Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I cannot believe that I am finally done with my challenge today. I am really proud of myself for accomplishing all that I did. I know that I cheated during spring break, but since then I have not and that makes me feel good about myself! Tomorrow I hope that I do not go over board. I know two things that I will be for sure getting, and those are a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg and a chocolate chip cookie from Quiznos that has been through the oven. Yum, that is already making my moth water. Today I have done quite well on my diet. For breakfast I had a blueberry bagel, and for lunch I ate at Quiznos. From there I ordered a chicken bacon and ranch sammie with a small caesar salad. I plan to take this experience that I have had into account for the rest of my life. I do not want to go back to my old self and eat junk all the time. There are better things out there for my body, and will help me from getting heart disease or some other type of disease when I get older. How do you feel when you accomplish something that you have been working extremely hard for? Do you celebrate at all?
Monday, March 26, 2012
I can't believe it's almost here!! I feel like this challenge has taken forever! To be honest I can not wait till it is over. This weekend was by good on my part. I was good on not eating junk food, but eating for my meals in general was not good. For some reason my family decided to go out to eat several times this weekend. Some meals I did good by eating a salad and the other times I was not so good. So this weekend I'm going to be eating whatever and going to feel so guilty for it.
Friday, March 23, 2012
I know this may be bad on my part, but I am going to be super excited when this is all over with. There are 5 more days left for my challenge. Can you believe that? I feel as if my experience so far has been up and down, but for the most part I think that it has been pretty successful. There was only one week that I really struggled with my challenge, and if you have read my post before you all know that it was during spring break. Today I am going to be heading home after class around eleven and my parents are wanting to take me out to eat. I know that eating out is not the best thing for you, but that means I am just going to have to search through the menu, of where ever we go, and find something that is somewhat on the healthy side. So that thought leads me to my next question. When you go out to eat do you look for something that is good for your diet, or do you just give yourself a break and eat whatever you want to?
Thursday, March 22, 2012
This week I started up postseason workouts and weights for basketball. With all this activity that I am doing it is making me want to eat all the time. As an athlete you are suppose to eat several times a day, but for me I barely have time to with my schedule. It is hard for me to eat properly when you are trying to get something into your system before I have to workout or go to class. After my workouts are done for the day I am starving. I crave a lot of fattening food that I am not suppose to be eating for my challenge. I am wanting to go back to my dorm and just eat some chips or have something among that nature. I am doing great though with not letting myself do that though. I am just trying to get my mind off of eating and on something else that will distract me like doing my homework. I have to be clearly honest I can not wait till my 30 days are up, so I will be able to just have something that I am craving without feeling guilty. If you guys ever get craving and cheat on something, do you feel guilty?
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
For me this week seems really dull, because I just feel as if my diet has no interesting or tasteful foods to it anymore. I need something that will liven up my taste buds and satisfy my hunger! Do any of you have any ideas on something that I could try out? Because I am kind of having a hard time with diet I have been searching around the internet to see if I could find anything about keeping motivated on my junk food free diet. I came across this Health Weight Forum, and found a quote on there and it said, "Failure is only a fact when you give up. Everyone gets knocked down, the question is: Will you get back up?" For me this hit the spot, because during the first week and over spring break I informed you that I gave in and cheated. After that though I just did not stop and drop my whole goal. I stayed with it and ever since then I have been doing great! Dieting is super hard, and anyone who ever has tried it knows what I am talking about. But the solution to being successful is just sticking with it the best you can, even if you have some oopsies. You just have to get back up! Have any of you had this same problem with a diet?
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Last night my mom had over a few of my family members to watch the Indiana vs. VCU game. At have time of the game, my mother decides to make popcorn for everyone, knowing what I am doing and that I can't have any of it. Being faithful to my challenge, I walk straight into the kitchen and take out the veggie tray! While my family was enjoying a tasty batch of popcorn I was eating carrots, broccoli, and celery with ranch. Even though it was not what I wanted to consume at that point in time, I stayed focus on my goal of completing my challenge. When you are tempted with something, how do you go about handling it?
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Today we had my grandmas 60th surprise birthday party, and as many of you can think there was plenty of sweet and junk food there! I was so proud of myself for controlling my hunger for those type of foods! And to be quite honest I really didn't even want a piece of cake! I was so shocked on that one! I think that my body is adapting and not craving as many sweets at it use too, which I am really excited about!! I hope that when this is all over that my body crave less than what it already does.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
This is the first week that I have been back at school, and things are going better than I expected. For the entire week I have done great! No cheating is my goal for the rest of the duration. I am so proud of myself because I thought that the week I would come back from spring break would be awful on me. But it is not at all. Actually it is one of my easiest weeks that I have had until today. Today I have been so hungry and want to eat everything insight. I am doing a great job though of holding back, and waiting till it is super time. I hope that after this challenge is up that I actually stay cut back on my sugar intake, because I really think it will help my body out with all the things I put it through, with being an athlete. I know that I will not totally go away from eating junk, because around certain times you crave unhealthy foods. But i plan to not go back to my old ways. Just out of curiosity, for those of you who are trying to cut back on unhealthy foods, how do you do it?
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
This post has nothing to do with my experience with my challenge. This post is just going to be an informative post for those who do not know exactly what are some of the bad effects that eating unhealthy can have on you. While doing my research for this project, the most common this that I came across in almost every article was that having a bad diet can result in having coronary heart disease (CHD). According to Nancy Artinian, approximately 12 million American have CHD. People who are obtaining this disease is growing everyday, and this is one of the numbers that we as a society needs to bring down. This disease is in the top ten causes of death. Who knew that so many people were dying because of bad eating habits!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Today in my walking class lecture, our professor decided to talk about a healthy diet. She discussed things that we should and should not consume. Out of everything she told us, he told us to remember one thing, and that was to try to never consume anything with transfats in them. This is mostly found in frozen pizza and other food that have prolonged storage life. I also learned that the calorie intake is not the same for everyone! It depends on your height and weight an if your athlete or you are not. There are many thing that come into play when determine how much of certain things you need such as calorie, fats, water, carbohydrate intake. I thought it was good not to consume fat, but what I discovered was that it is good to have a little bit of fat in your daily intake because it helps break down certain things in your body according to my professor. I learned so much things from my walking class today that I could use I my paper. I had no idea that my walking class would come in handy for this project!!
Friday, March 9, 2012
I never thought that being home for spring break would make my challenge super hard for me. But there are so many options for me to choose from. Such as I can go out to eat all the time I want to, and eat all the snacks I want to at home. I've done a pretty good job on not snacking and going to fast food restaurants, but I have been out to eat with my family once and my high school coaches a couple of times. I tried to order as healthy as I could, getting a salad to eat or chicken salad. Today though my friends want to go to Staggs which is a family owned restaurant that has the best ice cream in town! And since this is spring break I decided I'm going to go and have ice cream with them. I made a promise to myself that once I get back to school this is all going to stop and no more excuses for me!!! Spring break is just so tough, the only good thing about spring break ending is for this reason only!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I've been doing pretty good with my challenge, but it was one of my friends birthday yesterday and I slipped. She invited me over to her house yesterday for ice cream cake, and I couldn't pass up that offer. I absolutely love ice cream cake. Other than that mishap last night I've been good my snacking has been lowered than what is use to be and it consist of mostly apple and oranges. This challenge is way harder than I thought it would be!!
Monday, March 5, 2012
To be honest I think that the first week of me giving up junk food went better than I thought it would have went. There was only one point where I broke down, but there was a really good cause. I am on the basketball team for Ball State, and Friday night we were travel to Michigan for our game on Saturday. On Friday night we stopped at Ruby Tuesdays to eat, and for a treat our coaches allowed us to order a dessert. I just could not pass this offer up. I didn't have to pay for it so I took it, but I shared with a teammate so I didn't eat the whole thing by myself. If anyone is wanting to know what I had, it was a blondie with ice cream. Other than that mishap my first week went great!!! Can't wait till the end of the 30 days though!!!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Today is the start of day 3 of my 30 day challenge, and this is going to be harder than I thought it would be. My first day of the challenge I did great. I didn't even think about eating a piece of candy or anything else that was unhealthy. But yesterday and today is a different story. Yesterday I had a basketball game, and after the end of the game my parents always take me to get something to eat. My parents decided to go to Arby's. Arby's is one of my favorite places to eat, because I always get jalapeno bites with my meal. Last night I had to fight the urge to order them! So I ordered a turkey wrap, and surprisingly it was very tasty. Later when my parents were dropping me off, my mom asked me "the next time we come up you want me to bring you some brownies?" This was so hard for me to say no. My mom was like what is wrong with you! Then I had to tell her what I was doing, and why I was doing it. This morning my math teacher is always bringing in treats for us, and today he happens to bring in one of my favorite candies of all time, Laffy Taffy. I was heartbroken when i had to give them to another classmate, because I could not eat them. This is only day three of my challenge, and I still have a long way to go!!! How will I be able to make it through??
Monday, February 27, 2012
This blog was created for my English 104 class. I am assigned to write and immersion essay, and to share what I am doing for 30 days. Throughout this blog I will be sharing with you my experience on trying to give up junk food and other unhealthy foods throughout 30 days. My favorite food is candy and junk food, so giving it up will be a challenge for me. Since this is going to be a tough goal for me to achieve without cheating, I decided to give myself one free day out of the week. On this day I am not going to just pig out, but simply eat something something that is unhealthy encase something comes up: such as travel and having to stop at a fast food restaurant. My goal with this project is to see the outcomes it has on my body; how I feel and how I look at the deadline. I am hoping that I will be able to get through the 30 days without any problem. Join me for the experience!