Nothing but Crows (kaleekolai) wrote,
Nothing but Crows
kaleekolai

[Health and Nutrition] Progress report

After almost a week of trying to adjust my dietary habits, I’m definitely struggling. I’m trying to take a similar approach to that of my gym membership; just take it day by day, meal by meal. If I manage to eat just one meal a week that is perfectly balanced, that’s a step forward. It’s so easy to get dragged down by the idea that you’ve undone all your good work for the day if you ate a good breakfast and lunch but junked out for dinner. I need to see it as a great achievement in getting ANY meals right on target.

I have a habit of looking at things from the perspective of “what I didn’t do” or “what could have been done better” instead of acknowledging the big and small strides I’ve made towards improvement. I have to get rid of the idea that if it’s not 100% all of the time, then I haven’t accomplished anything. Every time I bring in a lunch instead of buying something quick and easy is a victory. Every time I refill my water bottle instead of buying a diet coke is a step in the right direction.

I’ve also been getting really bad headaches on the days that I eat the best. I’m pretty sure that there must be something that I’m missing (not enough protein? Not enough food?). I’m trying to keep a good balance but I may need to do some tweaking. I’m going to have to talk to my doctor about it when I see him again or perhaps book an appointment with my naturopath.

I’m sticking with it though. Some days I’m right on target and some days I’m not. I’m learning to accept that this is okay and natural as I’m adjusting to such big changes. The way I see it, it’s just like anything else, it will take some time to get into the habit of making the better choices and eventually it will become second nature. I’m putting my impatience off to the side and accepting that things won’t change completely overnight.
Tags: changes, diet, headaches
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