What’s In Janellie’s Belly?|The Struggle Continues

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If you don’t follow me on YouTube, you are seriously missing out! Just kidding – I have been trying to post weekly vlogs where I talk about not only what I’m eating, but also my mental health and the things that I’m dealing with. Once that’s posted on my channel, I come on here and go more in depth to how the week went. So for those who like the short version, head over to my YouTube channel, but if you like a more in depth version, continue reading.

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What’s In Janellie’s Belly? | Starting The Journey Again

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A journey is filled with ups and downs and unfortunately I’ve had many downs. With the whole move, I placed my diet and exercise on the back burner and focused on the whole move. Now that I’ve been in my new place for a while, it was time to focus on my health once again. Continue reading “What’s In Janellie’s Belly? | Starting The Journey Again”

What’s In Janellie’s Belly? | What I Ate Wednesday

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Welcome to another post for, “What’s In Janellie’s Belly?” I hope you’ve had an amazing start to 2017 and if not, guess what, you have 361 days that are still unwritten! Anyhow, before we dive into the actual post, let me open up a little as to why I decided to track what I’m eating.

One of my goals every year is to lose weight, but I have never been successful and I think it’s mainly because I just lose motivation a couple weeks into my “lifestyle change.” I have tried so many different tactics to get me to actually change my lifestyle, but nothing ever seems to work. So this year, I started making a change, well, not really a change, more like an addition. Instead of constantly focusing on portion sizes, calories, etc. I decided to track what I eat everyday and any physical activity I do, including steps. This way I have to be accountable for everything that I am putting into my body. Originally, I tried doing this by tracking my caloric intake, but it became all about the numbers and I was hungry so often! It sucked and so I stopped.

I like this method more because it’s not about the numbers, it’s about what I am choosing to put in my body. When I look back on the weeks I can see where I may have gone wrong – maybe I shouldn’t have eaten the cookie, maybe I shouldn’t have had the Starbucks drink, etc. I also figured that eventually when I’m ready to make a dietary change, I can go in and see where I’m taking in the most caloric intake or where I can switch in a healthier option.

I started tracking my diet back in December and it took me a little bit to get into the habit of filling out my planner everyday, but now I look forward to it. Though I am not too excited about jotting down all the food I consume, I am excited to jot down the exercise/any activity I do.

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