Determined to get back on track this week! One day at a time
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Well, today was my first day vowing to get back on track with my eating habits. For awhile depression was getting the best of me and my food habits (eating too much and emotional eating) were getting the best of me. My mood has greatly improved recently, but for awhile I was sort of stuck in some unhealthy habits I started while in the bad mood, and it was difficult to break. But today I was like, enough, and made a plan.
First on my plan was making sure I'd have plenty of things to distract myself with so I didn't eat when I was bored. I made a list of all the things I wanted to get done and added some extra things to do in case I had more time and was sitting around idle or whatever. I didn't really have time to do all the extra things I added, but that's okay, I need to have choices.
I DID however, get much of what I really wanted and needed to get done. I worked out, dyed my hair, styled my hair, ate healthy meals (managed to eat a full 15 servings of fruits and veggies today!), baked some delicious pumpkin and chocolate muffins with a streusel on top that I could eat without going over because I used the recipe calculator, did tons of dishes and put them all away, talked to my boyfriend quite a bit, watched my new favorite october show which is Halloween Wars on Food Network, and various other things. I also limited my time I spent online which I always feel guilty about how much I spend there, and felt awesome.
It helped to have a long list, including (stay on track with my food!) that I could cross off.
Right now it's 8:30 and I'm pretty sure I can cross off that last one, since I'm going to take a bath and then get ready for bed, no overeating today! yay!