Where I've Been
Unfortunately, food addictions don't go away when the weight does. Sure, I'm still gluten free and holding steady against sugary drinks (coke, sweet tea, etc), but I've had other foods that are clearly not healthy that would still occasionally sneak into my diet. Examples include: French Fries, Corn Chips, Ice Cream and Candy.
In my head, I tell myself that I can have a "cheat day" every now and then, but it is never just a cheat day. Honestly, the best success I have ever had has involved no cheats (Whole 30 and Ketogenic Diet). By the end of both of these plans, I felt way better and in much more control.
Even so, social situations, holidays, and nostalgia often trip me up even when I'm at my best. I inevitably find some reason to indulge, and thus starts the cycle of dependency again.
So, you may be wondering what the damage is. Fortunately, it's not that bad. After all, I started back in 2012 at 350lbs and I have come a long way since those days. Even so, I have continued to gain since the beginning of the year. So...here is my weigh in from yesterday morning.
Where I'm Going
What is to keep me from failing again this time? I have enlisted the help of my lovely wife! She is doing a similar plan and she is checking in on me per my request. I'm very thankful for her help and I know that I will succeed in getting off of some of these food I have been struggling with.
Ok, that's all for now. Thanks to those of you who are still keeping up with me through these last four months of inconsistency and uncertainty! I know some of you have dealt with the same issues, so hopefully you will gain some sense of camaraderie and inspiration from me working through these setbacks.
I'll be back very soon....