Monday, September 14, 2015

100 Days of Food Journaling: I did it!

I wanted to change and I believe I did. For the past 100 days I've been saying that by day 100 I will not be the same person who started this challenge. Here's how it happened:

Who: me, myself and I. I challenged myself to keep a digital food journal for 100 days. It's amazing how I did. Thank God I did. 
What: a food journal. Plain and simple, write down everything I eat, drink and how much I exercise. 
Where: there are many ways to do it but this time I chose to keep a digital food diary on Google Drive. 
Why: My weight and eating habits were getting out of hand. I was unhappy with the way I felt and running was tougher than what it needed to be. A lot of my clothes were not fitting properly. 
How: I kept the following format:

Day 5, June 13, 2015
Breakfast: banana, clif shot (pre-run); 1 egg, 1 slice of bread
Snack: Coffee with soy
Lunch: butternut squash with meat and tilapia. small piece of fried chicken breast
Dinner: butternut squash, fish
Exercise: 10-mile run
H20: 16 + 16 +  16 oz
Thoughts: It was tougher to eat healthy yesterday than I thought. I’m still determined to succeed. Today was a much better day: a night of sleep and a long run as well as yard saling with my mom really added to my well being.
Friends, I was obviously not trying to change drastically, I was trying to make progress. The important thing is that I'm not where I was before. 
The truth is that my weight went down more than up. The truth is that this challenge has helped me make progress and I am grateful.
Will I keep journaling my food or go for another 100 day challenge? You may ask. The answers are yes and maybe. I will keep journaling but I think I will focus on one week at a time. 
I do get better results when I journal for it is a great way to improve my health. 
I am thankful to God for this opportunity and I am happy to have accomplished another wellness challenge! 
100 Days of Food Journal: 
• Day 1 
• Day 11
• Day 21

Day 59

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