Friday, August 24, 2012
A couple things that are different this last week:
I am not constantly thinking about food. I can drive by food places and not even give it a glance!
When it is time to eat, I am making better choices.
I am not tolerating food that isn't "good'... by that I mean, I am not eating food that is cold or soggy or just yukky. You know what I mean.... those limp french fries that even ketchup can't help or that cold, dry hamburger... or half wilted lettuce in a salad. I refuse to use calories on something that tastes like crap! I deserve better! If I am going to eat french fries, they better be hot and crispy! And even then, I can eat maybe 10 fries and quit, being satisfied.... so....
I am doing pretty well stopping eating when I am satisfied, not stuffed. This has, in effect, cut my consumption almost in half... and that is a very good place to start.
When I do eat, I am savoring it more... taking more time enjoying each bite of something that is good.... putting the fork down in between bites.. that kind of thing. Just took me about 15 minutes to eat a fiber bar that I would down in less than a minute in the past. I chewed each bite until it basically disappeared in my mouth!
I missed my water aerobics and gym time yesterday because of a long dental appointment and I actually missed it! I adjusted my work schedule today so that I could make the 2pm open water therapy time so that I would have 2 workouts this week. I also did about 8 minutes of the Nu Step today. As I am still working on rehab from bilateral hip replacements, these are the exercises that I can do for now. But I am doing gym time almost every day... 9 out of the last 10 days!!
These are the behaviors/attitudes that I want to continue to foster and get entrenched into my psyche... pushing aside all those old attitudes and behaviors. A big challenge... over 50 years of the "old" programming to overcome, but it can be done.