It’s funny the positive and negatives of blogging or sharing your feelings online. This past week, I talked about the makeover challenge and how I lost almost 5lbs this past week. I feel good about the choices I’m making. But apparently some others don’t think so.
This is a post I put on Facebook to share how I went to McDonald’s, stopping with my husband on the go and needing something to fuel my body, and the choices I made.
At first some of the comments were a bit disheartening. My friend Anne brought up a good point about how it’s not easy, how there are more calories in one thing than another, she’s right.
When picking and choosing the right things to eat, we don’t always know what’s good for us and what’s not. But I have a sequence, a plan for what fits my own body in order to help me build a better relationship with food.
According to my BMI index, I need 1280 calories, 128.28 grams of carbs and 30 grams of fat in order to feed my body and burn the right stuff, in order to lose weight. But it’s more than that.
I made some choices today that some people don’t agree with which is fine. I didn’t feel that way in the beginning. When you are starting this journey, you want support, not someone telling you that the choice you made was a bad one. But I get it, everyone is being supportive in their own way to help me. But it’s about how I feel.
I normally go to McDonald’s and pick a big mac, poutine, and large root beer to gobble down. And yes the cranberry bran muffin I had was higher in sugar than I would have liked, I felt better eating that, 1/2 the ice milk sundae and orange juice than what I usually order. I know my body thanked me for it!
My Food Day!
Breakfast: This morning I chose to have a ham and cheese wrap with green peppers and cucumbers and some fruit plus a bottle of water.
Snack: An apple and bottle of water.
Lunch: Cranberry bran muffin (no butter), orange juice, 1/2 a sundae.
Snack: Roll of cucumbers and celery with ranch dip.
Dinner: Tuna and lettuce wrap with granola bar, peanut butter on some celery on the side. Another bottle of water.
Snack: Hubby made me fruit salad with some cut up apples, bananas and grapes. Another bottle of water, plus a glass of ice tea with ice.
I don’t know about you but these food choices (for me) are a far cry better than not eating in the morning, going and gobbling down fast food in the after noon, and then eating two plates of spaghetti in the evening, plus maybe more later on because I’m so damn hungry.
Like I said it’s about building a healthy relationship with food that works for me. Fueling my body, making choices that aren’t just all fat, carbs, pop, juice. It’s about a balanced diet.
As I stated in my FB post above, I’m not giving up everything I love to eat. I still love pasta, I always will. I just don’t need to eat it with tons of cheese and sauce four days a week.
I still love pizza, and will have it, but as Ashley put with thin crust and some vegetables on it instead of all meat.
I still love ice cream, cookies, baked goods, popcorn with butter, mashed potatoes and fried chicken. Those will be treats once in a while whenever I indulge. When I feel like it.
But for right now, I’m good with the choices I’m making, even if others aren’t. Because it’s body not theirs, and no matter what this journey is about me getting healthy, not just dropping the pounds. It’s about me discovering a better way to eat, a healthier way for me to eat without feeling as though food is filling some emotional void.
And I’m okay with that.
One day at a time!
I’m participating in the Total Makeover Challenge as one of the top 30 contestants. I appreciate all your support. Thanks for reading!