Saturday, November 03, 2012
WHY has it taken me so long? What have I been waiting for? This is so easy ~ its only my mind that makes it hard. And, we all know that our minds are out to 'get' us.
I'm only on my third day ~ but I KNOW I'm going to be successful this time. It is all so easy. All it takes is mindfulness. And a bit of time. Thursday I swam, fun; yesterday I did yoga stretches, fun; and in a few minutes, I will go downstairs and spend some time on my treadmill, fun. So . . . you only do what you enjoy doing? Imagine that!!! :D
Food? I have come in, every day, on the low end of my calories - and I haven't been hungry! With just a bit of planning and some help from SP, it's been easy and fairly quick. Again, being mindful and taking some time. This is so awesome, why did I wait all those years, thinking it would be so hard?
What does this have to do with ketchup? Well . . . I had eggs for dinner because I'd craved eggs all day and I have to have my Heinz ketchup with eggs. So, I read the calorie count off the bottle. 20 calories per Tbsp? No way, I thought ketchup had LOADS of calories. I put on TWO Tablespoons because why not - I deserve it. And, who knew that hot chocolate was only 100 calories? I totally enjoyed my dinner, even though there was 'almost' too much ketchup on it - and I really learned something. It's ALL a matter of perspective. My ketchup didn't have anywhere near the calories I thought it was going to, which was awesome ~ and I don't have to go 'overboard' any more, thinking that I 'can't have' or 'it won't be enough'. I can do this ~ and it's not the nightmare I've always thought it would be. If I go overboard on calories at some point, which I know will happen ~ it won't be all roses but it won't be the end of the world.
I am excited and so happy to be on this journey. It is NOT hard and I AM worth it. Now . . . about that treadmill . . . .