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 to myself? I’ve gained so much weight recently and I’m uncomfortable in my own skin.
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.