Still Going Strong – Karen Week 2

I would like to say that the cravings have went down, but they are still there.  Last week I ended up working 6 days in a row, but luckily I had the long weekend which went by way to quick to recover.  I can happily say that last week was not as stressful as the previous week.  I do anticipate this week though to again be high stress.  As I had written previously I think a lot of my over eating has been stemming as a way to cope with the many stresses in my life.
I have stayed pretty true to the diet, however I have started drinking diet soda almost every day last week.  It seems like I get rid of one vice and just go to the next.  My goal is to limit the diet soda to maybe one or two days this week or refrain all together.  Food-wise I have been good.  Last night I had a lot of tests when we were celebrating my husbands birthday.   Cookies, cheesecake bites, ice cream, Italian food.  I tried my best to keep my head down and focus on my salad and drank coffee while everyone chowed down on sweets. My other big struggle came on Wednesday.  We had a catered all staff lunch and the only plan thing I could eat was apples.  I keep nuts in my desk and I overate nuts this day, but refrained from everything else off plan that day.
For breakfast I am still eating oatmeal daily, lunch a salad, and dinner has been soup and cauliflower rice, or cauliflower rice and tofu.  I have also added in nice cream.  I have a Yonanas maker which I haven’t used in about a year, none of the diets I have been on ever allowed this much fruit so there wasn’t much use for it.  But with the ability to have 3 fruits at one time I have started using it again.
I like to think I have slimmed down a little, but not sure if that is just wishful thinking.  I don’t weigh myself so I usually go by how I’m feeling.  I am still feeling tired for the most part, I don’t think I’m drinking enough water.  More water and less diet soda def need to be my focus for this upcoming week.
Something else that stood out to me last week was watching This is Us.  The characters had a discussion about addiction, one of the main characters was battling substance abuse and pointed out that he though one of the other main characters was battling food addiction.  That they were born with the addict gene and this really hit close to home for me.
 I did a good job of exercising last week, all but one day.  I hope to make it to the gym every day this week and to hopefully have a better hydrated week that isn’t too stressful!!

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Elisha is the founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook, a community of 30k plus whole-food, plant-based eaters. Elisha began blogging about this lifestyle in 2010 after discovering that it was a treatment for years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating. Today she is a mentor to thousands who are striving to adopt this lifestyle.

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  1. Shelly D January 18, 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Sounds like you had a good week and are moving forward Karen! Keep up the good work and good luck getting rid of those diet sodas!!

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