Tuesday, July 17, 2018

30 Day Plant Based Challenge 7/10/2018 - 7/16/2018

30 Day PBD Challenge Weekly Summation  #1

or "So Far So Good and a #FAIL"

Well, here is the first weekly wrap up for my 30 day plant based challenge. I'll get one thing out of the way first- I completely forgot to do my meditation on Sunday, the 15th so that challenge is a #FAIL! It's all good though. It really shouldn't have been a thirty day challenge because I need to be doing it daily for the rest of my life. I guess it was good motivation to get back on the zafu.

I am very fortunate to have access to a pool so I've been swimming for ninety minutes every day since July 11th. Eating clean, getting some sun exposure, and exercising every day have been a tremendous help mentally and emotionally. It seems to be helping shrink the waistline too.

First, Some Thinking Out Loud

Everything seems manageable again. When your anxiety and insecurities get the best of you it is crazy how little tiny setbacks or obstacles can suddenly become a life or death situations. You can look at something logically and go "oh this is really nothing" but physically your body is acting like it's in imminent danger and your mind is working against you. Thank you to the "group therapy" peeps who let me vent and heard me out. You know who you are. #YEE

I also had a VERY odd experience on Saturday 14th that I doubt I'll fully ever go into detail about here. It really freaked me out too, but in a good way. It was like a welcome slap in the face. Ultimately, solicited advice was given and the advice was "suck it up, dude". In any other situation this input would not have been taken well but it came from the right source at the right time. It really felt kind of like a fever breaking suddenly.

I also wanted to go into a discussion about sobriety (or a lack thereof) but I'll save that for another time soon. I need to finish this and get back to my weekly coursework. 

Weekly Recap

I ate a lot of stuff that looked like this.
Instead of posting pics of everything I ate (which would be time consuming as all hell) I decided to snip my Cron-o-meter entries for each day. I've used the app for so long it's almost second nature to log everything I eat in the app so it should be a fairly accurate log of what I ate every day.

Tuesday 10th

Wednesday 11th

Thursday 12th

Friday 13th

Saturday 14th

Sunday 15th

Monday 16th

Friday the 13th I only ate 577 calories for the whole day. I was kind of a mess that day and had no appetite. Most other days were not nearly as extreme. I also have no idea what, if any, weight change occurred over the week because the display on my bathroom scale broke.

I have some more "Thinking Out Loud" posts rolling around in my head but I'm not sure when I'll get around to them. At the very least I will be back with another recap next week. In the meantime, I sincerely hope you are well!

Purpose + Potatoes

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