Sunday, April 29, 2012
Yippee, I've reached goal. Now the real work and trouble is beginning. sigh....... My pschy says, "you are at goal, you can eat anything now". Of course, logic knows that one can not fall back into bad habits without having the same results as before - high bs, body fat and fat body. Who said insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results?
But, this is hard. Stepping on the scale no longer gives the thrill of the weight loss. It is time to adjust my thinking. Now I will be very happy that my weight stays the same with no gain. I want to have some of those fun foods from the bad habits. Unfortunately I have learned that I can not have just a little of some foods because then I crave more and more. My mind knows these foods do not even taste good to me anymore, yet I want them. Time for another thinking adjustment. I eat healthy now because I like the way I feel when I'm healthy. Not sluggish, fuzzy brained nor tired. The one minute taste of "those" foods is not worth the aftermath. With diabetes I am fighting for my life everyday. Chocolate chip cookies are not worth it!!
Facing the eating challenges of being out at parties or events is really starting to wear me down. I worry about what I will eat, when I will eat and who will be trying to ply me with food. No real problem that can not be solved with planning and preparing. My fabulous friends accept my "strange" eating habits (no cake and coffee). Some of my friends have even read up on diabetes and are extra encouraging of my exercise and eating because they want a healthy me.
I am very thankful for my health. Spark people and my good Spark friends have made all the difference. Logging food, exercise and having the support of the good Spark friends has helped me stay on track. It is incredible to find so many people having the same issues. I no longer feel alone in my food battles.