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The Struggle is Rough

I’ve completed month two with my trainer and while I can see some progress in my strength and endurance, the weight is moving at a snail’s pace. I only lost 1.4 lbs this past month. I should be losing that much weight per week. I’ve been getting in two additional cardio sessions every week in addition to my three strength training sessions. So what gives? What always gives, my diet. In particular, snacking. As usual, it’s sinking my weight loss ship. I was pretty frustrated yesterday and ready to give up. I can’t blame the program, I can’t blame the diet. I’m trying not to blame myself but instead take responsibility for my lack of compliance and vow to do better. Back to myfitnesspal and recommit to staying away from sugar. It’s amazing how quickly I can go off the rails. How quickly I can lose control.

I pulled out my trusted Body Type Diet book and reading it from the beginnings. Already, it contains so much truth. I’ve got to channel my little engine that could. I think I can, I think I can..I know I can, I know I can.

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Snacking on the Pounds

My problem is without a doubt: snacking. I eat all the time. I don’t have to be hungry and most of the time when I eat, I’m not hungry. I just want food. And it’s always carbs or fat. But mostly carbs. Today: Sunspire Sundrops, Hail Merry lemon tart, Two Moms in the Raw truffles, and kettle chips. Yesterday: six slices buttered millet bread, yogurt almonds, almond butter, almond flour crackers, Steve’s  coconut milk ice cream. Thursday: Sundrops and who knows what else, I can’t remember. Wednesday: an entire container of gluten free chocolate chip cookie dough.

So now that I have a problem, I need a solution. One option is intermittent fasting. I can do 16/8, which is 16 hours of fasting and eating in an eight hour window. I can do 5/2 which is fasting 2 days a week. I’m thinking a combination of the two, 16/8 with one 24 hour period of fasting weekly. In Ayurveda, breakfast is optional for Kapha types, which whether I am or not is debatable, but I definitely have a Kapha imbalance. I tend to snack the most in between breakfast and lunch and mid-afternoon. I know eating from only 12p-8pm will not completely fix the problem so carbs gotta go. And no nuts. 

As I type this, I’m watching the documentary Sugar Coated. It’s really not useful to try and moderate sugar/sweets/desserts/grains/starches. I’m sure I wouldn’t dip into depression occasionally if I would kick the carbo habit. Goodness knows my digestion is 90% better when I go grain free (the other 10% is dairy). My skin is clear when I don’t eat sugar. WHY ON EARTH DO I CONTINUE TO EAT IT!!! 

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I am what I eat

If I eat like a pig, I will look like a pig. I did well two days this week.1100 calories on Tuesday and 1400 calories on Tuesday, then the wheels came off again.[sigh]

More and more depressed by the day. Will brush off and start over tomorrow. One day at a time. My name is Kim and I am a sugar junkie.

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