Thursday, December 16, 2010

Amazed (Jennifer)

I am nothing short of amazed by how different my body feels in just a few days.  I have spent much of the last two weeks eating poorly and being hungry most of the time.   My tummy hurt, I felt guilty, my pants were tight, I felt frumpy and I swear I saw a fat girl in the mirror.  I got back on track in the last few days and I am just totally amazed at the difference.

I have been putting my *normal* healthy things(more protein, less sugar, whole grains, veggies, etc)  into my body and in return my body has had no hunger pains, cravings, no bloated feeling, etc.  Wow.  That is just the affirmation I needed.  And mentally, just feeling like I am doing good for myself makes a world of difference.  I dont like to feel like I am letting myself down.  Does that sound stupid?

The hubs will be home from work soon and I will attempt a run on the treadmill.  Yesterday I did a run( also on the treadmill since it has been snowing here by the feet for the past two weeks) which while it was successful in the end, it was not the smoothest thing in the world.   I was also trying to make sure my girls were staying out of trouble.  They are two and three so it was hard to run and keep my attention on them too.  Its impossible to get into *the zone* that makes running even a possibility for me.  In fact, I am not sure I will try it again any time soon. 

So, thats it.  I am learning lots throughout this journey.  Eat good things and I will feel good.  Eat crappy food and I feel crappy..well, other than for those few short minutes while actually eating it!  Its not worth it.  I am actually glad to have had this experience.  Its okay to splurge and eat some yummy stuff here and there but not every day all day like I was.  I cant even believe that is how I used to live every day for years.  The other day I looked back and actually got sad that I missed out on so many years of my life, good years too, by being obese.  It restricted me in so many ways from being the person I now know I am capable of being.

Jennifer

13 comments:

Laura said...

Sometimes it's unbelieveable to me that I've lived such a detrimental way for so long too. I guess the positive side is that we recognize the unhealthiness of our lifestyles and are doing are best to change them. :)

How are you?

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

It is amazing. I can totally FEEL it too. Good for you for being healthy enough to recognize it!

The Fat Mom said...

What is it with this week? I was totally off track Saturday - Monday and I felt bloated until today. And I think it's awesome that you don't want to let yourself down, not weird.

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Very well put Jennifer! Eating unhealthy makes you feel so yucky. The hubs and I used to be SICK ALL THE TIME! We always felt yucky. That is no life. But we can start from right now and make better choices. I'm SO grateful that every day is a new beginning. No bad thing ever has to stay that way. I learn so much from you, girl. :)

~Margene

Kelly said...

When you eat well, you feel better, and then you make better decisions throughout the day. It's amazing, isn't it?

Jane said...

It's amazing how quickly how bodies respond to healthy food and the right amount of calories. Processing all the junk that we have put into our bodies before can be exhausting and depleting. We need to be good to ourselves.

Josie said...

it really is amazing how if we just listen to our bodies we won't need all the diet fads. Our body knows what it needs and i'm glad you're feeling better! keep it up girl! Oh and I hear ya about the zone thing, I have a 4 yr. old and 11 month old and I would love to get my exercise in earlier but they require so much attention it's impossible to get into that workout zone and really focus!

spunkysuzi said...

That is so true! The difference i feel if i eat unhealthy really does make me get back on track asap!

Shane G. said...

I can honestly say that in 5 months, I have never gone off the reservation for more than maybe a meal or a day at best, but I still know exactly what you are saying. I remember how blech I felt all the time when I was eating crap food and a bunch of it as opposed to how I feel now. I really like how you have put that into words and how it is so real time, it just happened. Thanks for this post!

ihearteggs said...

It's crazy how your body craves and reacts to the good stuff after a few bad days... Good for you for getting back on track!

Jen said...

It's amazing how just eating well for a few days can make you feel on top of the world again! When I eat like crap, I feel like crap and then start to crave more crap.

Jen
http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

M said...

I completely agree! I used to be able to eat lots of carbs when I was running 20-24 miles a week. Now that I've had to go slow at getting back to running from an injury, the carbs just make me feel bloated and tired.

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