I had to make a quick stop at Costco tonight to pick up some protein powder. As I walked through the aisles, I remembered how delicious the artichoke and jalapeno dip was that I had at the project wind-up party a month ago.
I quickly scanned the ingredient list.. hm.. mayonnaise.. that’s not very healthy.. eh.. it’ll be okay if I just have a bit. I grabbed one off the shelf and placed it in my cart. As I continued walking through the aisles, I picked up my whole grain bread, grapes and almonds. Then I realized.. chips! I need chips for the dip. So I went to look for the same chips that we had at the party.
Multigrain chips.. can’t be that bad right? Again, I quickly scanned the nutritional information and ingredients. 10 chips, 140 calories, 7g fat, 18g carbs.. hmm.. not that great, but again, I’m sure I can limit myself to less than 10 chips.
I lined up at the cashier and placed the items on the conveyor belt. Hmm.. do I really need the chips and dips? Can I honestly limit myself to a small portion? I knew deep down inside that it wasn’t possible to limit myself to a small portion, and once they were in the house I knew I’d easily turn to them when I was craving a snack. So when it was time to scan through my order, I asked the cashier if I could leave behind the chips and dip. Once I finished paying for the groceries I felt much better with the decision to leave behind the chips and dip. I didn’t need the temptation at home and I didn’t need $15 worth of chips and dip.
So today was the day to take my progress shot. I started my clean eating 10 days ago, and there were moments where I wasn’t eating completely clean, so I think my progress picture shows that.
Left: Nov 7th, Right: Oct 7th
I am very motivated to continue with the clean eating and to see what I can achieve in the next month.
I also took a picture of myself downstairs in my gym room and I thought it was interesting to see how much the lighting affects the way a photo turns out:
The picture above shows a pretty defined shoulder, but I’m pretty sure it really doesn’t look like that.