It’s been okay, this week. I’ve lost about four pounds, which is awesome. I’ve kept up on my running and eating better. I’m excited about that. But yesterday my mental health issues slammed into the drivers seat and gave a big “f you” to me.
Alright Fangirls, I did it! I took the Skinny Mint Teatox challenge, and I blew it out of the water! Over the course of just 28 days, I drank tea designed to help wake me up and help my digestive track. After a month of the teas along with my regular diet and exercise, I lost almost 10lbs.
Fangirls, I’ve struggled with my weight for years. I’ve had body confidence issues since late elementary school; I remember having a girl in my class tell me that I was a fat, four-eyed freak in fourth grade. I was less chubby in middle school, because I got into field hockey, and was busy often. In high school, I put some weight back on again, but my heaviest wasn’t until this past December.
Alright Fangirls, I know what you’re thinking; But Emily! You wrote about this two weeks ago! You’re right, I did. A couple days after writing that, though, I took a big step and decided it was time to start watching what I ate. I hoped fitbit would help me with this, since it has the food tracking software inside. So, I started counting calories. I put everything into my fitbit that I put into my mouth.
I know that Easter isn’t a huge gift givin holiday, but that doesn’t stop me from going all heart eyes for cute, springy things this time of year. Though I don’t expect any of this stuff in my basket (yes I still get a basket and it says “Princess” on it, so), there are some really cute things that I would love to become a part of my collections.
Alright Fangirls, a couple weeks ago I said that I was going to try a silly fad diet to save money on food while on vacation this week. I decided I would only drink Bolthouse smoothies and eat protein bars (one smoothie and one serving of protein bar daily, along with one regular meal) for a couple days, and see if it made any difference in my weight.
Absolutely awful grammar in the title aside, soda is not a great addition to anyone’s diet. As I’ve been noticing my weight increasing and my overall health declining, I’ve been slowly trying to introduce more exercise and less garbage food into my life. One of the ways I’ve decided to work on myself, is by getting rid of soda.