What I Hate—Loss of Control
I'm referring to all the junk (aka food choices) we cram down our esophaguses.
What comes over us?
Are we on cruise control?
We've set ourselves up to drive according to the habits we've made.
It's time to hit the brake and reset your destiny.
Get serious about this healthy journey.
Where's that left-over Christmas candy?
While I had a serious Candida (yeast) infection, I constantly craved carbs and sweets. It's very hard to control. Eating healthier and avoiding carbs and sugary sweets, my cravings are disappearing. Even though they still entice me, I can say "no" more easily.
A 14 oz Mocha Caramel Java Chiller is 850 calories!
A Sonic cheeseburger (w/mayo) is 800 calories. I gave up burgers a few years ago, but decided right then, that I needed to keep some kind of food record to really see what I'm actually consuming and be accountable to myself first and foremost.
You can't lie to yourself. If I don't record that forbidden fare, I still know that my calories for the day are botched.
Is Eating Raw the Answer?
Since I'm desiring a 50% raw foods diet at this stage of my plan, I know there are some concerns since weight loss is one of my health goals.
In looking through my blog here at Kathy's Kitchen you'll see some awesome raw desserts and dishes that may be high calorie, and filled with healthy fats, nuts, etc. Yes, there are living enzymes which are important and the better choice IMO is going raw, but many of these foods should be eaten sparingly.
". . . raw foods can help you lose weight, but also how you, no matter what you eat (yes, even raw), can also keep weight on."
Karen Knowler is a raw food coach who at first experienced improved health and weight loss while following a raw food diet, but then a few things changed and she packed on the pounds. A raw food diet alone doesn't guarantee weight loss—read her story here: Raw Food and Weight Loss.
So, how did I do last week?
- I have more control! Those baked goods didn't get me last week—I did great with staying wheat-free, and that included eating out twice (not Sonic)!
- I've continued to Jazzercise including a touch of yoga and shashaying to music around the house.
- I'm drinking my greens.
- The scale is going down.
- I stayed chipper and close to stress-free last week (remember, I chose rejoice for my 2013 word).
- I started a weight loss food journal a few days ago.
Healthy Habits—Week 4
Healthy Habits—Week 4
It's crucial for me to continue the daily exercise and I want to seriously think about setting some specific goals for walking when the weather warms up. I found this as a helpful tool: Calorie Counter for Conditioning Exercise
MunchEat more of the above mentioned foods that kill Candida. Keep track of everything I'm eating in my journal. Calories, fiber and protein, and more are included. I can also see at a glance how varied my food choices are and the percentage of raw foods consumed. I need to be cautious and not gorge on some raw foods, especially when I need to lose weight for health reasons.
If you missed it, here is a new tasty recipe I made last week which includes several of those foods listed above: (Raw) Mock Salmon Salad on Baby Bok Choy with Not-Peanut Sauce
Continue to utilize the Lose Weight the Healthy Way - 13 Week Journal, an excellent tool to push me forward and help me meet my daily/weekly goals.
MindsetHave a growth mindset:
You can do, what you put effort into learning and doing. Abilities are developed through dedication and hard work. Set new habits and enjoy the drive!
Linking up with Healthy Habits Tuesday
and Wellness Wednesdays