Saturday, April 27, 2013
The paste few days I really feel like I home sort of progress. I went for a run yesterday, I jave been more consious of what I ate, even if I eat only one healthy meal a day, I drink mostly just water now again (thank god, I missed not being a sugar slave) today I was going to run, however the nice weather we finally got made me want to clean my house instead. ( weee spring finally) anyways as the days have gone by I have learned a lot from my experience so far. I'm begining to understand why the small step process works especially for people who are extreme creatures of habit (like me). It isn't really about the change you make, its about learning to change for the better. Everything, however small it may be, is a learning process. Teaching myself portions, and good nutrition is only the start. For instance, today we went out to dairy queen for lunch and normally I would gorge myself on a flamethrower, and fries, a pop, and dessert. Today I ate a grilled club sandwich and only a small portion of my fries and I was surprised to find out, hey I don't need to eat all that food! I was content up until dinner and even then I was only kind of hungry. But then we went to the chinese buffet and I ate more than I entended, but I'm ok with that. Because I know tomorrow I will eat better. I even went to the store after to buy lunch for work for tomorrow and Sunday. Which brings me to another small step. Plans. I suck at planning meals and excsersise. I always make it apoint to do this or eat that on this day. And you know what? I discovered if its a long term plan ( meals for a week or. Working out on certain days every week) I never follw through. Short term plans ( like within a few days) I can rock like no ones buisness. I feel like I have more control and its less to think about at one time. I don't like change, so learning these things through experience is helping me a lot by making change easier. Which I'm sure a lot of people can relate to. I want to clean out my house, throw out all the useless junk I don't have, (mostly clothes) donate stuff, sell it what ever, clean out my cubboards and try again. But I won't. Not at once. Why? Because its going to backfire on me. I could fill my fridge with healthy stuff at once, doesn't mean I'm going to eat it, or like it. I find shopping in small doses helps, as annoying as it is. I tend to buy stuff that goes bad, this at least helps prevent a lot of wasted food and money I cannot afford to lose. I'm hoping that even if I don't lose a ton of weight right away, that I can at least get some of my bad eating habits under control, and teach myself not to be so hard on myself. Tomorrow after work I would like to go for another run, but I know I will be exhausted after. So instead I will not worry about it tonight, but just do it and not think about it. Whatever helps me sleep at night right?