And I didn’t just fall. I plunged.
It started with a fruit leather. Ok, really it started with running 34 miles in the last five days. And did I mention the yoga class?
Ok, it started because I was hungry. I should have grabbed an apple, but frankly, that thought never crossed my mind.
So, I grabbed a fruit leather and some nuts. But really, I wanted chocolate.
So, I had a few chocolate chips. And that was just the beginning.
When I got done, this…
Once again proving two rules *I* live by:
1) Everything in moderation – including diet changes. I needed to cut sugar. I’m not going to deny that. But, I have no reason to believe I have issues with whole grains, beans, or dairy. I’m not saying that I wouldn’t benefit from cutting them out (or at least decreasing the amount), I’m just saying that nothing about my eating or how my body was feeling suggested I needed to jump into the Paleo diet with both feet. I will continue to take baby steps in that direction, but I’m planning to save any drastic changes for after the five half marathons. And really, will they be drastic changes if I’ve slowly weaned myself off certain foods?
2) Don’t keep chocolate in the house. Period.
11 thoughts on “And then I fell off the wagon…”
That was me during Thanksgiving….ugh….it can be a nasty tumble. 34 miles in 5 days? That is awesome!
Well look at it this way..you just got rid of the chocolate in the house 🙂 Great job on all the miles!
That’s been me the last month. I’ve had cravings like a mad man. I weighed myself after about three weeks, and realized I’d gained a TON of weight. Must-get-chocolate-out-of-the-house!!
its that old silly line about all things in moderation including moderation 🙂
but it’s so true here….
Funny – I was going to say almost the same thing as MizFit.
Even extreme diet changes have to be done in moderation. I can’t imagine having to cut so many things out of my diet in one fell swoop!!! I would fail in day one (probably hour one!).
Don’t beat yourself up!!!
I said to Aaron last night that I can no longer buy the Doritos Jacked chips regardless of how on sale they are. I have zero control when they’re in the house and I’m working from home.
Been there done that:) Ate a bunch of chocolate covered peanuts the other day and couldn’t stop. Ugh! Oh well, nuts are good for you right?!
AMEN sistah!! that’s how i’m structuring the challenges this year…one month will be focused on just changing breakfast, another on lunch, etc. I think it’s so much easier to do one thing at a time! I never stick to the I’m cutting out all sugar or all chocolate, instead I just want more
It’s even harder to moderate when you’re pregnant. You feel like you have a little freedom and then you go to the doctor and they tell you that you gained almost 10 pounds since last visit. *GULP I’m getting back on the wagon too!
I can SO relate to this.
We’ve still got Christmas chocolates left in the house. I’m trying to get rid of them but I can only eat so many before I feel sick. And I couldn’t possibly share them with the family because that wouldn’t be good for their health. What a dilemma!