I feel like i'm failing big time at this eating right thing.
Lack of self control and not enough long term vision.
I keep thinking of things I need to do,but,I am not doing them.
I had been going well for a while,but,little by little I went back to my old habits.
That is really tiresome.
I keep thinking" why bother trying? You'll be back doing the same old stuff eventually!"
My biggest problem is my mind.
I have to deal with the negative thoughts.
That will be my challenge this week!
Dealing with my self-defeating thoughts, and changing them.
It's not too late.
It's time to put on my turn signal.
I can reverse this!
Maybe writing down what I have to work on will help.
Though # 1
"Planning meals is too hard and time consuming."
It does take time,but if you want to eat better it's one of those things that need to be done.
Find the time and stop whining!
Less TV watching and more food planning! ( That is a catchy phrase!)
" I work long hours and finding time to exercise is tough."
It's true that work is a big part of life right now. But, being summer, it is darker much later at night and walking can be done in 30 minutes.
You can find 30 minutes!!!
I have not gone to zumba in 4 weeks because of sickness(2 weeks) and things that could not wait to be done(renovation-planting a garden), but I am starting back this morning
Hopefully this will get me back in the exercise groove that I really lost!
" Having junk food in the house is just too hard to resist-I don't have the will power to do it."
Having junk food in the house is something I have to live with.
I do not live alone and I cannot punish other people who want certain foods because I like it too.
It is not true that I can't resist it.
I ALWAYS have the choice to eat or not to eat. A lot of times it's easier to sit in front of tv and eat (there's that tv again),then trying to change my thoughts.
"Why say no to food now when tomorrow i'll give in anyways."
Who know what tomorrow will bring?
Resisting now will strengthened my resistant muscles and it will get easier to say no and to do the right choice.
Example: Giving up diet pepsi last year was SOOOOOOOOO hard,but now, I think about having diet pepsi because I know it's good,but,that's it. I havent' had a diet pepsi in a long time because I know if I do, i'll start the cycle again and I don't want to do that.
So if I did that with other foods ( like chips, ice cream,sugary foods) it might get easier to say no!
"There is so much controversy in every diet books that I read over the years that I get really confused about what is good and not good that I get overwhelmed and just give up."
This one is not really a question.
It's a nagging feeling that what i'm doing is not right-ever!
Example: while i'm writing this blog, I am drinking a green juice made with canned pineapple juice spinach,parsley and flax seeds.
Sounds healthy right?
When I look at it-what I see is myself drinking "canned" pineapple juice and that if I was really into getting healthy- I should be "juicing" fresh pineapples to make the juice so that I would be getting fresh and not canned because canned juice is not good for you-the canning process puts chemicals in the tin and cooking the juice(pasteurizing) makes it toxic for our bodies.
I read this in books.
So, every time I eat or drink something, these thoughts are there.
I do have a juicer,but juicing is time consuming,messy and expensive.
Plus I have to throw out a lot of waste from the fruits and veggies(the pulp) that I feel is not right also.
So dammed if I do and dammed if I don't.
I am on information overload all the time and I short circuit and just say "hell with it" and eat whatever whenever.
So, since eating" good" foods make me feel guilty and eating "bad" foods make me feel guilty, I guess that's why it's so hard.
In my head, I have visions of living on a farm,eating all organic,and having a simple life.
My life right now is as far away from that as possible and I have a hard time keeping up.
Since that stresses me out and my way of coping with stress is eating....... that is why I binge eat.
What is the solution?
Changing my thoughts.
Being realistic and accepting what I cannot change.
I told my husband I would be supportive with the business he started and I am,but I am not comfortable with a lot of stuff that goes on.
Building houses is booming here right now and it provides work,but then I see the animals habitats being destroyed in the name of progress and it just does not feel right.
But,that is life right?
How to make peace with that is the big question.
Lots of deep thoughts this morning.
I have to stop at that because I will overload again!
I will think about this while pulling weeds from my garden this morning!
Have a nice day!