Friday, April 12, 2013
I had a good talk with my therapist yesterday about why I make a choice to eat chips, candy, cookies and other high calorie foods. I think it is because I have lost 30 pounds and am slimmer then I have been in years. I think I look good, the double chin is gone, my tummy is smaller, my buns are not so huge even my feet are smaller. I think I look good and that means a lot to me, to be happy with myself.
I have made a lot of changes in the way I eat. I eat hardy any fast food, most meals made at home, low fat mayo, no lunch meat or bacon. I eat tons of vegetables, love celery and carrots dipped in salsa. I eat more chicken and fish and very little red meat. I get up each morning and eat breakfast so I don't pig out at lunch. I eat a light dinner but after dinner I may have a cookie or two.
I am no long sitting around doing no exercise, I take a walk most every day. I do exercise videos and even if I am feeling lazy I just do a chair exercise video, they are fun. I do my strength training at least 3 times a week. And if I don't feel like exercising I do 50 wall push ups and 50 jumping jacks, I even do 50 floor push ups. I am getting stronger every day.
If today I don't feel the over powering need to lose 20 more pounds we don't know what tomorrow will bring. I may get up and just do low carbs for a week or a juice fast for a day, change things up. You never know what the next day might bring but for now I am happy being me.