Hello friends I am already fantasizing about strolling down a fancy London street with the firm resolution to hit Whole Foods at least once a day. I am greedy when I am on vacation 😀 Today I think a little of the past out loud.
Comparison has been a topic of discussion in the blog world for what seems like forever and I’ve read a fair share of posts with very interesting angles to target said topic. When I was scrolling through old blog posts lately I also found one of my first WIAW posts and to be honest I was a bit shocked about what I saw. So today I am going all contradictory with some shameless comparison. I am overly honestly comparing myself to me 2 years back!
This was kinda shocking to myself when I made the mental math. That’s why I thought it was a good life lesson to share with you guys just to show you how much we can all change and grow…literelly! But judge yourself!
I always liked green smoothies and I still do but they tend to satisfy me for about 3,5 sec. I actually stopped drinking them for breakfast as they just make me ravenous!
Now: I still don’t eat big breakfasts. But I tend to eat something with carbs and fat. This keeps me going for much longer!
I still love cottage cheese but it tortures me. And I do love egg whites but I tend to eat the yolks as well now! When I look at this it makes me feel a bit sad. So colorless, so joyless. Those carrots have at least a little color and taste!
My lunches often consisted of veggie only. No grains with them, no sauce – just veggie! And I can’t even say that I had huge portion sizes. I think they always were more or less the same size.
Now: I still eat veggie but I make sure they are in good company of some rice maybe, potatoes or sweetpotatos and a reasonable meat portion and I also have dessert on a regular basis like my favorite berries <3
This is almost excruciating to admit but I vividly remember this homemade protein shake which consisted of curd and tasted yummy but made my stomach flip and cramp. I still thought it was worth the protein!!!!
Now: When I want chocolate I have chocolate and when I want more I have more. No shame here!
Dinner usually was the biggest meal since at this point the latest I was running on willpower only and might have even eaten grass if nothing else had been available. Nevertheless dinner was veggies, salad and a little meat ~ 100 g to get some protein in me. I still remember that dinner never satisfied me and I spend the rest of the evening forbidding myself to have another snack.
Now: Dinner is a good meal where I eat yummy food in large enough quantities until I feel full. I don’t need a snack because I am satisfied enough with the meal. If I still want a snack I have one because that’s the way I like it.
Okay now let’s do the math:
On the one hand this shocked me big time! On the other hand I am happy and proud to see how far I’ve come. I stopped counting calories some time ago but just to make sure I’m getting enough fuel I started over for a few days. Now I can wholeheartedly say that I hope this is something of my past and will never be part of any future present.
I am being honest here. In those 2 years I gained about 10 kg. I was not overly happy with the number on the scales so I just stopped weighing myself a few month back.
Would I rather be smaller? Maybe! Would I change back to the state of myself 2 years ago? Never!
When you rummage through old posts what do you feel?
Happy Thursday friends!