Wow, we made it to the end of the 21 days. YOU made it reading my daily journals bless your cotton socks and I made it blogging every goddam day. The daily blogging was a stretch at times, I will admit, but I am so glad I did it as it really kept me accountable. Yes I had some failures in that 21 day period but I would wager a cow and 2 chickens from my dowry that I fell off the wagon less than I would have if there was no possibility of public shaming.
So yay for blogging!
And not only did the blogging help me but it helped and inspired others to pay attention to their daily food intake too – some blogged about it (like this blogger who blogged daily ALL THE WAY THROUGH as well – what a rock star), others just told me in comments and I’m sure there are some who are reading and just not saying at all so yay for sharing ideas and inspiring within our community. Freaking awesome.
I have been thinking a lot the last week or so about how I am going to move forward with this. When I first started I just wanted to get to the end so I could reward myself with a cronut from this bakery in Varsity Lakes. Now I’m like meh, cronut. I’ll get to it (I’ve never eaten one – I KNOW!) but maybe after IVF is done.
Right now though I feel really focused on staying healthy. I like the way I feel and I’m on a journey with this whole IVF business. This will be our last cycle of IVF so if we get no viable embryos (GASP that I would even write that as a possibility) I want to feel like I did everything I possibly could to prevent that from being the case. And if I stuff my face with shit for a good portion of the lead up time then I won’t feel that way at all.
So the goal now is to keep going. To keep eating healthily, to keep searching for healthy treats as having those options will keep me on track, and to just keep on living my life as the new healthy me. I want this to be a way of life from here, not an end point the way it has been in the past.
I also want to introduce some regular exercise into this new phase. Something light to moderate as that’s all IVF dude in WA recommends so we figure we might as well stick to that. Essentially it means a lot of brisk walks I think. My heart wants to run but I’ll come to terms with that. My goal is exercise 3 times per week from next week.
So I’ve decided I’d like to keep on reporting in to you folks because you guys are so awesome but I’m going to make it weekly instead of daily. Obviously I won’t blog what I ate every single meal for the entire week but I am thinking along the lines of a weigh-in plus a questionnaire of sorts. Something like this:
Did I eat from the naughty list this week? If so, what?
(naughty list is lollies/sweets, biscuits, the usual suspects)
Did I exercise 3+ times this week?
Any new recipes/healthy treats to share?
What do you all think? Could you cope with that? Is there anything I should add to my questions? I’m taking all feedback at this point. Things are not set in stone.
Thanks so much for reading you guys and sticking with me on this journey. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Only one more food post tonight and Stage 1 is done. Wooooot!