I had hoped to post this much sooner, but life has been quite busy! After a rough start in 2019, I am hoping to have a second start for 2020.
I started my goals back in October, I was off on a good foot. However, after getting sick several times and a couple of stressful situations, I fell off the wagon. I have known for a while that I was using sugar as a way to cope with stress. However, I didn’t realize just how much cutting back on sugar would bring on the stress and panic attacks. When there were stressful situations, my go to was to eat something sweet. I realize I need to learn better coping mechanisms, but it is going to take awhile to train my body.
At some point I want to be on the DASH diet as I had originally planned. However, I feel my most important goal at the moment should be “mindful” eating. I think a lot of what I am eating is not at the forefront of my mind. I will be marking my progress each month.
Stats as of January 1, 2020
- Weight: 185
- BMI: 31
- Category: Obese
- Waist Size: 34.5