Day 1: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Yesterday was interesting. There's cause for celebration in the fact that I went to the kitchen, took the lid off the cookie jar, then PUT THE LID BACK and grabbed a nectarine instead. There's a pat on the back.
However, then my mom and I went shopping. We both got hungry and responsibly split a sandwich from the food court. But it was food court food with all sorts of funky additives. Promptly got home, had a good serving of soup, gelato, took a nap, then got up and ate more dinner of chicken pot pie + cookies and milk. Then fell asleep on the couch (again) and when I woke up finished off the pint of gelato. By this time it was past midnight. No exercise for the day. All in all, fail day.
Now, I'm forcing this, but what I learn from this binge is:
1). Processed foods set off a chain reaction in me to eat WAY more than my body needs
2). Evening time is my weakest part of the day
3). Lack of sleep hinders my resolve to eat healthy
4). Once the sugar train gets going, it doesn't like to stop
Other binge triggers I already know about:
-Heavily processed breads (especially with peanut butter)
-Nutella (but darn it's so good!)
-Easy Mac 'n' Cheese
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin
The goal for today: Involve myself in myself. Stop ignoring, even if it's ugly to look at. Only through learning about the ugly can I have any chance in changing it.