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Another week has passed. How did it go? Did you stay on the food straight and narrow or did you have a few “oops upside your head” moments? Well, I did. Here’s my big “oops”.
I’ve transitioned into entrepreneurship full-time, which is exciting, challenging, and a little terrifying. One thing I do every day, for structure, sanity, and to maintain good health is to get up and go workout. We’re all good there. Keeping to that schedule just fine. Here’s where a little trouble was brewing. I have been spending more time at home which has caused, inadvertently, food temptation in my apartment.
One day I decided my avocado needed a little sea salt on it. I don’t know why. I haven’t put salt on my food in almost a year. Perhaps it’s the stress of my new lifestyle change, the working from home more often…I definitely spent a little time on my on couch doing a little self-analysis to understand my own behavior. More on this later.
As I’ve said many times, I’m an ex-food con and con is always a con. And that salt was like blood in the water - one taste and it was on! One day of salt on the avocados turned into two days, and then three! Sure the avocados are healthy but the salt is not. I rationalized as an endurance athlete I could have a little more salt in my diet which is sort of true, but really for race purposes not for everyday eating! On the third day I weighed myself. My weight was up 3 pounds! All due to water retention caused by the salt. It was definitely time to slow my salt roll.
After that big “ah-hah moment”, it was clear I couldn’t act right having salt in my house. I had to do a “salt intervention”. Here’s what I did. I walked down to my neighbors and gave it away. I then spent some time reflecting on the events preceding my “salt situation slip-up” and determined: 1) yes I am, in fact, a little stressed 2) I need to figure out what I’m stressed about and how to diffuse it 3) I need to get up out of my apt. and work from another more structured environment. Good assessment.
Then I drank tons of water with lemon to get rid of all of that water J. Here’s the update. I’m proud to say the 3 pounds are gone, I have brought folks in to help me so I’m less stressed, and I’m working in a more structured environment to keep food temptation and another salt situation from happening. Jennifer’s world is once again in balance…until the next time, and there will be a next time. Stuff happens. The trick is to catch it early, address it, figure out why it happened, and learn from it. It’s called living, J.
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