I haven't updated in a really long time. I am having a hard time emotionally, that's why. I thought maybe just taking a little time away from blogging, thinking about food/weight, and staying off the scale might help, but it hasn't. In fact the opposite: without the blogging and focus, my eating went all to heck for the past 2 days. Potato chips, subs, M&M's. Horrible stuff for *my* body. Maybe some people can get away with having half a sub and a handful of chips for lunch and be okay, but it just fuels cravings for me. And that led to M&M's, which I found I do not even like anymore (thankfully) and some ice cream, which I *do* still like but is another thing that fuels cravings.
So after 2 days of that, I felt so awful last night and this morning that I had to knock it off and get refocused. And that includes blogging, so here I am. I went and got fresh produce and am focusing on making fruits and veggies the foundation of my eating.
I have been toying with doing something like Paleo or Primal eating for awhile now. I have a rebellious feeling when I think about doing any "plan" or "diet", but the foundation principles do appeal to me. I was looking at this image today: Primal Blueprint Food Pyramid and it makes a lot of sense to me. And since I have read about the 80/20 principle, it feels less like a strict regimen and more like real-life eating (Eat strictly Primal 80% of the time and allow for other choices 20% of the time) because then I can have the occasional pot of beans or whatever. I am still thinking about it. I am also thinking about using up the remaining Medifast foods I have left to do a week or two of Medifast to try and get my head in the right place. I always had more clarity on Medifast, so perhaps a couple weeks might help me as I then transition to Primal or Paleo or something.
Anyway, I have a lot of emotional garbage going on right now and I am trying not to just withdraw and hide. I'll be trying to blog daily again from now on.
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