Day 26: 100 Days Without Sweets (Not my most proud day of eating)
Not my best day of eating.
That is really all you need to know from day 26 of my 100 day challenge.
To give you a bit clearer picture, take a look at what I ate:
- 7:00 a.m. 3 Eggs, Oats, Almonds, Whey Protein
- 9:45 a.m. Bagel w/ Peanut Butter
- 2:30 p.m. 8 oz. Cod, 1 Can Black Beans, 2 PB & J Sandwiches, Cereal
- 7:00 p.m. Pizza
While I started out the day well with a good breakfast, the daily slowly went awry.
As I get deeper and deeper into this challenge I’m noticing more and more patterns:
- My eating habits later in the week are most often the worse. This is true for many people, but I know this is definitely true for me as well. By the end of the week I can’t seem to fight this desire for foods outside of the healthy norm.
- Nighttime is when I overeat the most (Typically about the 3rd time I’m eating on a given day, regardless of how many times I’m eating).
- I’m not good with moderation when it comes to unhealthy foods. I already knew I have this all-or-nothing personality – my eating reflects this. Just look at what I ate at 2:30 p.m. or what I had to eat on day 14. As soon as I “cheat” a little with my food choices I tend to go on a downward spiral even more.
- My eating habits are worse the days I get less sleep. You’ve probably heard of that before, but I’m really finding it to be true. Not only do the additional hours of being awake (sort of awake that is, depends on how much sleep deprivation you have) give me more time to eat, but the decreased sleep also puts me in a worse mood. This sub-optimal mood decreases my desire to work on projects and get things done, which then leads to me procrastinating them by eating more – not good.
My bad habits are all things that I’m becoming more aware of as time goes on and I’m confident I’ll be able to use this knowledge of them to improve going forward.
Now, I’m putting day 26 behind me – dwelling on it any longer won’t change anything.
Today is a new day and a new opportunity to get better.