So I have definitely made some changes for the better, but still have a lot of changes to make. I am still not quite eating exactly the way I should, but I have been better about eating actual meat. I still have animal products more than I want to, but small baby steps, so that I can ensure that this becomes a way of life vs just another short term diet. My goal is to give up dieting for good and to start eating healthy so that my weight and my health stay where they should be.
Yesterday, I bought "Breaking the Food Seduction" by Dr Neal Barnard. I have only read a couple of pages so I can't say how it is, but I am looking forward to reading more and figuring out how to break some of these bad habits/food addictions that I have. This is really going to be a huge change for me. I am really looking to change my way of thinking in general about a lot of things in life and the area of food, at least I hope, will make some positive changes in a lot of different areas in my life. My biggest goal is to stop eating meat and any animal product. I need to start increasing my intake of fruits and veggies, which I really enjoy when I actually eat them. I need to find good healthy options to deal with different cravings that I get, but I need to remember that once my body is back in health, I don't think that I'll continue to crave things like I do now. Hopefully when I crave things, it will be few and far between and I can allow myself to indulge on a small scale level. I also really need to give up the whole starchy carb thing, especially wheat, gluten, barley, malt, and yeast. These along with cow's dairy all came back as a high chance for allergies/intolerances and I know thta I don't deal well with dairy so I think it's time that I attempt to see how I feel when I don't eat these things.
I am hoping that getting better with my eating will help me to have more energy and concentration to work on other things in my life that I am interested in. I am also hoping that with better eating and adding in some exercise, my body will get back to a shape that I will be happy with and I will feel a little better about myself and have less doubts. Not that I was skinny and in shape before 3 kids, but having 3 kids, who at one point were all under 1, does not do nice things to your body.
So here's to taking control and getting my health back so that I can be happier in all areas of my life!