Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Eating my feelings.

Have I posted about this before?  It has been my biggest struggle since my divorce and liar confession.    It just feels better to eat cookies, chocolate or popcorn as I drift off to sleep.  It has NOT been good for my health and my body.  I've stayed right around 15-20 lbs over my ideal weight since then.  Good news?  Well at least I'm no off the charts gaining weight.  I can feel it when I run.  It is really not good on my confidence.  My body is actually looking better because of all the working out, but I can feel the extra weight.  

Plus I feel crappy.  The night before my race last Saturday?  I ate a Jr. cheeseburger and fries from 5 guys and 3 Rolos, not single Rolo's, three packages.  THREE.  I wasn't even hungry!  After my race I decided that I needed to reset something!!  

Years ago I read this book and spent a good 2 years following it almost perfectly.  

Then I stressed out and didn't follow it exactly.  To get back on track I tried the Whole 30.  

I did consider the Whole30 a success.  I did not consider it something I would do again.  I spent way too much money and time that seems prohibitive on a daily basis.  It was nice to go over my first book that was Paleo or Primal and remember why I loved it so much.

Paleo/Primal/Whole30.  It's all variations of a grain free, sugar free lifestyle.  Primal feels a little easier to maintain. I did it for a couple of years.  I stayed at a weight I felt good at and I was never hungry.  Saturday I decided to do 21 days to see if I could reset to my previous eating habits.  

I won't be posting pictures or doing any kind of updates as I do it.  I can barely throw down a blog post a couple of times a month, so I won't torture you with recipes and pictures.  

I am going to stop counting my calories too.  I've been doing that for a few weeks and it helps to watch my carbs.  I'll do that on week 2.  

Here's to hoping I can pass on that cookie!!!  

What is your food weakness?

What is the weirdest diet you have tried?
  I have tried juice cleanses and those shake diets.  I think the worst was Atkins.  Which is funny because it's a lot like Primal only more fruits and veggies.  

Blog on.........


  1. I either eat my feelings or starve myself. It depends on what it is that is messing with me.

  2. I'm addicted to chocolate. I don't even try to stay away. It's toooo good :)

  3. Caramels and mallow creme pumpkins - a bag at a time. I'm trying to make it stop now...

    1. The struggle is real. Caramels are my weakness. I could eat it with a spoon.