Jul 19, 2013

Confessions on Week One of Not Eating Processed Foods

I confess....
One week into this no eating processed food challenge and it turns out that it is both easier and harder than I originally thought it would be!

I confess....
I am now one week into the challenge and my energy level is through the roof! And I haven't even added in exercising yet. That is coming next week, I swear hope! We still haven't joined a gym after we moved.

I confess....
It was hard giving up caffeine and junk food but now my body has adjusted. Read- no more caffeine withdrawal headaches.

I confess....
Normally I feel like I've hit a wall at 4 pm. That is no longer happening now that I"m off caffeine and eating real food. Knowing how much better I feel is making this challenge easier.

How I used to feel at 4 pm!
I confess....
BUT, I really miss things like ice cream, Diet Coke, and chips! And that is making it harder than I thought.

I confess....
I'm really proud of myself for not cheating once in my first week. They say the first week is the hardest and now it's behind me.

I confess....
I have been cooking up a storm though and it's getting a little old. Even for someone like me who loves to cook.

I confess....
I think I know why Brett signed on to this challenge.

Yes those are bacon roses!


I confess....
I've cooked dinner every night.
And I made a crustless veggie quiche for breakfast.
And I made some freeze and bake cookies.
And I've made some yummy lunches instead of the plain jane sandwiches we usually eat.

Yep, I totally get why he agreed to this challenge.

I confess....
The best part of this challenge is that I'm saving money! I went $10 under budget last week and I'm on track to go $20 under budget this week. Plus, I went $10 under budget for date night last week and I didn't spend a penny this week.

I confess....
Saving money is the best part of this challenge!

7 comments:

  1. You are soooo much stronger than I am. I fail at all diets I try because I can't walk away from mt dew.

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    1. Maybe that's why I'm successful, it's not really a diet in the the traditional sense. I'm still eating cookies-I just have to bake them.

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  2. This is so impressive! I give you lots of credit and know I wouldn't be able to do it! Keep up the good work!!

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  3. This is awesome. We are doing the same thing---keeping the coffee, though. I have found that some meals are just about as easy to cook a little bigger, so I don't have to cook on a weekend or a busy day :)

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    1. It is helpful to have at least one night off from cooking. The crazy thing is that I thought I was eating pretty healthy, but this challenge has shown me that I was in denial.

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    2. Same here! Now that I am making everything---everything!--from scratch and trying to diversify--only whole foods, use something besides wheat flour, for example--I have found out just how much junk we had in our "healthy" diet. What gets me is the amount of time and planning that goes into it. I hope that gets easier as I go along and learn the tricks. I'll enjoy reading the things you find out,too:)

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  4. Getting out from our comfort zone, I must say never easy. I always tried to eat clean but every time I only manage to do halfway. :( I agree that saving money is the best part of this challenge. TQ for sharing.

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