Saturday, August 16, 2014
It's been a great beginning of the school year. Yesterday a teacher brought in chips and dips, cupcakes and a Texas sheet cake for her birthday. I didn't do well with the food!
It snowballed into a bad eating day. I even had a greasy fast food burger and some fries. I am regretting it today! My body can't handle food like that any longer and I've felt awful all day. Sluggish, bloated, crabby...
I realized that I can't continue to make excuses for this 5 to 7 pound weight gain. I now know what is it. It's me! It may minutely be perimenopause, but I have to face it, it's my choices.
When I lost my 40+ pounds over three years ago, my only exercise was walking 30 minutes a day. The rest was food choices and serving sizes. I've become complacent. I take a bite here and a bite there.
No more! My body doesn't like it when I put "garbage" in it and it doesn't like when I put "too much" of any food in it. My metabolism may be lowering and perimenopause may be coming, but I won't let those excuses undo all the good that I've worked so hard for.
I know it's only 5 or so pounds, but that's how it begins. Soon the slope is slippery and I won't go there! It's been a great, healthy eating day with a nice 4 mile run this morning. (Talk about a tough run when your body is rebelling.)
I know my triggers and I know what to do about them. I know I can't eat "just one bite" and think that I can get away with it. For me it's no bites of certain foods or at least in certain situations.
I've listened, I've learned and I'm back!