's out of the way, I'd love to hear from you about what you'd like to see next from me? I had a lot of fun making this video, so I'm looking forward to recording more! What would you like me to talk about? Let me know!! Comment here or catch me on any of the various social media sites you can link to through the right sidebar. Thanks! <3
Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.


Nicole Swick said...

I hear ya!! Cheese is my thing too. I fear it always will be. :(

Michelle Kampmeier said...

Cheeeeeeese. Seriously. I wouldn't have eaten the cheese that day if Josh hadn't shredded it for the potatoes. But seriously. It's the only thing! Guh.

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