eating/ranting out of boredom
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
I am terrible at blogging but I thought it's been awhile and it's incredibly slow at work I might as well write. As I'm writing I am eating out of sheer boredom (at least its grapes and carrots even though the vending machine granola bar and cheetos are calling my name). It's a habit I'm working on but is just so hard to kick for me. I eat about every 3-4 hours (5-6 small meals/day) because I love to eat and I'm hungry about every 3-4 hours. I've been on track this week for what seems like the first time since falling off track for the last couple weeks but I finally feel back to myself. I enjoy eating healthy and feel better when I stay away from sugar and baked/processed goods (my weakness) but when I get bored I sometimes turn to food. To avoid this I'm really trying to work on mindful eating, asking myself am I really hungry? Why do I want to eat?, being aware of my surroundings, etc. It's just one of those days where I want to snack even though I'm not hungry. I'm proud to say that I've come a long way, in the past I normally would give into my vending machine craving and not think twice about if I was even eating to satisfy my hunger. However I think I'm going to treat myself to a couple tortilla chips and salsa at my work meeting tonight before I workout.
Tonight I'm excited for INSANITY and a healthy veggie scramble. Today marks DAY 3 of no sugar/baked/processed goods for my hubby and I and DAY 2 of INSANITY. We've been having trouble with consistency but it's nice to be on the same page and have that support system. It's definitely about celebrating the small victories which also include:
1. DAY 3 of staying within my calorie intake (it's been so long and it feels awesome!)
2. Tracking EVERYTHING in my nutrition tracker including dinner which I normally skip (ironically that's when I tend to overeat)
3. DAY 2 of INSANITY--getting your butt kicked never felt so good
4. Eating at least 1 meal/day MINDFULLY
5. NO SUGAR!
6. working on positive body image/no negative self talk
The hardest thing about getting back on track is getting through Day 1 and I'm proud to say that I survived. Now the consistency is what keeps me going! I'm realizing that it's about celebrating the small victories and positive behavior, not just the number on the scale.