So In My struggles with Weight Loss
I usually have been an all or nothing girl,
meaning if I do really really good,
and then cheat, I don't just cheat a little,
I am going to cheat and in a big way,
Meaning well I had a bag of chips,
oh what the heck you may as well finish off
the other bag too and get them out of the house.
Other things I have done is
put off dieting until a new week,
So if it is Tuesday and I have made some bad
decisions, I can justify starting new again
the following Monday, so anything goes
in the meantime.
When I was working new projects usually
started on a Monday too.
And well Friday night if I was going out
and went off my diet, well what the heck
may as well start again on Monday.
These are the kind of things that are not easy to admit to,
You even talk yourself out of it, "Oh no I don't do that."
Now it even sounds ridiculous to know that I can
just sit and eat mindlessly.
One of the problems in my household
is that only when we get company
do we eat at our kitchen table.
It has been a topic of discussion
as our family growing up we had meal time
three times a day,
whereas in our home we tend to grab something
and sit in front of the T.V. while watching sports, etc.
Since I have confronted my Emotional Eating,
I am now eating six times a day at the kitchen table.
At first eating six times a day seemed outrageous to me.
When you journal your food it looks like a lot,
but it is working. I am becoming very aware of
what is good for me, and learning portion control,
counting calories etc., and as I stick to this schedule,
I no longer am eating mindlessly,
I no longer walk by the fridge and grab something
because I may be bored or lonely,
so it is not just something to do anymore.
The set times throughout the day is helping
speed up my metabolism again.
Before I would usually not eat until supper,
and because unknowingly to me I had starved my
body all day then the overeating in the evening
was right out of hand.
So I am learning, I have a great support system
around me, I have the right food in the house,
Nothing comes easy in life,
so I am prepared for all the hard work
that lies ahead of me.
"The healthy, the strong individual is the one who asks
for help when he/she needs it.
Whether he/she has an abscess
on the knee or the soul.". by Rona Barrett
I am lucky that there is a program in my area
where I can use the resources available to me.
Wishing you good luck with your day,
We are all worth it,
Until next time,