Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Resetting Myself

So this past week has been horrible. I'm not sure if it's because I didn't want to go back to work after two weeks off. That post Christmas exhaustion. Knowing my husband was leaving for two weeks....to India. Trying to organize my filing system/house/life.  Taking classes to up my marketability as a nurse.

Whatever it is, I have lots of excuses to revert to my old eating habits...grazing all day on foods that comfortably slide down and offer no nutritional value...each bite decreasing my self-worth and undoing all the good I've been doing.

How quickly, and how easily it is to fall back to those habits.

Yesterday, I decided to get out of it.....quickly, before it becomes who I am again rather than just a blip in becoming who I want to be....I'm not just talking about size....I'm talking about the person I am around food...the person who uses food to cover up feelings instead of the person who deals with the feelings and uses food for nutrition.  Am I going to feed my emotions or feed my body?

I want to be the person that feeds my body.

My friend told me about this website. It's the 5 day pouch test.  You do liquid protein for 2 days, soft protein for a day and back to the protein every three-four hours after that.

Yesterday I did pretty well....I did have an artichoke at dinner.  I'm not going to feel bad about that, because it's an artichoke and not the pasta I fed my family.

Here's what my day looked like yesterday:

Monday, January 7, 2013

this day

this day
this day
Calorie DeficitCalorie Surplus

and 130g of protein (wow) -- I need to make sure I up my water!

I've also started organizing my life -- blogging about it here

Things to remember:
I am thankful for the job that I do have
My husband will only be gone for two weeks, this is not long compared to what a soldier's wife has to go through. His experience will enrich his life.
I enjoy learning new things and the classes I'm signed up for will be interesting and should not be stressful.
I do not have to be perfect overnight (or ever) and my organizing my life project does not have to be done in one day!

sounds so much better when I put it that way!

Have a great Tuesday Blogland!


  1. I always feel more in control of my life when I'm organized. Good luck sweetie!

  2. I have heard about the pouch test...I may need to do that too, to get back into the groove..holidays derailed me!

  3. I've read about the pouch test. Seems that some find it a good way to refocus and detox from carbs for a bit! Best of luck.

  4. I keep thinking about doing the pouch test myself...almost as a detox. Must go to store first...

    It looks like you're getting everything in perspective. :)

  5. Good luck! You have a great outlook and I am sure you will do well! I'm going to have to look up this pouch test. Thanks for the info!

  6. Lady, you are doing just fine! Awareness is the key here, and the fact that you can even identify the fact that you are grazing, and reverting to some older behaviours is a HUGE step. Stay focussed on what you need to do, because you know what that is! Take it just one step at a time - all you need to take care of is today. Hugs!