This day started out bad — it’s the day that I woke up at 12:30 a.m. and ate a ton of cottage cheese. 😬

We all have something that bothers us. It could be relationship issues, financial issues, or maybe you’re one of those idealists that worry about the state of the world (not that there is anything wrong with that.)

My thing is really getting to me today and I can’t really even put it into words, because if I did, I would feel this immense sense of guilt. I am hard-wired to not be honest about problems in my life and have always just dealt with them on my own, but I find this intersection with my journey to end my sugar addiction and my mental and emotional well-being.

At the end of the day, everything is fine, and it will all work out, but I think it’s just a combination of mid-life crisis and comparing myself to where I thought I would be at 40 (or almost 40.) I feel so behind in so many areas of my life and having some of the problems just seem like things I shouldn’t be dealing with at my age.

The day was busy and at the end of the day, I had enough time outside of my head that I could wind down and really think about my problem(s) bothering me. I feel much better at the end of the day.

What I ate & What I did today

I consumed a total of 1,982 calories today. I walked at about 4 mph for 36 minutes and took 9,309 steps for the day.

Breakfast: 360 calories

  • Cottage Cheese (336 g)

Lunch: 1072 Calories

  • Loaded Bake Potato
  • Lettuce Wrapped Bacon, Avocado Cheeseburger

Snacks: 180 Calories

  • Cosmic Crisp Apple, medium
  • Slice of Sharp Chedder

Dinner: 450 Calories

  • Ezekiel Bread, 2 slices
  • Sunflower Butter, no sugar added (>1 g of naturally occurring sugar per tbsp)

Weight Loss

I am 21% to my goal of 200 lbs. I currently weight 283.3 lbs. At the start of my journey, I was 305 lbs and with removing excess sugar and flour from my diet, I’ve lost a ton of weight quickly. I am not doing this to lose weight, but am happy with the side effect. I have a long road to go.

screenshot of weight loss progress

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