Saturday, July 20, 2013
Whelp, yesterday was a complete flop. In fact, the evening of the night before was a flop too. Today will be better, absolutely. I have discovered that I crave sweets and high fat foods consistently when:
1. I am alone. I feel freedom to eat without being judged. Of course, I take that freedom way too far.
2. Evenings. It is easy for me to want to "relax" by eating sweets and high-fat foods. I have found, however, that it instead makes me feel sluggish and lazy. Perhaps I should make a goal to avoid eating after a certain time at night.
3. Watching TV/Movies. There is a feeling of completeness I get when eating while watching a movie. What it really does, however, is results in me eating without thinking about what and how much. Not a good tactic.
Thus, the beginning of my journey in the Sweet Tooth Taming Challenge has been rocky. It has, however, given me perspective and an ability to notice some trends. I'll continue to keep you posted on how I combat these things :)
On a brighter note, I had registered for another half marathon in November (as motivation to keep me exercising), and found someone to run with me! Having a friend to help motivate me and keep me accountable is so encouraging to think of! God continues to use my weaknesses as way to give Him glory when those trials are overcome; may His name be praised! Serving Him really is my greatest motivation, although I frequently need to remind myself of that. :)