Saturday, December 28, 2013
I did pretty good over Christmas, not stuffing my face although I did go over my calorie count. I also ran every day while on vacation, which was fantastic.
I read the One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs and it was really inspiring and helpful. It's amazing what I can do when I only think about today and not about yesterday or tomorrow. I also ate a lot slower, which enabled me to eat less for the meals where I would normally go hog wild.
She suggests fasting for a day to help you mentally and spiritually start to break your addiction to food, so I did that today. It didn't do so well. I started getting a migraine at about 21 hours into the fast, and so I broke it 3 hours early in order to take some medication, which I need to eat to do. However, I managed to not eat for those 21 hours even though my husband ate everything from cinnamon rolls to portuguese sausage! It helped me realize I have more self-control than I thought. Even after I broke the fast, I'm eating very little so that I don't shock my stomach.
I've decided to try juicing (or in my case, smoothies with my Blendtec blender) to help reduce my cholesterol. For breakfast every day, I'll do a green smoothie.
I'm also determined to break the habit of snacking while I work. It usually makes me work better, but I know that's all mental, so I'm going to stop doing it no matter what. I'm going to try to eat only deliberately, when I'm fully mentally engaged in it, so I don't overeat or eat junk.
That and exercising everyday is my short term plan.