Sunday, June 30, 2013
Woo! Second week down! I know to a lot of people that doesn't sound like a huge deal but to me, IT IS. Usually by this point I would have thrown in the towel because I felt too hungry, or because I had some sort of set back mentally or emotionally and used eating to heal that. But not this time... There have been a couple of changes that I have noticed at the close of the 2nd week. First, I drink 9-12 cups of water
DAILY without thinking twice about it, its become second nature. The next thing I've noticed is that I have more self control when it comes to meals.. only eating a single serving portion without going back for more and LISTENING to my body tell me when I am SATISFIED and not waiting until I'm FULL.
Now, the downsides to the week...
I didn't exercise as much as I should of because I used the excuse that I made a mistake calculating when using the fitness tracker. I wont be making that mistake again. And the other downside was that I got this toddler cookbook from WIC and made this banana bread. I don't like bananas so i figured it would be just for the kids. WRONG!!! it was soooooo delicious!! I ate waaaaaay to much of it, I'm talking CARBS galore!!!! So what's the lesson I learned from that? No keeping goodness like that in the house anymore. LOL Not saying carbs are bad but they are definitely something that sticks to me weight wise so I try not to go overboard.
Finally, I had some what of an emotional set back this week
. Instead of reaching for
yummies, I prayed. And the next day, I told myself I'm not going to eat my sadness or let it eat me. I thought to myself "how can I make myself feel better about me?" I got on YouTube and started looking up things that interested me and drowned myself in it for days. Not only did I work myself through the sorrow without eating, I have a few new projects I'm going to be working on!! YAY!!!
I think what's going to make a difference in my weight loss journey is that I mentally prepared myself this time around. I'm ready to face those hurdles, and I'm ready for a new me. Inside and out!