It's been a good week here in the land of Cochranicity. I have for the first time in a month practiced a little self control when it comes to eating. July was what it was and now I'm done. The damage wasn't as bad as it could have been. I'm up 2 pounds from the end of June.
This week I've managed to go for a couple of runs and I did something that I have needed to do for a while. Something I've known, I needed to do but been resistant too. I gave up refined carbs. This is not a no carb thing, there is still room in my life for whole grains, fruit and veggies but refined and processed carbs are a no go for me. They are my drug. They my meth. Sugar is heroin injected straight into the vein. Giving them up is a little like detoxing, but 5 days in the cravings have subsided and I feel wonderfully physically. No more highs and lows as my insulin levels vary.
The other thing that gives me less options when it comes to mindless snacking. It is easier for me to tell myself that I can't have any Doritoes ever, than to try to practice moderation. These are the foods that send me on binges.
Like I said, it was what needed to be done and I am finally ready.
It's not so hard right now. It's summer and fresh fruits and veggies are abundant. Fall will be more of a challenge with pumpkin flavored everything and chilly days that long for comfort food. If I slip, it's not the end of the world. It will happen. I will move on.
I also found this photo from a few years back. I was working out everyday and eating clean, like I am trying to now. I look at this to remind myself what hard work and discipline can lead to (minus the irreversible effects to 2 pregnancies one of which resulted in a freaking 11 pound baby). I can do this. I have done this.
What healthy change did you make this week?