Bonjour! Ola! Tach!
Thank you for returning to my journal.
I started my job as a screen writer on Monday (Day 7) and due to my tonsillitis, I walk to work. My ‘commute’ is 30 minutes per trip which leaves me walking an hour per day. Considering how poorly I have been eating in the past two days, I really need a little ‘exercise’.
Without realizing, I have let myself get into the habit of eating a healthy, clean meal for lunch or dinner, but then snack on salted nuts throughout the day. And I ate two bags of nuts today because I was so darn hungry. Easily an additional 1000 calories. This way of eating is not what I had intended and then again, I felt like I shouldn’t be too hard on myself as I am just starting, going through tonsillitis and starting a new career.
Today (Day 8), I noticed a couple of things:
- Chronic fatigue
- Endless hunger
- Having trouble to concentrate at work due to fatigue.
- Big-time bloating
- No weight loss yet
- I underestimated the side-effects
- My diet does not provide the energy I need
- Eating vegan at work requires more work than I thought.
- I probably should turn to a whole food plant-based diet instead.
In order for me to keep it up, I must set some goals. By the end of the second week, I want to have eaten clean meals, fewer nuts and I want to finally have gotten those supplements. I aimed for B12 and D. I would also like to see a smaller number on the scale and find a better way to prepare my meals for work.
Just as the name of this blog implies, my ultimate goal is to lose weight and be skinny by the time I turn 30. I have a little over eight months left to achieve that and it seems impossible at the moment. Maybe I am beating myself up for no reason and I am just being impatient. Maybe my expectations were too high. Or I am just cranky because I am hungry and tired at the same time.
How many of these negative side-effects have you experienced? Which remedies worked for you?
Have a wonderful, less frustrating day and please give yourself a big pat on the shoulder if you have been able to get over this/tried really hard.