I have gotten behind a few days because of being at swimming sectionals the last two evenings. The title of this post comes from some of the obstacles that I overcame in the last two days, and the hope and promise that these provided to me that maybe I have FINALLY gotten close to the point where I am going to make good nutrition decisions for myself beyond the 21 days and on into the rest of my hopefully long, healthy life.
On Friday, we had inservice day at school and were served contintental breakfast of muffins/bagels/etc...I had already had my steel cut oats for breakfast and so had no problem staying away. In the past I would have definitely had some.
For lunch, we were served pizza, salad, chocolate chip cookies and brownies. I had planned ahead and brought my own salad and vegetable soup. The thing that really struck me is that I did not miss the pizza at all. I feel like many of my cravings are really totally under control. I enjoyed my salad.
Friday evening we had boys' swimming sectionals. The bus left at 4:30 and we didn't get back until 11pm. The have a hospitality room for the coaches where they had taco salad, meatball subs, just to name a few things. I knew there would be nothing in there that I would want to eat and so I brought almonds and a bowl of quinoa w/ sundried tomatoes. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt very satisfied and not hungry at all.
This all starts over again on Saturday. My niece's birthday party was at 11:30. I did my long run for the week (only 9 miles because this is a recovery week) and had a gluten-free English muffin with almond butter for recovery after the run. I brought some roasted vegetables in case I was hungry at the party, but didn't even bring it in to the house because I didn't feel very hungry. They had pizza and salad for their meal. I had some salad with craisins and balsamic vinegraitte and noone even noticed that I was not eating the pizza. I declined on the cake and ice cream later in the party and made it through that obstacle.
Repeat of the evening when we had Girls sectionals. (still waiting to see if Lizzie made it to districts after finishing 7th at our sectional)
I had a good meal of quinoa and roasted vegetables at 3pm, and then was satified with some dried fruit and almonds during the evening.
I have always wanted to be the person that could stay away from the foods that the 'shouldn't' have, but always seemed to be the one that always ate what was offered. I feel like I have finally gotten some of these cravings totally under control.
In all the above situations, there was not 'self-talk' to stay away from the junk food. I just didn't want it. I had a plan to get through. I didn't let myself get too hungry. And I really think staying away from the sugar helps with the sugar cravings.
I am almost done with two weeks. I have definitely made the decision to stay Vegan for an extended trial. I am reading through the Thrive Diet and trying to incorporate some of the ideas in there, slowly. I have also gotten The China Study book on my kindle and will be reading that over the next few weeks.
my goal: a LONG, HEALTHY life To be able to compete faster would be nice too :)