Hi everyone! As I mentioned in my last post, we had family visiting this weekend and it was busy, busy busy. I didn’t get to write on my day 40 (Sunday) goal of no meat. So, here I am. It’s now day 42 and I still have not had any meat. I think I have found a good balance in my diet and I feel great. I’m not saying that I’m not going to eat meat ever again. There’s no doubt that a ham or some type of meat will make an appearance for Easter lunch on Sunday. I just don’t want to lose this great feeling. I almost afraid to eat meat now. I don’t know how my body will react. 😉 …though, I’ll be able to report on that after this weekend.
I did, however, eat a little guacamole yesterday. It was an option I wanted to explore after 40 days of no guac. It was great, but, I didn’t feel that I needed the guacamole on my burrito bowl. I will be completely honest now. I love guacamole and in the past, I found myself thinking things like “oh, it’s bad weather out, I can add a little guacamole today.” Or, “work has made me want to bang my head against the wall, I deserve a little guac.” Even, “It’s Friday! Why not order some guacamole!” I wasn’t eating it every day but more often than the average person, for sure. But now, I’ve gotten used to life without my guacamole “fix” and I think I have successfully broken a habit, or pattern, or mental addiction – whatever you choose to call it. As good as guacamole is, it’s not necessary or order it every time that I eat at Chipotle or a restaurant that makes it table-side or has it on the menu for an appetizer.
Otherwise, still no chocolate. I’m surprised at the amount of willpower and mental strength I’ve developed to stay away. It’s pretty cool.
I’m working on some interesting postings coming up for this week. Stay tuned.
Have you ever given up any type of food for a certain amount of time? What happened when you put it back into your diet? Leave a comment, let me know! 🙂