Funny how water can impact the ability to snack. Twice yesterday, I opened the cabinets to snack. I stopped and grabbed my water instead and drank it. One time, I just grabbed something, but 2 of 3 times, I drank water instead. Small steps!!!
Inspiration smacked me in the face today. I realized I start each day with these huge plans to make massive changes. Inevitably, I don't reach my goal and become frustrated and end up bingeing at night. So for the nect seven days, I am going to focus on drinking eight glasses of water a day. My bingeing stems from emotional issues of boredom/frustration/etc. I am not hungry, and logically I know that. I am sure I am not the only person who struggles with this.
So, this week.....water. Small changes add up to bigger changes, and if it takes an extra month to reach my goal, but it's a permanent change, I guess it will be worth it.
Today I cooked breakfast for my kids. I weighed out my portion of scrapple (mmmm...gotta love it. just don't think about how it's made). Surprisingly, the 2 oz portion was plenty. That and my eggbeaters were breakfast and I was content. Not stuffed. Not hungry. I think the word I want is satiated. Amazing feeling to really start to get that I am beginning a healthy lifestyle; not yet another diet to fail. I hope this is the time that takes. Good luck Sparkfriends on today.
Somedays, when you wake up, you wonder why you bother. The scale doesn't budge, the kids are whiny and the hubby is miserable. It's 70 here and I want to go enjoy it but the list of things to do is long.
I am frustrated with job hunting even though it's only been two weeks. I want a job like I want to lose weight. I want it done yesterday. Every day is a new start.
Surprisingly enough, one can survive w/o cookies/cakes/candy/ice cream. My life did not come to a screeching halt since I gave up sweets for Lent. I am losing the craving for them and they no lo nger hold the appeal they once did This decision has had added benefits other than my spiritual beliefs. The first few days were awful but I am finding that I can pass the sweets by.
I think the commintment was there this time when so many times it has not been.