The 1 Thing That Needs to Change for My Health – 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21

To be honest, I’ve been feeling rather depressed lately. I’ve noticed it and noticed it having an affect on what I eat (if I eat.) I’ve had a lot of happiness issues since my son was born, and it got worse when my grandmother died. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve properly addressed my grandmother’s death for myself, but I don’t know what to do if I need to.

Anyway, that’s not why I’m writing this. The following is my food journal from August 14th until August 20th.

 

8/14

9:30   Coffee, Cream, Sugar (CCS)

10:45   CCS and Chips

12:00   CCS and 2 or 3 honey gram bunnies and 1 or 2 white cheddar bunnies (I break them up for my son and then munch on one or two in whole to get him eating sometimes.)

2:20   Pastrami, Dijon mustard, pepper jack cheese on butter bread with mayo and mustard.

3:30   CCS

5:00   Goat milk Strawberry Yogurt

6:10   CCS

7:00   CCS

7:10   Burger with Parmesan on butter bread with mayo and french fries.

11:00   Cherry and Pomegranate Crystal Lite

11:20   Beef Ramen

 

8/15

13:30a:   beer

1:30a:   beer

10:00:   CCS

11:30:   CCS and Popcorners Chips

1:00:   Chips and CCS

3:30:   Pastrami on Butter bread with mayo and mustard and pepper-jack cheese

6:00:   CCS

7:00:   Chips

8:00:   Ranch burgers with ranch and cookie and water

11:35:   water and beer

 

8/16

12:20a:   Cashews

9:40:   CCS

11:00:   CCS

1:00:   3 Slices of Pastrami

1:45:   Coffee Milk Sugar (CMS) and Pancake with butter

4:30:   Cashews

5:30:   CMS

7:00:   Popcorners chips

8:00:   Cookie

9:10:   Red beans and beef chili

10:00:   Crystal Lite

 

8/17

12:00a: Cashews

9:30:   CCS

11:00:   CCS

11:50: Pastrami and CCS

1:50:   Crystal Lite

2:00:   Spaghetti and Meatballs with Sauces

4:45:   CCS

5:45:   CCS and Tomato and Crouton with Cheese and Ranch Salad

7:30:   Leftover Chili

9:00:   Crystal Lite and a cookie

11:25:   Crystal Lite

11:40:   Cashews

 

8/18

10:00:   CCS

11:00:   CCS

12:50:   CCS 2 Hotdogs with BBQ

1:30: CCS

4:00:   Water

4:14:   Ranch Doritos

6:00:   Light amount of Crystal Light

7:10:   Pepperoni and sausage pizza

8:15:   Tomato and cheese and croutons and ranch salad

9:15:   vanilla ice cream with cinnamon and chocolate sauce

10:30:   water

11:30:   beef ramen

 

8/19

10:20:   CCS

12:20:   CCS

12:45:   egg and pastrami omelet with cheese

2:00:   CCS

4:00:   water

4:10:   CCS

5:45:  honey wheat English muffin with butter

6:00:   water

8:00:   crunchy Cheetos

8:30:   Water

9:15:  chicken tender and Alfredo spaghetti

9:30:   Hopes End Wine

 

8/20

12:30a:   Chips

2:20a:   Beer

10:30:   CCS

11:45:   CCS

3:00:   Leftover chili with cheese and garlic bread

4:25:   CCS

5:00:   CCS

7:00:   CCS

7:30:   chicken tender Alfredo

10:10:   beer

11:30:   beer

 

I believe I’ve found something I need to change. I need to limit my sugars overall, that includes alcohol, pasta, etc. I feel that if I bring that down I may find myself feeling better emotionally as well as physically.

 

I’m not going to add photos to this post, I’m feeling rather strange and kind of want to get the day going (I plan on doing my belly dance workout video to try and get back into that…or the yoga videos on YouTube that I enjoyed during pregnancy.)

 

Have a great day! A few more days left in this two weeks, then I will change how and what I eat!

 

-Kati

 

 

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3 Personal Things I’ve Learned So Far with My Food Journal – 8/11, 8/12, 8/13

We all learn something new when we evaluate ourselves. Here’s a few things I’ve learned in a few days of monitoring what I eat.

Below is my food journal, or food diary, for the last few days.

 

8/11/2017

9:35 am   Coffee with Cream and Sugar (CCS)

10:30 am   CCS

11:00 am   Honey Wheat English Muffin with Butter

12:15 pm   CCS

1:30 pm   Beef, pasta, and gravy with dry ranch, peas and carrots (leftovers)

3:15 pm   Jolly Rancher

5:30 pm   Coffee and Nut M&Ms (most of the bag)

6:00 pm   Chicken Fries (Burger King)

7:15 pm   Water

7:30 pm   CCS

9:20 pm   Oriental Ramen

10:30 pm   Water

I may have a coffee addiction

8/12/2017

9:50 am   CCS

11:15 am   CCS with Honey Wheat English Muffin and Butter

1:50 pm   Reduced Fat Turkey Backon Egg White sandwich and Tall Caramel Latte (Starbucks for a Sarasota Crochet Meet Up)

5:30 pm   McDouble

7:00 pm   CCS

7:30 pm   Pasta and Meatballs with Butter

7:45 pm   Water

9:00 pm   Water

11:00 pm   Oriental Ramen

English Muffins are the best!

8/13/2017

10:30 am   CCS

11:30 am   Rest of M&M’s Bag

2:30 pm   CCS

3:00 pm   Crouton and Cheese with Ranch (Yes, it’s my salad. Hush. :P)

3:45 pm   New England Clam Chowder, French Baguette, Green Tea (Panera)

4:50 pm   Green Tea and Lemonade Mix

8:00 pm   Chips

9:00 pm   Burger with Parm and Garlic Bread

10:00 pm   Beer and Chocolate Chip Cookie and water

12:00 am   Beer

Croutons, cheese and ranch make an excellent snack...just don't judge me for not adding greens.

 

What have I learned so far?

  1. I need to drink more water.
  2. I probably should switch a coffee out for tea daily…
  3. I really don’t eat very much, but what I do eat are high calorie foods…I think.

 

How I Will Change My Life

Changing my life one meal at a time. How’s that for making personal differences?

This past week has been interesting, to say the least. I’ve been spending the time researching various things, from craft fair booth set ups (I’m an Etsy seller who is getting back into craft fairs and conventions,) to how to be paleo, the difference between paleo and keto, and which may be better. But I needed to do one step first:

I needed to see how I currently eat.

Ultimate Goal

So easily we forget to look at what we’re eating before we change it. We forget to evaluate ourselves before changing ourselves. My goal is to look at what I eat now and find ways to adjust it. I’m not going to look at numbers unless it’s needed. My ultimate goal isn’t to eat a certain amount of numbers, it’s to feel comfortable in my body again. I don’t want to be stuck measuring everything, but I do want to be alert to how much is going in my stomach.

While writing down whatever passed my lips, I found myself making a strange discovery: I don’t eat as much as I thought I did. I drink a lot of coffee (this I knew) and I eat a lot of Chicken (which is nothing new to me, either,) but overall, I don’t eat nearly as much as I thought I did. Some days, I eat way less than I should. Other days, I do eat quite a bit, but it’s small amounts frequently through the day.

And to top it off, what I do eat isn’t the best.

So I’ve made a decision. And it’s leaving me feeling very vulnerable, but you know what? How can I be sure I’ll be held accountable if I don’t hold myself accountable. So, dear reader, I’m going to post a picture I have never posted before…and one I expect will either get “go get ’em’s” or “you bitch’s.” I don’t care. I want to share my journey with you. I want to hear about your journey. I want to inspire others to start their journey, and maybe help them even make the first step…and I want to make sure I take the first step.

So, here goes…

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There it is. Vulnerability. I’m at my heaviest ever and I don’t want to get heavier. And yes, I’m aware it’s not as much as some, and yes, I’m aware it’s not as little as others, but what’s important is me being comfortable, and I’m just not. I wear a full shirt and capris to the pool because I’m not comfortable in my body. I can’t wear most of my closet because I’m not comfortable with the way it sits on me anymore.

And my journey is going to start with this first promise:

For the next two weeks, I will be keeping track AND POSTING everything that I eat. I will mark the times and what it was. And after two weeks, I will begin to change small things here and there. I will show you what I change, why I change it, and what I change it to. And if you want to join me in this venture, comment! Let me know! Show me your blog and I’ll join you in this amazing life changing journey that I am determined to finish and win!

Will you win?