If interested in seeing my wordy thoughts, see Part 1 here.
Onto Part 2) Food Plans
With blogging, I have notice a common thing for the ones that I follow. We all strive to monitor and correct our diet. I’ve been trying (not so) hard to work on mine for probably half a year or so. I have been listening to a lot of holistic podcasts – mainly Balanced Bites and The Paleo View – these ladies are not only witty and so informative, I learn so much while listening to them while I go to sleep (which does mean that sometimes it takes a few listens to get the whole thing). And strangely, as much as I love the profession I am in, if I would have heard these things in my undergrad, I would have totally changed the path I did. But that’s not the point of this post.
I know I have a terrible sweet tooth – more so that after lunch I need a big pick me up as I get so tired – like my eye lids are feeling heavy, my tears are not working properly so my eyes are scratchy, and I have a big yawn. I know it is probably from 1) my lack of sleep and 2) my diet not really working at an optimal level for myself. Some days I am good and do not do the afternoon sweet grab, but a lot of times I cave and I do and then it cycles into a terrible supper and snacks after supper.
I’m also trying to find out what works best for my body. This time last year, I was 7 pounds lighter, yes I was a breast feeding fiend, even worse sleep than I get now, and I felt I looked decent. I was eating a lot – I wasn’t counting calories or anything, but I remember I would wake up at like 4 am, have a overnight oats, have breakfast at work at 8, have the ladies get me a breakfast sandwich near 11, go home for lunch at 1, eat a good supper at 5 and probably have a snack near 7 or 8. I ate all the time and felt trimmer [which doesn’t go to say that if I ate all the time now I would lose weight, as I swear some days I have done that and I am heavier because of it…]. I have gotten into some of my old bad habits which I know don’t help, but I also think part of that has screwed up my metabolism a bit. I always swear and have had it tested multiple times that my thyroid does not do it’s job properly, but the tests always come back within normal limits. I feel I am having those issues now but the tests say differently.
Not only would I like to find out what works for my body in regards to food, I would like to enjoy my eats and do right for myself in many ways. This resolution as I know type it is a lot more convoluted than I thought and this will take a lot of will power to work through. We will see what I come up with towards the end of the year I guess.