Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Let's be honest about something

I really struggle with my relationship with food. I haven't posted February progress pictures because, well, frankly, there' s not been a whole lot of progess. I am in probably the best physical fitness level of my life, and yet still not losing significant amounts of weight. And I know why - I just can seem to make myself fix it. I am stress/emotion eater. Bad day? Ice cream! Yup, that's me. And there has been some not so good life stuff for me lately, and I have self medicated with food.

Here's to trying to do the right things. I know banning foods doesn't work me, and counting calories just makes me really crazy, but I'm going to try share(in list or maybe photo) everything I eat for a few days and see how that goes. I apologize in advance for the crazy morning menu. I'd really like to be 160ish by my 25th birthday in May. Here we go - don't judge.

2:30 am 8 oz low fat chocolate milk
4:00 am Large diet coke, Cadburry egg, mini Reese cup (at work)
8:00 Cherry Pie Luna bar
11:00 Diet coke

Maybe part of the issue is that there's no "real food" in this?
Do you count calories or track your food intake?


  1. I counted calories when I first started my weightloss journey but it didn't really work for me. I just tried to stay away from junk food and fast food. And, portion control. I'm WAY to good at going back for seconds.
    Keep working on it! I know it's hard sometimes but you can do it! : )

  2. Well, being up all night can mess with your appetite too. Maybe try adding in some produce, instead of trying to cut anything out?

  3. I think you're right about the morning- processed sugar (As much as I and almost everyone else love it) spikes your body's glucose levels and actually makes you more hungry. I know when I eat some candy my appetite goes crazy! Try adding some natural sugar (fruit), some whole grain carbs (whole wheat toast), some healthy fat (PB, handful of walnuts), and some protein. Protein always helps me in a pinch (greek yogurt, cottage cheese, a hard boiled egg, etc.).

  4. I'm sorry you are having a tough time with your relationship with food right now Savannah. It's hard for me too. I agree with Allie about maybe not having sugar in the morning (even though I'm a sugar-holic). I know if I start my day off on the wrong foot, the rest of the day doesn't pan out too well. My latest goals have been to cut all sweets out of the weekdays and really try to eat as wholesome as I can. I'm not a fan of calorie counting but I've been doing it lately to get a really clear picture of the amount I'm eating. It's been very insightful and I've been adjusting my portions accordingly. I hope this helps and keep up your hard work!

  5. Blogging what I eat helps me. The problem is, I'm really bad about it... Haha.

  6. you can do this. Just focus on the positive here. Real food first. I find its best to keep healthy snacks in all those sneaky places. Like at work, in the car, in your purse. You are human, chocolate is okay. No apologies, just fill the rest of your day with good healthy food. Easier said than done, I know. HUG!