EATING JOURNAL Challenge: Day 0 of 30
As I sit here, my stomach is growling for food. In an attempt to cut down on my food intake, I took one simple step – no late night snacking. I don’t usually snack on night so I figured it was a easy sacrifice. Ironically, now that I’m denying myself, I’m hungry.
Why am I doing this? I’ve gained so much weight recently and I’m uncomfortable in my own skin. Doesn’t help to that the one who is supposed to love me “through thick and thin” points out my thickness so pointedly.
I have been trying to find a challenge focused on weight loss. But, I failed at the treadmill challenge and I know I would fail any type of physical 30 Day challenge at this juncture. However, I did enjoy my first challenge – blogging. Serendipitously, I came across the 30 Day Emotional Eating Journal challenge. Bang Bang… two birds, one stone.
On Day 0 of the Treadmill challenge I wrote exactly one-year ago! :
It has nothing to do with how I look physically. I’m neither “fat” nor “skinny”. And I put those descriptors in quotes because I feel that society defines what those terms mean and why it even matters. My weight and my shape have always fluctuated, to the point that I’m not concerned with how I look to other people. How I feel is what made me select this challenge. And I feel frumpy.
Exercise is not my thing, so I will focus on the other factor to weight – food. I’m interesting in seeing the journey of this journal.
- I actually enjoy “healthy” foods – brown rice, quinoa, tofu… I love all that
- I also enjoy “bad foods” – cheeeeeese! pasta. bread. I love you.
- I don’t like breakfast foods. Lunch is absent-minded. Dinner is a struggle.
My goals with this challenge:
- To make healthier choices
- Portion control – my greatest struggle.
- Add more fruits and vegetables
Want to read all 30 Days of the Eating Journal Challenge? View the Overview page HERE.