Friday, March 27, 2015
March went ok, but the last couple weeks have been awful! i need to turn things around in april or i'm afraid i'll get caught up in the summer craziness and find myself gaining back a lot of the weight i've gained.
yesterday i researched binge eating disorder and discovered i quite possible having the eating disorder. that will factor into my april goals as well. i figure if people can do whole30 for 30 days i can push myself for 30 days, right?
1. eliminate sugar (yeah, i'm looking at you cadbury mini eggs)
2. eliminate alcohol
3. workout every day
4. get 7 hours sleep a night
5. no soda
i made these goals last weekend when i once again over-indulged and felt out of control. i was looking for triggers that caused these episodes of really bad eating behaviors. soda is a big on. i drink diet soda and have always noticed it made my tummy feel funny, like i was hungry. but severely hungry before i should be. so i'd have to eat an unplanned snack. plus it leads me to want sugar. i love rum and coke varieties of alcohol. sometimes when i drink soda it makes me want rum and coke.
alcohol leads me to want more alcohol and then i eat crappy the next day because i want the icky feelings caused by the alcohol to go away.
then since i've totally screwed up the day or week i just continue to eat horribly. i'm hoping that by eliminating the triggers it will help me stay in line.
i need to get back into my eat every three hours routine. it really helped me stay away from excessive snacking. i know if i get a soda i won't make it three hours between meals/snacks.
i added sugar to my list because once i've had something sweet i just want more sweet things.
when i first got my fitbit (firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be friends) i used the sleep function and tracked my sleep habits for a week. i average 6-7 hours a night. i consciously made myself go to bed as early as possible for the results. and i felt amazing! i've been working on it since then, but every once in awhile i stay up too late. due to drinking alcohol. smh.
as you can see this all kind of ties together and doesn't help the binge eating thing. april is going to be huge for me. i'm really going to push myself and see what i'm capable of, good or bad! i ask and thank you all for any support you can offer. i will attempt to write an honest blog every day.