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Day One ???

Monday, January 28, 2013

Well, today started off good and went downhill fast....sorta....

It went something like this......

Got up, ate breakfast, spent time with my Lord, did the morning preps for work and went to work. Got to work, and as usual, it hit me! That blasted "Emotional Eating" monster! In this case, it's a "habit" monster. See, because I am hypogloucemic, I usually keep some type of snack (nuts, crackers w/peanut butter, combos) in my desk drawer to tide me over until lunch or the afternoon before going home. Well, I'd had breakfast and KNEW that I wasn't hungry and KNEW that it was just an emotional thing...habitual thing...creeping in. Did that stop me? NO. I ate the combos. Now, granted, there was only about 9 pieces left....but I ate them and I wasn't even hungry!!!! Add about 6oz of Barq's Root Beer in here too. Finished it off too so there will be none for the desk anymore. Then it was lunch time.....

Went to lunch with my mom. We had the wonderful choice of either fried chicken or meatloaf....we both chose meatloaf. It was so salty I could hardly eat it. Thankfully I had ordered some greens to go with it. They were good. I ate no bread and drank water. Ok, so that wasn't too terribly bad......

Back to work......

I got in almost 10 minutes of exercising before having to get back to work. That was a plus and made me feel much better!

About 3pm....I finished off some Toffee Peanuts.....maybe 1 1/2 ounces. Drank more water with lemon. At least I've gotten in some water and exercise today LOL

Thankfully, I'm not rushing into this new lifestyle of mine or I'd be completely stressed out. Who am I kidding....I'm a perfectionist and this is killing me! I blew my day......ok. I did not blow my day. I went back and reread my Vision Statement, Goals & Rewards. Small steps. That's what I agreed to and that's what today was. I added exercise and drank mostly water. That's HUGE for me. I have to say.....I'm proud of myself. I finally have turned One Day into Day One! Thanks SparkPeople for giving me this great new way of being able to look at how I can achieve a new and healthier me!

Yeah, one day has become DAY ONE!!!! emoticon emoticon
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NELLIROSE13 1/28/2013 10:37PM

    Remember what you told me..."don't beat yourself up!" I am kind of a perfectionist, but I have learned that one mistake does not mean quit, it just means a chance to start over.....again and again and again.....okay that part is about me not you. LOL I start over every day and hope for the best day yet....Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don't. emoticon As for the water, I envy you....I still have problems drinking water....however I have switched to diet pop and sparkling water most of the time, so that is my "start over" point....someday I will "love" drinking water as much as my Hubby, who drinks it by the gallon......NOT! But I will try......I think I have to get down off from my soapbox now..... emoticon
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JULESJET 1/28/2013 8:54PM

    Congratulations on Day One!
And good job with the water and exercise!

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GREENSCRAPCAT 1/28/2013 7:45PM

    Baby steps, this is a marathon, not a race! You can do this!

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IBLEVNHIM 1/28/2013 6:11PM

    Day one of "One day at a time." you can't completely change in one day,one week or even one month.Its a lifestyle change that you gradually change realizing your mistakes "One mistake at a time." Remember Every step Forward Counts and for every step back take two steps forward.We all have bad days and you can't beat yourself up .....Simply pick yourself up and start over again tomarrow:) Way to go on drinking more water and getting 10 minutes of exercise in. Some is better than none right emoticon

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