Healthy Life Journal: Week 12 & 13

I am way behind on every single thing, you guys. Between the craft fair and all of the election crap I feel like I've totally been in a trance.

But I'm trying really hard to move forward. I don’t want to say go back to normal because I don't want to go back to normal. I won't go back to normal. At least not the normal before. But that's a whole other post.

I don't even know where I am with this whole healthy living thing.

I know I'm down about 40 pounds, but I haven't weighed myself in quite a few days.

Last week I wanted to stuff every single thing in my face. I go through weird waves of things when I'm emotional. Very few things ever sound good to me so I don't want to eat a ton. But then when I do, I want to eat everything. And I don't want to eat anything that's good for me. So I spent most of the week bouncing between wanting to eat all of the donuts and all of the nachos.

I did give in. Somewhat anyway. I had both. I actually had nachos a couple of times for dinner. BUT I wasn't as bad as I could have been, I mean, it was a small plate of nachos and no meat.

I also noticed something really important -- how different overdoing it is to me now.

I mean, before eating a whole cheesecake would have been overdoing it. Now it's eating a ramekin full of salsa. I probably would have had a whole jar of salsa before plus the cheesecake and that would have just been a snack.

So today is a new week and I'm getting back into the swing of things. Back to meal planning and prepping snacks and so on. Yesterday we ate really well including a super yummy dinner with polenta and smoked paprika chickpeas (it sounds so fancy, but it's not). And I've been good all day today and planning a good dinner for Mr. T and me.

I've also decided that I really want to share more about everything that I'm doing. I've found some really good stuff and some not so good stuff and I'm always on the hunt for other stuff to try.

So be on the lookout for those once I get my shit together.