Hi Mud Flinger. I'm a little ashamed to show my face after I basically didn't report back because "big surprise" I feel off yet again. Again the cause (ie. excuse) was lack of planning.
Originally Posted by Mud Flinger
But as of today I'm starting anew. I am focusing more on avoiding the foods that are bad instead of obsessing over the foods I need to eat. It's true that having a good basic plan for eating is important but I basically let perfect get in the way of improvement. I wanted to have a perfect primal meal plan but I don't. And so I just quit until I could figure out what to do. That obviously is not the right approach and I have finally learned that even if I can't afford quality food or I don't have access to it, even conventional foods are better than grains, sugar and processed junk. That has encouraged me a little more.
And you're right. I think I will start to employ some junk-food seeking vision and because of my IBS (I've been having more flares lately) I have to look at those foods as harmful (because they pretty much are.) I've decided I just can't deal with the pain or the fear of a possible flare after eating something I knew wasn't good for me. You know it's bad for you and you know it's going to cause you problems yet you can't seem to get away from it. Well I have to look at it as, as you say, poison. (I also have to take a medication to stop cramping and spasms and it also puts me to sleep.)
I had what I would consider a filling paleo breakfast however my cravings sometimes make me think I'm hungry when all I really want to do is cram junk into my mouth because I need some kind of insane high to feel good. It tastes wonderful, but that taste doesn't last as long as the damage it's causing my body. After that I had a banana, some water and a small piece of G&B chocolate. So I haven't had a "real" lunch yet because...I'm stuck for ideas (that is, I don't have much meat stocked.)
I appreciate you commenting (I wish I had the sense to check back sooner but like most forums, I felt I was being ignored so I stopped checking.
All in all I think I have to stop being super gung-ho (a comment trait of mine) and take it one hour, one day, one week at a time.
1st Start: 8.25.12
SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150