|Oh, Plateau. But no wonder why I'm here...|
So, I've been pretty disappointed lately. Not to mention stressed out. It really started from stress, which built into not-so-great food choices, which led to disappointment. This started about 2 weeks ago. Since then, although my overall eating has been very healthy and Paleo-conscious and Candida-conscious, a small percentage of my food choices were not very good. Like rice, fries, cheddar, corn chips, sugar, and wheat. Wait, did I just say that?! I did. They were not huge quantities, and they were spread out over the course of 2 weeks, but regardless, these were some BAD choices! Especially for somebody fighting Candida!
I had been doing so very well, and literally had no cravings at all... even while eating these things. I ate them because I was out, about, hungry, and stressed. There was also a point where I ran out of my food staples and had to dip into the "regular food" that my mom buys, ie: rice. They were also like bits of comfort food. Horrible bits of faux comfort food, really. Because truly comforting food is food that nourishes, cleanses, and takes care of you, not food that hurts you.
I was so ashamed of the cheats that I refrained from blogging. I didn't want to talk about all the good eating I was doing without addressing the bad, and I just didn't want to talk about the bad.
But I have no excuses for a while now! I've stocked up on some groceries that should last a while, thanks to the stores around my area as well as Amazon.com and iHerb.com. I'm especially fired up to turn this somewhat downward spiral into an upward one because I finally hit my plateau!
I lost a lot of weight in the past couple months, and my body has basically leveled off. Then, because of consuming carbs, sugar, and gluten, my belly has been having some issues. I've been bloating, feeling sluggish, and gained 4 pounds. So my goal right now is to burn those pounds back away where they came from, and then some.
I'm still on track! I just took a little detour. :) But still lighter than I was a couple months ago, and happy about that!
And now, besides the weightloss, I really need to focus on my gut health!