I'm doing a 21 day challenge to cut back on carbs and (bad) fatty foods in my life. Day 4 and I'm having a bowl of frozen peas for a snack instead of pasta.
Diets are really hard. I've been craving a cheeseburger all week, and have opted for healthier sandwiches, soups and salads instead. These are filling, but not necessarily satisfying. It's supposed to take 21 days to develop a habit. I've always had a difficult time changing the way I eat, so I'm not usually optimistic when presented with a different way of attacking the same goal.
It's not that I don't like my body. On the contrary, I'm rather confident about how I carry my weight in almost any situation, wearing almost anything. So how I look isn't the problem. It's how I feel, and at 5' 5.5" and 175lbs, I don't feel healthy.
I know, 175 ain't that
bad, but it's not good and at my age it only gets harder to lose from here on out. I get tired more easily than I used to, I don't have much in the way of upper body strength and I already have some minor heart issues. Diabetes runs in the family too.
Still, I love the heavy foods and with the way I normally eat, adding more exercise to my life isn't going to cut it in the long run. Thus, 21 days of minimal pasta, bread, crackers, cake, beef, bacon, dairy-heavy foods, pasta, bread, pasta... did I say bread? Yeah... I really want a cheeseburger. And fries. And a chocolate milkshake.
Alas, I already poured the peas. Might as well eat them.