Feeling The Difference

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I've been up and down with staying on this path to a healthy me. It's been hard to give up alot of the bad foods and snacks. I can say now: I was a cola addict. And with the cola came the chips and cravings. With the pop gone from our house, my cravings are really low - once in the past month. The money I was spending on the junk I'm now spending on some of my favourite juices and healthy snacks. The kids don't seem to be minding either. They still get some junk for their lunches but even those are lasting as they take healthier choices for their lunches.

It's been just over a month still I put my mind to getting back on track. I've changed alot of how I do this. I have and I will continue to fight the all or nothing mentality I have. I don't always log my foods, mostly due to laziness of inputting the recipe. This I do need to change but for the most part I know from the ingredients if I will be over, under or just right for my calories. I've had a few days of do nothing and eating okay but I also felt it. I felt sluggish, tired and I know I was b%^&*y.
I'm starting this part of the journey with the small change of focusing on loosing 10lbs at a time, 10 lbs a month. I'm 3 lbs away from my November goal of 230, I started at 238 so I am proud of my work so far. With the bigger goal being hitting "Onderland" for my birthday - Feb. 26.
I'm going to work on eating breakfast which I have not done since before I was a teenager and getting in healthy snacks (apples and peanut butter isn't as bad as I thought it would be!).
Exercise wise, I'm in week two of the C25K program. I'm doing strength training 3 times a week. Everyday, even on top of the C25K I'm working on getting in more cardio with either Turbo Jam, kettlebells or just walking - whatever keeps me moving!

With taking smaller steps towards my goals I know I CAN do this. I'm proving it to myself with the changes I'm seeing and feeling.

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