Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I decided that since I have a need to munch, I would switch to something good for me and low calorie. Naturally that means vegetables, something I never much cared for. I bought some grapes, some grape tomatoes, blackberries, strawberries, celery, a cucumber and some frozen veggies. Honey glazed carrots are now good. I just told myself that it was time I started eating the things they suggest instead of what I want. Old habits are hard to break, but I am determined to take dominion over this weight problem instead of letting it rule me.
So, I got hungry about 11 AM. I had prepared the cucumbers, tomatoes and celery beforehand in a bowl with just a drop of Catalina. I ate that and still felt hungry. So I ate an apple. That didn't do it so I had the graham crackers and a hard-boiled egg. I wondered when I was going to end this munchathon! Then I went to the gym and worked my butt off (pun intended) burning over 300 calories in 25 minutes on the Eliptical. I love that machine. I have music that is timed in beats per minute so I can kinda "dance to the music." These CDs or tapes are available through www.collagevideo.com. Great source for exercise of any kind.
So after I showered and went back to my desk, I had my cottage cheese with blackberries and strawberries. THAT was good. Then I wanted to snack. I felt like I was overeating but when I looked at the Nutrition Report, I was shocked to see I hadn't overeaten at all. I was eating the right stuff. I'm not used to eating this kind of stuff and it is going to take some time to get used to it. As long as it works and I see good results.
I hope whoever reads this is inspired in some way. It is very difficult to make life changes. Even at 60, I am trying to teach this old dog some new tricks. It's never too late.