I'm going to be honest. I need to do this. I HAVE to do this. The 30-day of tracking everything isn't helping because while I'm tracking, I'm still tracking crap. I want to go junk free for a full 30 days.
Now, I've done this before but I'm changing it up a little. The last time I did the no cheating I did last the 30 days and it didn't seem to make much difference but while I followed the rules, the rules were too lax.
For example, while I wouldn't allow "junk" I allowed non-junk which to me included high carb foods like good chocolate (like the really good kind) and things like that and, you know what, even the good chocolate adds up!
So I'm cutting out the crap and the junk. For the next 30 days I will focus on quality of food over quantity and it has to fit into my calories and carbs before I can have it. Protein is going to be a huge thing to focus on as well.
I realize that after my last 30-day no cheating experiment I wrote that I didn't want to do it again and that it it help me lose weight but I did learn a lot despite the fact that it looks like I need to relearn all of it again, and, like I said, I'm changing it. I noticed that toward the end of last time I was majorly overeating on non-cheat foods and I think the way to fix that is to make sure I get enough calories and nutrients for my body (especially the days I work out).
I also talked about how I can now handle junk food in small portions and things like that (you can read that post here "Thirty Days!!!") but I can't. Nothing I thought I had accomplished with those 30 days stuck at all and I'm honestly starting to think that I need to give up cheat days and junk food for good but I'm going to start with 30 days again because it's doable to me.
My goals are simple. I want the junk out of my life and out of my body. This whole weight loss/getting healthy thing isn't just about losing weight. It's about health, about getting stronger and faster, about teaching myself to eat for health and satiety and not for just filling myself up. I want more than to be thin, I want to be healthy.
I want to learn to eat a piece of fruit instead of a piece of chocolate. I want to know what it feels like to feel satisfied with a regular portion of food instead of 3 portions because I feel like stuffing my face. I want to learn to cook healthy meals at home instead of ordering out (although, outside of Dunkin Donuts coffee, we almost never order out anymore).
I want a healthy, strong and firm body and it all begins with little steps. Tomorrow's step is 30 days of no cheating, after that... the world!