When I Wanted All The Treats (re-post)

Hi there! I love looking back on my posts from the past, especially when they pop up on Facebook as a memory from the previous year. It always blows my mind a little to see where I was then; mentally, emotionally, and physically.

This week Facebook shared a memory of a post I wrote last September called Wanting All The Treats. Maybe you saw it, maybe you didn't. Either way, after re-reading it I thought it deserves a re-post. I'm sharing this today because I think it contains a very important message, and because it's fascinating to witness how far we can go on any given journey.

It's been one year since I removed flour and sugar from my world. It's also been one year since I decided to dabble with intermittent fasting. Since then, I eat very little flour. Sure, there's the occasional piece of birthday cake or cookie, but otherwise I avoid it simply because it makes me feel like crap. I do eat sugar sometimes, typically once a week for our weekly desert (if I feel like it). I absolutely love intermittent fasting and plan to continue doing it. My body feels so much better when I don't eat first thing in the morning. My first meal is typically at 11:00 am. Who knew that breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day for everyone?

All of this was an experiment, and I've made minor adjustments along the way. It's been about listening to my body and making decisions that work for me. I decide what to eat, and when to eat. I'm in control (and approximately 30 pounds lighter - what?!?!).

This is a great reminder of all the work I've done, and I'm celebrating today!!

Here's the post from last year. I hope you enjoy it. Please know that I'm not suggesting you try any of this. Take what resonates, toss what doesn't. At the end of the day, always do what works for you. That's your power. xo

Wanting All The Treats - September 2017

I recently stopped eating flour and sugar.

I did this as part of a new food protocol that I designed for myself, under the guidance of Brooke Castillo. I signed up for her program called Self Coaching Scholars, and it’s blowing my mind! The idea is simple. Create a plan that includes a schedule for meals. Decide on meals that don’t include flour or sugar. That’s it.