Saturday, December 7, 2013

Less Than...

I am approaching this differently.

I know that I have not been keeping up with this blog.  It seems to be something we all do when we fall off the wagon completely. 

So let's start again.  I am currently on Day 13 of the Whole30 program.

For those of you unaware of the program, here is a link:

It is a 30 day program to basically get you in control of your food choices.
Here are the basics of what you can eat:

Most meat, most vegetables, most fruits, most nuts, coconut oil, olive oil, eggs. 

I am sure there is more than that but that is what I tell myself when I am out shopping and trying to see if something is compliant to the program.

Here's the thing.  In the first few days, I was struggling because I wanted my diet coke and creamer.  In the next few days, I was struggling because it was Thanksgiving and I wanted my chocolate pie and mashed potatoes.  It is the holiday season and I want those cookies, pies, egg nog... but I started this and I am going to finish it.

Today I was really struggling, thinking about all of the food I was "choosing not to eat right now."  I kept thinking one bite is not going to hurt.  That little needy voice in my head craving its old cravings...

Then, for just an instant, I had a flashback of one of those many times when I felt like if I hadn't been fat, things would have worked out differently.  And I am not one of those people who blames every misstep I have had on being fat.  Though I do see how it matters and how you are treated differently.

And I decided then and there that I would revamp this blog again.  And use it to document those times when I felt "less than" due to being an obese woman.  Focusing on that helped me get through today.  Just thinking, no more starting over... stop stopping. 

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