As I enter into week five of cutting the crap out of my life I am feeling pretty damn proud of myself. Don’t get me wrong I am by no means a health freak all of a sudden but I think I have done pretty well at resisting temptation to have a junk food snack.
Has it been difficult? Honestly not really. The first couple of weeks were a little bit, not because I was craving junk food but because my body was adjusting to a healthier diet. I had a lot more energy but my tummy was not happy with me. That’s all I will say on that subject.
I definitely relied a lot on alternative snacks that first couple of weeks. So although I was eating healthier snacks, I was just eating way too many of them. I think I am getting that under control now though. I really am trying to only eat when I am hungry and not when I am bored. So if I feel hungry, or what I perceive to be hunger, I go get a drink or start doing something to distract myself for a little while, rather than just go and get a snack straight away.
My biggest achievement is most definitely the fact that over the four weeks I have only had 4 packet of crisps. One a week! I swear before I would have had at least one a day on most days. Crisps have always been my downfall, I just love them. At the beginning of this challenge I decided I would allow myself one packet a week because to completely ban myself from eating them would only make me want them all the more. So at the start of each week I would decide on a packet to get for the week and they would be there when I decided to have them, but once they were gone they were gone. Surprisingly I made it to the Saturday on a couple of weeks before I ate them. Best of all I haven’t found myself craving them! I haven’t even bought the packet for this week yet.
I’m now sitting in a park ( an almost completely deserted one) on a lovely sunny day. I’m out walking….yep you read right…I’m out on a walk! We have had such good weather recently and I want to make the most of it. So I’ve picked up my camera and driven to where I grew up and I’m having a bit of a walk / photography session. I’ve stopped for a little break and thought I would do some writing. It’s so quiet, there’s just the sound of the odd car going by and the birds in the trees it’s lovely. Most importantly though I’m not at home indoors stuffing my face! Yey me!
In terms of weight loss there is nothing spectacular happening I think I’ve lost 4/5 pounds, I forget what I weighed to start with. I knew I should have written it down! I’m actually quite happy with that amount though, I would rather it came off slowly and stayed off to be honest. As long as I can see small changes happening then I’m happy.
So all in all I would say a successful 4 weeks. I still have a long way to go before I can say I have a healthy diet but baby steps seems to be the way to go for me. I’m gonna keep it up as long as I can and start working on sorting out my meals as well as my snacks. Honestly so far there is no temptation to quit which is good normally I would be given up by now.
Do you have any tips for a healthy diet and lifestyle?