Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Moods and Food

I looked in the mirror today and said, "self, I like you!" And then I noticed that my face looks better... less bloated, less fat under the chin. I am down more than ten pounds since my restart on December 14, which was two weeks ago. I feel much better, my jeans are not tight anymore, and I am much, much happier. The happiness, I am convinced, is in good part due to mood improvement from better nutrition and getting off junk. When I eat a lot of sugar, grease, and refined flour products, I feel awful. I think I might even be mildly depressed when I eat like that. I believe ingesting those things affects a lot of body systems, including hormones and chemicals that regulate mood. Give it a try. A week without sugary junk and fat and carby stuff and maybe you will feel like a new person, too.

Only 3 more days left in 2011. Are you ready for a challenge? Details coming!

11 comments:

pglm said...

bring it on...I'm ready for one!!! maybe it will inspire me.

Lisa said...

Oh man...I am soooo ready!! Bring on the challenge!!! I'm so tired of this sugar coma!! 2012 WILL be the year I reach my goal Lyn...only 63 lbs to go!! Thanks for your continued inspiration! ....Lisa :)

Melanie said...

Thanks for the encouragement †o get off of sugar!!!! I need a kick in the rear right now.

Anonymous said...

Lyn, your thoughts are dead on target. I work best with low carbs and lot's of veggies! I feel good and I'm glad you do too.
Shannon

Miz said...

BRING IT :-)

and if I can help out at all let me know!

SG said...

you are sooo right!

Becca said...

I want to "high five" you. I know that is also true of me. I have got to get out of the sugar comma ASAP!

Proud of you Lyn! Ready to hear about the challenge!

Ima Bovine said...

I am ready for a challenge. I need a challenge. I need to lose weight in 2012....alot of weight. You are very motivating! And if there is one thing I need..it's motivation!

Lori said...

I've been considering a post about my moods as it relates to food. I think sugar makes me depressed. It seems as though I cry at the drop of a hat when I'm eating candy/cakes/cookies/whatever!

I also know that the feeling of control I have when I'm eating right helps with the sadness too. It is all related somehow.

Maybe soon I'll get my thoughts together enough to actually articulate it on my blog.
Lori

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Loose pants = happiness!

Tammy said...

Good job on the 10 lb weight loss!!:)