Looking at this a different way...
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Well, its only day 3 of this journey, although I have walked this path before. And, I seemingly remember how really simple it is. Pay attention to what you put in your mouth, get your butt up off the chair and away from the computer, drink water throughout the day and pay attention!
So, I've started paying attention. Paying attention to things that I never considered before when trying to change my lifestyle. You see I am a great cook, no really! I absolutely love to cook for my husband, my kids, my grandkids, the mail lady, the meter reader...I'll cook for anyone! And if you weren't sure if you liked me before, you will love me after you've eaten at my house! Well....you get the idea here.
So, today's task was to start going through many of the recipes that I have saved over the years. Have I mentioned that I am a dynamite cook? The goal was to sort through and decide which ones would be a giant step backward to prepare. Wow! What an eye opener! Some of those delicious recipes had 700-850 calories a serving!!! Delicious yes, but its crazy to have anything that rich or high in fat or calories. I placed a large trash can next to the kitchen table and started throwing away the the ones that had topped the "enemies of my health" list.
I've been carefully planning each of our meals. Funny, how it really doesn't take that much time, its just a matter of focus. I had totally lost mine. Mindlessly eating when I was hungry, when I was bored, when it was a customary time to eat, when we would meet friends, whenever....
Today is a good day. This morning when I got on the scale, it was definitely down. It was down significantly. It is a lot in just three days. I know it won't last, but it is encouraging to see the scale moving downward.
I still am hoping for a buddy to do this with. My best friend is not at the place she needs to be mentally to do this. My sisters aren't there either. Not sure if I'll get a buddy or not. Then again, maybe that's okay. This is something that I have to do. No other person can make the changes or the choices for me. Maybe not having an accountability partner right now is a good thing. Maybe I just need to get up on my own two feet and do this thing without relying or depending on any one else.