I had family visiting this weekend, so my eating was off the charts and I didn’t do any exercise.
Friday started and ended as the best day ever: I woke up and weighed in 1 lb down even though I my diet was loose this week. Must have been residual from the 7 days of smoothies. Then I ordered an iPhone and did a workout before work. And I got to wear my new sz 4 pants, the smallest size I’ve worn in over 10 years. I think I might need to go back to the store and buy the rest of those pants just because.
That night we went up to Boston for Italian food. This restaurant doesn’t even have healthy options, so I just went for the gold. I can’t even remember the last time I ate a bowl of pasta!
It was delicious but at the same time, I’m still good without it.
Dessert was had. I can’t remember the name of that ice cream thing, but it’s basically rum flavored whipped cream, covered with coconut and frozen solid. I’m sure the cappuccino was made with whole milk too. No regrets.
Saturday I had to suffer through football things:
On Sunday, I missed my 9 mile run assignment and was feeling mega guilty about it. After my family left in the afternoon, I had time to go for my run but I had just drank a beer and instead of running I took a looong nap. I didn’t feel guilty about the eating but I was disappointed in myself for making that choice.
Since I was feeling guilty, I bought the new blender:
By the way, there is a deal at Target this week where if you buy the blender for $140, you get a $30 gift card.
And course, I had to test it out. I had all of this frozen fruit from the smoothie diet sooooo hello daiquiri.
Oh, and my replacement Jawbone Up band came in the mail! It was under warranty and after a few long phone calls with customer service, they gave me a new one. New jawbone, new blender, new week. Monday’s smoothies are already in the fridge, so I’m giving The Body Reset Diet another shot.
I don’t know why I’m reading so much news about weight lately, but this headline caught my eye yesterday. A study was released showing the mind blowing conclusion that fat shaming does not help people lose weight. no shit! Seriously? Someone spent thousands of dollars to figure that out?
A survey showed that obese and overweight people who reported day-to-day discrimination gained weight, while those who reported no discrimination lost weight. SMH. Rocket science.
A news story from last week: a preliminary study shows that you can train your brain to enjoy healthy foods.
Your brain’s reaction to healthy vs unhealthy foods depends on how you train it to react. If you stick to healthy foods and resist the high fat, high salt, high calorie stuff, your brain will eventually say “Hey, those unhealthy foods don’t give me as much pleasure anymore. I’m ok without it. Yum, spinach!” The inverse also seems to hold true: that if you eat a lot of unhealthy foods, your brain is more likely to crave them. This would explain why when I fall off my diet and eat one unhealthy thing, it’s hard to reset right away because I want to continue eating the bad stuff even more than before.
Years of working towards a better diet is doing its job on me. I truly do crave veggies and quinoa salad all the time, so now I know it’s not just b.s. It’s going to always be a struggle but at least it’s not for nothing.
I got this “recipe” for dry shampoo from a flyer at Whole Foods and I have been using it a lot. It’s cheap, easy, versatile, and totally natural:
- 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- empty jar
I'm everydayasian. I lost some weight once, and I'd like to lose some more but it's hard when you love food as much as I do! I am always on the lookout for new weight loss tips, fun ways to stay active, delicious (and sometimes healthy) things to eat, races to run, and organic beauty products to review.