Friday, November 06, 2009
Yesterday, I was doing so well and I was within my calorie range. I wanted to eat something and I knew I wasn't hungry. I avoided it for about an hour...then I ate like a whole bag of Pirate Booty. Yes, caloric air! I was disappointed and was thinking about why I did this. Was it procrastination, boredom....what was it? I did eat it while in front of the TV which is bad. Mindless eating is not a good thing.
I was thinking about someone I know that has really bad teeth this morning. Then came to the conclusion that this person doesn't really take care of themselves. A light bulb went on in my head! When healthy people meet me, they probably think the same thing! So, is being overweight because you're not taking care of yourself similar to having bad teeth because you're not taking care of your teeth? I think there is a parallel here. Both results are visual that other people can see and both can be prevented. Also, both can have potential genetic or medical reasons for a portion of the problem, but prevention and good health will make the result less prominent. When I thought about this, I was just shocked at myself. What have I been doing to me all of these years? Why did I think it would be okay? Was it okay because I don't care or value myself? Why didn't I realize this before?
This morning, after having this epiphany, I decided I am not going to treat myself poorly anymore. I am going to take care of myself and do the things I need to do to make myself a better, more healthy person. That includes putting good food into my body and exercises my body to keep things running at their best.
If I have issues tonight, I will turn to alternatives such as blogging, reading, walking, cleaning, laundry, anything but the TV. That seems to trigger old behaviors. In fact, I think I should limit my TV time each week. There are only a few shows that I like to watch anyhow.
Considering limiting TV time to:
Monday - None
Tuesday - Biggest Loser (1 hour)
Wednesday - Top Chef (1 hour)
Thursday - None
Friday - Diet Tribe (1 hour) & Ghost Whisperer (1 hour)
Saturday - None
Sunday - Watch my Netflix movies (2) for the week (3-4 hours)
Total TV Time: 7-8 hours per week
P.S. I bet you I will have new found time on my hands to do other things!