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Really looking forward to when all of this is more of a habit...

Monday, November 19, 2012

I have been doing really well during the day. At first, the urge to go to the fridge or the cupboards every hour or two for just a bite of something, was hard to combat. That has gotten a little easier. I have divided my day into:

Mid-morning snack
Mid-afternoon snack
(and snack, if I'm naughty after dinner - but that shows me where and when I've had calories)

I don't have set times for these things - which could be a step in the future. But for the most part, it seems to work out well. I have breakfast. Then, the next time I'm hungry (or my mind wanders to food), I have a snack - something healthy. Then, I can hold off until lunch. Similar with my snack between lunch and dinner.

So, that part - eating better through the day - has fairly easily been assimilated into my daily life. It isn't a solid habit yet, but well on its way.

The part that I would really like to be a habit is dinner and after dinner! Grrr. That is going to take some work.

I have so many reasons to lose weight right now. I should list a couple of them:

1. My last pair of jeans (the loose pair) ripped. Yes, that's right. I don't have one single pair of jeans that fit and that aren't ripped.

2. I broke a belt. Disturbing.

3. I need to feel confident to audition, and unfortunately, my self-image has ties to my self-esteem.

4. Norina. I am playing Norina next summer in "Don Pasquale." She is young and fun, and I want to feel the part!

5. I'm worried that I won't be able to fit into my ski pants.

6. I can't fit into my gowns for concerts (well, I just went in and tried one on. Thank goodness it still fits. I bought it this summer, and it wasn't tight then, but it is still wearable - whew! That's what I'll be wearing in a concert on Dec 2).

7. I am not active enough to be healthy... I feel better with more exercise.

8. I would feel better not lugging around 40 pounds of extra weight!

9. I could fit into more clothes.

10. I would look better in the clothes that do fit.

11. Flying is starting to get snug again (not that I fly that often).

All of these are good reasons. I have to keep focused. It is really easy to give up when I've made a mistake early in the day, or especially at night, when I just want to eat, eat, eat!

I am really looking forward to having healthy eating habits being a habit and not such a challenge!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You have pinpointed tons of reasons to get this, make like a Nike and "Just do it!" (I know, I know....easier said than done. I'm a walking testament to that!)
    1922 days ago
    Congratulations on getting Norina!!!! So excited for you!! Sorry, I know that's not the point of your post at all, but I couldn't help it.
    1922 days ago
  • LEAKAY59
    I have a question for you, Heidi: What do you DO after dinner? Read, sit and watch TV, stand on your head in the corner? emoticon

    Maybe finding a concrete "hobbyish" thing to keep your hands and mind occupied would help with the after-dinner eating problem?
    1922 days ago
    Those are good reasons! About jeans, i have almost similar reason - i don't want risking popping out buttons in middle of crowd or worse, i faint and people have to cut my jeans off me!
    1922 days ago
    good luck . Sounds like you have it under control.
    1922 days ago
  • WILSON1926
    Hang in there!
    One day, one minute, one meal at a time
    1922 days ago
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