Some days you may find that you’re more hungry than other days. All things considered (with my history of binge eating disorder) the fact that i’ve been pretty hunger-free the last 10 days or so is pretty impressive. I haven’t binged, and I even said NO to froyo, but today was the first day of the max phase where we introduce the MNS packs. I decided to use the MNS-C for appetite control because it is the best for people who have an insatiable appetite (like me – usually). Today, I don’t know if it’s in my head, or if I’m just actually hungry, but I find myself thinking about food a lot. Funny thing is, it isn’t anything specific – it’s not like I’m sitting there like “woah I really could have some (enter food of choice here)” I just find myself feeling that little twang in my tummy all day!
One thing that I’ve learned in all of my struggles with food is the let the storm pass – this kind of goes with everything, not just food – have you ever been in a situation where you thought “Oh my goodness, what am I going to do? How am I going to get through this?” and what eventually happened? You got through it right? There was a point in my life that I almost got thrown out of my apartment because I couldn’t afford my rent – but I pulled some strings, maintained a positive attitude despite the world falling down around me, and I wound up figuring it out so that I could stay – This same concept has been the way that I have been dealing with my eating disorder, and fitness in general. Sometimes we have bad days, sometimes those bad days turn to bad weeks – but what we need to do is stay positive and remember that “it will all work out in the end.”
Tell yourself this over and over and let the powers that be handle it. Whether you believe in God or not, believe in something – and let the universe align and figure it out. Don’t be complacent of course – continue to work on yourself and learn and grow, but at the same time stay positive and remember that it will all work out in the end!
With that said, I had a pretty decent food day. I woke up for cardio and then for breakfast I had my meal replacement shake. I spent 40 minutes on the stair master – what’s funny is I really haven’t taken a break since I started the challenge – not because I shouldn’t take a break but because I’ve been full of energy, waking up early, and rearing to go – so why not?!
For snack I had an AdvoBar snack bar which is a great quick snack – but I find that i have to eat it really slow or my stomach and mind don’t connect the dots realizing there’s been something out in my belly!
For lunch I had chicken, rice, and green beans, and then I actually got really busy at work and skipped my snack.
For dinner I had Thai rice noodles with mixed veggies and chicken and an Amy’s burrito. I’m trying not to have too many carbs at night but since this was a pretty carb-rich dinner I made sure to take Carb-Ease Plus before-hand! I’m trying not to take this everyday – just whenever I need it!
I’m not sure that I’ll have a snack tonight before bed but if I do it’ll probably be a grapefruit because even though I never really liked grapefruit I think I kinda like it now! Haha! My how tastes change as we age!
Anyways, today’s day 1 of the MNS packs – the second phase of the 24 days….
Best part of being an AdvoCare advisor? (Besides the discount!) I’m helping others challenge themselves to become healthier! I have one woman starting her challenge today and two people right along with me. So far everyone has sent me awesome updates! And I can’t wait to share when we’re done!
Want to join!? It’s not too late (it’s never too late!)