So I’ve been home for a solid week and a half now and boy can my body tell! At school it’s easy for me to stick to my Paleo diet (not that it’s usually ever hard) and just eat plain healthy because my roommates and I all eat the same and all eat really healthy. At home… not so much. Don’t get me wrong my family eats fruits and veggies, but they also eat a lot of chips and junk food and drink a lot of soda. Now I’ve tried to entice them with healthy foods, but I don’t think Kale chips was the best first food for them to try. :P Needless to say there is a lot more unhealthy food in my house. Don’t get me wrong, I eat healthy 90-95% of the time, but it’s that 5-10% that’s killing me.
Now I know what you’re thinking, 5-10% of the time- that’s not bad! Well, it wouldn’t be if it were per week, but its ending up being per day. I’m finding myself straying from my Paleo lifestyle by eating cookies, or some cheese, or heck why not have a piece of pizza? And quite frankly it’s adding up, and I can tell. I knew going into eating Paleo that a “sideffect” of taking grains out could mean that if I decided to going back to eating “normally” again I’d gain weight. Well shit, people weren’t kidding. Even this little amount everyday is adding weight on, I can see it.
So I made the decision today to text my friend Maggs who (thank god!) is having sort of the same problem and after Christmas (c’mon a little leeway people!) I’m going to go cold turkey again. I got myself into this mess by saying oh one thing a day or every other day won’t hurt. But that one thing turns into two, then three, and well you get the idea. And honestly giving in to having like one thing a day is much harder for me to stop at one then when I had quit cold turkey.
And the other “sideeffect” that I’m having is that my mentality with my ED type feeling is flaring up as a result and I know that I had them more under control when I was eating without any “one thing a day” type exceptions. And if nothing else that is something that weights heavily on my mind in making the decision to go cold turkey again. I think my best way of eating was Paleo with a cheat day every few weeks because it took care of cravings and yet didn’t let me go overboard, so that’s what I’m going to do.
I’ve been trying to keep myself more balanced with my food feelings and I’ve found a friend of mine who understands we’ll say, and so this is my senior year of college. If I can’t get myself in line a bit by the end, I don’t know when I will. This is one of the few times in a person’s life when they can go crazy, take care of numero uno, and not have to worry about real problems like money. So for this last semester of my undergraduate career I’m going to focus on me. So you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll be seeing and hearing some interesting things from me in the next few months.
So until later, TTFN.