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Monday, May 20, 2019

Today was the first day of resetting my diet. The plan was to do three months of continuous detox, but well... I strayed, and then I strayed some more. I don't want to admit that I have failed because, I haven't quit yet. I did pretty good today and I'm hoping to stay on track for the next thirty days.

What I do want to admit is that I've learned a lot from my setbacks. I've learned that my mood is so much better when I've been working out consistently. My energy lasts longer when I fuel my body with healthy, nutritious food. I've also learned that pizza and ice cream are trigger foods that I tend to binge on and barely let myself actually enjoy them. I've learned that my face breaks out with dairy (especially cheese), gluten gives me brain fog, and soy makes feel bloated and fatigued.

These are the symptoms that I have been dealing with since I regressed into my poor diet and eating habits. Now that I'm sufficiently frustrated with these annoyances, I'm ready to make some changes once again. The biggest lesson I learned was that I'm really blessed to have a family that is supportive and non-judgmental. They understand that I'm making an effort that is difficult and that I'm only human who can make mistakes.

This time around I have done my research and will be more prepared for the obstacles I will likely face again. I am committed to keeping a well-stocked kitchen, with fruit on the counter. I will prep my veggies and fruit for my juicing and smoothies, and I will plan my meals in advance. I have if/then plans visualized and prepared for most of my most common obstacles which tend to be eating out or not feeling like cooking.

I wish I had posted more often about my progress so that I had some more accountability for my decisions and actions, but well I'm still learning.
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