No, I didn’t eat any donuts, but dang I really wanted to today. It was like I could taste it just by thinking about it. A wonderfully fresh cake donut with chocolate icing, warm and creamy. UGH, sounded so good.
It wasn’t really a sugar craving, but more about seeing them a couple times today so they were kind of in my brain. But it was different than a sugar craving- which for me is like a “have to have it” feeling. This was tasting it mentally, enjoying it, and being over it. It was weird and kind of liberating all at the same time.
I do think about when this is over, just 19 short days from now. How will I proceed? Will I stay with this theme or go back to old habits. For one I can tell you that I have not had ANY digestive issues in the last 11 days, whereas heart burn, indigestions, and IBS (sorry, TMI) were a problem for me. This is such a nice change! To feel kind of normal.
After my figure contest I thought I would stay the size I was on stage. I was not realistic in my thinking of course, but it seemed like it would be easy. In fact I went through my clothes and donated the ones that were too big. Obviously that was a mistake, but I had not ever been that size so I didn’t realize how quickly I could lose control again.
I feel blessed to have had that experience, because I now know how easily any changes I’m seeing can disappear and old habits can creep back in. I noticed today that my face seems thinner, like in my cheeks. Here is a comparison from today vs. July 25th.
It has only been about 2 weeks, but if these changes continue, I think this way of eating suits me. Not just the outside changes I’m noticing, but how my body has been, or rather has not been, reacting to food.
On a side note, I think I also see a little more glow to my skin. Maybe it’s lighting, I’m not sure, but I do know my make up today and that day were very similar. I was running late this morning so I didn’t have time for the whole deal.
The other change I am noticing is cooking. I don’t mind it. WHAT?! I know, I’ll say it again- I actually don’t mind it. And as I mentioned yesterday it’s not about prepping actual “meals” but 1) not allowing myself to get hangry, and 2) having foods around I love, well and are compliant. 🙂
So short post today-but here’s me being silly to amuse you.
See you tomorrow!