Monday, April 02, 2007

Three Months Down

December 27th, 2006, I decided that I wouldn't eat certain foods for a whole year, and while I did fail at preventing myself from eating one of the types of foods listed, I'm still continuing on with the ones I haven't given into.

The whole purpose of this ordeal was because of high cholesterol and lack of energy, self-esteem, and because I'm not in shape. Also because all of those sweets that I have been eating will eventually catch up to me, and I don't think that I would like the consequences of that.

It has been a rough three months. At first I was dying for my Little Debbie Snacks, but then eventually that craving went away. I actually walked by a display at work, and thought to myself, "eh...Not interested". So I'd like to think that I am doing pretty well. I haven't been to a McDonald's, Burger King, or a Wendy's since either. Hopefully I can keep it that way too.

I can't deny that there have been cravings. In fact, last week I had a dream that I was eating a tub of sugar cookies that I used to buy at work. I could taste them in my sleep, and I didn't have a care in the world. It was as if I was in some other Charles' body in some other dimension eating a big bowl of cookies and loving it. Cookie Monster had nothing on me in that dream, and when I woke up I wanted to strangle that dream. I felt as if my sub-conscience is in a battle with my will power for control of my eating habits. What I want to know is, who has dreams about eating??? First time that I recall ever having a dream like that.

However I did do one thing that I have mixed feelings about. I drunk and energy drink from Mountain Dew. I kind of feel bad for doing it, but at the same time I don't. Doesn't make sense right!!! Well Last Sunday (not this past one, but the one before) I was so tired, because I didn't get any sleep the two nights before. I came to work exhausted, and as we all know fatigue isn't a valid reason to call in. So the whole time I'm at work I am standing there, and the only thing keeping me from falling over is whatever it is that I am leaning on. I only used what energy I had to stand on my own when I was helping a customer. I had to constantly, and consciously will my eyes to stay open. In fact I think I dozed off in front of my register for about 10 seconds.

After that I decided that I needed an energy boost. My coworker suggested that I try Mountain Dew's MDX. She said she took it and the next thing she new she was wide awake. So I decided that I had no choice. I took a few sips of it and ten minutes later I was bouncing off of the walls. She was right, that stuff did wake me up, and that is why I have mixed feelings about drinking it. I didn't drink it all, only 10 sips (if that).

All of this makes me wonder what I will do on December 28th 2007. (yeah I'm optimistic)


Chelle said...

I'm so PROUD of you Charles! :o) That is great that you have made it 3 months!


Eastern Paranormal said...

Wow, it looks so different over here. Long time no type.

Congrats on sticking to your diet.

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Happy Easter!


Two Write Hands said...

I'm proud of you too--I think I should follow your example. I tend to eat a lot of junk just because it's so convenient. Keep up the good work!

jeff said...

Great! Three months is huge. You are already starting new habits at three months and that is important in maintaining.

In you last post you asked for suggestions in food. I think that you can go to McD's and Wendy's if you go with the healthy choices. The Asian salad at McD's is really good with the lite sesame ginger dressing. That is healthy and convenient. I am not a big salad person, but that one is pretty good.

Good luck!

X. Dell said...

You know, I suspect a conspiracy. After all, every time I vow to eat better, Entemann's goes on sale.

Seriously, though, there's a lot of pressure to eat densely caloric food. It's cheap, for one thing. It tastes good, for another. And if tht weren't enough, you're constantly bombarded by advertising that reminds you of how cheap and tasty this stuff is.

But as a human being, you actually can control what you eat, and you don't have to eat anything that your mind doesn't want, even if your body wants you to eat it. Good luck. Hope things come out well for you.