Through Christ who strengthens me...
Today was my big day. I met with the counselor about my food addiction. We talked for about an hour and I was given a homework assignment. My job actually has an employee assistance program that allows you 4 free visits per year. I have used this service 3 times in the past. The difference this time is that this counselor accepts insurance. I am SO happy and excited about this. I thought I would have to find someone else after the 4 visits were over and start fresh. This is definitely a plus!
Ok, so this is my homework/plan of action. After being asked, my first area in my life that I would like to change or improve is my weight. My counselor then broke that up into 3 goals.
Goal 2~Eat healthy
Goal 3~Spend more time on Spark.
With Goal 1, I will plan the days I will exercise at the start of the week and treat it like an appointment. Also, to start with, it will be 3x's a week. I mentioned to the counselor that I was planning to do family walks and she said that's great but that's considered bonus. So that will be in addition to my 3 weekly workout "appointments". She wants me to take some ME time. I really liked that idea! Besides which, I can use that gym membership more wisely and definitely more consistently!
With Goal 2, I will plan out my menu for the week. I will prepare my meals for the week on Sundays and write them in a calendar (need to get one). I also would like to do a food journal in that book I bought last month or in February.
With Goal 3, I will be active 3 days a week on Spark. I want to get back to how I used to be when I first joined and be a more active participant here. I want to support my Spark friends and read more blogs. That makes all the difference. So I plan to do this on my days off.
For right now, my counselor doesn't want me to focus on numbers- be it the
So now I'm just trying to change my habits and work on getting healthy so I can keep up with...
my baby girl...Tonight she said to me, "Mommy can we do one of your exercise DVD's?" I truly did NOT want to do one. I said, "How about we do one when Mommy gets home from work tomorrow?" Her response? "We can just do a little bit." It's scary how much she sounds like me. It wasn't so long ago that, THAT would've been ME saying that. So what did I do? I did 1 mile, 12 minutes of Leslie Sansone's 5 mile walk. No, I didn't do it all, but, NO, I'm not in the same shape that I was. I thank God for giving me Emma to keep me motivated and seeing life through the eyes of a 5 year old