Day 1: Battle against the food dragon
Saturday, June 15, 2013
This morning I started off really well. I had a bowl of oatmeal, 1 banana, and a cup of nonfat milk. A really great breakfast! Proud of myself! After an hour or so I went for a 40 minute brisk walk. I walked two miles. I am learning to listen to my body, so I knew 40 minutes was plenty for today. I got home and began cleaning. Seem to have more energy than usual. Well, what do you know....exercise increases energy level! Of course I know that, but have chosen to ignore it. I ate a grilled cheese and v-8 juice for lunch. Not bad. Now is where the food dragon began to beat down the barrier for today. I had stuff in the cupboard to make an apple pie. Guess what I did? Yes, made the pie. The whole time I was excusing myself for making it, saying things like I might as well go ahead and get it over with to get it out of the house. Right...I just plain wanted to eat it. Well, I did have a piece. A fairly large piece. Now, some may say the Food Dragon won today, but I don't think so. In the past I would have eaten as much as I could and then thrown the rest away. Instead I left it alone and several hours later had my daughter take it to her friends house. For dinner I had a cup of hamburger helper (not the best choice), and stopped at that instead of eating about 4 cups, which is typical for me. After reflecting on the day I am counting today as a victory!: Nevergiveup51 - 1 and Food Dragon - 0. SLAY THE FOOD DRAGON!
I added a ticker today for breaking a habit. The habit is overeating. I have so many goals, but I believe beating the Food Dragon will open up the paths for me to meet other goals on my way to having a healthy lifestyle.