When does it become second nature?

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

My light bulb moment today was the realization that I think about food all the time now. This is crazy!! What can I snack on, what is for supper, how will it affect my sugar, I am still hungry, that did not satisfy me............ahhhhh!! This is nuts. I need to print out the daily meal planner and grocery list and follow it. I can argue that I have my husband who is a self proclaimed meat eater. He hates most veggies and would be satisfied with meat of some sort every night. I know I should encourage him to eat better and I have, but he is set in his ways. Then I have my 17 yr old daughter who loves to eat healthy so we share recipes and experiment some. That is fun. And then my disabled brother lives with us and he will eat anything I cook, but it takes alot to fill him. I feel like I am cooking or preparing food all the time now. Please tell me this gets easier and becomes second nature eventually! lol I love the fact that I have been following the calorie intake to the most part. I need to finish the Spark and really committ to the plan. I will make this work and I am so glad that you all are out there to hear me rant! I love Sparkpeople!!!

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  • KAYAK54
    Hang in there!! You are doing great. I have those in my family who would prefer to have different food choices. I used to feel guilty that I was depriving them. Then it dawned on me that healthy food is healthy for everyone. Now they eat what I cook. It tell them if they want junk food, or a juicy steak, they know where to find it, but I am not going to bring it in the house. All in all, they want me to be healthy and they do support me. Don't give up. It will get easier!
    2937 days ago
    That fact that you are thinking about food all the time is a good thing. Your concious of what you are doing and it's helping you make the right choices. Think about how much junk we used to eat when we didn't think it...UGH. Be proud of the fact that you are thinking about it all the time. emoticon
    2938 days ago
  • JJPJ4242
    I think it becomes easier, but planning is really a key at least for me. Yup, thinking about food seems to be a time consuming activity for me too. But, I find it is a positive thing, because thinking is planning in this case, and planning means being prepared, and being prepared = success more often than not! You are doing great! Keep it up!
    2939 days ago
    Hang in there! i think it takes about 6 months. And you may see results in areas you did not even dream about, especially health areas. Sounds like you have some real challenges, hope you get lots of support!
    2939 days ago
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