I’ve put this post off for a while. Today just feels like a good day to explain what my first intents for this blog was. The back-story is necessary so you understand how I got to my current point in time.
In the past, I was a picky kid when it came to food. Nutrition was nowhere to be found. Exercise was another word for torture, even with a PE teacher for a dad. 5th grade is when I started thinking about myself. My diet. By “diet,” I mean the way that I consume, the lifestyle that I choose. At first, externally, but after I got more into “health” in 9th grade, I did it for my precious insides.
I started reading nutritional labels. I did internet research. It’s amazing how there are so many articles; they’re so fucking contradicting. “Low carb! Atkins!” “Carbs = weight loss.” I realized that it wasn’t going to be easy to achieve health perfection. That’s what I wanted at the time. Perfection. I removed the shit from my diet, slowly. First, it was snacks that had no more than 10g total fat. That was my naiveness in 5th grade (before research). Then, I cut out fried/oily/breaded food, trans fat (partially hydrogenated oils, lard, shortening, margarine, etc.), red meat, enriched/bleached flour products, white rice, high/full fat things, soda/juice, game/pork meat, candy (excluding chocolate), mayonnaise, etc.
10th grade, baby project
I didn’t intend to lose weight, but I wanted to slim down and prevent things like obesity & stuff. Eventually, I did lose weight. I went from 95 lbs to 75 lbs. In my mind, I think it was fine, but other people got worried. OH, also I’m only 4’7 3/4”, so I wasn’t dying or starving or anything. I was fit because during autumn I was in air rifle, and during spring I was in Judo. I just wasn’t getting enough calories in vs. what I was burning.
I’ve never been diagnosed with anything, but I’ve gained some of the weight back, while still staying active. I’ve kept
some most of my restrictions. They’re backed by research and I’m not missing any of it. I get sick from a lot of those things too. Basically, I avoid stuff that make me feel like shit. Trans-fat is a devil to me. Fried food too. An important one is that I don’t consume meats except seafood and poultry (skinless).
I drew this at Romano’s Macaroni Grill
I’ve considered vegetarianism, veganism, raw, etc. Heck, I eat vegan/veg part of the time. It’s for the love of those animals (the cuteness factor). I keep considering completely changing, but I don’t want to have to “come out” about it to people at this time. It’ll be too much too soon for some of the important people in my life right now. I’m sort of slowly converting, but not committing to anything. I get asked a lot if I am a vegetarian though; it’s kinda funny if I happen to not be eating any meat and say “no.”
11th grade junior prom dress
Overall, what I’ve learned is that it’s all about balance. So, that’s why I initially created the blog. There was going to be a lot of food posts, and recipes. The decision to make it about my whole life was to share my life-in-the-making with the world. Keeping myself together is hard at times, but I want to remember what happened. Good & bad. Blogging is a diary to me: the truth. Like the title says, this is a tbc (to be continued). It’ll definitely be written about again!
What are some of your dietary restrictions? (Medical or self-given)