Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Ok, I am beginning my 5th week of healthy lifestyle living. I must say I am still pretty pumped up and not losing the battle of willpower.
The longer I stay the longer I am realizing that this is not hard if it is done right. For me what is working is that I am eating what I want but really staying under my calorie count. I eat about every 2 hours something under 200 calories. My breakfast, lunch & dinner stay at 300-350 calories with a 200 snack between two of the meals.
Im beginning to realize that I love fruit, the problem in the past is that I never kept it around and now that I am I like it. I ate a few doritoes today and thought they tasted two salty. I love doritos but have not been having them because they were a weakness of mine. So I treated myself today and felt like I have not been missing nothing. I think my tastebuds are changing.
Now when I want something, I ask myself, Do you really want this? A piece of 500 calorie chocolate cake, or a 330 calorie nutty bar just does not make sense when I can have two snacks verses that one and it be much more healthy for me.
Another change is that I am actually planning my day so that I can get some type of exercise in. I used to have the attitude, "Exercise??? who has the time?? But now I am making an appointment with myself to make sure I have the time, and I feel good about it.
My family is also taking a notice, my husband is impressed that this has not been one of those 1-2 week starvation diets and then I am quitting. My daughter who also has a weight problem asked if maybe she should join the gym too this morning. (Whoo Hoo).
I am really excited that I feel like my mind and attitude is changing and not just a quick fix eating change.