Friday, August 16, 2013
What a beautiful sunrise this morning! My run this morning was refreshing! I've been so discouraged lately with my running and my over eating, so this morning's run was encouraging! I wish I could figure out what makes some runs easier and what makes the others tough.
My eating has been crazy for the last couple weeks. I am not staying in my calorie range. I make myself log everything, even though it's not a pretty picture. I have to get it under control again or the weight will slide right back on and I DO NOT want to see that! I've worked too hard to get it off! I know I am eating/snacking for the wrong reasons. I saw a saying that another SP'er said that is so basic, but really said it all!
"If hunger isn't the problem, food is not the answer!"
That sugary doughnut, little candy bar, salty chips, homemade treats from a co-worker, cheesy casserole - none of those things will make me feel more satisfied, content, happy or loved. They won't ease my sadness, feel more rested, help my boredom or fill the emptiness. I'll feel just as empty, bored, sad and tired after eating them, except then I'll have the guilt, too.
It's all so logical when I spell it out on paper! The day starts out with lots of determination! Yet when the battle time comes later in the day, I let my guard down and excuses start worming their way in.
I LOVE food and I LOVE to eat, so for me this will be a constant battle. I need to discover some strategies that really work for me. I know there are things like taking a walk when you feel the urge to snack. Or drink some water...but I need more than that. Maybe I need some strict rules for myself, like I can't eat anything at work that I didn't bring from home. I don't know...I'm open to suggestions. I'm so close to what I think is my goal weight, but my eating is still not in control.
I love my fellow Sparkers and the encouragement they bring! The support here is so helpful! Thank you all for your friendship on this journey.