Saturday, February 26, 2011
Like many others I enjoy food and also like many others I turn to food to find comfort, peace, and energy. I know that the chocolate cake I made will comfort my soul from a bad day, it will give me minutes of awe, and will give me a pick me up for breakfast.
Food is a friend and enemy to me. I knew when I joined SparkPeople that I would have to make changes in lifestyle, exercise, and diet but I didnt realize how many little cheats I have until today.
I found myself turning to a reeses peanut butter cup when my daughter was testing my patience. Then again when the puppy peed on the floor. Then again when I got bad family news. Then again when I was bored.
I have a pattern. I may eat a well balanced meal and then shoot it down with the snacking. It wasn't that I was hungry. I had long ago convinced myself that I would feel better if I ate.
That is all going to change. I have taken a picture of myself today as a reminder of what I am trying to make better. I will stop buying the junk food and finding reasons to eat it. I am ready.